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1 hour ago, woodscommaelle said:

Oh yeah...he said Alec Berg was a good John Houseman name. Lol...so in John Houseman's accent the name sounds fancy. Love it. I'll have to look up Houseman so I can hear his voice.

OT: what did they mean when they said the proctologist was a one in a million shot doctor or something to that effect?  I suppose I should take this to the Seinfeld thread but here I am ?.

Kramer tells them that if they ever meet a proctologist at a party, to pull up a chair, because proctologists always have the best stories. "No one wants to admit that they stuck something up there." The patients will always act incredulous, claiming it was a one in a million shot. 

I am happy to learn that the Seinfeld scripts can be viewed online once again. They were available for a while, then someone took them down. I hope that doesn't happen again. 

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38 minutes ago, hoodooznoodooz said:

The patients will always act incredulous, claiming it was a one in a million shot. 

One in a million shot that what? Why do I not get this???? 

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1 minute ago, woodscommaelle said:

One in a million shot that what? Why do I not get this???? 

As in what are the odds this thing ended up in my butt ie. "I tripped and fell on this cucumber what are the odds?" etc etc etc Also a Fusili Jerry shoutout there I guess.

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7 minutes ago, DiabLOL said:

As in what are the odds this thing ended up in my butt ie. "I tripped and fell on this cucumber what are the odds?" etc etc etc Also a Fusili Jerry shoutout there I guess.

Ok so they're just full of it. Won't admit they actually put something up there. 

Fusili Jerry!!

Back on topic: I like watching LD's facial reactions to others. He could sometimes not talk and it would be enough.

If they do a next season I hope there's no Fatwa.

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7 minutes ago, woodscommaelle said:

Ok so they're just full of it. Won't admit they actually put something up there. 

Fusili Jerry!!

Back on topic: I like watching LD's facial reactions to others. He could sometimes not talk and it would be enough.

If they do a next season I hope there's no Fatwa.

Agree, the Fatwa was the least interesting thing for me this season. I kind of love being annoyed with him for agreeing to insanely inappropriate requests such as letting Lin's cousins stay with him yet constantly risking everything to voice some stupid hard line opinion he has on something totally avoidable. 

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17 minutes ago, DiabLOL said:

Agree, the Fatwa was the least interesting thing for me this season. I kind of love being annoyed with him for agreeing to insanely inappropriate requests such as letting Lin's cousins stay with him yet constantly risking everything to voice some stupid hard line opinion he has on something totally avoidable. 

He could do an entire season of random house guests. 

Again OT. Sorry! My mom always says my dad was just like Larry. And I kind of love it. That's a side of him I didn't really know. ❤️

Edit: I did know that side but not to the extreme that LD is. Also, similarities in clothing and looks, too.

And done ?.

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On 12/3/2017 at 10:24 PM, Thrifty said:

I got distracted by what a complete asshole Lin Manuel was, and how inexplicably everyone was on his side.

He not only allowed himself to be portrayed as a complete asshole; he also allowed songs that were crap to be represented as his work. (Almost certainly they were the work of LD and his co-writers attempting to mimic Miranda's brilliance but not trying very hard.) He either has a great sense of humor about himself and his work, or he had no idea how badly he, and work represented as his, were going to come off!

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As far as the mullahs who were eating the onion rings go, the fatwa is over. The guy at the end was the WWII joke about the japanese soldier who didn't know the war ended and kept fighting, which is a real life thing too. The musical is done too unless Miranda agrees to be in it because they insisted on only him. 

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11 hours ago, Milburn Stone said:

He not only allowed himself to be portrayed as a complete asshole; he also allowed songs that were crap to be represented as his work. (Almost certainly they were the work of LD and his co-writers attempting to mimic Miranda's brilliance but not trying very hard.) He either has a great sense of humor about himself and his work, or he had no idea how badly he and work represented as his were going to come off!

Lin Manuel is good people, though, right?  Never heard of him until "Love is love is love is love."  And then I fell in love with him. Please tell me he's got a heart as big as I think he does.

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12 hours ago, Milburn Stone said:

He not only allowed himself to be portrayed as a complete asshole; he also allowed songs that were crap to be represented as his work. (Almost certainly they were the work of LD and his co-writers attempting to mimic Miranda's brilliance but not trying very hard.) He either has a great sense of humor about himself and his work, or he had no idea how badly he, and work represented as his, were going to come off!

Is this serious? Curb is a comedy show, it was for laughs.

From my understanding, Lin is supposed to be lovely and positive. I follow him on Twitter, so what I can say from that is that he's a little cheerleader and never tweets anything negative or cruel.

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15 minutes ago, cpcathy said:

Is this serious? Curb is a comedy show, it was for laughs.

I'm aware Curb is a comedy show. And yes, my comment was serious. While other celebs playing "themselves" on the show have allowed themselves to be shown in an unflattering light (because we understand that "Richard Lewis" and "Ted Danson" are not the same as Richard Lewis and Ted Danson), in this case Manuel also allowed his work to be ridiculed, by allowing some really awful songs to be passed off as his own. That cuts a little closer to home. I say more power to him for being such a good sport! But the sacrifice required was worth noting.

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I don't know. I have a feeling "Richard Lewis" is close to Richard Lewis. The people that Larry seem to have the longer relationships with seem to be more of themselves to me. 

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17 minutes ago, ganesh said:

I don't know. I have a feeling "Richard Lewis" is close to Richard Lewis. The people that Larry seem to have the longer relationships with seem to be more of themselves to me. 

Unless you actually know that person personally, that's an unfounded assumption.  It's sort of like with Christa Miller.  First she was the tomboyish "girl next door" type Kate O'Brien character on The Drew Carey Show.  After that, she was Jordan Sullivan on Scrubs, a bitchy, stylish, socialite type.  People complained to Bill Lawrence (her husband and show runner on Scrubs) that Jordan was all wrong for her personality, and that Kate was more appropriate.  Except they didn't know her, and Bill Lawrence said that in reality her personality was much closer to Jordan (although not quite as bitchy).

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I object to the use of 'unfounded', and I don't think the subsequent comparison is apt. Watching the show for 9 seasons yields a fairly substantial amount of observational data in terms of their back and forth in their scenes. We also know they've been friends irl for quite awhile. Given that the 'characters' on the show are essentially themselves and not playing fictional characters like on any other tv show, it's fair to postulate there's more of themselves in these characters. Additionally, since the show is largely improv, and the actors have known each other for a long time, they know one another well enough to play off and make each other laugh, as we've seen on numerous occasions. I'd say the same for Funkhauser too. While the scenes themselves may be exaggerated, the actors may still be within themselves playing out the scene. 

This doesn't apply to the regular guests playing themselves. I'm limiting it to Larry's actual friends. 

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On 12/6/2017 at 8:24 PM, hoodooznoodooz said:

Oh yeah...he said Alec Berg was a good John Houseman name. Lol...so in John Houseman's accent the name sounds fancy. Love it. I'll have to look up Houseman so I can hear his voice.

I'm old enough to remember this John Houseman commercial: "Smith Barney.  They make money the old-fashioned way - they eaaaarn it," lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl9Cyn266Lo

Chiming in late to say that I mostly liked this season, except like some other posters I feel that LD went way, way overboard with the guest stars.  Casey Wilson's part, much as I like her, could have been filled by any day-player.  Has she been on Curb before?  It's almost like LD wasn't sure if there would be a Season 10 and wanted to squeeze in everyone he likes or ever wanted to work with.

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1 hour ago, Winston Wolfe said:

I'm old enough to remember this John Houseman commercial: "Smith Barney.  They make money the old-fashioned way - they eaaaarn it," lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl9Cyn266Lo

Chiming in late to say that I mostly liked this season, except like some other posters I feel that LD went way, way overboard with the guest stars.  Casey Wilson's part, much as I like her, could have been filled by any day-player.  Has she been on Curb before?  It's almost like LD wasn't sure if there would be a Season 10 and wanted to squeeze in everyone he likes or ever wanted to work with.

I agree. But I also wouldn't be surprised if his friends say to him constantly, "When are going to write me into an episode of 'Curb'?"

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On 11/27/2017 at 7:44 PM, mjc570 said:

I think the season as a whole has been much better than the recent ones, I really do look forward to these episodes.  For some reason, all the shucker puns (shuck and awe, especially) just cracked me up.  I like the way the on-going stuff (Fatwa, tap water) has been integrated into the episode.  Ilikd the whole L-MM/Larry dominance thing, including the staring.  I think one of the reasons I like this season is sthat the actors seem to be really enjoying themselves.

Speaking of actors - who was the shucker?  He seemed familiar.

Wings first, but more current, he's on Ballers.

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Regarding the scenes with Larry in the shower in episode one:  I've always said that people over 50 shouldn't be naked.

It always continues to amaze me how Larry manages to date such beautiful women on the show.  I guess fame and fortune will do that for you.  Elizabeth Banks this season.

I thought season 9 was well worth the wait (not that I liked the wait).  Larry is a genius!

I enjoyed the Fatwa stuff, both the musical and the vendetta, probably more the musical though.

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On the show and in real life, being funny never hurts. Women love a man who can make them laugh. That's Larry's appeal... and then the money.

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21 hours ago, cpcathy said:

Women love a man who can make them laugh. That's Larry's appeal... and then the money.

Plus he is highly respected and highly successful in his field.  He is also well liked by audiences.  If you ever watch SNL when he is on, he always gets a large and warm reception.  Not sure how much of "that" Larry is "this" Larry though  :)

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Emmy nominations!

Comedy Series
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Larry David
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Bryan Cranston
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Lin-Manuel Miranda

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On 10/3/2017 at 7:00 AM, Milburn Stone said:

I wouldn't think of not holding the door for a man or a woman who was approaching the door behind me.

It wouldn't occur to me that he or she would take it as an insult, as if I were saying, "I don't think you have the strength to open a door for yourself." Since I'm not saying that.

Maybe my attitude of consideration for others is generational? I hope not. I hope there are young people who are still polite. Never mind, I know there are.

Same, but I’m in my 50s and I think consideration of others has become somehow insulting these days. People  don’t like having to interact with strangers in person.  It’s just habit for me to check behind me as I go through a public door. Not because I think anybody can’t open their own door,  but because it’s commom courtesy!  I’m sure with each generation, manners die off a little bit, and this has been going on long before I was born.

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1 hour ago, MelodyK said:

People  don’t like having to interact with strangers in person.  

Never mind strangers, some folks don't even want to interact with friends/relatives...and prefer to text or email instead of making a phone call.  Sad how things are getting more & more impersonal.

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On 12/25/2017 at 7:44 AM, cpcathy said:

On the show and in real life, being funny never hurts. Women love a man who can make them laugh. That's Larry's appeal... and then the money.

 

On 12/26/2017 at 5:14 AM, rmontro said:

Plus he is highly respected and highly successful in his field.  He is also well liked by audiences.  If you ever watch SNL when he is on, he always gets a large and warm reception.

Larry is the kind of person who either you don't "get him" and then don't like him, or you do "get him" and you love him.

Do any of you have a friend, who in your group everybody loves him.  But to people outside your group you are always apologizing for him?  That's Larry David.

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Any sign of a new season?

larry had lost a lot of weight so he may not have energy to do more seasons.

 

though the last couple were very good.

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