This month, Tom Brady
, perhaps the greatest quarterback of all time, met Larry David
, perhaps the greatest curmudgeon of all time, in a crowded elevator at the Kentucky Derby
, and Fox Sports
’ Charissa Thompson was there to document the historic moment. (Watch the video below.)
Thompson told Erin Andrews on their "Calm Down" podcast this week that she was taken aback when Brady said, "Hello, Larry," in a "sultry Tabasco vanilla whiskey voice."
David, the eccentric star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and co-creator of "Seinfeld," responded with a nonchalance that let Brady know he was just another speck in the universe as long as he was in David's orbit.
“Larry says, ‘Eh, Tom, hi,’ and looks back at the elevator doors and says nothing else,” Thompson recalled, “and we walk out and Larry does this shuffle... and then Tom comes up and continues talking to him.”
Thompson couldn't deny that the exchange was endearing.
“I think everyone likes Larry because he can't be bothered, whether it's Tom Brady, Jeff Bezos, or anyone in between, he's like, neh,” she explained.
It's even better when Thompson tells the story:
Larry David can't be bothered, whether it's Tom Brady, Jeff Bezos, or anyone in between. #LarryDavid #kentuckyderby #tombrady @ErinAndrews @CharissaT pic.twitter.com/5Rvoo7tv1q— Calm Down with Erin and Charissa (@calmdownpodcast) May 18, 2021