Curb Your Enthusiasm allowed Larry David (co-creator of Seinfeld) to step in front of the camera in a starring role and gain a larger footprint in the mainstream media. The show provided a platform for David to present all of his twisted, hilarious ideas in a mature setting that Seinfeld did not allow. Airing on HBO, Curb Your Enthusiasm provided mature themes under a juvenile setting, with the show following a fictionalized version of David in his daily minutiae. The endearing series has countless classic episodes that deserve to be recognized, but here are 10 that (as David would put it) are “prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay, pretty good.”
In celebration of the great Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s 20th anniversary, here are 10 of our all-time favorite episodes of Larry David’s hilarious comedy series. Enjoy!
10. “The Car Salesman” (Season 2, Episode 1)
Season two’s premiere marked a shift in tone that the show would continue to develop and which would prove to be successful. Season two begins the trend of creating a major season-long plot point, whereas season one simply presented self-contained episodes. During “The Car Salesman,” Larry begins to envision the art of pitching a new pilot to Jason Alexander, one of his former Seinfeld stars. The pilot would center on the notion of an actor who has been typecast and is unable to stray from the role he played during a successful television series. The ingenious idea only begins to see its legs here as the episode itself is more of a comedic highpoint. Larry also decides on a whim to attempt selling vehicles, with no prior sales experience and little to no knowledge of cars themselves. The result is as poor as expected, yet proves to be laugh-out-loud comical throughout.