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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
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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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'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.

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'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.

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

Ricky Gervais makes a great guest appearance as himself (but really more like Andy Millman from "Extras"), which makes for an interesting dynamic: who's the bigger "prevaricator," Larry or Ricky? The feud between the two begins when they start insulting each others' shows, escalates when Ricky insults Larry's hard bread, gets worse when Larry insults Ricky's performance in his play, and comes to a boil when Larry tries to get Ricky to pay him back for a $300 bottle of wine and the $200 ticket to the play.

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