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Geofferson
07-01-03, 09:51 AM
I must admit, I never got into this show in the past. Over the past few seasons, I've tried watching it, but quickly lost interest.

Anyway, I started watching this show since HBO airs it back-to-back Monday's @7:00 and am amazed at how funny it truly is!

Last night's episode revolved around a caterer who stole Larry David's leftovers from a dinner party he had the previous night.

rotfl

Patman
07-01-03, 09:54 AM
You can see how Larry shaped alot of the Seinfeld episodes after watching Larry in his own show.

G. Noel Gross
07-01-03, 11:13 AM
I too was an early naysayer who's since done a complete reversal. I'm deeply ashamed to have been so wrong about the show. Larry's truly become my latest hero and, after careful consideration, I've decided "Beloved Aunt" is the perfect Curb episode. Ingenious through and through.

Roto
07-01-03, 12:17 PM
I still think it's overrated. There are some truly funny moments, but there can also be some long gaps in between those. I'm sure I've probably not seen the best episodes, so I still watch it occasionally.

Help me out here. I'll name 3 episodes and you fans can tell me how they rate compared to the others. I found all of these pretty mediocre.

The one with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen invite them to a Paul Simon concert

They go to an old friend's house for dinner who used to be a porn star (Bob Oedenkirk?)

Larry and Richard Lewis fight over this ring at a jewelry store.

Venusian
07-01-03, 01:03 PM
i dont really remember the 2nd one, but the other two weren't that great from what i remember. The one with the aunt is funny (or was it the mother-in-law one?). The doll is hilarious. you have to watch that one

Iron Chef
07-01-03, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Venusian
i dont really remember the 2nd one, but the other two weren't that great from what i remember. The one with the aunt is funny (or was it the mother-in-law one?). The doll is hilarious. you have to watch that one

The doll episode is by far my favourite.

nny
07-01-03, 01:50 PM
Originally posted by Roto
The one with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen invite them to a Paul Simon concert

They go to an old friend's house for dinner who used to be a porn star (Bob Oedenkirk?)

Larry and Richard Lewis fight over this ring at a jewelry store.
Those are all from season 1. Season 2 and 3 are much better.

briank
07-01-03, 02:04 PM
The doll is probably my favorite

and Crazy Eyez Killah is probably a very close second!

Patman
07-01-03, 02:08 PM
Last season's finale was F-in phenomenal!

Eddyhazkel
07-01-03, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by briank

and Crazy Eyez Killah is probably a very close second!

" Are you my caucasian?" rotfl

Definitely a classic!

cineman
07-01-03, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by Patman
Last season's finale was F-in phenomenal!


Completely agree.

I have never laughed so hard in my entire life.

Roto
07-01-03, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by nny
Those are all from season 1. Season 2 and 3 are much better.

Well then maybe Geofferson didn't just see the light, sounds like maybe the show just got better. Hopefully it'll be a newer one next time I catch it.

nny
07-01-03, 09:59 PM
I just wanted to clarify that I think I've liked every episode. It's just that the show went from being good to being great the last 2 seasons.

Triple S
07-01-03, 11:52 PM
The Nanny From Hell has to be the best twenty five minutes you can have with your clothes on. Nothing like hearing the nanny and Larry singing the Looney Tunes theme. Plus there's "F--- Hugh!"

costanza187
07-02-03, 03:08 AM
I love Larry David!

Fur Q
07-05-03, 11:40 PM
i've been quite disappointed with this one. especially considering what a force Larry was during his years as Seinfeld's creative genius. I think Larry's personality is far more entertaining when expressed through Jason Alexander.

And what the hell was that pilot episode all about. didn't get that at all. is there a site that has episode guides for this show?

theedge
07-06-03, 10:10 AM
I have been ReplayTV'ing them every Monday, and watched the Dr/Lawyer/Diane Keaton episode yesterday.. it was pretty funny.. I never got a chance to watch it before, just an occasional episode. Good stuff :up:

indianajdp
07-06-03, 08:25 PM
This show is fantastic. I, too, missed the boat on this one early on but once I started watching early last season I was hooked for life.

nny
07-06-03, 10:03 PM
This is a great episode guide site:
http://www.epguides.com/CurbYourEnthusiasm/

sdcrym
07-07-03, 05:14 PM
HBO's website has a pretty decent episode guide, also.

Dr_Evil
07-07-03, 10:46 PM
Did anyone catch the one hour Larry David mockumentary that was on after the two episodes of Curb your enthusiasm? I'm guessing this is what led to the series? I'm assuming as much, since it was called Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm. It was pretty funny stuff. Not Larry at his best, but I could see why they would build a show from it.

JonTurner
07-07-03, 11:24 PM
The doll is probably my favorite

and Crazy Eyez Killah is probably a very close second!

My thoughts exactly!! I've may never have laughed as hard in my life as I did during the house tour in Crazy Eyez Killah, but The Doll is just perfect in every way.

I saw an episode or 2 of this when it first came on, and I dismissed it, but I've seen most of them now, and it's my favorite show, period.

Geofferson
09-09-03, 10:13 AM
Originally posted by JonTurner
My thoughts exactly!! I've may never have laughed as hard in my life as I did during the house tour in Crazy Eyez Killah, but The Doll is just perfect in every way.

The Crazy Eyez Killah episode was on last night.

During the house tour...

CEK:"This is the dining room. You know, a table and there are some chairs...that's where we eat."

Larry: "Fascinating."

CEK: "This here is the floor. Made of some floor ****."

Larry: "Floor ****, huh?"

OMG, I was laughing so hard! rotfl

costanza187
09-09-03, 12:08 PM
I love that show! Larry David is awesome!

Apocrypha
09-10-03, 09:41 AM
I have been a fan since the 90 min Curb You enthusiasm Pilot aired.
My favorite thing about the show is the subtle comedy in alot of the performances. Richard Lewis and Jeff Garlin in particular
funniest thing on TV right now

Quake1028
09-10-03, 10:30 AM
I felt the exact same way, but now it's one of my favorite shows. These are some of the best I have seen:

The Car Salesman
Thor
Shaq
Club Soda and Salt
Crazy-Eyez Killah
Mary, Joseph and Larry
The Grand Opening

Venom
09-11-03, 12:32 AM
the one where he eats the baby cookie jesus is my favorite.

i also like the halloween esp when he has the band play at the guys house.

DodgingCars
04-27-04, 08:55 AM
I still haven't seen the light, but after reading this thread, it may just be because I haven't seen the right episodes. I rented the first season and I watched the first episode "The Pants Tent" with my wife. I remember snickering at a couple points, but for the most part I thought it was awful. My wife hated it.

She went to bed and I decided I'd give another episode a try because so many people rave about the show. So, I watched episode 2, "Ted and Mary." I thought it was a little better than the first one, but I still didn't get it. A couple of slightly funny moments, but nothing laugh-out-loud. I turned off the player and slipped the DVD into the mailer to be shipped back.

I was ready to send both discs back, mostly unwatched because I felt like this just wasn't the show for me. Now... I'm thinking... maybe I should keep disc 2 and check out, "Beloved Aunt" because a couple people here mentioned it was a great episode. If that one doesn't sell me, I'm giving up.

DodgingCars
04-29-04, 01:56 PM
Ok, I watched episode 8, "Beloved Aunt." It was better than the other ones I saw, but it still did nothing for me. I didn't have a single laugh out loud moment. I thought it was entertaining, but nothing special.

Which sucks because I really wanted to like this show. I love Seinfeld. One of my favorite shows of all time. I think David is a better writer than comedic actor, though.

Roto
04-29-04, 02:47 PM
Don't worry, you're not the only one. It has it's moments but I'm not really a fan either. I watched enough episodes of this last season to be pretty certain that it's just not for me.

I think Curb tries too hard to be outrageous. It reminds me of the poison envelope glue episode of Seinfeld. To a lot of people that was a classic, and I absolutely hated it. I didn't buy that it could happen and even if it could I didn't see the humor in it. There are a lot of moments like that for me with Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Also before I found out they were improvising the whole show I thought the acting was awful. I cut them some slack for it after I found out, but still.

DodgingCars
04-29-04, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Roto
Also before I found out they were improvising the whole show I thought the acting was awful. I cut them some slack for it after I found out, but still.

I think the acting is still pretty awful. I'm not a big Christopher Guest fan, but the dialogue in his movies are improvised too, and it comes off more realistic than CYE.

Boot
04-29-04, 09:37 PM
I netflixed the first season of this show and watched the entire season last weekend. I found it a bit sporadic. It was kind of dull at times, but when it was funny, it was usually very funny, IMO. I grew to really like it by about episode five, and now I'm hot to see the next seasons. When the hell is season 2 going to come out on DVD?

RyoHazuki
04-29-04, 09:49 PM
June 15th.

djbrown
04-30-04, 08:47 AM
just as an FYI, HBO appears to be re-airing the current season, 2 episodes a night, each Monday starting on May 3rd. 10:30 and 11 PM CST if memory serves.

Buford T Pusser
04-30-04, 03:07 PM
Originally posted by G. Noel Gross
I too was an early naysayer who's since done a complete reversal. I'm deeply ashamed to have been so wrong about the show. Larry's truly become my latest hero and, after careful consideration, I've decided "Beloved Aunt" is the perfect Curb episode. Ingenious through and through.

In a few years you'll tell us you loved the new "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". :p

Buford T Pusser
04-30-04, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by theedge
I have been ReplayTV'ing them every Monday, and watched the Dr/Lawyer/Diane Keaton episode yesterday.. it was pretty funny.. I never got a chance to watch it before, just an occasional episode. Good stuff :up:

I just rented disc one from the first season at Netflix.


I LOVE THIS SHOW!

I watched the first six episodes twice each.

The one you mentioned was my fave of the first six.

Buford T Pusser
04-30-04, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by DodgingCars
I still haven't seen the light, but after reading this thread, it may just be because I haven't seen the right episodes. I rented the first season and I watched the first episode "The Pants Tent" with my wife. I remember snickering at a couple points, but for the most part I thought it was awful. My wife hated it.

She went to bed and I decided I'd give another episode a try because so many people rave about the show. So, I watched episode 2, "Ted and Mary." I thought it was a little better than the first one, but I still didn't get it. A couple of slightly funny moments, but nothing laugh-out-loud. I turned off the player and slipped the DVD into the mailer to be shipped back.

I was ready to send both discs back, mostly unwatched because I felt like this just wasn't the show for me. Now... I'm thinking... maybe I should keep disc 2 and check out, "Beloved Aunt" because a couple people here mentioned it was a great episode. If that one doesn't sell me, I'm giving up.

I think you should have watched all of them. I found the first two to be the weakest of the six I saw, then number 4-bracelet. 5 and 6 were my faves, followed by 3.




I find his wife on the show to be very funny. Just the looks she gives him and some of her sarcastic barbs.

I think if you tend to be sarcastic you would enjoy this show more.

I just love how he's always doing the wrong thing and it causes problems later. Like the Elevator Etiquette episode and the Waiter Captain tip debacle.

It reminds me of things that have happened to me where I would say "if I didn't do this, that wouldn't have happened and that wouldn't have..."

Geofferson
04-30-04, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
I just love how he's always doing the wrong thing and it causes problems later.

That's why this show is so funny for me because no matter what Larry does, he always manages to make someone angry or offend someone.

DodgingCars
04-30-04, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
I think you should have watched all of them. I found the first two to be the weakest of the six I saw, then number 4-bracelet. 5 and 6 were my faves, followed by 3.

I think watching 3 episodes was enough for me to realize that it didn't appeal to me. Not to say I'll never give it another chance, but it's dropped off my radar of things I'm interested in.


I think if you tend to be sarcastic you would enjoy this show more.

I consider myself to be sarcastic, but the show still did nothing for me.

Buford T Pusser
04-30-04, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by DodgingCars




I consider myself to be sarcastic, but the show still did nothing for me. [/B]

are you being sarcastic?
















:p

costanza187
05-01-04, 02:45 PM
Great show, Ive been a fan from the beginning.

wmansir
05-01-04, 04:17 PM
Can someone id this episode (name and season), please. I've only seen a few episodes, but this one was great because a bunch of little things all wrapped up perfectly in the last scene. I wasn't sold on the show until I saw this episode.

I remember Larry and his wife buy a bottle of wine as a house warming present, but it is refused when they show up unannounced. There are also several other things going on: Larry is accused of following some girl, Larry is excited about removing stains from clothing, Larry is jealous of an actor and his wife, Larry is trying to find a new chef for his restaurant. I may be mixing up a detail from another episode. I most vividly remember the final scene, which was excellent, but I don't want to spoil it.

EDIT: I would find it myself at Epguides, but I don't want to spoil myself.

Michael Corvin
05-01-04, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by Roto

The one with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen invite them to a Paul Simon concert

They go to an old friend's house for dinner who used to be a porn star (Bob Oedenkirk?)

Larry and Richard Lewis fight over this ring at a jewelry store.

Just finished season 1 yesterday. All three mentioned are not that great. I enjoyed the last few episodes most. Probably hitting their stride. The one with the Incest group, and the one with the black Dermatologist were great. I mean slipping the host at a restaurant a prescription instead of a $20. Comic genius!

This show captures so much of why I enjoyed Seinfeld. Throughout the ep there are many small bits, twists and turns that all seem random, yet in the end they all end up intertwining in some way.

DonnachaOne
11-27-04, 09:03 AM
I think this is good news...

I rented the season one first disc, and the first episode was just excruciating. So bloody annoying. No-one seemed real, just people constructed for the sake of an awful joke.

I'll give it another shot, because so many people seem to have been "won over" by it - but I can't say I'm looking forward to it. I mean, the first episode was really, really awful.

RUSF18
11-27-04, 11:07 AM
"We got chairs all up in this mothafucka!"

Buford T Pusser
11-30-04, 01:04 AM
Mrs. Pusser and I loved the first two seasons and eagerly await season three. We don't have HBO.

Supermallet
11-30-04, 01:36 AM
This is my favorite sitcom. Not favorite sitcom currently airing, just favorite sitcom, period.

I couldn't believe the finale of the latest season. It was one of those instances where I laughed so hard that at a certain point I would just open my mouth and a high squeak would come out instead of a laugh. Sheer brilliance all the way around. And Wanda Sykes is actually funny in it.

Gil Jawetz
11-30-04, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
Mrs. Pusser and I loved the first two seasons and eagerly await season three. We don't have HBO.

Same boat. We liked season 1 more than 2 just because 2 got too gimicky for us. But both were hilarious. We especially love it when Larry starts to freak out and turns all red. The classic moment was in S2's premiere where he's imitating the Maury Povich girls. Unbelievably funny and true.

Jack Straw
02-21-05, 05:17 PM
I'm just getting into this show. I started with the first half of S3, and then umped to S1 and have finished with that. My gf also likes it which doesn't hurt either. Like some above, I don't have HBO and own the DVDs. Got S2 and the rest of S3 to look forward to. I'll be picking S4 eventually.

Brain Stew
02-21-05, 05:32 PM
The Car Salesman
This one is one my favorites too. When he says to the black guy while trying to sell the car to his girlfriend, "What are you trying to do here? YOU'RE FUCKING MY SHIT UP!" I just about died of laughter.

Alyoshka
02-21-05, 07:52 PM
Most of my friends HATE this show. A couple of them liked Seinfeld but many of them also didn't like Seinfeld. I can't figure out why people wouldn't like this. It's great fun.

Duder
02-22-05, 02:39 AM
I really wanted to like this show. I love Seinfeld. One of my favorite shows of all time. I think David is a better writer than comedic actor, though.

I'm in the same boat. I've watched probably 8 episodes of CYE, and I appreciate the humor on an intellectual level, but I laugh maybe twice per episode. I want to like it because I love Seinfeld so much, but I think it's the execution of CYE that doesn't do it for me.

mphtrilogy
02-22-05, 10:22 AM
club soda and salt is one of the alltime greats

Cusm
02-22-05, 04:54 PM
HBO just started re-airing this from the beginning this weekend, episode 2 airs tonight on HBO Comedy East 6:30CST and 10:00CST I do not know what time this will air on HBO Comedy West.

I missed this starting yesterday, I caught the pilot Sunday, and saw this was starting just today, so I will get to catch this from the start to see if I like it as much as the pilot.

Dean Kousoulas
02-22-05, 05:38 PM
I'm a huge fan of this show. I recently started to get my girlfriend to watch them with me. We watched The Acupuncturist last night, and she almost died from laughing.

garmonbozia
02-23-05, 11:18 AM
I thought Seinfeld was an okay show....I enjoyed the complicated plot premises, but the only character I liked even a little bit was Elaine....
I can't stand Jerry Seinfeld....he is soooo not funny.

but I LOVE Curb Your Enthusiasm....definitely one of my top ten comedies.

mullivan
02-23-05, 11:40 AM
Anyone know when the new season is supposed to start? I can't find anything about it on hbo.com: http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

JM1
02-25-05, 12:39 PM
I guess this is kind of like a US version of The Office. Not that I mean it resembles the show in format, but it relies on the same peering-through-the-fingers, cringing type of humour, and it obviously divides people over in the US the same way people feel about The Office here in the UK. (I am a big fan of The Office myself)

This started showing on BBC over here about 3 years ago, and I never watched it. Probably because of the Seinfeld connection, because I was never a fan.

But then about a year ago, my brother asked if I had seen it and was raving about it. He lent me season 1, and I was hooked.

I have not seen Season 2 (my brother had that but he lives quite a way from me), but I did buy season 3 recently on DVD and really enjoyed that too (love the "swearing" finale). Now I just have to arrange to get his copy of season 2, and swap it for my season 3.

Jack Straw
03-12-05, 02:40 PM
I loved the line from "Club Soda and Salt" when Larry makes a big deal about Cheryl mentioning that "Larry's in the car" when she is on the speaker phone with Brad. "We can't talk dirty now because Larry's in the car." That scene demontrated his jealous paranoia in such a comical way.

Mordred
03-12-05, 03:14 PM
I honestly don't see how anyone could sit through "The Survivor" without having to pause it a few times to catch your breath. Possibly the funniest half hour of TV I've ever seen.

Buford T Pusser
03-12-05, 03:28 PM
I haven't started watching season three yet so I haven't seen "Club Soda". I see "Survivor" is season four.

I've gotta watch this set and vol. 2 of SCTV right quick!

phr33k
04-05-05, 09:32 PM
i netflixed curb your enthuiasm 5 months ago and i watched one episode and thought it was crap. Then last month my dad got me curb your enthuiasm S1 for no reason and i said ah what the hell and gave it another shot. This show is hilarious, i bought all 3 seasons on dvd i cant believe how good this show is! I just finished watching the last finale for S3 and THAT WAS F'ING HILARIOUS "Fuck you, you car wash ****! I HAD A DENTAL APPOINTMENT!" LMAO!!! god i love this show... i cant wait for season 4 to come out.....

Buford T Pusser
04-05-05, 11:54 PM
Glad you gave it another try. I love CYE. Watched season three in two days.

Cusm
04-06-05, 10:35 AM
What happened at the end of the Jesus, Joseph and Mary? My dvr cut out at the end right after Larry and Joseph have the fight and the hair is dislodged.



I watched the whole series and loved it. My wife could not stand it, but she HATES George and when I told her this was the real life version, she saw why she hated the show. I love every second Wanda Sykes is on.

Anyone know how close Larry is to his show self? Is Lewis and Danson really good friends?

Venom
04-06-05, 12:23 PM
What happened at the end of the Jesus, Joseph and Mary? My dvr cut out at the end right after Larry and Joseph have the fight and the hair is dislodged.



nothing much the fight ends when the pubic hair is dislodged and he exclaims happiness, mentioning something about the pubic hair out loud only to look over and see his wife with her parents and daughter standing there and had seen the fight and heard the pube comment, the father-in-law gives him a look and then the end music cues.

Morf
02-23-06, 03:42 PM
Sorry to pull up an ancient thread, but I just finished the first season of CYE - a blnd buy after hearing friends really talk it up.

Holy crap. :lol: I flew through the season in 2 nights, and was absolutely rolling during these episodes. How it took me this long to discover this show is beyond me. Running out to get season 2 just as soon as I possibly can. :up:

Buford T Pusser
02-23-06, 08:06 PM
Love this show!

Jack Straw
02-23-06, 10:09 PM
You'll find that CYE has great re-watch value as well. I've enjoyed subsequent viewings as I've picked up on subtle "Larry-isms" that eluded me on the first viewing.

HE Pennypacker
02-23-06, 10:26 PM
Awesome show. Hopefully there will be a sixth season.

JumpCutz
02-24-06, 12:56 AM
I have to chime in with more kudos. Great stuff!
Yes! Very rewatchable.

Bell65
02-24-06, 09:21 AM
I still think it's overrated. There are some truly funny moments, but there can also be some long gaps in between those. I'm sure I've probably not seen the best episodes, so I still watch it occasionally.

Help me out here. I'll name 3 episodes and you fans can tell me how they rate compared to the others. I found all of these pretty mediocre.

The one with Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen invite them to a Paul Simon concert

They go to an old friend's house for dinner who used to be a porn star (Bob Oedenkirk?)

Larry and Richard Lewis fight over this ring at a jewelry store.


the first 2 arent that great...

the ring episode...if its the one with the blind guy is one of the best from season 1...season 4 with Jesus the gardner and the crucifix was my fav in a while!

boogieman03
02-24-06, 09:24 AM
My favorite is the Krazy Eyes Killa episode (which happens to be the first episode I ever watched).

The Bus
02-24-06, 11:11 AM
The Krazy Eyez Killa ep is a bit overrated IMO. Still a top 10, but not the best.

The takeout and limo driver fork episode(s) is/are my favorite.

Geofferson
02-24-06, 11:28 AM
Fantastic show that gets better with repeat viewings. Glad I ended up giving this show a chance way back when...

Geofferson
02-24-06, 11:29 AM
Awesome show. Hopefully there will be a sixth season.
I'm pretty sure a 6th season has been confirmed.

Jack Straw
02-24-06, 03:02 PM
The Doll ep is my fav. The look of horror on Larry's face at the end is priceless.

Gizmo
02-24-06, 11:06 PM
I'm pretty sure a 6th season has been confirmed.

I don't think it has been. Considering the 5th season didn't fare to well, and the final episode was title The End everything is still up in the air.

Gil Jawetz
02-25-06, 07:37 AM
I just watched the our-long interview Ricky Gervais did with Larry David for UK tv. Pretty good stuff.

Buford T Pusser
02-25-06, 10:21 AM
link?