Curb Your Enthusiasm

Season 6 Episode 1

Meet the Blacks

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 09, 2007 on HBO
9.1
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The Davids take in a family whose life was destroyed by a hurricane; Larry comes up with a way to avoid going to parties he has no desire to attend

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  • CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM - MEET THE BLACKS REVIEW

    8.5
    If you look below at some of the old reviews you will find I have reviewed most of this season before on my old profile well that was back when I first viewed this season now I'm watching it again on DVD and I want to re-review it.



    I thought this was a good episode it was very clever with the way it was set out, everyone used Larry's idea to show up late it was great to the there plans backfire. The addition of the new family was great with Vicia A Fox guest starring this season. 8.5 out of 10.moreless
  • Disappointing start to a new season.

    7.0
    There are several secrets to the success of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but somehow the producers forgot all of them here. Though largely an improvised show, the central story is usually well-structured, making you surprised at the end how everything fitted in so nicely. This episode starts with a scene (a problem with a smoke alarm) that has nothing to do with what follows. Because it gets such attention you know that it will have repercussions later in the programme. When that happens, it hardly comes as a shock. (Spoiler alert: if Larry had just mentioned to someone that he had problems with a smoke alarm, the fire would have come as a greater surprise.) In this comedy of embarrassment we have become so used to Larry's ruses and excuses that the "wrong night for the party" falls rather flat. Worse still, it gets repeated several times in one half hour. And why the story of the erotic bakery? Didn't we already get a scene once in which a child screams upon discovering something Larry got wrong? Worse still, Susie plays the role of the nice wife here. No fireworks with Jeff, or even much with Larry.moreless
  • Brilliant episode.

    9.1
    Cheryl talks Larry into adopting the Blacks, a family displaced by a hurricane; Larry invents the "perfect" excuse for missing a pair of parties.

    I have been waiting to see the new series of Curb your enthusaism for a while and this first episode was really funny, Larry got himself into bother as per usual, The backs family are great it reminded me of meet the parents when his last name is Focker which was hilarous, I can tell season six iss going to be one of the best seasons of the show already, this episode reminded me why Curb your enthusiasm is one of my favourite sitcoms.moreless
  • Excellent episode from beginning to end. Just to funny to contain my laughter.

    9.6
    Wow!! When I saw this episode, I couldn't contain myself from laughter. Larry is back and funnier than ever. I can't believe that this guy still won't let things slide by; he has to always make a easy situation into something very difficult. I especially liked his "party on the wrong night" idea. Turns out so do his friends. They seem to burn him a couple of times which was hilarious. To top it off, they introduce the Black's kids with a huge "black penis cake." That was too funny. Overall, I think this is going to be one of the best seasons he's had.moreless
  • This episode introduces a completely Larry David way to avoid lame house parties. It sounds great in theory, but remember that this is Curb.

    9.5
    Larry tries showing up a day late to two separate parties (and play it off like he was just confused as to what day the party was) but makes the mistake of underestimating the hosts' hospitality... That hospitality causes Larry to get in a very awkward round of The Newlywed Game that ends up having Larry sleeping on the couch. Throw in a homeless family and a giant penis cake and you have the makings of a very funny episode. Like good Seinfeld or Curb episodes, there is a lot of interlinking within the plot. Overall this is a great start to the season and hopefully the other episodes will ride this wave.moreless
Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere

Cha Cha

Guest Star

R.F. Daley

R.F. Daley

News Anchor

Guest Star

Douglas Sarine

Douglas Sarine

Cake Baker

Guest Star

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis

Himself

Recurring Role

Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox

Loretta Black

Recurring Role

Ted Danson

Ted Danson

Himself

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode begins with Larry, Jeff, and Richard in a locker room after they played a round of golf. In the previous episode, Larry asks Richard if he could borrow his new putter. Richard doesn't want to give it to Larry because he didn't want to lose it. However, in this episode, Richard comments on how he never plays golf and that he is horrible at it. Why then would he need a putter that he didn't want to part with?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Cheryl: Where have you been?
      Larry: Eating some penis.

    • Marty: Eating a black penis is not appetizing to everybody.
      Larry: Next time you're going to do something like that, tell me, okay? I think that's unfair.
      Marty: Why did you take the balls home?
      Larry: I didn't know they were balls.

    • (after Richard's terrible first time golfing)
      Jeff: Did you have fun with us, hangin' out?
      Richard: It was a little boring, to be honest with you?
      Larry: (laughs) That's a nice thing to say.
      Richard: Well, it fucking was.
      Larry: Okay, give me back my $150 that I spent on your guest fee.
      Richard: You paid $150 for me to look like a fucking asshole?

    • Larry: Funkhouser, he knowingly served us penis.

    • Larry: So your last name is Black?
      Loretta: Yes.
      Larry: That's like if my last name was Jew—Larry Jew.

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