Curb Your Enthusiasm Review: A Bow Is A Bow

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While there have been a couple of major bright spots, this season of Curb Your Enthusiasm has been a bit of a disappointment. This was never more obvious than with "The Bi-Sexual," maybe one of my least favorite episodes of Curb ever.

Larry failed to get into a single argument that was in need of analysis, there were very few laughable moments, and the attempt to tie the ending into the rest of the story was foolish.

Rosie O'Donnell on Curb Your Enthusiasm

Worst of all, though, was the fact that the entire episode was basically a forum to compare Viagra and sex to PEDs and baseball. It was so obvious that it became less and less funny every time a new joke was used, which was non-stop over the course of the half hour.

The fact that the entire thing was happening at the same time that Larry, Jeff and Rosie were playing softball? That just made it seem even more contrived.

Other than the Japanese tourist calling out the Japanese restaurant owner for his "shit bow," the only thing that saved this episode was the man, the myth, the legend... Leon Black.

Between him showing up in NYC in Larry's beat up car, the fact that he took in a roommate at Larry's house in L.A., announcing to New York that he was there, and having a croissant filled with mother effing champagne, Leon was his usual hilarious self.

I'm certainly glad that Leon has made his way to the Big Apple, but will it be enough to save the season as we head down the home stretch? There are only three episodes to go. Let's hope they're less like this one and more like "Palestinian Chicken."

As always, here are some of our favorite quotes from "The Bi-Sexual." Don’t forget to check out all the best one-liners at our Curb Your Enthusiasm quotes page.

Rosie: You know what a lesbian brings on a second date? A U-Haul. | permalink
Larry: Tie goes to the hetero. | permalink
Larry: Lesbians have kind of an advantage in a way.
Leon: They some tricky mother f**kers. | permalink
Leon: I'm livin' large. I just had a croissant filled with mother f**king champagne. | permalink

Review

Editor Rating: 2.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (35 Votes)

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

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curb does not do disappointing.great episode as usual.the greatest show ever to hit our tv screens.larry is a legend.this episode was'nt pretty,pretty good,it was as good as it gets.

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BEST YET

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The whole sushi/lesbian double entendres were hilarious.

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Best episode this season, in my opinion. The interaction between Larry and the Japanese restuarant owner was hilarious! Loved the sarcasm from the owner. Leon with his "what do gloves do? They catch balls, Larry!" was classic Leon.

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The softball part was contrived, but I didn't find it more contrived than any other Curb episode, really.

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Completely disagree. This was one of the best Curb episodes of all time! Larry VS Rosie was hilarious, Leon offering advice was even funnier! "I'm not letting you in." "I was just levelling the playing field."

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How could: "NEW YORK CITY BABY I'M HERE!!! You gotta tell people your here sometimes." Not only make the quotes, but have made this episode.

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I couldn't disagree more; I thought this was the funniest episode of the season (behind Palestinian Chicken). The whole competition between Larry and Rosie was hilarious and they both played it so well. The woman who played the bisexual was great and, of course, Leon...

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 8 Episode 7 Quotes

I came alive in areas that have been dry like the Sahara desert.

Rosie

You know what a lesbian brings on a second date? A U-Haul.

Rosie
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