Curb Your Enthusiasm

2000, TV Show

Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode: "The N Word"

Season 6, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Larry's attempt to do something nice for Auntie Rae backfires; an opportunity arises for Larry when Jeff's treated for a sleeping disorder.
Original Air Date: Oct 28, 2007
Guest Cast Ellia English: Auntie Rae
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Season 6, Episode 8
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Length: 30:00
Aired: 10/28/2007
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"The N Word" Season 6, Episode 8

I never knew being bald was such a burden. Look at our good friend Jeff: With a full head of hair, he's getting extra food and high-profile clients. As a baldie, well, he's just a fatter version of Larry, though, it must be said, without years of bitterness about his condition. Fortunately for him, his hair will, as he pointed out after cursing Larry, grow back. Larry's bald forever. Larry's not just bald, though. Larry's bald and single. And the single part is what prompted one-half of tonight's debacle (though the baldness didn't help). Why did Auntie Rae have to hug for longer than five minutes? He never would have mentioned his groin problems to Doctor Flomm (played by braless wonder Sue Ellen Mischke's alter ego, Brenda Strong), he wouldn't have been "massaging" himself in the car. With but one strike to go against the Blacks, he just had to be caught saying the N word. One can only thank god that Jeff's doctor shaved his head instead of fixing his snoring problem ("that motherf--ker swallowed a kazoo!"), or the Blacks might never have moved back in with LD. So Larry is bald and single, but the fact that he's a stall man contributed to his problems as well. If he'd been the urinal type, maybe that bigot in the bathroom wouldn't have used the N word, thus saving Larry a lot of grief and offense. But who, in repeating a story like that, would actually use the word?! I've changed my mind: Larry's totally to blame for Jeff's shaved head. Discounting the whole N word thing for a moment, I have to admit that I was just as perplexed as Larry at Doctor Flomm's behavior; talk about someone whose work has taken over her life. Her sister sits at something rather like a receptionist's desk in her own house while elevator music plays, and the good doctor herself keeps a professional scale in her bedroom. Larry must have been really hard up for a date if these weird "decorations" as it were (not to mention the doctor-speak while setting up a date) didn't set off the warning bells, let's face it, nothing ever will. Larry needs Cheryl back, as that montage demonstrated. Whether his estrogen pills or his loneliness brought it on, it was still a treat to see that car-wash scene again. I refuse to use the N word myself, so I rather carefully picked out the best lines of the night: " "He was just a despicable bald man." "Bald? Did he by any chance wear glasses?" " "You hugged my auntie, man, and you be stabbin' her in the stomach?" " "F--k you, Larry, and your monkey ass!" (accompanied by Auntie Rae's middle finger) " "I've got people in my house. They're black, but their name is Black. She's got brothers and sisters!" Larry's life could never be better without the Blacks, no matter what Doctor Flomm claims, but he's not the same without Cheryl either. Here's hoping that they get back together over the course of the remaining two(!) episodes this season. Check out Curb clips in our Online Video Guide. show less
I never knew being bald was such a burden. Look at our good friend Jeff: With a full head of hair, he's getting extra food and high-profile clients. As a baldie, well, he's just a fatter version of Larry, though, it must be said, without years of bitterness about his condition. Fortunately for him, his hair will, as he pointed out after cursing Larry, grow back. Larry's bald forever.Larry's not just bald, though. Larry's bald and single. And the single part is what prompted one-half of tonight's debacle (though the baldness didn't help). Why did Auntie Rae have to hug for longer than five minutes? He never would have mentioned his groin problems to Doctor Flomm (played by braless wonder Sue Ellen Mischke's alter ego, Brenda Strong), he wouldn't have been "massaging" himself in the car. With but one strike to go against the Blacks, he just had to be caught saying the N word. One can only thank god that Jeff's doctor shaved his head instead of fixing his snoring problem ("that motherf... 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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