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Curb Your Enthusiasm began as a one hour special portraying a fictionalized version of Larry David's personal life. David, who has written and performed in the comedy genre for several decades is intelligent, yet socially awkward. His personality is unencumbered by pretension and his forthright nature often leads to others finding him tactless. It makes for a genius comedy show. That is exactly what HBO thought and thus, Curb Your Enthusiasm was born.

The comedy of Curb Your Enthusiasm comes from many of the same daily mundane situations as David's former creation, Seinfeld. The difference is in the tone of the show. Curb Your Enthusiasm follows a married David through his daily activities as a semiretired television writer and producer. The show features situational comedy involving David's wife, friends and neighbors. The show explores aging parents, unusual sexual proclivities, illness and difficulties raising children. Where as Seinfeld was about nothing, Curb Your Enthusiasm is about everything. The show's funniest moments are found in the low key comedy about the daily social indignities that we all endure. David is a master at pointing out the absurdity of our lives. His comedy is engaging because it examines our daily dealings with fellow humans in an insightful way but never does the show, or apparently Larry David, ever take itself too seriously.

Because David works in the entertainment industry, the show is overflowing with celebrities playing fictionalized versions of themselves. Michael J. Fox makes an appearance as a neighbor. Parkinson's humor ensues. In the end, it is Larry David himself that makes this show work so well. The show's success is due to David's insightful and frank view of the world.

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Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on HBO
8 Seasons, 81 Episodes - Returning Series
Comedy
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Curb Your Enthusiasm Full Episode Guide

  • Larry clashes with his New York neighbor Michael J. Fox; Jeff sacrifices for Susie; and Larry is flagged for giving an inappropriate birthday gift.

  • Larry's relationship with his girlfriend (Ana Gasteyer), an important softball game and his therapy bills are all affected by his haunting traumatic childhood experience involving an ice-cream truck.

  • Larry's training routine is put on hold while he and Jeff check out a new investment opportunity.

  • Larry and Rosie O'Donnell vie for the affection of the same woman.

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Cheryl Hines Marries Robert Kennedy Jr.

Congratulations! "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines has married the son of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy is also a skilled environmental lawyer and activist. The two made it official on Saturay before friends and family in a gathering at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod. Hones wore a strapless Romona Keveza Collection dress. Keveza noted in a press release that Hines "continues the Kennedy legacy of iconic women with timeless style.

Larry David Not Enthusiastic About New 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season

Never one to gush about much of anything, Larry David stayed true to form when asked by journalists at the Television Critics Association's press tour if he plans to produce a ninth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," his critically acclaimed HBO comedy series. "I really don't know," David replied. "Ask me in six months." Although journalists and fans very much wanted to know about the future of "Curb," David was on hand at the press tour to promote his new HBO project, a movie entitled "Clear History.

Michael J. Fox Sitcom Lands at NBC

Well, that was quick: Michael J. Fox's as-of-yet untitled sitcom has landed at NBC. The network picked up the sitcom after a fairly fierce bidding bidding war between all of the major networks. Apparently ABC and FOX were the first to drop out of the running, while CBS stayed to the bitter end in an attempt to win the show instead of NBC. However, the Peacock came out on top, and Fox will be returning to the same network that started "Family Ties" some 30 years ago. It makes sense for the project to land at NBC in terms of the style, too: the show is said to be a single-camera comedy, which is more NBC's area than CBS's.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8, Episode 10 (Finale) Recap - 'Larry vs. Michael J. Fox'

Here's what we learned from this week's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm": Don't talk during the background music Larry goes to see his girlfriend play piano at a bar, which is a surprisingly nice, normal gesture for Larry. The only problem is, she's playing background music and everyone is talking. Larry thinks that's just plain rude, and he starts shushing everybody in sight...including Michael J. Fox, who happens to be Larry's new neighbor in New York.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8, Episode 9 Recap - 'Mister Softee'

What we learned from this week's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm": 1. Larry's personality comes down to ice cream At lunch, Larry hears the music from a Mr. Softee ice cream truck, which brings back a rush of memories from his childhood. Apparently, he was caught having a game of strip poker with the daughter of the Mr. Softee man, and ran out onto the street with no clothes on. Somehow, it all makes sense. And I believe Larry when he says "I feel like if she had taken her top off, my whole life would have been different.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8, Episode 8 Recap - 'Car Periscope'

What we learned from this week's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm": 1. Everybody "upstreams" Larry, in trying to hail a cab, gets pre-empted by another pedestrian who walks "upstream" a ways and steals Larry's cab. "You can't upstream me!" he protests. But this is New York, Larry...everybody upstreams. 2. Ugly wife = integrity Larry and Jeff meet with an inventor to see if they want to invest in his idea: the car periscope. They're a little iffy on the idea at first (Larry suspects an elaborate con as in "The Sting," which leads to a pretty hilarious conversation about Jeff having seen "The Sting 2" but not the original), but when the two see the inventor's wife, they change their tune.

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 8, Episode 6 Recap - 'The Hero'

Things we learned this week on "Curb": 1. Why are shoelaces so long? Actually, we never get the answer to this one, but we do see the consequences. The very Larry-esque observation that shoelaces are getting way too long these days comes as he attempts, unsuccessfully, to hit on a woman (Donna) on the plane. That suave move fails, but when Larry goes to the back of the plane to use the restroom, he accidentally trips on his shoelaces and tackles a belligerently drunk passenger.

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