Cheryl Hines has come to the defense of her TV husband Larry David after he attacked Elmo live on television.
The 58-year-old actress was asked about David, 76,’s recent beating of the beloved Sesame Street puppet character on Wednesday. episode of SiriusXM’s Literally with Rob Lowe.
“Larry doesn’t care,” said Hines, who played Cheryl David, David’s wife, on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
‘He does not care. He doesn’t care about puppets! He doesn’t care about human beings,” podcast host and actor Lowe, 59, joked.
‘By the way, that’s not up to Larry. That depends on who decided to put those two on the couch next to each other. Let’s be honest,” Hines said in defense of David, who has cultivated a cantankerous personality.
Cheryl Hines, shown last week in Los Angeles, came to the defense of her TV husband Larry David after he attacked Elmo on live television.
“One hundred percent,” Lowe agreed.
Lowe joked that it was a “match made in heaven” with “the sweetest, nicest characters in the history of the world and one of the darkest misanthropes in the history of the world.”
Hines said David “has made a career of telling people that he doesn’t care how you feel and that he doesn’t care if he ever hurts your feelings.” “Larry built his career on that.”
‘Poor Elmo. Elmo didn’t ask for that. Whatever happens, Elmo didn’t ask for it. “I’m sure,” Hines said.
Hines was on the podcast promoting the 12th and final season of Curb Your Enthusiasm which premiered Sunday on HBO.
David was also promoting the season premiere last week on NBC’s Today show when he crashed the set and spontaneously attacked Elmo on live television.
Elmo and David were to have separate interviews with Elmo present on stage alongside hosts Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Craig Melvin.
Everything was going well until David came on stage and proceeded to grab Elmo’s face and playfully punch him, much to the hosts’ surprise.
David, 76, slammed the beloved Sesame Street character on the Today show last week.
Last week, Hines teamed up with David for a photo at the Los Angeles premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm at the DGA Theater Complex.
David and Hines are shown in a still from season 10 of Curb Your Enthusiasm that aired in 2020.
Elmo was attacked by David and surprised the Today show hosts, who later apologized to David.
‘Oh Lord!’ Guthrie exclaimed, while Kotb and Melvin covered their mouths with their hands in shock.
‘Larry, you’ve gone too far this time!’ Guthrie joked.
Elmo then extended an olive branch to David and said, ‘Come back to the couch and let’s talk about how you feel,’ to which David replied, ‘Someone had to do it!’
Meanwhile, Elmo’s father Louie, who was standing next to him, joked, “Ask permission before you touch people, Larry.”
A surprised Al Roker, who was ready to do a weather report, also chimed in, stating, “I didn’t see that coming.”
Guthrie, 52, and Kotb, 59, asked David to apologize to Elmo, “from the heart,” to which he responded, “Where from?!”
‘What organ are you talking about?’ David continued joking.
David, however, looked at the camera and said, “Elmo, I just want to apologize.”
Elmo went viral when he posted on social media that he was checking on everyone.
Louie joined his son Elmo on the Today show to talk about mental health after the tweet generated a wide range of comments.
‘Someone had to do it!’ David said after spontaneously attacking Elmo
Elmo encouraged people to check on their friends after his tweet went viral.
Elmo said he accepted David’s apology, while Louie added that it was “very big” of him.
Star Trek: The Next Generation star Wil Wheaton, 51, lashed out at David for strangling Elmo, calling him a ‘moron’ in a Facebook post.
Wheaton said his attack on Elmo had brought to the surface distressing memories of his father physically abusing him when he was younger.
Social media users were quick to react to Wheaton’s post, with several fans defending his passionate post, while others mocked him for being too sensitive to the fake puppet assault.