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post #91 of 142 Old 08-22-2011, 09:18 AM
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I felt this was a subpar episode. I didn't laugh much, but I did find the scenes w/ Leon to be funny, especially when he rolled up in Larry's trashed Prius.

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I thought the episode was excellent. The S**t bow! And tying of together of the hetero/lesbo "war" with baseball steroids was very clever and they were even playing baseball. I'm not a big Rosie fan but she turned in a decent performance.

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I thought the episode was excellent. The S**t bow! And tying of together of the hetero/lesbo "war" with baseball steroids was very clever and they were even playing baseball. I'm not a big Rosie fan but she turned in a decent performance.

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I agree. The episode was much funnier than the previous week's. The exchanges between Larry and Rosie were very funny and the sh$t bow bit was hilarious. I loved the illegal Viagra dealer buy in the park. While I love JB Smoove, Leon's character is getting a bit old at this point.
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I thought this week wasn't as good as last week but "gloves don't catch gloves" was excellent.

Last week with Larry becoming a bread-wielding hero (with an instant fail afterwards) and the return of the "okay, okay ..." stare made that better for me.

Overall though I think so far this is one of the strongest seasons in recent memory and the shift to NY has given it some new blood.


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Best line of the night was by Rosie...

"My body felt it. I came alive in areas that have been dry like the Sahara Desert."
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Ah, the old "munch and pee."

That was one of the show's best episodes. The cinematic chase for the one-armed man, false sense of character judgment, and the ridiculousness of the car periscope prototype were all very nicely done.

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I laughed at the periscope stuff but felt this episode kind of lost steam when the trainer appeared with Wanda. I thought they were going to play racist scrabble in the park when Larry started saying "Okay, you want to play? Let's play." which would have been pretty daring.


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Another great episode! Even though the bulk of Curb's audience is probably "older", it would be interesting to know how many people missed the "one armed man" significance/homage?

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Another great episode! Even though the bulk of Curb's audience is probably "older", it would be interesting to know how many people missed the "one armed man" significance/homage?

If the audience saw the movie with Harrison Ford they will have got it. They probably wouldn't have all recognized the music though.


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Yeah, the movie is much more recent.

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I'm really liking these baseball themed episodes. It was neat to see Bill Buckner have such a significant part.

Nothing beats Leon's reaction to the passenger seat in Larry's car.
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Hilarious episode tonight.

I agree, I liked the baseball themes.
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This season has been awesome!! Curb is back with a vengence!




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Not as funny as last week (Suzi and Larry in the vibrating Prius had me crying with laughter) but I really like the way they brought back the same ridiculous reason Larry moved to NY and moved him even further. Really unconvincing Paris set though.

Fox and the Parkinson's storyline was another great example of Curb going where other shows fear to tread.

And that was the season. Still plenty of life left in the show based on this season.


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The lengths that Larry went to in order to avoid two children's benefits is hilarious in its despicability. I knew that he was going to continue that storyline, but I figured it would involve him going back to California.

I thought the same thing about the Paris set, but the cheesiness of it only made the scene funnier. Besides, putting lots of effort in such a short moment probably would have been pointless.

The final scene would have been really funny if the double parker in Paris was Larry's double-parking friend in California. Either him or Richard Lewis.
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And that was the season. Still plenty of life left in the show based on this season.
Yeah. But I wonder what the hitch will be next time around? It will be hard to come up with better hitches than Seinfeld last season and New York this time around.
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Fantastic season. Nice seeing Larry end up on top (for the most part) after the majority of situations.

After thinking he might have kept Curb going a season or two too long, he's breathed new life into it.
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Larry this mother********* car has heart!
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Thought it was a good way to end the season. Wrapped up a lot nicely.

Loved the Parkinson's jokes. It's nice that it's not only Family Guy or South Park willing to push the boundaries (but I like those shows too, especially SP).

BUT even though it's a half hour show, I think the show missed an opportunity with the Swastika. Could have got some humor out of the fact that it's an ancient and sacred Hindu symbol (that Hitler turned on its side to representing moving away from God). Especially when you also had a bit with great character actor Aasif Mandvi already in the ep, who of course is Indian. But I guess expecting/hoping that Jews would even acknowledge that the Swastik (As it's called in India) is a revered symbol to Hindus is, sadly, asking too much.

Good season all in all though. I used to be ticked off that there was only one new season every two years, but really it keeps things fresh.

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Nice seeing Larry end up on top (for the most part) after the majority of situations.

True, but sadly he isn't over on Suzie enough. Suzie always wins in the end against Larry, which bothers me to no end, no matter how funny her tirades are.
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Really liked this season, thought the divorce from Cheryl and the move to NYC breathed some new life in to the show. Hope he brings it back for another season even if he takes a year off in between.
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Larry David is the funniest man on earth. But I thought about half the episodes this season were awful. The funny ones are the ones he used old Seinfeld themes. Sadly but Larry has run out of material. He should have gone out on top last season or maybe the one before that.

These are just my opinions.
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Larry David is the funniest man on earth. But I thought about half the episodes this season were awful. The funny ones are the ones he used old Seinfeld themes. Sadly but Larry has run out of material. He should have gone out on top last season or maybe the one before that.

I thought this was one of the better seasons. I could actually identify with Larry and not think he was a jerk.
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I thought the MJ Fox episode was great and I love how they ended up in France.
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Larry David is the funniest man on earth. But I thought about half the episodes this season were awful. The funny ones are the ones he used old Seinfeld themes. Sadly but Larry has run out of material. He should have gone out on top last season or maybe the one before that.

I feel the opposite. I think this season was the show's strongest season yet, which I did not expect given that Cheryl was destined to only make a brief appearance.

While using recycled Seinfeld plots often makes for a very good episode, I think the original (or semi-original) material often makes for an even better episode.
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^^^ Me, too. This season was great! The little kid did a fine acting job. Sewing machine... too funny.

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A great season ender....The little kid killed me I was lmao, and then the sewing machine, classic Larry...MJF, Parkinson's, and the Violin....Really funny imo...
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I didn't find one of Larry's incidents' that I didn't think was funny. The elevator ride started it all. I think I laughed more, beginning to end, during this last episode than I have in a couple of years. This one should be a classic.

I didn't like the kid; I thought he was overacting. His lines, for the most part, were really forced; they felt stilted at times. They also did a lot of editing for him, which to me indicates there were a lot of takes. The character was well written; I just don't think the kid pulled it off. YMMV, as we have seen.
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I didn't like the kid; I thought he was overacting. His lines, for the most part, were really forced; they felt stilted at times. They also did a lot of editing for him, which to me indicates there were a lot of takes. The character was well written; I just don't think the kid pulled it off. YMMV, as we have seen.

I was thinking the same and then I realized it's probably not easy to have a kid that young "act gay" and be flamboyant because they might not understand it fully.
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I thought the last two episodes were just tremendous. I loved seeing Bill Buckner given the opportunity to own his place in cultural history and also the Michael J Fox jokes were fantastic.

I knew they could never top last season but this year was much better then I was anticipating.
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I didn't find one of Larry's incidents' that I didn't think was funny. The elevator ride started it all. I think I laughed more, beginning to end, during this last episode than I have in a couple of years. This one should be a classic.

I didn't like the kid; I thought he was overacting. His lines, for the most part, were really forced; they felt stilted at times. They also did a lot of editing for him, which to me indicates there were a lot of takes. The character was well written; I just don't think the kid pulled it off. YMMV, as we have seen.

If this wasn't Curb, I'd probably say the same thing, but a lot of the show is about "over the top" which made the young actor's possible shortcomings pulling it off fit the show. I don't know if it's possible for someone that young to be so "aware" of certain things like that than when they are older and gain more life experience. (don't know how else to say it here).

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