The first episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm has got to be one of the funniest episodes of any TV show ever made. Even if you have never seen an episode of this or Seinfeld before, you will absolutely love it.
It starts off with Larry and his wife Cheryl discussing Larry’s pants which have an unusual “bunch up” of fabric in the crotch region. This of course leads people to believe that he has an erection when in fact it is just the fabric of the pants. So the show goes on into minor detail introducing the characters one by one starting with Jeff who is Larry’s manager/agent. Then we get to meet the always funny, Richard Lewis and the girl he is currently with. His girlfriend changes at least twice per season so no reason ever mentioning their names.
Later on, Larry is driving to the movies and is on the phone with his manager Jeff, who puts Larry on speaker-phone. Jeff asks if Larry wants to go play golf on next weekend to which Larry replies, “I don’t know, I’ll have to ask Hitler.” As it turns out, Jeff’s Jewish parents were in the back seat and heard this comment thanks to Jeff talking to Larry on the speaker phone. After this happens, Larry gets roped into seeing a movie with one of Cheryl’s friends because Cheryl can’t go. During the film, her friend see’s the “bunch up” and thinks Larry has an erection because of her.
Awkward social situations like this happen all of the time, during every episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. If you like Seinfeld, you should definitely give this a try seeing how the star of the show, Larry David, is the co-creator of it. Also, periodically in random episodes for random reasons, old cast members of Seinfeld actually show up and take part in the series. The show has a very cool concept as it is almost like a scripted reality tv show. Give this show a shot, for sure.
Rating: 9 out of 10. I would only rate it higher if there were more cameos of the old Seinfeld cast.
Family Rating: Well, it is on HBO after all so don’t expect it to be OK for the kiddies. There is pretty course language and some nudity but it is VERY seldom.
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