Curb Your Enthusiasm

2000, TV Show

Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode: "The Lefty Call"

Season 6, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Larry's bathroom habits prompt second thoughts about helping Richard's girlfriend (Tia Carrere) get a job; Leon counsels Larry on how to respond to a skinhead's taunts.
Original Air Date: Oct 1, 2007
Guest Cast JB Smoove: Leon Tia Carrere: Cha Cha
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Season 6, Episode 4
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Length: 30:00
Aired: 10/1/2007
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"The Lefty Call" Season 6, Episode 4

Folks, I attempt to make this a family-friendly blog, so I'm not going to quote any of Leon's advice to Larry about how to best deal with the skinhead (advice that included spray-painting and eating Snickers bars inside of said skinhead's southern orifice), but I will say that the whole thing had me laughing so hard, I was afraid I might hurt myself. Luckily I'm OK, because I certainly didn't want to end up in the doctor's office where I'd be quizzed on my bathroom habits. I do have to agree with Larry, Loretta, Leon and Aunt Rae, though, that anything less than two-ply is wholly unsuited for human use and is at the same level as the Port Authority. Compared to last week's episode, in which everything tied together so tidily at the end, tonight's episode wasn't quite as neat. It was more like just variations on a theme: Larry goes to the bathroom more than "normal," Cha Cha monitors these habits because she works across from the bathroom, Cheryl forces everyone to use recycled toilet paper - though I do have to admit one of the more inspired lines of the night was her drawing a direct line for the Blacks between nonrecycled toilet paper, global warming and hurricanes, "Which is why you're here!" - and doggie food poisoning. Larry's ear and his comment about miscarriages ("They do have nine kids") seemed mostly unrelated to the rest of the episode, unless you count the fact that a bathroom flush acted as a sonic boom. Just because it didn't all come together in the final 30 seconds doesn't mean it was a subpar episode. Quite the opposite, when you consider some of the gems we got: " The aforementioned, "Get in that ass" speech. So brilliant, I had to bring it up again. " "You have one of those healthy cars, how does that work?" "You put your foot on the gas." " "I've got a beautiful colon!" " Re: cutting hair, "It's like the bongos, who can't do that?" " "Why can't I make it to the toilet?" "Because it's more dramatic that way!" Aside from all of those, we had some wonderful Larry facial expressions, including his silent scream when the toilet flush busted his ear, his abject horror at the Blacks watching him go into the bathroom, and his patented truth-telling visual examination of the waiter. If Larry David looked at me like that, I'd slink away. In fact, to paraphrase Leon, I wouldn't do s--t and I'd punk out. Lessons learned this week? Use two-ply, stay away from doggie bags and don't question Chinese population-control laws. What divinely misanthropic teachings will LD bring us next? "We shall see." Check out Curb clips in our Online Video Guide. show less
Folks, I attempt to make this a family-friendly blog, so I'm not going to quote any of Leon's advice to Larry about how to best deal with the skinhead (advice that included spray-painting and eating Snickers bars inside of said skinhead's southern orifice), but I will say that the whole thing had me laughing so hard, I was afraid I might hurt myself. Luckily I'm OK, because I certainly didn't want to end up in the doctor's office where I'd be quizzed on my bathroom habits. I do have to agree with Larry, Loretta, Leon and Aunt Rae, though, that anything less than two-ply is wholly unsuited for human use and is at the same level as the Port Authority.Compared to last week's episode, in which everything tied together so tidily at the end, tonight's episode wasn't quite as neat. It was more like just variations on a theme: Larry goes to the bathroom more than "normal," Cha Cha monitors these habits because she works across from the bathroom, Cheryl forces everyone to use recycled toilet... 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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