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Curb Your Enthusiasm is the King of the Shows. I've seen the first season and a half, and woah. It's blown me away, baby.
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That's surprising.

You are aware that Joss Whedon doesn't write it, right?
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thomasgaffney wrote:That's surprising.

You are aware that Joss Whedon doesn't write it, right?

hahahaha.... whedonilash...
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I actually don't think it would be as good if Whedon wrote an episode. CYB is very much different to Whedon's style of TV.

Yes, I love Whedon, and would do him over and over and over, but he's not the man for CYE.


I think Seinfeld is average, btw.
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Tonay wrote:
Yes, I love Whedon, and would do him over and over and over

brokeback whedon...?
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Backstreet Whedon.
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Two words:

THE WIRE

And one more:

DEADWOOD

And, oh, one more:

CARNIVALE

Ehr... original/UK THE OFFICE?
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I've never seen The Wire, although I've heard great things.

Deadwood and Carnivale, I didn't like. Watched the first 4 episodes of each, and thought 'fuck this'

The Office (original) is the third best show ever made. The remake is pretty damn good too, but not nearly as good.
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Cottonwood wrote:Two words:

THE WIRE
My favourite TV Show ever.
And one more:

DEADWOOD
One of my favourites ever
And, oh, one more:

CARNIVALE
Agreed
Ehr... original/UK THE OFFICE?
Makes me cringe too much but it is masterful if not personally entertaining for my delicate sensibilities.

Don't forget

The Shield
Twin Peaks
Rome
Sopranos
Lost (apart from Charlie & Claire)
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So.... you've discovered Larry David - its a great show - a lot of it's ad-libbed to David's general storylines. It owes a fair bit to Gary Shandling's tonight-show host show 'The Larry Sanders Show' and maybe even Britain's Alan Partridge. I envy you - there's still three and a half series of this show you haven't seen yet, as well as the 'Larry does Stand-up' HBO 'documentary', also called 'Curb your Enthusiasm' (I think) which inspired the series
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I've seen that 'Larry does Stand-Up' - that was the pilot episode of the series, right?

One thing that's interesting is how the pilot is a mockumentary, and the rest of the episodes aren't. Yet the filming style is much the same. Has Larry said anything about that switch and why he did it?

But honestly - after I saw Freaks and Geeks about 6 months ago, I thought I'd never again have that feeling of 'I've just discovered the best tv show ever'. But I have it makes me ridiculously happy.

Weird thing is, the first time I saw CYE was ages ago, it was the season 3 premiere, and I HATED HATED HATED it. It didn't make me laugh, since I was expecting a laugh-a-minute comedy, and it wasn't that at all. It's far more subdued and downbeat than most tv comedies, where the typical stuff is things like Scrubs and My Name Is Earl.
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Cottonwood wrote:CARNIVALE
Best TV show I've seen since Twin Peaks - a Masterpiece.

I agree that CYE is very funny - but it is very true that it owes a massive debt to The Larry Sanders Show, which I used to love back in the 90s. I saw a repeat the other day, and it had Haley Joel Osment when he was about 3 years old - the little freak!
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It really is quite good. And fairly influential if you look at all the new tv comedies these days.
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http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

Season Six starts September 9th. I love this show, and might try making this thread actually worth reading as the new episodes start airing. Resident HBO devotees, I expect you to be here...
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tapehead wrote:http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

Season Six starts September 9th. I love this show, and might try making this thread actually worth reading as the new episodes start airing. Resident HBO devotees, I expect you to be here...
I'll be here Tape. Obviously.

I love CYE. I actually like it more than Seinfeld, which is almost heresy.

All the episodes follow the same formula, but it works so why mess with it.
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"Car Wash gentleman" is possibly the greatest ever use of profanity. That whole episode is genius and was actually the first ep I ever saw. There are a few lame episodes though, it must be said.

I will be dl'ing season six for sure.
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tapehead wrote:http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

Season Six starts September 9th. I love this show, and might try making this thread actually worth reading as the new episodes start airing. Resident HBO devotees, I expect you to be here...
I will be there with rings on my fingers and bells on my toes! I LOVE this show as well. I've been watching this show since Day 1. Funny as hell!
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Maui wrote:
tapehead wrote:http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

Season Six starts September 9th. I love this show, and might try making this thread actually worth reading as the new episodes start airing. Resident HBO devotees, I expect you to be here...
I will be there with rings on my fingers and bells on my toes! I LOVE this show as well. I've been watching this show since Day 1. Funny as hell!
Day one, eh?

I only found out about it after season 2.
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I will help Tape...I love this show too... it just needs to be watced times and when you're stoned..

Aside from all that LARRY DAVID WOOOOO!!

I've been lookingn forward to this more the Sopranos final... which I saw and liked heaps...
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I'm with Maui and VB and have seen them all on DVD or recording - But it was when I saw the end of series three "the Grand Opening", with it's climactic symphony of tourettes-like swearing, that I really fell in love with it.
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The Larry David sandwitch was also a golden moment....

but i digress...
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This thread will get some serious action - no worries. I might even start posting some of my favourite episodes.

I know I don't have the episode name, dead on, but:

1. The Smoking Jacket
2. The Tennis Instructor
3. Halloween Episode
4. Black cable guy
5. Wanda's Fiance
6. Shrimp Chinese Food



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I may, or may not agree with those selections....



the Shrimp Chinese Food is great as I have often felt the same way, as I do with may of this shows themes :D
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Porno Gil, Beloved *cough* Aunt...
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tapehead wrote:Porno Gil, Beloved *cough* Aunt...

That was a good one!

Monks, we all find different things funny, eh? Makes us unique! Go eat some baguette, would ya? :wink:
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BAAA!!! I want a white fish and caper sandwitch gonddamnit
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Oh dear, Monkey is going to find himself in the corner before he knows what's happening...
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Wa?? Again, that's no fun at all.... What Did I say... I know that I'm not jewish but that doesn't count i here... does it???
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Man I loved the smoking jacket episode. Those are all excellent choices Maui.
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stereosforgeeks wrote:Man I loved the smoking jacket episode. Those are all excellent choices Maui.

Thanks. I also found the ski lift one funny. I've been stuck on the chairlift many times, I even jumped off a chairlift. It just really hit home for me.
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tapehead wrote:http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

Season Six starts September 9th. I love this show, and might try making this thread actually worth reading as the new episodes start airing. Resident HBO devotees, I expect you to be here...
REMINDER FOR ALL CURB ENTHUSIASTS!!!!! TONIGHT!!!
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1.5 hours! to be exact.
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stereosforgeeks wrote:1.5 hours! to be exact.
See I have to remember with YOU (3 hr diff) not to come to these threads before I watch the show, as you SPOIL it!



:wink:
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Maui wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:1.5 hours! to be exact.
See I have to remember with YOU (3 hr diff) not to come to these threads before I watch the show, as you SPOIL it!



:wink:
only because you expect my responses immediately following the episodes. You drive me to it. ;)
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Post by stereosforgeeks »

COME ON SCHMOHOG!

Baseball bat to the smoke alarm. I can totally understand wanting to do that. DAMN FIRE ALARMS.

"That's like if my name was Larry Jew."

"Funkhouse knowingly served us penis"

good episode.
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tapehead wrote:Porno Gil, Beloved *cough* Aunt...
Things like that are why CYE is so good - just like Fawlty Towers, the humour comes mainly from seeing Larry/Basil's frustration snowball into full-blown madness as the episode progresses.
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I've done that to a smoke alarm before
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wonkabar wrote:I've done that to a smoke alarm before
I almost did yesterday!
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You want to have sex with Cha Cha????

When they served the cake - you just heard this SCREAM! hahahahah



Then all the wrong party dates. hahahah I've actually done this, no kidding. I've showed up at a party a day late. I only did this once, and it was a honest mistake. I was invited in, had some wine, and still enjoyed myself, unlike Larry & co.


I laughed so hard, I cried watching this show. What a way to start the new season!!!
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Maui wrote:You want to have sex with Cha Cha????

When they served the cake - you just heard this SCREAM! hahahahah



Then all the wrong party dates. hahahah I've actually done this, no kidding. I've showed up at a party a day late. I only did this once, and it was a honest mistake. I was invited in, had some wine, and still enjoyed myself, unlike Larry & co.


I laughed so hard, I cried watching this show. What a way to start the new season!!!
I actually thought they played out the party joke a little too much.
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stereosforgeeks wrote:
I actually thought they played out the party joke a little too much.
Of course they did - but it was still funny!
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Maui wrote:
stereosforgeeks wrote:
I actually thought they played out the party joke a little too much.
Of course they did - but it was still funny!
Ohh no doubt.
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"cum is not cum larry?"
"I brings the ruckus to the ladies"

"Come over to my house and whack off, what do I care?"

"Your part of the problem senator"

"If your anonymous how come people know about it?"

"Guess who jerked off on our blanket. It was Jeff. Isnt that hilarious?"

"Ghost? Where I come from you see someone in the sheet you think of KKK."

This was a great episode.
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So I finally set my DVR to record the entire series - no more catchup.

2nd episode - too freakin' funny. I like the hurricane family - they are hilarious. Chasing down that Jersey from the dry cleaners. Anonymous walls. Soiled blankets - ewwwwwwwww, still very funny. Banning from houses. :D

I love this show!!!!!
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Finally caught up huh?

I thought this second episode was much better than the first one.
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stereosforgeeks wrote:Finally caught up huh?

I thought this second episode was much better than the first one.
Yeah it was. I still chuckled continually thru the 1st episode though. Curb just can't go wrong with me, in any shape or form.
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The 3rd episode was good.

You had the whole sampling debacle which is fo fn true. I hate those people too LD.

The funkhauser stinky money. If I was Larry I would have totally made the florist take the cash! Also, they dont take credit cards come on.
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Well much to my dismay, I have the DVR set to record on a DIFFERENT night - pfftffffffttt - tonight!
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Episode 2 is still the best one so far.
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stereosforgeeks wrote:Episode 2 is still the best one so far.
It was better than the 1st one - I agree.

The episode was called "Anonymous" - tee hee hee!
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