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post #61 of 309
Laughed our tails off last night. The ending with Jeff, Susie and the Exacto knife was brilliant.
post #62 of 309
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Originally Posted by Lodef View Post

I gather you were not a Seinfeld fan as well.

I enjoyed the show but I was never a rabid fan like some. The whole reason I even came back to Curb was because of the Seinfeld arc. David is just too "out there" for me I guess.
post #63 of 309
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

Sorry. Must be a gene I either have or don't have.


I thank God every day for blessing me with that gene.

I would wager that the majority of fans, for this show, have been there since the original pilot aired a decade ago on HBO. It’s like an exclusive club where we all belong. We’re happy to have new members and don’t care if someone doesn’t want to join.

I know many people over the years who have tuned in. They fall into one of two categories, either they do not like it, for whatever reason (don’t have the gene ), or, they are dishonest and claim to like it but really don’t get it and end up bailing.

This is not the type of show worth wasting time trying to convince someone that it is funny. I recommend, for newbies, to watch a complete season, or story arc, and decide from there. For this season, however, one would definitely have to watch last season also, to fully appreciate the members of the Black family.
post #64 of 309
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Originally Posted by Cal1981 View Post

Laughed our tails off last night. The ending with Jeff, Susie and the Exacto knife was brilliant.

That was amusing, but it wasn't drop on the floor laugh yourself silly until you pee kind thing to me.
post #65 of 309
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

The one thing which I always find confusing on Curb is when well-known actors cameo but don't play themselves. So you have Ted Danson playing Ted Danson and Richard Lewis as Richard Lewis for example but tonight Lolita Davidovich and Sharon Lawrence were different people.

It's a weird kind of alternate universe.

Indeed. Other examples:
Smoove B = Leon (maybe that's his real name?)
Vivica Fox = Loretta

BTW, Vivica had the funniest line last night:
"I give you a taste of Chocolate, and you can't stop yourself!"

Doug
post #66 of 309
That opening bit was a Curb classic. Part of the appeal of Curb is identifying with Larry, and who couldn’t at one time or another identify with the frustration of that opening? No one is neurotic as Larry, but in him we see a part of ourselves, or at minimum, we know people who share his affliction. Is there any guy that would have wanted to kiss that girl after finding out what she did? The next day, yes, but the visualization of what happened earlier does make you want to recoil, at least it did for me. And his expressions are a killer. I like the way they end the show at times with the anxiety on his face, and then they cut to that unforgettable theme. You don’t have to see what happens because you know what happens. That’s classic Larry.

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That was amusing, but it wasn't drop on the floor laugh yourself silly until you pee kind thing to me.

How often does that happen with any movie or TV show? I rarely find it, but at least Curb makes me laugh, which is a lot more than I can say about a lot of shows or movies.
post #67 of 309
I just watched this past week's episode. It was great.
Looking forward for tomorrow's episode.
post #68 of 309
Can Entertainment Weekly be so wrong?

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20309053,00.html

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After two initial episodes that reminded me why I stopped watching Curb Your Enthusiasm toward the end of its previous season — few laughs, lotsa aimless yelling — the new season's third episode kicked off the muchballyhooed Seinfeld arc, and boy, is it ever a gas.

at Ken Tucker who somehow can't really appreciate Curb.
post #69 of 309
I hope we don't lose Loretta completely. That would sadden me.
post #70 of 309
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

So what happens is you have a world where well known actors play themselves yet when some of them make an appearance they are completely different....

The amazing thing about actors is that they can pretend to be playing themselves when they are really not playing themselves, or then they can pretend to be somebody else when they are really not somebody else.

And they generally make it pretty believable, which is why they are called actors.

post #71 of 309
A lot of funny scenes in the 2nd episode. The restaurant when Larry wouldn't take a sip or kiss Richard's girlfriend, and especially with Loretta and Larry in the doctor's office - when Larry was leaving like an old Jewish grandfather, "You'll have coffe. You'll discuss. Huy! Huy!"
post #72 of 309
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Originally Posted by jpr281 View Post

when Larry was leaving like an old Jewish grandfather, "You'll have coffee. You'll discuss. Huy! Huy!"

That was Jackie Mason.
post #73 of 309
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

That was Jackie Mason.

For Sure!
post #74 of 309
Great episode last night. Was fun to see the whole Seinfeld cast.

The scene with Larry and Jason and the tipping was funny.

Interesting to see where they go from here.
post #75 of 309
Seinfeld said it would be like going back to an old girlfriend, Jason said it could make up for "The Finale" and Michael Richards didn't even know he agreed to do the show.

post #76 of 309
richards couldn't focus with the restaurant ambiance...

lol
post #77 of 309
HILARIOUS!

I was just crying during that scene with Larry and Susie when she wouldn't come out and voluntarily thank him for saving her life. Absolutely screaming funny!

And the restaurant scene with Jason over "tip concert", and the next day's waiter interrogation after Michael leaves, with the sign language to divulge the tip while Larry lost it more and more as the magnitude of the tip gradually got revealed... hysterical!

And Julia's confrontation with Larry who called the fact that she'd broken the appointment with him even though she hadn't actually taken her [first] daughter to the birthday party "interesting", and then he reacted to the revelation that she had a second daughter by also describing it as "interesting".... just priceless.

That comp'd Laker's tickets "up there above Loge" while Sandy Goodman sat courtside with David Spade... genius.

Michael Richards' spaced out lunch date and then "I'm in" at the group meeting.

Jerry's insight into the Robert Wagner / Natalie Wood / Christopher Walken story as a poor example of a couple who divorces and then gets back together again not ever really working out, and the silent looks the two of them gave each other when Larry confessed "I don't know what he was doing on the boat" and Jerry looked at him askance... hysterical.

I know it's season 7 now, and it's hard to keep track. But this week's episode belongs in The Vault with the rest of the absolute best of all time. Cheryl Hines looked great too.

They're doing this great.
post #78 of 309
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Originally Posted by foxeng View Post

David is just too "out there" for me I guess.

Makes the show unforgettable
post #79 of 309
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

Michael Richards' spaced out lunch date and then "I'm in" at the group meeting.

Richard's delivery of that very simple line was great. It reminded me of the Seinfeld episode in which Kramer was going to California and tells Jerry "up here (pointing to his head) I'm already there" with that same delivery.
post #80 of 309
Richards said the slide made him dizzy.

Wikipedia has a one-sentence description of every episode for the rest of the season, if you want a little bit of a spoiler.
post #81 of 309
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Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post

Great episode last night. Was fun to see the whole Seinfeld cast.

The scene with Larry and Jason and the tipping was funny.

This past weeks episode was great.
The tipping subject would be something I would do. Mr. Frugal during the recession
post #82 of 309
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Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post

The scene with Larry and Jason and the tipping was funny.

This was a true indicator of the potential of this situation. The George character was always supposed to have been based on Larry himself anyway. And in "Curb," actors are playing sort of alternative-universe versions of themselves.

So here we have Jason doing a sort of a version of Larry David, playing against Larry David doing a different version of Larry David. It was not just hilarious, it was surreal.
post #83 of 309
It was funnier the first time they did it.

Season 2, Episode 1:

"Larry and Jason Alexander contemplate making a new TV series about an actor who can't find work because he's typecast as a "jackass" character from a hit series. "
post #84 of 309
Christian Slater's presence was good in last night's episode.

It was funny to see the stranger say "smile" to Larry. I've had that happen to me a couple of times in my life. It is ridiculous when people make a comment like that just because my natural look doesn't appear to be happy. I guess I should get plastic surgery to have a constant Joe Randa type of smile.
post #85 of 309
Yeah, Christian Slater with the caviar was funny.

Good episode. Nice to see the oh-so-beautiful Mary Steenburgen as well.
post #86 of 309
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

Good episode. Nice to see the oh-so-beautiful Mary Steenburgen as well.

Talk about getting better with age. She is better looking now than when she was younger. The episode itself, while good, wasn't quite up to the same laugh out loud standard that this season's previous shows have been. Phillip Baker Hall as the doctor was great. He is the perfect foil/straight man for Larry David's insanity.
post #87 of 309
I lost it when Larry was sleeping over the Green's house and yelled at the daughter to STFU when she was trying to sing again and then the daughter repeats what he said to the parents.

Comic genius!
post #88 of 309
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Originally Posted by Lodef View Post

I lost it when Larry was sleeping over the Green's house and yelled at the daughter to STFU when she was trying to sing again and then the daughter repeats what he said to the parents.

Comic genius!

That had me rolling...
post #89 of 309
Larry is like a cratoon character.. when he was running from the house..
post #90 of 309
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Originally Posted by Aliens View Post

I like the way they end the show at times with the anxiety on his face, and then they cut to that unforgettable theme. You don’t have to see what happens because you know what happens. That’s classic Larry.

Happened last night - too funny.

Wow, I hadn’t seen Sherry Stringfield since NYPD Blue and didn’t recall her having such a great body. I recognized the face but couldn’t place her. First Sharon Lawrence, now SS. Is Amy Brenneman far behind?
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