In their late night roundup, Vulture provides more evidence that hanging out with Larry David is really not that different from watching the show. They flag a clip of Ricky Gervais complaining to Letterman that David paid when they went out for lunch, which to David is a binding contract that Gervais owes him a meal at some point in the future.
Gervais: We went to lunch together in New York, when he was in town to do The Marriage Ref, and the bill comes and he gets his credit card out, and I go, 'Oh, thank you.' And he went, 'You didn't even go for your pocket.' It was like being on the show! (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
And then I get an email from him last week saying, I'm going to be in London for a day, you owe me a meal. I mean, I didn't know it was a contract!