Curb Your Enthusiasm

Season 6 Episode 6

The Rat Dog

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 2007 on HBO
8.8
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A slow toaster makes life tough for Loretta, Leon, and Cheryl; Larry is flummoxed dealing with a deaf woman; the Greenes' exterminator tries to befriend Larry

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  • Pretty good ... pretty, pretty, pretty good.

    8.1
    This week sees Larry get into trouble with a friend who is deaf, firstly through comments translated into sign courtesy of Susie and then through inadvertant hand gestures to both his deaf friend and her husband.



    He also finds himself the object of some unwanted attention from the Greene's exterminator who manages, in very classic Curb style, to get himself out on a date with Larry to go and see a school production of Grease.



    This was another decent episode, although personally I felt not up to the standard of the previous episodes in this series. There was certainly some good Curb style humor, and Dion's conversation with Larry's friend was amusing but just something was lacking to make this a CYE classic.moreless
  • A great episode, very funny

    10
    This episode is by far the best of the season, extremely funny and very well developed, the story is about a rat dog, a deaf woman, a grease play, and a big misunderstanding, which makes this episode a ver special one, the best since The Doll. All characters in this episode shine, and introduces new ones, Tim Meadows is very funny as Hal, the husband of the deaf woman, Larry David has renewed himself after the terrible Lefty Call and some not so good episodes, but thankfully this episode finally comes back to the embarassing comedy the show is famous for.moreless
  • It could surprise me after all.

    8.9
    Warning. Spoilers ahead.



    There's a point early in the show that is so obviously a set-up for a later joke that I was slightly disappointed in Larry David's plot craftsmanship. Once Leon has remarked that his cell phone is the same as Larry's, we know that there will be some mix-up later in the show. When it does happen, it's the beautiful execution of the embarrassing conversations that causes the comedy, not necessarily the shock of the mix-up.



    On the other hand, Larry can still surprise. I must admit that I hadn't made the link between the description of the dog as a rat and the appearance of Mike, the exterminator. The final scene, with people screaming "Rat" and Mike killing the dog, is in the best tradition of CYE.



    The toaster scenes were quite lame, but I presume this annoyance prepares the break-up of Larry and Cheryl.moreless
Tim Meadows

Tim Meadows

Hal

Guest Star

Deanne Bray

Deanne Bray

Jean

Guest Star

Dorian Frankel

Dorian Frankel

Masseuse

Guest Star

JB Smoove

JB Smoove

Leon

Recurring Role

Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox

Loretta Black

Recurring Role

Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman

Nat David

Recurring Role

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    • (Loretta eyes a Latino man passing behind)
      Larry: Huh? What, you like that?
      Loretta: He's cute.
      Larry: Yeah?
      Loretta: A little too beige for me, though.
      Larry: "Too beige"?
      Loretta: Yeah.
      Larry: Really?
      Loretta: I like 'em chocolate.
      Larry: You like 'em chocolate?
      Loretta: I like 'em chocolate.
      Larry: I could care less about shade.
      Loretta: Really?
      Larry: Yeah.
      Loretta: What you like?
      Larry: I go anywhere from, like, albino to, you know, Heart of Darkness Africa black.

    • Larry: Every other kind of handicapped people you can apologize to on the phone. Deaf people require that you go to their house.

    • Larry: I guess I just like 'sick sex'.

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