Curb Your Enthusiasm

Season 1 Episode 1

The Pants Tent

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 15, 2000 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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!

    • Jeff: You want to play golf this weekend?
      Larry: I don't know; I'll have to ask 'Hitler.'
      Jeff's Parents: (outraged) Hitler?!

    • Larry: You wear that dress because you want people to look at your shoes, right?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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.