Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 10 **SPOILERS**

calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
edited January 21 in Other TV
What did everyone think of the season 10 opener? I thought it was a good start to the new season. Leon continues to be hilarious and Larry wearing a MAGA hat to keep people away had me in stitches. I'm glad to have some stupid Larry David comedy back!
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  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    i was cracking up. glad it's back too! 'when he tells Ted Danson something like.. 'no need to call when you land. if the plane crashes i'm sure we'll hear about it..' had me rolling :D
    Freddy
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    Oh man, Jeff as Weinstein is fucking genius. That alone would have made it a great episode. But good God, I'm half tempted to commission a Larry David in MAGA hat painting.
    DummyChinaski
  • Excellent first episode, I loved every second of it. 
    Chinaski
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Yeah, I remember being mostly disappointed in last season's. The only thing I'll say is I usually like Larry when there is truth to what he is saying and he isn't just being a jerk for comedy's sake. I guess the best example I can think of is him breaking that Selfie stick. Are those annoying as hell? Absolutely. But it just isn't as funny to me.

    The season premiere was really solid though. I missed this show. 
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    I am still loving this season but is it just me or is the cringe factor even higher than normal? Obviously this show lives in that zone but it feels ALMOST too much at times. Maybe it's the main subject matter they are tackling, I don't know. Still makes he laugh like crazy though.
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    i really liked the first episode, but the last 2 have fell flat for me (except for Leon biting into the fake apple). the guest stars are suppose to start pouring in so i hope that picks it up for me.
  • MurderbearMurderbear Cold Spring, Ky
    And I know this is a terrible thing to say but Richard Lewis might be getting too old for this. I know he's a legend and everything but his performances are not so great anymore.
    BroRad33
  • Was kind of surprised that they mentioned that Funkhowser was in China.  I wonder if they'll do anything with that since obviously Super Dave has passed away.  I'm loving all of Larry's interactions with the lawyer.
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    I winced at the mention of Funkhowser. He was always a fave of mine. They walked that tightrope with Larry’s relationship, where they’d be perfectly friendly one episode and enemies the next. 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    edited February 6
    i miss the Funkman :'(. one of my fav scenes is when he told Jerry that joke in season 7 :D
    MurderbearFreddy
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    edited February 6
    Larry is so disgusted with him in that scene. Man, I need to rewatch the series. This show also proves to me that Larry was the real genius of Seinfeld and Jerry was just the face of the operation. 
    Chinaski
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited February 10
    "Go back to your little hovel with your un-brushed teeth!"

    "I see you met my friend Larry" "Good guy"
    Chinaski
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    I am really loving this season. But it does seem like his behavior is more reprehensible than normal. Especially the gum bit at the very beginning. 
    Chinaski
  • CecilyCecily Cincinnati
    Thought you might enjoy this, or *not*, as the case may be.

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1227040292060180481
    calebthrowerChinaskiMurderbearDummyCretanBull
  • The man has such an amazing ability to write commentary on stupid mundane shit that makes no sense. He’s fake fruit basket stuff is the best of the season so far. 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    edited February 11
    holy crap, that last episode was so damn good. great rebound from the last 2 eps. and it was like 45 mins long!. Ted was so salty and his scenes had me going 'ohhhh shit!' and cracking up. first showing up unexpected when LD is brushing his teeth, LD interrupting breakfast, and the big reveal of what happened to LD's glasses cleaning cloth :D 

    next episode looks guest star heavy too. Vince Vaughn, Isla Fisher and Clive Owen!
  • MrXMrX CO
    edited February 11
    Do we think Trump watches curb? And doesn't realize they're making fun of MAGA?

  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    MrX said:
    Do we think Trump watches curb? And doesn't realize they're making fun of MAGA?

    "Pretty... pretty good. Could use more wrestling..."
  • Freddy said:
    "Go back to your little hovel with your un-brushed teeth!"

    I was cracking up at this line.  Susie is probably one of the few characters in tv history that could make the words "with your un-brushed teeth" sound like a major insult.

    Also, I agree that the thing with the gum at the start at the episode is just unrealistic, even for Larry's standards.  If someone tried to do that to Larry, he'd throw a fit so it seems a little out of place that he'd asked someone to throw out his used gum (even in a wrapper).

    What I didn't quite get is what happened to the luggage on the trip to Caboe?  Did Larry not have it arranged to be shipped or something?  Like, I can't imagine they just dumped luggage in some random spot and that was the end of it.  Needed a little more follow up with that one.  At least at the end of the episode, you know Larry will make arrangements for himself and his luggage and beans to get back home.

  • Great cameos this episode, Fred Armisen and Alan Tudyk.

    "I'd kill for an amputee friend."

    And lol the Nazi dog.
    Chinaski
  • Who was the receptionist at the cardiologist office? She looks familiar but couldn't place her. 

    One of my favorite things about the show is half the time the other actors are playing themselves, half the time they're just bizarre characters...
    Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    redlancer said:
    Who was the receptionist at the cardiologist office? She looks familiar but couldn't place her. 

    One of my favorite things about the show is half the time the other actors are playing themselves, half the time they're just bizarre characters...
    that was Rebecca Romijn.
    MrX
  • redlancerredlancer Seattle
    edited February 24
    Ah, that's it. Just saw her on ST: Discovery, which is about as opposite of a show you can get... :smile:
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    edited February 25
    Do you all think Leon's lines are pre written or do they just let JB Smoove ad lib his lines or some mixture of both. Because the stuff he says is so out of left field it makes me think he HAS to be making it up as he goes. Either way, I am really enjoying this season overall
  • edited February 25
    Naming a german shepherd Adolph and having it immediate growling at Larry was just too funny.  But I think my favorite part of the episode was the way Larry was celebrating getting a handicapped plaque (especially when he got to stick it to Mocha Jane).
    Chinaski
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Do you all think Leon's lines are pre written or do they just let JB Smoove ad lib his lines or some mixture of both. Because the stuff he says is so out of left field it makes me think he HAS to be making it up as he goes. Either way, I am really enjoying this season overall
    I'm not sure if this is still the case, but the show started out as mostly beind ad-libbed. They would discuss where the conversations needed to end in order for the plot and stories to work. They may have strayed from that, but there are plenty of times where Larry seems genuinely tickled by things that the characters say, I wouldn't be surprised if they still did it. 
    Chinaski
  • calebthrowercalebthrower South Carolina
    Do you all think Leon's lines are pre written or do they just let JB Smoove ad lib his lines or some mixture of both. Because the stuff he says is so out of left field it makes me think he HAS to be making it up as he goes. Either way, I am really enjoying this season overall
    I'm not sure if this is still the case, but the show started out as mostly beind ad-libbed. They would discuss where the conversations needed to end in order for the plot and stories to work. They may have strayed from that, but there are plenty of times where Larry seems genuinely tickled by things that the characters say, I wouldn't be surprised if they still did it. 
    Makes sense. There were a few times in this past episode where I noticed Vince Vaughn trying to hold it together.
  • Do you all think Leon's lines are pre-written or do they just let JB Smoove ad lib his lines or some mixture of both. Because the stuff he says is so out of left field it makes me think he HAS to be making it up as he goes. Either way, I am really enjoying this season overall
    I'm not sure if this is still the case, but the show started out as mostly being ad libbed. They would discuss where the conversations needed to end in order for the plot and stories to work. They may have strayed from that, but there are plenty of times where Larry seems genuinely tickled by things that the characters say, I wouldn't be surprised if they still did it. 

    I'd say there's no way somebody came up with 'Pussy Tea' in the writers room as his idea for a great invention. I think JB's lines are at least 104% improv'ed, maybe 107%.
    Chinaski
  • Garthgou81Garthgou81 Placerville, CA
    Yeah, I think they just let him take the wheel for most of his stuff. It definitely is the most ad-libbed part of the show. In its earlier years, I think the show had much more of that quality, where now it feels much more story-driven. 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    pretty sure a script is place, but if you improv.. go for it! from what i heard, it's what have been some of the best moments. kinda like the joke Funkhouser told Jerry :D:

    In Episode 9 of Season 7 of Curb, Larry reluctantly introduces Jerry Seinfeld to his friend Marty Funkhouser. Jerry is there for the Seinfeld reunion that David is directing. This one-take scene was the first time that Bob Einstein had ever met Jerry Seinfeld. Funkhouser comes right up to Seinfeld and asks, “Wanna hear a joke?”

    According to the lore of the HBO comedy, Seinfeld was not told the joke because David wanted his natural reaction to the raunchy story. Funkhouser delivered a hilariously filthy minute-long joke that would not only shock Jerry, but also have him double over in laughter. “It surprised me,” Jerry tells Funkhouser after the joke. “I had no idea it would be that revolting.” After Funkhouser walks away, Jerry tells David, “I like that guy.”
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