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Old 07-01-03, 09:51 AM   #1
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Curb Your Enthusiasm - I finally see the light!

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.

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Old 07-01-03, 09:54 AM   #2
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You can see how Larry shaped alot of the Seinfeld episodes after watching Larry in his own show.
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Old 07-01-03, 11:13 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-01-03, 12:17 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 07-01-03, 01:03 PM   #5
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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
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Old 07-01-03, 01:06 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-01-03, 01:50 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-01-03, 02:04 PM   #8
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The doll is probably my favorite

and Crazy Eyez Killah is probably a very close second!
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Old 07-01-03, 02:08 PM   #9
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Last season's finale was F-in phenomenal!
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Old 07-01-03, 03:04 PM   #10
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and Crazy Eyez Killah is probably a very close second!
" Are you my caucasian?"

Definitely a classic!
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Old 07-01-03, 04:33 PM   #11
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Last season's finale was F-in phenomenal!

Completely agree.

I have never laughed so hard in my entire life.
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Old 07-01-03, 05:34 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 07-01-03, 09:59 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 07-01-03, 11:52 PM   #14
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CE Killah is a close second...

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!"
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Old 07-02-03, 03:08 AM   #15
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I love Larry David!
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Old 07-05-03, 11:40 PM   #16
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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?
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Old 07-06-03, 10:10 AM   #17
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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
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Old 07-06-03, 08:25 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 07-06-03, 10:03 PM   #19
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This is a great episode guide site:
http://www.epguides.com/CurbYourEnthusiasm/
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Old 07-07-03, 05:14 PM   #20
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HBO's website has a pretty decent episode guide, also.
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Old 07-07-03, 10:46 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 07-07-03, 11:24 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 09-09-03, 10:13 AM   #23
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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!
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Old 09-09-03, 12:08 PM   #24
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I love that show! Larry David is awesome!
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Old 09-10-03, 09:41 AM   #25
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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
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