Larry David is an idea man. He’s not an inventor. He’s not good with his hands. He probably can’t even tell you the difference between a wrench and a screw. But at least the man has got some great ideas.
And one of those ideas is that you can tell a lot about a man just from looking at his wife. This is all a man like LD needs in determining one’s character. If your wife looks like she’s been hit with the ugly stick one too many times, then you must be a man of great character — especially if your greatest contribution to society is a car periscope. What an invention by the way. I’ll admit I had my doubts, much like Susie did, but once I saw that sucker in action. Yeah buddy, I’m a believer.
Now that we know that a man’s integrity can only be trusted if his wife is ugly, Larry promptly fires his business manager who recommends that he leave the ideas at home. Not because he didn’t like Larry’s snap together ski idea (I didn’t either), no, it was because his wife walked in and she seemed just a little too good-looking for this gumpy looking accountant. If Larry is nothing else, he is a man of principle and a man of principle sticks to his principles.
Judge Horn was some sort of reality TV judge, kinda like Judge Judy, except underneath that robe was a closet bigot. Larry’s father was a big fan watching him on T.V., but their first meeting together doesn’t go as planned. Never have I heard the word “kike” uttered on T.V. before, so even I was taken aback. Larry is in there long enough to get accosted by the old man’s son who instantly accuses Larry of cheating his poor, senile old father at Scrabble. But it wasn’t him! “It was the one-armed man!” And thus Larry gives us a laugh to help us forget about the uncomfortable hate being spewed by this anti-semite. Showing Larry David giving the finger to an old man on the way out certainly helped as well.