11 Episodes 2005 - 2005
"Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David (playing a fictionalized version of himself) is as socially inept as ever in the fifth season of the heavily improvised comedy, landing himself in more awkward situations in 10 episodes than most people do in a lifetime.\ Early on, Larry learns longtime pal Richard Lewis (as himself) needs a kidney, prompting Larry and Jeff Greene (Jeff Garlin) to ponder how far they'll go to help a friend in need. It's something Larry struggles with all season after getting the dreaded news that he is indeed a kidney match, and he goes to ridiculous lengths, like befriending the head of an organ-transplant organization, to ensure he won't end up on the operating table. In another story arc, a mumbled comment from his father (Shelley Berman) makes Larry wonder whether he was adopted, and he enlists private detective Omar Jones (Mekhi Phifer) to uncover the truth. Some of Larry's most memorable Season 5 gaffes include bringing a registered sex offender (Rob Corddry) to Seder; adopting a dog that Wanda Sykes (as herself) pegs as racist; buying a bra for his housekeeper (and upsetting her husband in the process); getting into a heated feud with an elderly bingo player at his father's nursing home; and accusing his Korean bookie of kidnapping Jeff's dog. Ted Danson, Rosie O'Donnell, Hugh Hefner, Kevin Nealon, Gary Player, Dustin Hoffman, Bea Arthur and Sacha Baron Cohen all make cameos.
The Larry David Sandwich
Sun, Sep 25, 2005 30 mins
A deli owner names a sandwich after Larry, but it's no surprise that he hates what is in it. Elsewhere, a life-altering experience prompts Larry to find religion. Nat: Shelley Berman. Dr. Sewell: Kenneth Kimmons. Leo: Ed O'Ross.
Sun, Oct 2, 2005 30 mins
Wanda pegs the Davids' new dog as racist; Larry consults a private investigator for help in solving a personal dilemma; and the lesbian community disapproves of Larry's recent behavior. Omar: Mekhi Phifer. Jodi: Mayim Bialik. Marty: Bob Einstein.
The Christ Nail
Sun, Oct 9, 2005 30 mins
After coming between Jeff's daughter and the tooth fairy, Larry gets busted in his quest to buy a bra for his housekeeper, which crosses a line with her husband. Cheryl's father: Paul Dooley. Maria: Lydia Blanco. Jesus: Lobo Sebastian.
Sun, Oct 16, 2005 30 mins
Larry's artless behavior is on display at a Japanese restaurant; later, he has a run-in during a heated game of bingo at a nursing home. Kevin Nealon guest stars.
Lewis Needs a Kidney
Sun, Oct 30, 2005 30 mins
Richard Lewis, Mekhi Phifer and Frank Whaley guest star when Larry and Jeff consider (and reconsider) how far they'll go to help a friend.
The Smoking Jacket
Sun, Nov 6, 2005 30 mins
Larry is coerced into making others' dreams come true; Larry trades smoking jackets with a legend. Hugh Hefner, Gary Player, Richard Kind.
Sun, Nov 13, 2005 30 mins
Larry's guest for Seder---a sex offender---is deemed inappropriate by his fellow celebrants. Robert Corddry, Pat Harrington, Stephen Tobolowsky.
The Ski Lift
Sun, Nov 20, 2005 34 mins
Larry goes out of his way to get on the good side of the chairperson of an organ-transplant organization. Richard Lewis appears as himself. Omar: Mekhi Phifer.
The Korean Bookie
Sun, Nov 27, 2005 30 mins
Larry takes a big risk by being suspicious of his bookmaker after Jeff's dog disappears. Bobby Lee, Stuart Pankin, Lauren Katz.
The End - Part 1
Sun, Dec 4, 2005 30 mins
In Part 1 of the fifth-season finale, Larry is a changed man after a trip to Arizona, which comes as a relief to Richard Lewis. Shelley Berman.
The End - Part 2
Sun, Dec 4, 2005 30 mins
In the conclusion of the Season 5 finale, Larry is a changed man after a trip to Arizona, which comes as a relief to Richard Lewis. Shelley Berman.