Curb Your Enthusiasm

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  • TV-MA
  • 2000
  • 12 Seasons
  • 8.8  (149,428)

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American comedy television series that premiered on HBO in 2000. The show is created and written by Larry David, who also stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The series follows Larry, a semi-retired writer and producer, as he navigates his way through life in Los Angeles. The show is shot in a semi-improvised format, which gives it a unique and spontaneous feel.

The show stars a talented cast of comedians, including Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, Richard Lewis, Bob Einstein, J. B. Smoove, and Ted Danson. Garlin plays Jeff Greene, Larry's friend and manager, while Hines plays Larry's wife, Cheryl. Essman plays Jeff's wife, Susie, who has a fiery personality and is known for her profanity-laced tirades. Lewis plays himself, a neurotic comedian who is one of Larry's oldest friends. Einstein plays Marty Funkhouser, a friend of Larry's who is always getting into trouble. Smoove plays Leon Black, a friend of Larry's who becomes his houseguest and confidante. Danson has a recurring role as himself, portraying a caricature of the Hollywood elite.

The show is known for its sharp wit and observational humor. The humor is often derived from Larry's awkward social interactions and his tendency to get into trouble. The show also features a lot of meta-comedy, with many of the storylines revolving around Larry's life as a TV writer and producer. The show is also known for its use of celebrity cameos, with many famous actors and musicians making appearances throughout the series.

One of the signature aspects of Curb Your Enthusiasm is its use of improvised dialogue. While the show has a loose script, the actors are given a lot of freedom to ad-lib their lines. This creates a sense of spontaneity and unpredictability that is rarely seen in scripted television. The use of improvised dialogue also allows the actors to showcase their comedic talents, resulting in some of the most hilarious moments in the show's history.

Over the course of its many seasons, Curb Your Enthusiasm has tackled a wide range of topics, from social etiquette and relationships to politics and current events. The show has a unique ability to take mundane situations and turn them into comedic gold. Whether it's Larry getting into a fight with a dry cleaner over a pair of pants or inadvertently offending a group of survivors at a breast cancer fundraiser, the show finds humor in the everyday.

Despite its often cynical and irreverent tone, Curb Your Enthusiasm is ultimately a love letter to Los Angeles and the entertainment industry. The show is filled with references to Hollywood history and culture, from classic movies to iconic landmarks. The show also features a recurring theme of Jewish culture and tradition, with Larry often finding himself in situations that test his faith and values.

Overall, Curb Your Enthusiasm is a must-watch for fans of smart, irreverent comedy. The show's talented cast and unique format make it one of the most beloved and influential comedies of all time.

Curb Your Enthusiasm is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (122 episodes). The series first aired on October 15, 2000.

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No Lessons Learned
10. No Lessons Learned
April 7, 2024
Larry returns to Atlanta, where he gets involved in Richard's love life and reveals a secret about Cheryl.
9. Ken/Kendra
March 31, 2024
A misunderstanding with Cheryls masseuse threatens Larrys image. Then, public perception of Larry sinks even lower when he gives the wrong person COVID.
The Colostomy Bag
8. The Colostomy Bag
March 24, 2024
When Richard enlists Larry's help to buy a vintage car, his careless behaviour leads to an unwanted outcome, while Jeff secretly schemes to give Larry power of attorney.
The Dream Scheme
7. The Dream Scheme
March 17, 2024
An acquaintance from the club asks too much of Larry, while Jeff and Freddy both use Larry's tactics to get out of unwanted obligations of their own.
The Gettysburg Address
6. The Gettysburg Address
March 10, 2024
Larry tries to better use the time he spends in the bathroom. Meanwhile, Susie starts a new business, and her advertising has unexpected results. Later, Larry gives acting advice to an A-list actress.
Fish Stuck
5. Fish Stuck
March 3, 2024
After an incident at temple, Larry asks his friends to vouch for his character while also trying to help name a baby and care for a fish.
4. Disgruntled
February 25, 2024
Larry finds himself in Takahashi's crosshairs after a note is found in the men's locker room. Tensions mount when Larry and Irma's couple's counselor crosses a professional line.
Vertical Drop, Horizontal Tug
3. Vertical Drop, Horizontal Tug
February 18, 2024
Larry's improved golf game causes trouble with an acclaimed actor. Freddy helps his neighbours through a delicate issue.
The Lawn Jockey
2. The Lawn Jockey
February 11, 2024
Still in Atlanta, Larry finds himself stuck at a rental home with a questionable lawn ornament. Meanwhile Jeff pays the price for taking Larry's advice for Susie's birthday gift.
1. Atlanta
February 4, 2024
Larry heads to Georgia to appear at the birthday party of a prominent businessman, while Leon takes the opportunity to visit his Auntie Rae. Later, Larry has some trouble with his glasses and faces off with a surly hotel cleaner.
Where to Watch Curb Your Enthusiasm
Curb Your Enthusiasm is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Curb Your Enthusiasm on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 15, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (149,428)