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The Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 12 Premiere’s Best Joke is the Credits


The first episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s final season saves its best for last.

Ellia English, Larry David, and Keyla Monterroso Mejia in Curb Your Enthusiasm season 12 episode 1.
Photo: John Johnson | HBO

This article contains spoilers for Curb Your Enthusiasm season 12 episode 1.

Much of “Atlanta,” the first episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s 12th and final season, plays out as we’ve come to expect from a Larry David misadventure. Our favorite misanthrope heads to the city of peaches to just generally piss everyone off. Victims of Larry this time around include a wealthy South African entrepreneur (played by District 9‘s Sharlto Copley), a hotel maid at the end of her rope (Ann Hurd), and even Leon’s beloved Auntie Rae (Ellia English).

It’s all fun and good but it’s admittedly missing some of the “oomph” you’d expect from the premiere of a beloved comedy’s final season. Thankfully that oomph arrives during the show’s end credits, which play over what is surely one of the best visual gags in the series’ entire run. Behold: Larry David’s mugshot.

A Fulton County mugshot of a glowering old man with distinctive pale eyebrows? Now where have we seen that before … oh right:

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