Curb Your Enthusiasm - C or D?

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Its not Seinfeld, but its damn close. Hilarious show, Classic all the way.

Chris, Thursday, 15 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

yah larry davis is fucking great. this show rules. better than seinfeld even.

chaki, Thursday, 15 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

there were a couple of golden episodes last season. the ones i saw last night had a few flashes of brilliance, but he ruins his best jokes by explaining them, instead of letting you share in his miserable moments of realization

bc, Thursday, 15 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"The car is a fucking masterpiece"

Chris, Thursday, 15 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the stuff with his wife is some of the subtlest most painful material on television.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

don weiner, Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"The prostitutes don't seem to mind it"

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Saturday, 10 January 2004 18:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm hungry for more of this ('Curb' not Tang)

pete s, Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

We're still waiting to get the third season here in Toronto. I heard the writing started to slide a bit though. T/F?

may pang (maypang), Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Well i've only seen the 5 episodes they screened on BBC2 i'm hoping they'll relent and show it all

pete s, Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it actually is not scripted, all improvised from a story outline.

saza bob, Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ok, so I heard that the basic outlines started to slide a bit.

may pang (maypang), Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

this season's premise (that his wife is allowing him to sleep with another woman as a 10th anniversary present) is completely absurd, and the opener wasn't as funny as it should have been. But the next episode looked better.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah that 10th anniversary episode was nonsense...the whole doctors examining room phone thing hurt my head. hope it gets better...

so yes so far the basic outlines have slipped may pang.

saza bob, Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

It's in its fourth season now, right?

may pang (maypang), Saturday, 10 January 2004 19:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I didn't know there was even a second season.

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Saturday, 10 January 2004 20:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

this is is the fourth season, yes.

anthony kyle monday (akmonday), Sunday, 11 January 2004 08:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The "wife letting him sleep with someone else" premise is a little silly, but not as silly as it sounds on paper. The deal is, when they decided to get married, she said, "What, are you nervous about never sleeping with anyone else? Tell you what. You marry me, and you can sleep with someone else as a 10th anniversary present." So he mentions it as a joke, but it's pushed into reality by the fact that she says she doesn't think he can do it, anyway. So now it's a challenge.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 08:16 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And besides, you have to put the completely absurd aside. All of the plots are incredibly contrived, just as they were on Seinfeld. It's kind of Larry David's calling card.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 08:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The best bits are the little moments between him and his wife. His wife is sitting up in bed and Larry comes out of the bathroom:

"I think I found the perfect pair of socks. They're not quite white, because you don't want white..."

She shoots him a look of pointed boredom.

"Is this boring to you? Because if someone said to me they'd found the perfect socks, I'd say, 'Really? Where'd you get them? WHat are they like?'"

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Sunday, 11 January 2004 08:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Watched this for the first time today, hilarious. Why why why are all the best shows only on cable?

dleone (dleone), Sunday, 18 January 2004 00:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

This is pretty much the only good show right now

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 18 January 2004 05:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha Kenan's description just totally made me want to see this show.

ryan (ryan), Sunday, 18 January 2004 06:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

(the wife deserves like a Thalberg or something)

gabbneb (gabbneb), Sunday, 18 January 2004 06:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

we need a thread about people who pop into our minds when we are doing that one thing.

Other wives popping in = classic

don weiner, Monday, 19 January 2004 04:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A brilliant stroke is having Ben Stiller play himself as a sort of flip side to Larry David - both characters are jerks, but Ben knows what the rules are (the "no gifts" thing, being polite about the bedazzled sports sweatshirts, etc.). The second episode of this season had me cringing the entire does Larry have *any* friends?

Favorite moments:
Larry commenting inappropriately on Mary in the Nativity scene.
Cheri Oteri singing the Looney Tunes song and mentioning that her suitcase doesn't have wheels.
The restaurant swear-fest. (this was a lot funnier than it probably should have been)
Larry's confused look, watching club soda and salt being applied to his wife's blouse.

Ernest P. (ernestp), Monday, 19 January 2004 04:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

from this week's (well last week's now i guess) new yorker

maura (maura), Monday, 19 January 2004 05:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Very good show.

Star Hustler, Monday, 19 January 2004 05:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Great article, maura.

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 19 January 2004 06:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i too enjoyed the article

Jaunty Alan (Alan), Monday, 19 January 2004 15:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The first season just came out on DVD - we watched them all yesterday and the day before. I was falling over laughing - now of course I wish the rest of it was on DVD, but no, I guess we have to wait a year for the 2nd season... We don't have the premium cable channels, so we do this with Sopranos and Six Feet Under as well - a feast for a few days, and then a whole year to wait for more (and avoid spoilers if we can).

Layna Andersen (Layna Andersen), Tuesday, 20 January 2004 00:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wow! i didn't know larry david really had a movie called "prognosis negative" or worked as a bra salesman - two choice seinfeld show moments.

mike a, Tuesday, 20 January 2004 04:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
the doll the doll the doll

see ar (see ar), Thursday, 5 February 2004 03:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Taking a woman in a burqa to Canter's was unbelievable.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 5 February 2004 04:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 5 February 2004 04:22 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"the dog bit my PENIS!!!!!"

Chris V (Chris V), Thursday, 5 February 2004 12:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Doll is awesome.

Nick H (Nick H), Thursday, 5 February 2004 16:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Of course it's brilliant. Comedy is redeemed as a high art.

Kerry (dymaxia), Thursday, 5 February 2004 17:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, and the scene this week where they pretend to be WASP-like to get into the country club - with just a few key gestures. I was laughing my ass off.

Kerry (dymaxia), Thursday, 5 February 2004 17:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Man oh man. I just rented the first season on DVD (well, only half, actually, cuz the video store only rents it one disc at a time) -- hifuckinlarious.

jaymc (jaymc), Saturday, 7 February 2004 21:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"The prostitutes don't seem to mind it"!

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Saturday, 7 February 2004 21:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
The whole "bi-racial" doll thing was fantastic.

This show is way better than Seinfeld.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 19:01 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

First series DVD is now on my list of "Official Reccomendations for Everyone on Earth"

Chuck Tatum (Chuck Tatum), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 19:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"We don't say 'mulatto' anymore."

Donna Brown (Donna Brown), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 19:34 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"If you want a blowjob at a reasonable rate, she's your girl!"

Donna Brown (Donna Brown), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 19:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I have all three series on DVD and I think series 3 is the best, although I'm only halfway through watching it. "Club Soda & Salt" is fantastic.

Nick H (Nick H), Wednesday, 25 February 2004 20:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I've never identified with any film/tv/literary character more than I do with Larry David. My whole life is now totally WWLDD?

@d@ml (nordicskilla), Saturday, 6 March 2004 19:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"he's a survivor"

Chris 'The Velvet Bingo' V (Chris V), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 13:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I pulled an LD last night at a bar, and was so proud of myself. This smelly guy at the bar tried to shake my hand, and I shook his arm instead.

Chuck Tatum (Chuck Tatum), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 16:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

god that last episode was so fucking good

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 9 March 2004 17:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Inspired by this thread, I started re-watching season 1 to see how/if things had changed. The main surprise was to remember that the show started as a mockumentary, shot on hand-held camcorders. Also linked to that, I re-discovered how much the dialogues were improvised in the beginning. By comparison, modern eps feel much more like a regular sitcom. The humor though hasn't changed much I find.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 6 November 2017 10:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hah yeah wasn't this show supposed to be a one-off hourlong special

frogbs, Monday, 6 November 2017 14:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

feel like all the actors and esp guest actors in later seasons were going thru the motions of "I'm in a CYE episode. This is how you are supposed to act in a CYE episode. Ok I am now acting like I am outraged/appalled by Mr David's words and/or actions, cause I'm acting in a CYE episode and that's pretty much where the bulk of the comedy comes from. It's pretty cool that I am in this show right now, cause I am a fan of Mr David and this show. I can't wait to watch the episode where I'm actually ON the show and totally pretending to be outraged by that lovable scamp".

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 6 November 2017 16:19 (eleven months ago) Permalink

“There’s no ‘g’.”

calstars, Monday, 6 November 2017 17:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink

When life becomes a curb your enthusiasm episode

— Matt Zoller Seitz (@mattzollerseitz) November 6, 2017

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 November 2017 04:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Episode 6 the funniest of the season by far.

chap, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

“Really it’s as if the plane’s not there”
“Are you a magician?”

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:53 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Hilarious episode. The puckered lip face he makes while Susie talks about the remodeling had me rolling. Also, Funkhouser re: the tapwater lol

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

It’s like sticking a straw in a frog’s asshole!

circa1916, Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Lol yeah one of the great episodes

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 12 November 2017 03:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Susie and Larry scenes were solid in this new one

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 13 November 2017 06:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

loving the new season. yeah it's a little more polished and the guest casting is a little more obvious (Elizabeth Banks's "bad acting" was tough to sit through) but still pretty pretty pretty good.

it makes total sense than Cheryl and Ted would start dating. that whole conversation between him and Larry, having Larry call up Mary and get turned down in front of him, was so amazing. the callback to this later was pure gold.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Elizabeth Banks's "bad acting" was tough to sit through

high point of the season so far imo, but I love her

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 20:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Susie really needs to unleash the fury sometime soon.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The Romanian Uber driver was an amazing minor character though.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I would be fine with this whole show being LD, Leon, and Jeff's wife bitching at both of them

― Οὖτις, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:06 AM (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

needs more leon

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:10 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I enjoy the puzzle like aspect of the intertwining plot lines - all humorous in their own way - and how they ultimately come together.

calstars, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I was waiting for it to come out that Larry's new gf was Romanian

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 22:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink

xp but that hasn't really happened as much this season. lots of plot lines just taper off, and some conclusions come out of nowhere (like the dick-drawing neighbor who didn't show up til the final scene).

Overall, it's been funny though, especially Susie and Leon.

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 15 November 2017 23:41 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I've been wondering about that -- I'm not sure if it's done to defy expectations or if LD can't get the writing to work out any more.

Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 16 November 2017 04:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

current season has a more laid back, chatty vibe overall, i think the less dense plotting suits it

flopson, Thursday, 16 November 2017 07:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The Romanian Uber driver was an amazing minor character though.

― Matt DC

Was gonna say the same thing.

chap, Thursday, 16 November 2017 12:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

to those that bemoan the lack of plotting, this episode showed it's still connected to the fatwa theme of the earlier eps

Week of Wonders (Ross), Monday, 20 November 2017 04:25 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this felt like a very deliberate callback/inversion of the Seinfeld finale

Οὖτις, Monday, 20 November 2017 16:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the last few episodes have been pretty funny i think. some of the scenes earlier in the season felt particularly contrived -- i.e. larry having an extended argument w/ a stranger about door holding etiquette or whatever -- but these new ones have felt pretty seamless. the yoga episode was really good.

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 November 2017 17:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

laughing all week about when Susie referred to Eddie Haskell as “an obsequious little shit” and Larry arguing that he had “access to the house”

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Monday, 20 November 2017 18:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I didn't understand that joke at all (Britisher).

The sequence with the Muslim guy rounding up Larry's greatest hits was delightful.

chap, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

starting with ep 4 this season seemed to get a lot better, not sure why the first 3 episodes were so unmemorable but it felt pretty off

In a slipshod style (Ross), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

kept searching for more links to latest ep cuz i thought they were mislabeled streams of s9e1 starting out with larry expelling the kissing couple from outside his office window

flopson, Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

classic episode. Larry's previous house owner coming to inspect his house and see how it's changed is an all-time nightmare scenario

In a slipshod style (Ross), Monday, 27 November 2017 07:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

pretty funny ep, laughed out loud at Susie gettin some cowboy shucker action on the DL

Lin Manuel Miranda/Hamilton appearance was funny but also confirmed my "this is the worst fucking garbage ever" allergic reaction to that kind RAP: THE MUSICAL crap.

Οὖτις, Monday, 27 November 2017 21:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

"It's the shucker's way..."

chap, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 13:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

xpost OTM. I live in such a vacuum that I never knew Hamilton was a ... a... "rap musical"!?! Jeez I thought that shit died out with poetry slams.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

turns out a huge swathe of the country actually think it's the greatest thing ever

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

well maybe not that huge idk how big theater audiences actually are tbh

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

the only RAP: THE MUSICAL production I would get behind is a stage version of Prince Paul's "Prince Among Thieves"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

(which would also have to include all the performers from the record)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's the best-selling cast album in 54 years and the tenth-best-selling US album of last year, it's not just "theatre audiences" that like it

Also it's great

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

please don't sully this thread with talk of rap musicals

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

all talk of rap musicals must be rapped

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

into a pillow

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:41 (ten months ago) Permalink


competitive shooter - - - - (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 22:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Larry was OTM about apologies/gratitude in this episode, but his treatment of the girl who was a "stand-in" was pretty terrible. Good finale overall

In a slipshod style (Ross), Monday, 4 December 2017 05:51 (ten months ago) Permalink

was disappointed that it didn't end with him being murdered tbh

Οὖτις, Monday, 4 December 2017 16:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

Kind of like the Sopranos ending, if not now, at some future time.

nickn, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 07:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

Suzie's wedding outfit was hilarious.

chap, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Most of the time I carry myself in a mocha tone
But in certain parts of the year I’m more mahogany

calstars, Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:24 (nine months ago) Permalink


based on larry's comments in interviews, this is where he feels most at home, so perhaps this will just keep going...

kolakube (Ross), Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:55 (nine months ago) Permalink

season was a masterpiece

flopson, Thursday, 18 January 2018 08:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

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