Larry David coronavirus PSA: Stay home and stop 'hurting old people like me'

The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" creator starred in a public service announcement that urged "the idiots out there" to practice social distancing.
/ Source: NBC News

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David appeared in a public service announcement Tuesday that urged California residents to take advantage of the opportunity to stay home and binge television amid the coronavirus pandemic.

David, 72, was featured in a short clip from the California governor’s office that urged people to take coronavirus seriously and practice social distancing. The state has been under a stay-at-home order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom since March 19.

“I basically want to address the idiots out there — and you know who you are. I don't know what you're doing, you’re going out, you’re socializing too close — it’s not good,” David said. “You’re hurting old people like me.”

The “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator admitted he’d probably never see any of those people, but reminded them that they were hurting the elderly through their actions.

“The problem is you're passing up a fantastic opportunity, a once in a lifetime opportunity, to stay in the house, sit on the couch and watch TV,” David said. “I don’t know how you’re passing that up.”

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has advised that Americans slow the spread of coronavirus by staying home, leaving only for essential needs and maintaining a social distance of at least six feet when out. The United States has the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases amid the global pandemic, with more than 185,000 positive tests and 3,768 deaths as of Tuesday.

David, who made a career off his awkward social skills, reminded fans of all the disastrous social situations he has found himself in on his hit HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“You know if you’ve seen my show, nothing good ever happens going out of the house, you know that,” David said. “It’s just trouble, it’s not a good place to be. Stay home and you know, don’t see anyone.”