Curb Your Enthusiasm

Sunday 10:00 PM on HBO
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  • Each half-hour episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm features verit?-style footage of David (playing himself) at home, at work and around town, as he gets into predicaments with fictional and real-life personalities. With cast regulars Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene) and Cheryl Hines (as wife Cheryl), the series features appearances by guest celebrities playing themselves or character roles. Candid, unsparing and self-deprecating, Curb Your Enthusiasm brings the off-kilter comic vision of Larry David--co-creator and co-executive producer of one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, Seinfeld--to HBO. The series blurs the lines between reality and fiction, as David (playing himself) and a cast of real and fictional characters are followed around Los Angeles by a ubiquitous camera that chronicles the private, often banal world of a (relatively) public man. Having evolved from the 1999 HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, this series proves how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life--a trip to the movies, a phone call, a visit from some trick-or-treaters--can precipitate a "Murphy's Law" chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. Like George Costanza in Seinfeld, the protagonist of Curb Your Enthusiasm has a knack for getting himself into uncomfortable situations that end up alienating him from peers and acquaintances. To keep the narrative fresh and spontaneous, Curb Your Enthusiasm is shot without a script; the cast is given scene outlines and often improvise lines as they go. The result is an unpredictable format that's unlike anything else on TV. In Germany the show is known as Lass es, Larry! ("Stop it, Larry!")In French the show is known as Larry et son nombril ("Larry and his Belly Button"), though in Quebec the show is known as Cache ta joie ("Hide Your Joy")In Portuguese the show is known as A Louca Vida de Larry ("Larry's Crazy Life")In Norway it is known is Ingen grunn til begeistringIn Sweden it is known as Simma lugnt, Larry!In Finland it is known as J?it? hattuunmoreless

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  • S 8 : Ep 10

    Larry vs. Michael J. Fox

    Aired 9/11/11

  • S 8 : Ep 9

    Mister Softee

    Aired 9/4/11

  • S 8 : Ep 8

    Car Periscope

    Aired 8/28/11

  • S 8 : Ep 7

    The Bi-Sexual

    Aired 8/21/11

  • S 8 : Ep 6

    The Hero

    Aired 8/14/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Larry David

  • Jeff Garlin

  • Susan "Susie" Essman

    Susie Greene

  • Cheryl Hines

    Cheryl David

  • Bob Einstein

    Marty Funkhouser

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  • Quotes (338)

    • Cheryl: How was the movie? Larry: Oh, not bad. So, not quite sure how to tell you this but, I think your friend Nancy thinks she got me aroused in the movie. Cheryl: Why would she think that? Larry: Because of the tent in the pants, and she looked down.

    • (At the movie theatre, Larry is trying to get to his seat) Larry: Excuse me. Is that a problem for you? Sofia: Excuse me Larry: Yeah, that's exactly right. Sofia: Could you be a little bit nicer about it and just go by. Larry: A little bit nicer, you make this big sigh, I'm just trying to get by Sofia: Well I'm sitting here and you could enter the other way Larry: Could you just move your legs? Sofia: What are you doing? Are you looking at my breasts? You're looking at my breasts. Larry: I'm not looking at your breasts, I'm trying to get to my seat. Sofia: Announcing He's looking at my breasts Larry: Yeah, your special breasts. Just excuse me please? Sofia: Please just go by, without stepping on my foot!

    • Larry: My wife tells her friend I'm looking for somebody to go to the movies with, so now I'm going to the the movies with my wife's friend, who I find really annoying.

    • Larry: (on the pants tent) Is it a bad thing? Maybe it's not such a bad thing, you know? Cheryl: 'Cause you want people to think you constantly have an erection? Larry: I dunno, is it a bad thing for me to walk around like that? Cheryl: Yeah, it is.

    • Larry: They're not breasts; they're just big, chemical balls. Richard: You can tell they're fake? Larry: I can take a guess.

    • Nancy: (on Larry's pants tent) There was something hard in there, and it was your fucking dick!

    • Larry: A gay Jew in Nazi Germany. He must have had a hard time.

    • Sofia: He's staring at my breasts. Larry: (sarcastic) Yeah, you and your special breasts!

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    Notes (180)

    • Music Featured in Episode: Lets Call The Whole Thing Off performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, written by George and Ira Gershwin

    • Original music by Wendell Yuponce.

    • This special helped inspire the HBO series: Curb Your Enthusiasm.

    • The French episode title is "Le Pantalon farceur", meaning "The Pants Joker".

    • The French episode title is "Ted et Mary".

    • Music: "Still Crazy After All These Years" by Paul Simon

    • The French episode title is "La Cassette coquine", meaning "The Naughty Tape".

    • The German episode title is "Le Bracelet".

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    Trivia (37)

    • The Greenes have two children in this episode: a boy, Sammy, and a daughter, Sara (both mentioned by Susie). In subsequent episodes, they have but one child: there is no Sara, and son Sammy becomes daughter Samantha.

    • When Ted comes to Larry's house to switch bags, they go out to Larry's car, and Larry has his bag in his hand. After retrieving Mary's bag from the trunk, his bag has disappeared, and is still missing when he walks back to the house.

    • The lamp Larry knocks over during the party is clearly given outside help.

    • The homeless man recognizes Larry as "that Chicken à L'Orange guy", but Larry doesn't donate his food to the homeless man until "AAMCO," 3 episodes later.

    • Mike Duffy comments, "that was a good show, Friends." The actor who played him, Michael G. Hagerty, appeared on that show many times as building superintendent Mr. Treeger.

    • Larry gives leftover chicken l'orange to a homeless man, though he somehow recognized him as the man who gave it to him in the previously aired "The Bracelet."

    • About a minute into the movie, when Larry is outside on the porch, you can see a mic boom lower then quickly rise again.

    • The type size and spacing of Louise's obituary are both noticeably larger than the surrounding obituaries.

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    Allusions (28)

    • In this episode Larry goes to see the movie, Hard Nut to Crack, a play on "A Tough Nut to Crack" being the working title of the last episode of Larry David's Seinfeld.

    • Larry: (on Richard's girlfriend being well-read) You know what she should be reading? Emily fucking Post! Emily Post was an early 20th century author who became known as an authority on proper etiquette.

    • After Richard tells Larry he expects an answer from him by sundown, Larry asks, "By sundown? What are you, Gary Cooper?" This is in reference to the many Western movies made by that actor.

    • Larry refers to the old lady who angrily rips up his party directions as, "Baby Jane," comparing her to the sadistic title character in 1962's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

    • Larry sings a song about his "bad finga," which is a parody of the title song to the James Bond film Goldfinger.

    • Larry stuffs food in his mouth and says "look what they did to my Santino," emulating Don Corleone in The Godfather.

    • Mocking Cheryl's doctor who does not allow weekend calls, Larry says, "Norman, who's calling during dinner?," emulating a part of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

    • Jeff claims he's seen Lucy in the "hurricane movie," and she thinks he's mistaking her for Jami Gertz. This refers to Twister, which actually was about a series of tornadoes.

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  • Fan Reviews (121)
  • Cool!

    By maryparsons38, Aug 12, 2015

  • Ooh late night

    By anastasia1243, May 25, 2015

  • An OK show

    By Raven77, Dec 18, 2013

  • the BEST in laughs :)

    By mssharfields, Mar 09, 2013

  • Quite A Rollercoaster

    By procopius, Dec 15, 2012