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sdcrym
03-14-04, 10:37 PM
:up:

_tony_
03-14-04, 10:38 PM
:down:

das Monkey
03-14-04, 10:44 PM
:up::down::up::banana:

Y2K Falcon
03-14-04, 10:48 PM
-screwy-

sdcrym
03-14-04, 10:52 PM
I thought the episode was pretty good. I don't remember any incidents where they were stretching the believablility of the situations. I think they did a good job of tying up all the story lines from the season.

JBurns24
03-14-04, 11:04 PM
I started to get really worried when Larry froze up on stage, but then with the brilliant twist as soon as it turned into a duplication of The Producers with Mel and Anne shadowing Max and Leo from the film, the episode completely redeemed itself. My only problem was Larry passing up sex with Cady because of the Bush photo.

briank
03-14-04, 11:04 PM
I really thought this episode was lacking a lot, especially for a 1 hour season finale.

Could have been much better.

I didn't laugh all that much compared to some of the other episodes.

Kal Varnsen
03-14-04, 11:06 PM
I think my favorite part was when Jerry walked out of the show with him making that face.

chanster
03-14-04, 11:39 PM
Jerry in the episode? Great.

Bush photo? Great

Whole episode? Not that great.

_tony_
03-14-04, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by chanster
Jerry in the episode? Great.

Bush photo? Great

Whole episode? Not that great.

:up:

spainlinx0
03-15-04, 12:19 AM
He gave up free sex because she was a republican. That kind of annoyed. Decent episode.

Decker
03-15-04, 01:18 AM
The Mel and Anne stuff was clever on one level, in that it echos the show, but the reality is that if an actor didn't click in the role, he'd be replaced (in fact, that's already happened in The Producers on Broadway). Overall a little disappointing, but I was sorta impressed by Larry's singing and stage presence. Not too bad.

BTW: Why show all that stuff in the airplane bathroom if it's not going to lead to anything? I thought some big OCD payoff joke was coming. Turns out we just got to watch Larry pee all over the place for a minute.

Dacoops3
03-15-04, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Decker
BTW: Why show all that stuff in the airplane bathroom if it's not going to lead to anything? I thought some big OCD payoff joke was coming. Turns out we just got to watch Larry pee all over the place for a minute.
I thought that scene was hilarious. Wasn't that joke about Jeff just sitting there without a book/magazine borrowed word for word from Seinfeld?

sdcrym
03-15-04, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by Dacoops3
I thought that scene was hilarious. Wasn't that joke about Jeff just sitting there without a book/magazine borrowed word for word from Seinfeld? I don't think it was word for word, but I remember that scene from Seinfeld, also.

josuff247
03-15-04, 06:37 AM
"I would have f--ked her if she was wearing a bush mask"

Geofferson
03-15-04, 08:53 AM
So-so finale last night. For an hour, I think that it should have had much more substance - at least humor-wise.

I will say that the funniest moment was with the bellboy showing Larry around his hotel room. Telling him about the thermostat, the water faucet, the television. Larry goes, "The floor is for walking...got it." rotfl

fuzzbox
03-15-04, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by Decker
The Mel and Anne stuff was clever on one level, in that it echos the show, but the reality is that if an actor didn't click in the role, he'd be replaced (in fact, that's already happened in The Producers on Broadway).

I kinda have the feeling you missed something here.

The whole season was a reprisal of the original Producers movie- the payoff at the end was that Mel Brooks wanted the show to flop- that's why he got LD for the role, because he knew he would be awful at it. It was just on accident that people liked him, just like the hipster Hitler in the original movie.

Incidentally, anyone notice that all the scenes in the bar were actually shot as mirror images of the scenes in the movie? Every scene that was a left-facing shot in the movie was a right-facing shot in CYE.. very clever...

-jason

Decker
03-15-04, 09:39 AM
No, I got it and found it slightly amusing. But for a show that so cleverly riffs on show business and celebrities every week, this story felt way too broad and out-of-character.

Numanoid
03-15-04, 10:14 AM
Originally posted by JBurns24
My only problem was Larry passing up sex with Cady because of the Bush photo. I thought that was brilliant, as I can totally relate. I told my wife that if I saw such a photo, I wouldn't have been able to get it up either. :lol:

The only part which stretched believability for me was the flight attendant's attitude. Not going to happen, especially not in first class.

So, will the next season (if there is one) address whether Larry got laid in the one hour after the show? I can't believe they left that hanging, no pun intended.

Patman
03-15-04, 10:36 AM
I laughed really hard at the "Jeff just sits there for 5 hours on the plane" and "Larry trying to pee during the turbullence", and Jeff's comment about "putting on the Bush mask...". The rest was okay.

Too bad we didn't find out if Larry's final hour was successful before his booty call window closed on him.

Geofferson
03-15-04, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by Patman

Too bad we didn't find out if Larry's final hour was successful before his booty call window closed on him.
I know - I can't believe that they left that storyline hanging. :grunt:

Mopower
03-15-04, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Patman
I laughed really hard at the "Jeff just sits there for 5 hours on the plane" and "Larry trying to pee during the turbullence", and Jeff's comment about "putting on the Bush mask...". The rest was okay.

Too bad we didn't find out if Larry's final hour was successful before his booty call window closed on him.


I was hoping that the next scene would show Larry walking out of the bathroom with his pants all wet and that David Schwimmer would say something to him.

ween
03-15-04, 11:20 AM
So...with the bathroom scene...what happened to the story line of Larry always sitting when he pees? They use it for a joke when it is to their advantage and then they drop it when it is not to their advantage. bah

I agree...fairly boring finale and the mirror imaging of the producers does not seem that intelligent to me...but oh well

uteotw
03-15-04, 12:06 PM
Mediocre season finale.
First half, lots of laughs. Second half, hardly a one...

Applejack
03-15-04, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by ween
So...with the bathroom scene...what happened to the story line of Larry always sitting when he pees? They use it for a joke when it is to their advantage and then they drop it when it is not to their advantage. bah

I agree...fairly boring finale and the mirror imaging of the producers does not seem that intelligent to me...but oh well

It was a public restroom, and the fact that Larry opened the toilet with his shoe seems to show that there is no way he would ever sit on a public toilet.

kramdenfan
03-15-04, 02:50 PM
I was happy with the finale and the season! I think this is another episode that needs to be watched more than once for all the humor to sink in. Another finaly where Larry "saves the day!" (like he did in the restaraunt with the chef)

I loved the felatio date- Larry with the hot sauce had me rolling!!

On a side note- My opinion on the gift: I don't think he recieved his gift- not with only an hour left on their anniversary, and all the post show happening... Too bad, Larry- you had your shot with Gina Gershon AND Cady!

RandyC
03-15-04, 06:11 PM
The airline bathroom incident felt like a scene that had the punchline edited out. When I was watching it, I thought "I bet in the deleted scenes part of the DVD there was some other ending."

I did not expect Larry to get his "gift" as the humor and interest was in the pursuit of the goal. Getting the gift would add nothing in terms of humor but might alienate some viewers.

pezboy
03-16-04, 03:49 PM
"YOU WILL....FAAAAAAAAAIL"

costanza187
03-18-04, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by RandyC
I did not expect Larry to get his "gift" as the humor and interest was in the pursuit of the goal. Getting the gift would add nothing in terms of humor but might alienate some viewers.


Exactly!

nazz
03-18-04, 10:30 PM
I thought the bathroom scene gag was ... look what happened to him when he finally did pee standing up.

Everybody gives him a hard time about sitting when he pees and then when he does stand up ...... turbulence!

Vegas9203
03-19-04, 08:38 AM
I loved it.
I thought it was great that Stephen Colbert made and appearance, that was a very pleasant surprise!I thought it was hillarious that he wouldn't have sex with Cady because she was a Republican! :lol: Great show. Jerry cringing and leaving was great also...
Overall, great finale.
:thumbsup:

rfduncan
03-19-04, 09:57 AM
Originally posted by RandyC
I did not expect Larry to get his "gift" as the humor and interest was in the pursuit of the goal. Getting the gift would add nothing in terms of humor but might alienate some viewers.
SOMEONE GETS IT! This was NOT the objective of the season - a sidestory. Larry has been eyeing his prospects since he and Cheryl discussed it MONTHS ago and yet nothing. The joke being that Larry is so ANAL and picky that she knew he'd never be able to decide not to mention then convincing the person he "chose" to do it. I thought that was the most hilarious moment of the season that after months and months of getting into situations where he could have done it already and failed, he was thinking he still had a whole HOUR to cash in on his gift. Cheryl is sitting there nodding and laughing in disbelief - "Yeah, right Larry." :lol:

BTW this will not be mentioned next season, just like nothing about the restaurant was mentioned THIS season.

astrochimp
03-20-04, 01:53 PM
I loved the episode(finally caught it today).Just a great wrap up to the whole season and Larry David really gave a great performance for a guy who isnt really supposed to be an actor.I look forward to next season :)

movieking
03-20-04, 02:00 PM
Thought that it was an average episode - not the best of the season, but definitely not the worst either. Loved the fellatio teacher part...

nny
03-29-04, 12:13 AM
Just saw this and omg, that was horrible. I didn't even crack a smile the entire second half. I really liked the last several episodes, but that finale was without a doubt the worst Curb episode ever.

I guess I shouldn't have expected much. I tried to watch the original Producers and I couldn't stand it, it was so bad. I can't believe people who like Curb would also like that incredibly simplistic humor.

I think the worst part of the episode was the audience. I can't remember the last time I've seen acting that bad. I'm also in shock that nothing from earlier in the season came back. It's bad enough that in previous season finales, they've referenced earlier episodes. What makes it really terrible though, is the fact that the majority of the bits this season didn't ever really come to any sort of closure like they use to on Seinfeld and Curb. And a lot of bits not only didn't have closure, but they didn't even do anything at all, like the aforementioned airplane bathroom thing.

The twist was a little clever, but come on, Brooks didn't really do anything to sabotage the play. He doesn't know Larry well enough to know that so many things go wrong around him. Brooks should just mainly know that Larry created one of the most succesful shows of the 90s. Not that great of an idea for how to ruin a play.

Man, am I the only one who has come to hate HBO season finales? Right now I can't think of 3 hours of TV in the last year that have pissed me off more than the Curb, SFU, and Carnivale season finales. Hehe, I missed the SITC series finale and now I'm starting to think maybe that was a good thing.