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'I Couldn't Take It': Larry David Reveals What Led Him To Attack Elmo On Live TV

Larry David isn’t backing down from his frustration with Elmo after he attacked the Muppet during a live segment on the “Today” show Thursday.

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star, in an interview on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” explained why he “throttled” Elmo to the apparent shock of the morning show’s hosts earlier in the day.

“Yeah, yeah, I did it,” said David, who initially seemed hesitant to discuss the wild on-air moment.

“Elmo was talking, OK? I was waiting to be interviewed, and Elmo was — he was going on about mental health, and I had to listen to every word. And I was going, ‘Oh, my God, oh, my God, I don’t think I could take another second of this.’”

The beloved red monster appeared on the “Today” show after “checking in” with social media users in a viral post on X (formerly Twitter) earlier in the week.

David, who interrupted the morning show as its hosts tossed to fellow anchor Al Roker for a weather report, went up to the Muppet and grabbed his face before walking away with a smirk.

He later apologized to Elmo but, on “Late Night,” he appeared to walk it back.

“I couldn’t take it,” said David, who is currently promoting the final season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“And you know what? I would do it again.”

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