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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.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on HBO
8 Seasons, 81 Episodes - Cancelled/Ended
October 15, 2000
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.

  • Larry becomes the local hero and Jeff tries to become Ricky Gervais' friend.

  • Larry is desperate to avoid a charity appearance. Meanwhile, Susie wants a lavish last meal for the Greene's ill dog.

  • Larry has an interesting experience with his neighbor and later attempts to break a dating rule.

  • Larry becomes a "social assassin" at a restaurant, on the golf course, and at a dinner party.

  • Larry ironically becomes a role model for battered women; Richard Lewis's relationship with a burlesque performer is put to the test; Leon makes it through a case of mistaken identity.

  • Larry deems his divorce attorney unsatisfactory and orders Girl Scout cookies from a sports franchise owner's daughter.

  • Larry loses quality time with Cheryl when trying to return a favor.

  • Larry gets agitated by emails sent by a nine-year-old, Leon acts as a dead man, and Jerry becomes friends with Funkhauser.

  • One of Jeff's clients competes with Cheryl for the role of George's ex-wife in the Seinfeld reunion. A misstep by Jeff forces Larry to express his feminine side, and Larry encounters a local law official with a bizarre name.

  • Larry twice encounters bad luck on the same golf hole.

  • When Larry and Jerry Seinfeld get together to write the reunion show, they consider including Larry's latest experience, which involves a crying Jesus and a bare-midriff assistant.

  • Larry discovers there's an upside to having a disability. And, Larry has a run-in with Rosie O'Donnell concerning a restaurant bill.

  • Larry has an awkward encounter with Christian Slater at Ted and Mary's anniversary party, and also meets an old girlfriend (Sherry Stringfield) at a restaurant. Meanwhile, Larry's doctor (Philip Baker Hall) gives him a personal contact number.

  • Larry resists Jeff's suggestion to do a Seinfeld reunion special--until he figures out a compelling personal reason to do so.

  • Larry takes Loretta to see a doctor who urges patients to "walk out on cancer" by getting rid of toxic spouses, hoping she may be counseled to dump him. Larry's attempt to do a favor for Leon backfires, when he inadvertently tips Leon's friend off to the fact that Leon's sleeping with his wife. Several misunderstandings around fellatio lead to Larry offending Richard Lewis's new girlfriend - and Loretta leaving Larry, and taking the rest of the Blacks (except for Leon) with her. - via HBO

  • Larry tries to breakup with Loretta, and he and Jeff discover the repercussions of making a comment about a Funkhouser.

  • A behind the scenes look at a cast reunion for Seinfeld cast members Jerry Seinfeld, Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards to start off season seven of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Curb Your Enthusiasm News

'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Is Finally Coming Back

If you found it hard to believe that Larry David was really going to break his HBO series out of mothballs, there's some evidence this week that it's actually going to happen. Curb's ninth season went into production, and from that, there's (probably) no going back.

Cheryl Hines Marries Robert Kennedy Jr.

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines has married the nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy Jr., at the Kennedy compound in Cape Cod.

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

Larry David spoke to journalists at the Television Critics Association's press tour in order to promote his new HBO movie, "Clear History." The journalists, though, were also wondering about the status of his beloved series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Michael J. Fox Sitcom Lands at NBC

After a fierce bidding war, Michael J. Fox's new sitcom has landed at NBC. What does this mean for the sitcom, and for the network? Probably quite a bit.

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

It's the end of the season for Larry David and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and the show goes out in style with an episode featuring Michael J. Fox. This episode involves swastikas, "pre-gay" children and jokes about Parkinson's disease. Get your "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode recap here.

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

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. Man can't compete with machine, people.

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

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" never ceases to amaze. In the latest episode, Larry and crew manage to fit a "Fugitive" parody into a story revolving around racism, ugly wives, car periscopes and cheating trainers. When decisions get difficult, they've even got a bigoted ex-TV judge on hand to help make decisions. Watch the episode recap here.

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