Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 Premiere Review: Dodger Blues

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Curb Your Enthusiasm returned  on the air after quite a long hiatus - and the season eight premiere proved why it is one of the best comedies on television.

 "The Divorce" picked up right where “Seinfeld” left off, and neither the show nor Larry David skipped a beat.

Cheryl Hines and Larry David

It was awkward. It was funny. It made you question LD’s life. It was Curb, and it was fantastic! I love that they tore Larry and Cheryl apart so quickly at the start of the episode, and through the magic of time jumping, got them all the way through a divorce by the end of the 30 minutes.

Between Larry’s statement that he can call other bald guys “baldy” because it’s like black people calling each other the N word, Susie ripping Jeff a new one for even thinking she wouldn’t take him for all he’s worth if they ever got divorced, and Leon recommending Funkhouser put “Just Divorced” on the back of his car, the laughs didn’t stop.

Here at the TV Fanatic, we will be looking at many of the ridiculous situations Larry David gets himself into week after week. Check out are three from “The Divorce.” Be sure to weigh in on how you think LD handled the problem, and how you would react in the same spot:

The Buffet
LD’s Stance: Larry thought that since he gets “all he can eat” that he can share with everyone and anyone at his table.
My Perspective: Absolutely no way! Although it may be legal according to Larry’s terrible new lawyer, it is in no way proper to do at a buffet. When you order a meal at a restaurant, it's fine if you want to share some of it with others at your table, but when you order from an “All You Can Eat” buffet, you are forfeiting all rights to help your fellow eaters out. That is why you always order from the buffet if it has anything on it that you want.

Girl Scout Cookies
LD’s Stance:  Larry thought that since he had not yet paid for his girl scout cookies, he did not need to go through with the payment for them once he lost the Dodger tickets.
My Perspective: I’m with him on this one. No matter what his reason was for ordering the cookies... if he hadn’t already paid for them, there is definitely no requirement to go through with the transaction. Having said that, if I were in that situation with those nice little girls, I would have given in and paid in a heartbeat.

The First Time
LD’s Stance: When Kiera got her first period, Larry thought it was a great idea to run upstairs and get one of Cheryl’s tampons to help the girl out. He then decided to walk her through the process, step-by-step!
My Perspective: That is something only a woman should be helping a young girl with. If you're basically a stranger, like LD was in this situation, you immediately call the woman that can get to your house the fastest so that she can help out. Curb is always great with awkward, but that scene was so uncomfortable it ceased to be funny.

Of course, there are plenty of great quotes from LD and friends, so here are some of our favorites from “The Divorce," and don't forget to check out the Curb Your Enthusiasm Quotes page for more.  What was your favorite moment of the season eight premiere?  And aren’t you glad to have Larry back in your life?

Larry: You should have recused yourself. We can't go up against each other. It's in the code. The bald code. | permalink
Susie: What are you f**king kidding me? You think we're gonna have a nice divorce if we ever get divorced. No f**king way. I'm taking you for everything you have Mister. I'm taking your balls, and I'm thumbtacking them to the wall. | permalink
Kiera: Do you like girl scout cookies?
Larry: I find them abhorrent, but come in. | permalink
Larry: Why don't you get a divorce?
Funkhouser: I'm too lazy. | permalink
Larry: First of all, I commend you on the demographics. A Black, an Asian, and are you a Jew per chance? | permalink
Larry: I got a Swede lawyer?!? She's gonna get everything! | permalink

Review

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Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Great season,
thank you Larry, funny, funny, funny.... But what about Mac notebooks, a little bit too much, dont you think so. Having said that, still a great, great show. Greetings from Croatia. Keep up the good work

Danforcella

Thanks for clearing all of that up Lyle!

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DF, you are wrong on all three counts. The Buffet. Of course you can not share with everyone and anyone at your table when you order from a buffet. But Larry did not do that. If a fellow eater says something like "Oh, that shrimp looks good." it is well within your rights to offer one, or even two, and a little potato salad on the side. It would almost be rude not to. Girl Scout Cookies. If you are ordering girl scout cookies you absolutely 100% have to pay for them. Your remark that you would have given in because you thought they were cute is condescending. No matter if the girl scouts you order cookies from are cute or ugly, the decent, the only thing to do is to pay for the cookies. The First Time. You would have called a woman and let the poor girl wait for 15 or 20 minutes? Let her bleed all over her pants? Showing her that having a period is an emergency that requires some sort of cavalry to come in? That is just plain wrong. Larry showed her that having a period is something very normal and natural, something you do not have to be ashamed of. This was a liberating moment for that girl. Whereas the reaction of her father (being upset and cutting off the man that helped her out in a moment of distress) is surly enough to scar her for life. Glad we could clear that up.

Danforcella

I agree Dr...Rude not to offer.

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I love that the lawyer completes the deal without Larry having to sign anything.

Dr-toboggan

Oh and for awkward situations, I think Larry was right. If your talking to a woman in your bedroom it's rude not to at least offer sex.

Dr-toboggan

Susie ripping Jeff and new one and then the camera panning out to reveal both Funkhausers also there had me cracking up. Also the lawyer really should have recused himself

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I thought the tampon scene was the funniest part of the episode. Uncomfortable, yes, but absolutely hilarious. It would've been even better, actually, if he had somehow botched the instructions. That's where it seemed to be going, and that's what I was expecting.

Leigh-r

LD, welcome back!!

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 Episode 1 Quotes

You should have recused yourself. We can't go up against each other. It's in the code. The bald code.

Larry

Larry: You know what Berg, I like the cut of your jib.
Berg: Thank you very much Captain.

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