Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode: "The Anonymous Donor"

Season 6, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: A new home for the Davids comes with another houseguest; Larry complains about a dry-cleaning mishap to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) after his prized Yankees jersey is lost; Ted Danson's anonymity irks Larry at a philanthropic gala.
Original Air Date: Sep 16, 2007
Guest Cast Andrew Friedman: Merl Berger Mary Steenburgen: Herself Gina Gershon: Anna Barbara Boxer: Herself Ashly Holloway: Sammie Greene Nick Nervies: Daryl J.B. Smoove: Leon Ken Jeong: Man in Jersey No. 1 Ted Danson: Himself Ellia English: Auntie Rae Cathy Ladman: Cathy Vivica A. Fox: Loretta Black
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Season 6, Episode 2
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Length: 30:00
Aired: 9/16/2007
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"The Anonymous Donor" Season 6, Episode 2

Not even Joe Klein had so much trouble being anonymous. Then again, no one ever accused Mr. Klein of using a teddy bear as an aphrodisiac. Episodes like this make you wonder whether Larry David really ever thinks about anything but being master of his domain. Not that we should complain, because even if it is his main concern, we get to hear Susie say stuff like this: "You what? You jerked off in their house? That is sick! You have wrought your semen outside of our home, Jeff? That's adultery!" Then there was her husband's explanation that he had had too much Manischewitz at Passover and as such it was excusable, considering, "It's not Yom Kippur, I would never do it on the high holidays." The Greenes make me swoon, but I pity their poor daughter, Sammy. That little girl is in for a lifetime of serious therapy. We also got the triumphant return of Gina Gershon's Anna, the Orthodox Jewish dry cleaner. Thank god someone explained the "Law of the Dry Cleaner's" to me. (I'm going to have to invest in that Dryell stuff, because I only really have three pairs of good work pants, and I can't afford to lose them.) I could totally understand the look on Larry's face when he found out that Senator Boxer was, "part of the problem." If we can't trust our government, who can we trust? Maybe he should have sent Leon after her. Of course, Larry's incredulity that more than one Pepitone jersey could possibly exist was baffling in and of itself. But good for him and his new buddy, Leon, ending up with a "matching set." In the end, even if Larry ended up getting the ever-loving crap beat out of him due to his status as a dry-cleaning vigilante, at least he's won the latest battle in his cold war with Ted Danson. To the greater public, they're both anonymous, but thanks to his flirtatious taps with Cheryl, Ted is now considered to be the greater of two perverts by Susie. Greatest throwaway moment of the night? Auntie Rae tackling Larry for chasing the kids around in a white sheet, then saying, "Ghost is not the first thing you think about. You think about KKK." Second greatest? Larry calling Ted Danson a "little yenta." Until next week, put the following on your agendas: Write your congressman regarding what I'm calling Larry's Law, and for god's sake, stay away from the Manischewitz. Check out Curb clips in our Online Video Guide. show less
Not even Joe Klein had so much trouble being anonymous. Then again, no one ever accused Mr. Klein of using a teddy bear as an aphrodisiac. Episodes like this make you wonder whether Larry David really ever thinks about anything but being master of his domain.Not that we should complain, because even if it is his main concern, we get to hear Susie say stuff like this: "You what? You jerked off in their house? That is sick! You have wrought your semen outside of our home, Jeff? That’s adultery!" Then there was her husband’s explanation that he had had too much Manischewitz at Passover and as such it was excusable, considering, "It’s not Yom Kippur, I would never do it on the high holidays." The Greenes make me swoon, but I pity their poor daughter, Sammy. That little girl is in for a lifetime of serious therapy.We also got the triumphant return of Gina Gershon’s Anna, the Orthodox Jewish dry cleaner. Thank god someone explained the "Law of the Dry Cleaner’s" t... read more

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Premiered: October 15, 2000, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A neurotic TV writer copes with life in L.A. in a tart, hilarious and semi-improvised sitcom that follows him dealing with one cringe-inducing dilemma after another, sometimes in the company of mortified celebrity colleagues (who play themselves). If the premise sounds a bit like `George Costanza in Hollywood,' it's because the `Seinfeld' nebbish was based on `Curb' star Larry David, the co-creator of Jerry's classic sitcom.

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