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Episode Recap: "Ted and Mary"

Season 1, Episode 2 - "Ted & Mary" - Larry David and Jeff Garlin

In this episode of Curb, entitled "Ted and Mary," we get to meet Larry and Cheryl's couple-friends Ted (hey, he was on Cheers!) and Mary (hey, she was in Back to the Future Part 3!), watch Larry fumble through a crush and enjoy the saga of shoes, shopping and Simon.

Cheryl and Larry are unwinding bowling with their friends (and real-life husband and wife) Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen. Larry winds up and throws a strike thrilling, and impressing all. Ted hands Larry his winnings, Cheryl applauds and there are smiles aplenty. They're having such a good time that Ted invites them both to see Paul Simon with them in their luxury box seats that weekend.

Larry goes up to the counter to turn in his bowling shoes and is handed a pair of sneakers:  not his. After looking around, the guy running the counter admits he must have given up Larry's shoes to another guy by mistake. They all can't believe the guy took them (What kind of guy would take someone else's shoes?!) so Larry leaves, not only his phone number, but the building... in his stocking feet.
Ted: "Does this happen to you a lot?"
Larry:  "Yeah it does."
Ted, let me let you in on a secret:  if it didn't we wouldn't have a show. 

Back at their house that night ... read more

Curb: The Discussion Asks: Why do men have trouble asking for directions?

Ever been in a car with a male driver who is lost? What's up with most men's reluctance to ask for directions?

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Curb: The Discussion Asks: Can Men and Women Ever Be "Just Friends?"

In the second episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Ted and Mary," a smitten Larry goes shopping with Mary in an effort to be her friend.  Curb: The Discussion host Susie Essman and panelists Randy Cohen, Patti Stanger, Dr. Todd Boyd and Rob Zombie comment.

Watch the video, then sound off in our poll below.

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Episode Recap: "The Pants Tent"

Season 1, Episode 1 - "The Pants Tents" - Larry David

What do a 5 inch bunch-up of fabric, lies, deceit, improper speakerphone etiquette and more than a few references to Nazi Germany have in common? Nothing. And everything. Welcome to Larry David's post-Seinfeld exercise in neuroses Curb Your Enthusiasm. Episode 1: "The Pants Tent."

Larry David. Co-creator of Seinfeld one of the most popular shows in the history of American television. After a two year retirement he decides to return to the format that made him rich and famous. What do you suppose the first image of his new HBO program is --the very FIRST thing you see? It's Larry David... squeezing the fabric in his groin.

It starts off innocently enough... well, at least after the groin thing. Larry's distressed about his pants that seem to have a "5 inch fabric bunch-up" every time he sits. He calls his wife Cheryl over and demonstrates the inflated fabric by pushing down on it a number of times. The subject changes and Larry brings up going to see ... read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm Hardly Curbed

Diane Robina

As a die-hard fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, I'm thrilled that TV Guide Network has the opportunity to air it for our viewers.  There was always, of course, the concern that some of the series' more R-rated material would have to be edited for basic cable.  As any Curb buff knows, the show is like a fine garment—you can't just cut into it.  If we were going to show Curb Your Enthusiasm, we wanted to do everything in our power to preserve its integrity.  Larry David liked the sound of this.

Syndicated series that run over 20 minutes are often chopped down to fit the traditional half-hour format, but we wanted to air Curb in its entirety.  Larry and his team of executive producers came to us with the idea of Curb: The Discussion, a segment to run after each episode that would round the total running time up to an hour.  Developed and produced in collaboration with Real Time with Bill Maher executive producer Scott Carter, The Discussion features host Susie Essman (Susie Greene on Curb) chatting with celebrities, experts, and prominent social figures about the show's ethical and moral predicaments.

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Curb: The Discussion Asks: Should Breast Implants Be Considered Real or Fake?

Curb: The Discussion host Susie Essman and panelists Randy Cohen, Patti Stanger, Hill Harper and Jon Hamm talk about breast implants, sparked by a scene in Curb Your Enthusiasm's first episode, "The Pant Tent", where after a woman in a theater accuses Larry David of staring at her breasts. Larry then defends his behavior, referring to her breast implants as "chemical balls." Watch the video and vote in our poll after the jump. read more

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