Who knew Larry David was such a fan of Chubby Hubby?
In a hilariously inappropriate but more than justified attempt at making those around you feel awkward, Larry David’s single act of reaching over for his favorite pint of Ben & Jerry’s sets the ball in motion for this week’s episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
What follows is an awesome scene that perfectly exemplifies the genius that makes Curb Your Enthusiasm the most laugh out loud show on TV right now. In the scene, one that seemed to be heavily improvised (their calling card), Funkhouser has the line of the night when discussing Richard Lewis‘s new girlfriend — an amply endowed burlesque dancer whom the gang agrees to watch one night together. Without Richard Lewis’s approval, of course.
And before you know it, another storyline seed is planted. One that will fully blossom into an outrageous ending by the time the end credits roll. Larry is left alone to pay the bill when a man asks him to watch his treasured Macbook Pro. Larry being the generous human being that he is, agrees to watch it but when Larry has to run he leaves the computer with someone else. That someone else — A black man.
In two quick strokes, LD has set up an episode that takes on seeing your best friend’s girlfriend’s tits and subtle racism.
But not content with just two storylines, Larry David and his team of comedic geniuses conjured up a storyline involving the newest “sorority” in town — a battered women’s group. Yes, LD refers to the battered women’s group as a “sorority”. #@$%in’ gold.
What follows is a series of events that eventually tie up nicely in a way that only Curb Your Enthusiasm has accomplished on a consistent basis unmatched by other comedies. It’s this element of Curb Your Enthusiasm that makes each episode so rich and full and funny. You’ve gotta appreciate a show that never leaves its audience unsatisfied, especially in a medium that is constantly choosing to leave us with loose ends.
Sprinkle some Leon, an overly interfering doctor, a breast blowout, and a much too big to be abused domestic violent victim, and you’ve got yourself another classic episode.
But if there was one gripe I had, it was the fact that HBO really dropped the ball on the gratuitous nudity. I mean, Richard Lewis is dating a burlesque dancer who, I assume, had great tits. We got a shot of sideboob that confirmed that fairly obvious assumption, but I’d have liked to have seen more. Like seriously. When has HBO ever shied away from showing some nipple? C’mon!