The fictional Larry David on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
— which we imagine is not very far removed from the real Larry David
— has many quirks, and has been on many adventures throughout the show’s eight-season run.
In honour of the return of the show after six years off the air, we collected our favourite and most memorable “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episodes.
From an attempt to illegally move his mother’s dead body to a less embarrassing gravesite, to squabbles with Ted Danson, to an epic fight with Diane Keaton’s interior decorator, here are the best episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which you can watch right now on HBO Go or HBO Now.
These are the best episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”:
Episode description: Larry gets into a fight with an interior decorator at Diane Keaton's house.
Original air date: November 12, 2000
Best moment: Larry criticises the sign-up sheet system at his doctor's office. They change the system after his complaints, and the new system (which was his idea) doesn't work in his favour, either.
Episode description: Larry twice encounters bad luck on the same golf hole.
Original air date: November 1, 2009
Best moment: Larry kills a swan.
Episode description: Larry is changed by a near-death experience, a revelation about his father, and a sandwich named after him.
Original air date: September 25, 2005
Best moment: Larry, disgusted by the contents of a sandwich named after him (onions, capers, white fish, sable, cream cheese), tries to get Ted Danson to switch sandwiches with him. Danson refuses.
Episode description: At the screening of a mini-series, the young daughter of a TV exec gets Larry to cut the hair off a beloved doll -- and then throws a fit over it. To save face, Larry and Jeff steal the head off Jeff's daughter's doll.
Original air date: November 4, 2001
Best moment: Larry hugs a child with a water bottle stuffed in his pants.
Episode description: Larry is frustrated by a 9 year old's text messages; Leon poses as a dead man; Jerry befriends Marty Funkhauser.
Original air date: November 15, 2009
Best moment: At the table read for the 'Seinfeld' reunion, Jason Alexander borrows Larry's pen. Larry is disgusted when Jason puts the pen in his ear and down his shirt.
Episode description: Larry suspects that HBO executive Allan Wasserman has stolen some shrimp out of his Chinese food.
Original air date: October 14, 2001
Best moment: Larry ruins a pitch to HBO for a new show starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus because, according to Larry, there is not a satisfying amount of shrimp in his Chinese food.
Episode description: Larry and Jeff debate their willingness to give Lewis their kidney.
Original air date: October 30, 2005
Best moment: Larry tells Lewis's assistant (a very funny Mindy Kaling) that her boss needs a kidney or he will die. She didn't know, and she freaks out. Then Lewis gets mad at Larry for scaring her.
Episode description: Larry gets bad news while shooting a film in New York, then exploits the situation to get out of some unappealing invitations.
Original air date: October 20, 2002
Best moment: Larry's father doesn't tell him that his mother died right away because he didn't want to 'bother' him while he's shooting a Martin Scorsese movie in New York.
Episode description: Larry and Cheryl renew their vows, but Larry has a hard time remembering his vows.
Original air date: March 7, 2004
Best moment: A rabbi tells Larry that he is bringing a 'survivor' to Larry's dinner party. Larry believes that he means a Holocaust survivor, so he brings his father's friend Solly, a real Holocaust survivor. The rabbi actually invites a contestant from the reality TV show, 'Survivor,' who gets into an argument with Solly about who had it worse.
Episode description: Larry plays social assassin at a dinner party, on the golf course, and at a restaurant.
Original air date: July 24, 2011
Best moment: Larry prioritises his desires over his morals when he sleeps with a Palestinian woman despite the fact that she's openly anti-Semitic.
Episode description: A failed alibi has consequences; a family dog is denied a last meal; Larry has a confrontation in a buffet line.
Original air date: August 7, 2011
Best moment: Susie finds out that they need to put their dog, Oscar, to sleep. She asks Larry and Jeff to get him frozen yogurt for his last meal, but they end up eating it.
Episode description: An incompetent chauffeur and a book about freaks provoke Larry.
Original air date: October 7, 2007
Best moment: After things go awry (what a surprise) at Ted Danson's birthday party, Larry says he doesn't want to be buried next to Ted Danson, so he asks Cheryl if she'll switch plots with him.
Episode description: Larry has some problems with his pants, leading to a series of misunderstandings.
Original air date: October 15, 2000
Best moment: Larry jokingly refers to his wife, Cheryl, as 'Hitler' without realising he's on speakerphone with Jeff's sensitive parents, who can hear him.
Episode description: Larry finds a way to use the HOV lane to get to a Dodgers game; Larry gets his father some medical marijuana.
Original air date: February 8, 2004
Best moment: Larry makes a racist comment during jury duty selection so he won't miss a Dodgers game.
Episode description: Larry argues with Richard Lewis and Susie over condolences; Larry confronts a pair of sample-abusers.
Original air date: September 23, 2007
Best moment: Larry steals flowers from Marty's mother's mother's memorial site. Twice.
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