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post #61 of 142
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Originally Posted by Will2007 View Post

the Blofeld remark about Jeff's pillow cracked Jeff up. I think that was genuine and just an ad lib from Larry that struck a chord with Jeff. It was a good line. Jeff's response was good too. "I've got a kitty and we're making evil plans."

I totally forgot to bring that up, but you're right... that was an ABSOLUTE GENIUS AD-LIB but truly completely out of left field. I mean you really have to be hip to the early Bond films to get that reference. I myself would never conceive of that reference, but it was absolutely perfect. That pillow DID look like the white cat in Blofeld's lap!

And I'm agreeing with you that it probably was ad-lib, because Jeff just genuinely broke up into honest raucus laughter. And, AS DID I even on second viewing... because that line and reference was truly memorable and instantly hysterically comedic, if you knew the reference.

And the "Koufaxing" line has already been mentioned as well, as was the "raid on Entebbe" reference. Another pair of brilliant gems!

Just like many of the Seinfeld stories, premises and dialog lines which I still laugh at today as if it were the first time seeing those episodes (which of course it's not), they simply stand up to the test of time as truly hilarious and genuinely funny. It's obvious that Curb is the same kind of show, and the same kind of comedy. And Larry David's obvious and fundamental influence on what made "Seinfeld" funny forever, can easily be seen in his work these many years later. Curb, also, will be funny forever.
post #62 of 142
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

I never would have recognized her. She must be in her 60s, at least...(runs off to check IMDB)...she's 75! Are you sure that was her? There's no credit for her doing CYE at IMDB...(runs off to check HBO.com)...HBO credits Joanne Baron as The Rabbi. DSperber...?

I am mortified! You are absolutely right. It is NOT Ruth Buzzi.

I sure thought it was a "well preserved" Ruth Buzzi with a wig. Obviously I was very mistaken. It is indeed Joanne Baron.




I wonder if they're in some way related? I mean they really do look very very similar.

Oh well. I stand corrected. My mistake. I know my celebrities, so this is embarrassing.


Casting so far this season has been terrific. I made mention a few weeks back about Kaitlyn Dever (who was so terrific as Loretta on "Justified" this past season), who was in the first episode of Curb... and with a normal northeast American accent, not the southern drawl she has on "Justified".

post #63 of 142
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

"THE CLUCK STOPS HERE!" on a placard held on the Jewish side of the protest. The whole idea of two sides, Jewish and Palestinian, competing for Larry and with him torn between what to him apparently were "equally compelling arguments" one of which of course was purely sexual... just brilliantly funny.

Not so fast pal. If you don't think the chicken itself, in addition to the sex, was part of his thinking, you just don't know LD.....

.....or so I say.

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Originally Posted by dr1394 View Post

I also liked how Larry was in such a good mood after getting laid.

Who isn't? At least it shows he's human. More or less.

A true gem, no matter how you slice it.
post #64 of 142
We all know from Kramer in that one episode of Seinfeld that good chicken can be very persuasive despite the negative circumstances attached to it.
post #65 of 142
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Originally Posted by MSmith83 View Post

We all know from Kramer in that one episode of Seinfeld that good chicken can be very persuasive despite the negative circumstances attached to it.

Let's say we do the Ben Franklin here.

Upside:
Great chicken, hot sex, and Ménage Ã* trois to boot.

Downside:
Incurs the wrath of Susie & Funk.

You do the math.

The only possible thing better is if he went for the Costanza and had the Ménage Ã* trois while eating the chicken.....
post #66 of 142
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Originally Posted by DSperber View Post

I am mortified! You are absolutely right. It is NOT Ruth Buzzi.

No worries. When I saw the episode, I didn't notice a resemblance. But, she does look similar in that pic you posted.

Doug
post #67 of 142
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

Let's say we do the Ben Franklin here.

Upside:
Great chicken, hot sex, and Ménage Ã* trois to boot.

Downside:
Incurs the wrath of Susie & Funk.

You do the math.

The only possible thing better is if he went for the Costanza and had the Ménage Ã* trois while eating the chicken.....



Definitely an easy decision, especially since Susie and Marty are mad at Larry for pretty much anything he does.
post #68 of 142
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Definitely an easy decision, especially since Susie and Marty are mad at Larry for pretty much anything he does.

Exactly. To Susie, LD has always been 'the four eyed ****', and Funk just told him their friendship was on its last legs.

"Chicken and sex, here I come...."
post #69 of 142
Tonight's episode looks good. Can't wait.
post #70 of 142
Another great one!

What are the odds that last week we had the mistaken Ruth Buzzi sighting, but this week the real Jo Anne Worley shows up?!
post #71 of 142
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Originally Posted by videojanitor View Post

Another great one!

What are the odds that last week we had the mistaken Ruth Buzzi sighting, but this week the real Jo Anne Worley shows up?!

Beat me to it. I was going to post the same thing. What a bizarre coincidence that was, mistakenly thinking a Laugh In cast member was on last week, when a real one actually was on this week! That just added a nice splash of humor for me to the already very funny episode. Loved Harry Hamlin's and Michael Gross' interactions with Larry. Having said that, last night's episode was no Palestinian Chicken.

Larry is 100% right about the $60. I took a new girlfriend on a weekend gambling trip once, and we sat at the blackjack tables and she turns to me and asks for money to gamble with. I thought to myself that was awfully presumptuous and just plain wrong (we had been seeing each other for less than a month), but I went along and handed her $200.

We play for a couple of hours, and then go to dinner. She managed (with my coaching her, as she really didn't know how to play) to turn the $200 into $700 by dinner. Great. So, I'm expecting her to thank me and return the $200 I loaned her. Nope. She never mentioned it, not that night, not the next day, and not the next. Finally, I mentioned on the third day that I could use the $200 I lent her as I was down for the weekend, and she got mad and even indignant with me, stating that I gave her that money and it was hers. I could have used Larry at that moment.
post #72 of 142
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Originally Posted by Will2007 View Post

Beat me to it. I was going to post the same thing. What a bizarre coincidence that was, mistakenly thinking a Laugh In cast member was on last week, when a real one actually was on this week! That just added a nice splash of humor for me to the already very funny episode. Loved Harry Hamlin's and Michael Gross' interactions with Larry. Having said that, last night's episode was no Palestinian Chicken.

Larry is 100% right about the $60. I took a new girlfriend on a weekend gambling trip once, and we sat at the blackjack tables and she turns to me and asks for money to gamble with. I thought to myself that was awfully presumptuous and just plain wrong (we had been seeing each other for less than a month), but I went along and handed her $200.

We play for a couple of hours, and then go to dinner. She managed (with my coaching her, as she really didn't know how to play) to turn the $200 into $700 by dinner. Great. So, I'm expecting her to thank me and return the $200 I loaned her. Nope. She never mentioned it, not that night, not the next day, and not the next. Finally, I mentioned on the third day that I could use the $200 I lent her as I was down for the weekend, and she got mad and even indignant with me, stating that I gave her that money and it was hers. I could have used Larry at that moment.

That was a weird coincidence, wasn't it?

Great real-life story about the loan. And, on CYE, the hostess specifically asked to "borrow" the $60, and claimed she'd return it the next time he came to the restaurant.

I see another parallel between Seinfeld and CYE. Despite neither Jerry nor Larry being particularly handsome (unless I'm missing something from the POV of a hetero male), they somehow manage to get gorgeous lady friends. In Larry's case, maybe it's the money...?

Doug
post #73 of 142
I get a good laugh thinking about how natural it is for Richard Lewis to attend a funeral. No change of clothes needed.

I also liked Richard's comment about the prevalence of high-pitched voices during the Watergate trial.
post #74 of 142
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Originally Posted by dougotte View Post

I see another parallel between Seinfeld and CYE. Despite neither Jerry nor Larry being particularly handsome (unless I'm missing something from the POV of a hetero male), they somehow manage to get gorgeous lady friends. In Larry's case, maybe it's the money...?

Doug

confidence
post #75 of 142
Good episode.

I liked the smiley face at the funeral.
Well, I guess I liked the whole bit about the smiley face.
post #76 of 142
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

confidence

That's exactly what I was going to say. LD has no fear of rejection, isn't intimidated and can roll with the conversation in creative and amusing ways.

The smiley face this week was hilarious. : )
post #77 of 142
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

That's exactly what I was going to say. LD has no fear of rejection, isn't intimidated and can roll with the conversation in creative and amusing ways.

The smiley face this week was hilarious. : )

Of course, the ridiculous money doesn't hurt either.
post #78 of 142
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

That's exactly what I was going to say. LD has no fear of rejection, isn't intimidated and can roll with the conversation in creative and amusing ways.

The smiley face this week was hilarious. : )

I laughed.
post #79 of 142
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

confidence

Yep, and they even explored this on Seinfeld when George had "opposite day." Remember the line he used when he cold approached Michelle Pfeiffer's sister Dedee at the diner?

"My name is George. I'm unemployed and I live with my parents."

She was impressed with his swagger and approach and immediately agrees to go out with him.

It's the confidence he displays in saying something that normally would be completely unattractive which turns Dedee's character on. That's the point the writers were making.
post #80 of 142
Once again, another hilarious episode where Larry was in the right most of the ep, except using the doctor as an excuse.

By the way, the doctor, was he the dad from Family Ties?
post #81 of 142
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Originally Posted by pappy97 View Post

Once again, another hilarious episode where Larry was in the right most of the ep, except using the doctor as an excuse.

By the way, the doctor, was he the dad from Family Ties?


Yes, pretty sure that was Michael Gross.
post #82 of 142
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Originally Posted by danc8379 View Post

Yes, pretty sure that was Michael Gross.

...and also from one of my favorite horror flicks, Tremors!

Doug
post #83 of 142
I found a bunch of season 8 'Curb .gifs
I don't see too many gifs on this forum, so I don't think I should post all 7+ of them.





post #84 of 142
I love Super Dave.
post #85 of 142
Poor Larry can't fully enjoy just one moment of glory.

Line of the night: "I did expose myself for who I am; a phony, a fraud, a prevaricator..."
post #86 of 142
Where can I get some Palestinian Chicken?
post #87 of 142
I loved his wanting to elevate small talk to medium talk.
post #88 of 142
I enjoyed this weeks episode.
post #89 of 142
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

I loved his wanting to elevate small talk to medium talk.

That was a great concept, and very Larry.

I howled when he beat the hell out of the mugger with his loaf of hard bread. His exit and exit line were great. Then, of course, Larry has to screw up his perfect exist by getting his shoelace caught in the subway doors. Brilliant.
post #90 of 142
I feel that Larry was owed a full investigation before being rejected for Hall of Fame consideration.
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