Curb Your Enthusiasm

Season 8 Episode 10

Larry vs. Michael J. Fox

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 11, 2011 on HBO
9.1
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  • Episode Summary

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    His penchant for making people in magazines look like Hitler leads to Larry suspecting Michael J. Fox is using his Parkinson's to cover for purposefully harrassing him and regretting a birthday gift he bought for his girlfriend's flamboyant young seven-year-old.

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    • You guys are crazy!

      10
      "Larry Vs Michael J. Fox"

      Grade: A*

      This was a hilarious episode, and what a better way to end this season with an appearance of Michael J. Fox himself! In this episode, Larry gets annoyed that Michael J. Fox is using his Parkinson's as an excuse to get revenge on him, and nobody believes Larry that he is deliberately harrassing him. He also stumbles into his girlfriend's son who is obviously gay but her mother won't admit it, and when he buys him a sewing machine, she thinks he's insulting her. To make up for it, he gets him a violin and during the Michael J. Fox fundraiser he unintentionally finds himself in the hot seat again when he mimicks a violin with body language in front of Michael and the crowd. Larry gets kicked out of New York and goes to Paris with Leon, who ends the season with getting in a argument over a parked car in French. The best episode of Season 8!moreless
    • Perhaps unfairly, a score for the whole season.

      6.0
      6 is an arbitrary score for the whole season. This episode was better than average, but had the same essential flaw, essentially summarized by that old saying: too many cooks spoil the broth.

      (Same) four writers for every episode this season, as opposed to just Larry David for the previous 7 seasons. No slur whatsoever to the other three, but very few classic sitcom episodes have ever been devised by four people. And the previous 7 seasons had quite a lot of classic episodes.moreless
    • The eighth season ends with Larry in a feud with Michael J. Fox. Elsewhere, Larry's choice of birthday gift for his girlfriend's flamboyant seven year-old gets him in hot water with everyone. Lary also shows another of his very strange habits.moreless

      4.5
      "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" starts off well, but then self destructs. I had trouble with many things in this episode. Much of them involve Michael J. Fox. I found it hard to believe that Fox would use his Parkinson's Disease as an excuse for every bad thing he does. Seeing everybody's blind allegance to Fox because of his illness was bizzarre as well. What's the the doorman threatening Larry? I don't think that is in his job description. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cameo was rediculous. He called Fox "A great New Yorker and a great American." Hello! Fox is neither a New Yorker nor an American! How could anybody not know that? Larry's habit of defacing pictures with Hitler mustaches is beyond weird. A disappointing end to a disappointing season.moreless
    • 810

      7.0
      Michael, looks like Family Ties was longer ago than we think based on how awkward he looked out there doing comedy. Michael is an inspiring person and he has been great on The Good Wife, but this was not a very good performance at all here and this was a hyped up spot.

      Larry was not really great either. The show was a little insensitive with how they portrayed a gay boy to be a problem, but that's another issue all together. This was just not a good finale at all. The idea of Larry being Larry in Paris was not as funny as they thought it would be either.moreless

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