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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Complete HBO Season 6 (DVD)
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Complete HBO Season 6 (DVD)
Advantages: A great season with some tremedous episodes
Disadvantages: none at all
This Review is about season six of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. For an over view of the series in general please read my review under 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
The third season of the fantastic Curb Your Enthusiasm is a great entry to the surreal and sweary world of the fictional life of Larry David. This season features ten episodes and was released in 2007 with each episode lasting 30 minutes. This season has an overall arc which connects nearly all the episodes, in which Larry invites a family, the Blacks, affected by a hurricane to live in this house.
1 - Meet the Blacks - In this episode Cheryl talks Larry into inviting a family, the Blacks, into their marital home, after being displaced by a hurricane (although he can afford to buy them a house, probably rebuild the whole town which has been destroyed) it's a very funny start to the season (just ignore what I just pointed out though!) this episodes features Larry inventing an amazing excuse for missing a party, which soon back fires on him as everyone steals it.
2 - The Anonymous Donor - A very funny episode which finds Larry being a nice guy and donating money to a hospital, which names a wing after him, but at the opening ceremony he is upstaged by Ted Danson, who also donated but asked to be remain 'anonymous' this infuriates Larry who feels he shouldn't be allowed to tell anyone. I love the scenes featuring Leon and an ejaculate-stained bed cover (naughty Jeff, who soon gets an earful from Susie)
3 - The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial - Another great episode which as Larry receiving a 50 dollar bill (perhaps a hundred dollar one) which has been kept in Marty Funkhouser's sweaty sock, and Larry cant get rid of it anywhere. I love the scene in the ice cream parlour (I think I'm turning American!) whre larry comes a cross a woman taking advantage of the free sample policy, and tells her so. Obviously this will later backfire on poor old Larry.
4 - The Lefty Call - Larry, Cheryl, Jeff and Susie go for a meal and ask for a doggy back (for Jeff's dog), this upsets the owner who at first refuses to give it to them, Larry steps in and lying, says he will eat the meal. But soon after eating the food the dog gets sick. It's a strong episode with some nice moments with Larry and Richard Lewis concerning Richard's girlfriend Cha-Cha (I believe she was in Waynes World) the 'lefty call' element is a bit silly though (which is often an element I can embrace in Curb).
5 - The Freak Book - a fantastic episode which finds Larry standing in for a drunk chauffer, even taking his name, picking up John McEnroe and getting them both in a lot of trouble. I love the scene featuring Larry and Jeff laughing uncontrollably at the freak book Larry bought Ted Danson for his birthday.
6 - The Rat Dog - Larry upsets a deaf woman after calling her dog a rat (it does look quite similar to be fair to the man), he later accidentally 'signs' to her husband that he is a c**ksucker. It's a very funny episode which has some sweet elements with Larry's dad falling in love after getting a 'happy' ending at a massage. I like how the rat gets its comeuppance too lol.
7 - The TiVo Guy - a very different episode to the usual Curb ones; Cheryl is on a plane that may crash and therefore rings Larry, Larry though is with the TiVo guy and doesn't pay attention and tells her he'll call her later. She survives but is unsurprisingly furious and the pair split. Will this be the end for the couple? I like how the end is not obvious and actually is quite surprising. And it's good to see Lucy Lawless (Xena!) who I hadn't seen since a young lad (well kind of). I also love how all of Larry and Cheryl's mutual friends decide to choose Cheryl.
8 - The N Word - Larry offends Auntie Rae after an overly long hug which exceeds his hug threshold and he gets an erection. Elsewhere Larry tries to repeat a racial slur he heard but African Americans (if that's still the politically correct term these days - sorry of its not) keep overhearing and getting angry. Poor Larry! It's a strong episode which is very enjoyable. Also features Ben Stiller, and Phil LaMarr (Futurama!).
9 - The Therapists - this has Steve Coogan playing Larry's therapist, who messes things up for Larry, he tries to repay Larry by 'mugging' a woman so Larry can save her and in a roundabout way get Cheryl back. A very funny episode.
10 - The Bat Mitzvah - this episode is a strong episode but possibly the worst finale of a Curb season. In it Larry offends the wrong person (Michael McKean - Spinal Tap) who spreads a rumour (or is it) that Larry has a gerbil stuck up its arse. It has some hilarious moments and ends a great season of Curb. We also say goodbye to the Blacks and Larry starts a new life. This episode runs to an extended time of around 35 minutes.
A great season of Curb. Now I just gotta wait for them to release the 7th season featuring all the Seinfeld cast! Grrrrrr
Summary: a great season which even mixes things up quite a bit
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