The season debut featured cracks about Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, electric scooters, selfie sticks and President Donald Trump. The part that stuck out most to folks on social media was David donning one of Trump’s signature red “Make America Great Again” caps ― but it wasn’t exactly an endorsement.
David discovered that wearing a MAGA hat was a “great people repellent,” allowing him to avoid talking to others:
He also found another way the cap came in handy:
Fans loved it:
The king is back! #CurbYourEnthusiasm
Larry David can make anyone laugh without having to be overly virtuous, partisan, innacurate or censorious. These scenes were better than everything SNL’s dry political satirists have raised in the past 3 years. What a stellar season premiere. #CurbYourEnthusiasm
Larry David wearing MAGA cap to get out of lunch with Phil Rosenthal – brilliant #CurbYourEnthusiasm
“It’s a great people repellent.”
~ Larry David, #CurbYourEnthusiasm
Larry David using a MAGA hat because “it’s a great people repellent” and everyone mistaking Jeff Garlin for Harvey Weinstein has already made this new season of #CurbYourEnthusiasm comedic genius. I laughed so hard tonight!
Larry David realizing he can dissuade people from interacting with him by wearing a MAGA hat is top-shelf CURB. #CurbYourEnthusiasm @HBO1111:38 PM – Jan 19, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Vivek Girotra’s other Tweets
Instant Classic episode tonight #CurbYourEnthusiasm
Larry David wearing a MAGA hat for he won’t have to talk to people is the pettiness I need in my life #CurbYourEnthusiasm718:10 PM – Jan 19, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Nick Escobar’s other Tweets
This episode was a master class in political humor. Not preachy or accusatory, but hilarious fun that both sides should be able to laugh at. I know I did. #CurbYourEnthusiasm
Larry wearing a MAGA hat as a way to make someone cancel all future involvement with him has got me sucked right back into #CurbYourEnthusiasm.811:12 PM – Jan 19, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacySee Dylan Duell’s other Tweets
I absolutely love #CurbYourEnthusiasm. Great episode
Larry David is the best
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.