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Curb Your Enthusiasm/Seinfeld Tonite

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 20, 2009 @ 8:00 pm In Humor,Television,Weekend | Comments Disabled

EW Seinfeld curb [1]I am totally looking forward to tonight’s premiere episode of the new Curb Your Enthusiasm [2] on HBO.

I was a big Seinfeld fan, and am now an even bigger Curb fan.

I love the concepts Larry David uses in the show — the Restaurant/Tourettes finale, the Mel Brooks/Producers arc, and now the Seinfeld reunion. Just brilliant stuff.

At the start of its seventh season, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” isn’t really breaking any of its own rules, but what struck me about the first three episodes sent for review was how consistent the show has been from year to year. Perhaps the short seasons and lengthy periods between them are some of the reason, but it’s rare to see a show this at or close to the top of its game this far into its existence. Most sitcoms have worn out their welcome by the seventh season premiere. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is not most sitcoms.


And this:

Jerry Seinfeld is set to appear in five episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” while the other “Seinfeld” cast members – Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards – are slated to appear in four installments.

For Louis-Dreyfus, “It’s the anti-reunion reunion, and I’d like to copyright that.” And says Seinfeld, “As far as I’m concerned, we did do it, and in a better way than I ever imagined. This exceeded my expectations, so there’s no chance I would revisit it now.”

- Popwatch [4]

Very cool . . .


Videos here [5]

Back to ‘Curb’ and Getting a Kick [6]
Tom Shales
Washington Post, September 20, 2009


‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ back for more laughs in 7th season [7]
Verne Gay
Newsday, September 20, 2009


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[1] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/EW-Seinfeld-curb.jpg

[2] Curb Your Enthusiasm: http://www.hbo.com/larrydavid/

[3] BRIAN TALLERICO: http://www.hollywoodchicago.com/news/8700/tv-review-curb-your-enthusiasm-returns-as-funny-as-ever-with-seinfeld-cast

[4] Popwatch: http://popwatch.ew.com/2009/08/27/seinfeld/

[5] Videos here: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2009/09/curb-your-enthusiasm-season-7-preview-hbo/

[6] Back to ‘Curb’ and Getting a Kick: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/18/AR2009091800241.html

[7] ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ back for more laughs in 7th season: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-curb_0920gd.State.Edition1.4bd2aea.html

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