I love “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Larry David is a sick, sick individual, but I love him! Mr. David, of course, is the co-creator of “Seinfeld,” and the character George Costanza is supposedly based on him. The series itself showcases the same humor “about nothing” that made “Seinfeld” priceless. Plus, on HBO, Larry can say “F&^% Huuuuugh,” Richard Lewis can say “F&^% me,” and Susie (Larry’s managers wife) can say whatever the f&^% she wants!
OK, so besides the “f-bombs,” there are great comic moments and very clever plot twists. Basicly, the show follows Larry around LA and documents his uncanny ability to get himself in painful-to-watch situations where he manages to piss off both friends and strangers alike. Here, Larry manages to really irritate his wife, Cheryl, as she reads a draft of their renewed wedding vows:
Cheryl: “We’ll love each other throughout this lifetime, but after death through all eternity.”
Larry: You mean this is… this is continuing into the afterlife?
Cheryl: Yeah, that’s the idea. Do you have a problem with that?
Larry: Well, I… I thought this was over at death. I didn’t know we went into eternity together. Isn’t that what it said in…”’til death do us part, ” I thought it was…
Cheryl: Do you have a problem with eternity?
Cheryl: We finally found each other, Larry, and we’re celebrating this for all eternity.
Larry: I guess I had a different plan for eternity. I thought… I thought I’d be single again.
What’s really fascinating about the show is that it’s unscripted. Before filming, the cast attends a production meeting where the plot and other details are reviewed, but then it’s a free for all! I’ve finished 3 seasons and 30 episodes on DVD, and season 4 arrives from Netflix tomorrow!