On Oct. 24, Curb Your Enthusiasm will return for its 11th season, and while we don’t know much about what this season’s plot will entail, we’re willing to bet that at some point it involves Larry David becoming very annoyed and fighting back against society’s many unwritten — and often illogical — rules. It’s been more than 20 years since the Seinfeld creator’s semi-autobiographical series made its debut on HBO, and while the world has changed significantly since then, Larry has remained the same: cranky, confused by social conventions and totally willing to speak his mind, no matter what the consequences may be.
To celebrate our curmudgeonly hero’s triumphant return to television, we’ve rounded up and ranked 50 of his funniest grievances from Curb‘s first 10 seasons below. Some are reasonable and relatable and others are delightfully petty, but we’ve gotta say, they’re all prettayyyyyy, prettttayyyyyyyy good.
50. Incorrect weather forecasts
Season 4, Episode 4
Larry suspects his local weatherman is falsely predicting rain in order to ensure himself an empty golf course, and when he confronts him on this, the meteorologist explains, “The jet stream is controlled by the rotation of the earth. You know who controls that? God.” “There’s a jet stream of bullshit coming out of your mouth,” Larry responds.
49. Private bathrooms
Season 3, Episode 4
Private bathrooms are a recurring issue for Larry. In later seasons, he balks when his lawyer won’t allow him to use the private bathroom in his office, but in this Season 3 episode, he accidentally gets a nanny (played by Cheri Oteri) fired after he convinces her to let him use the house bathroom instead of the cabana’s at a pool party. After she loses her job, she shows up at Larry’s with a suitcase in hand, expecting him to either make things right with her boss or take her in.
48. Being asked to take off your shoes
Season 1, Episode 3
Just three episodes into the series, we get a good sense of Larry’s stubbornness when he refuses to take his shoes off inside the host’s home despite being asked to at a dinner party. “My feet have a tendency to get a little chilly,” he explains….