Larry David briefly worked as a writer on "Saturday Night Live." "One Saturday night," David later recalled, "five minutes before air, after getting probably six or seven sketches cut from the show, I went up to Dick
[Ebersol, the producer] right before we were going to go on and I said, 'That's it. I'm done. I've had it. I quit. It's over.' And I walked out and started walking home, and it was freezing out and I was in the middle of walking home going, 'Oh my God, what did I just do? I just cost myself like sixty thousand dollars!' I'm adding up the money from the reruns and all this. At that time I needed every penny I could get my hands on."
David's solution? "I went back the next week and pretended I hadn't quit... I went in on Monday morning and just pretended the whole thing never happened. And Dick never mentioned it. I think maybe he said, 'Is that Larry David down at the end of the table?' But that was it. The writers were looking at me, that's for sure. I was getting some very strange looks from the writers -- like, 'What the hell are you doing here?'"
[David later adapted the incident (for George Costanza's character) in an episode of Seinfeld.]