"The Smiley Face" was definitely not the best episode in the early part of season eight, but Curb Your Enthusiasm is always reliable for at least a few laughs.
There was Larry claiming that he was the Edmund Hillary of shitting where you eat. We witnessed LD go nuts on Harry Hamlin, which led to the most bizarrely funny lines of the night: "Chocolate pretzels? Get the hell outta here!" And of course, there was the variety of awkward moments that took place at the funeral service, including Lar walking around with the titular smiley face on his head.
But, at the end of the day, it didn't have nearly as many ridiculous antics as "The Divorce" or "Palestinian Chicken," and it didn't come together quite as nicely as "The Safe House." A funny half hour indeed, but Curb is often done better.Remember to never give away a cabinet, and then tell us how you would have dealt with Larry's predicaments this week:
The 60 Dollars
LD's Stance: If you give someone money for something specific and that event never occurs, said person should return the money.
My Perspective: Larry is right on the MONEY with this one (of course the pun is intended). Especially with a relationship in such early stages, there is no way Heidi shouldn't have given the money back. I wouldn't have waited as long as LD to ask for it, though. First second I saw her, it's just a casual "Can I get my cash back?"
The Kiss and Talk
LD's Stance: Making out and chatting at the same time is perfectly fine.
My Perspective: No way! If you are doing a couple of closed mouth kisses here and there during a conversation that is one thing, but if you are trying to chit chat while making out, you have another thing coming, my friend. Once you are in the zone, there's no coming back out to talk about things.
The Two Year Window
LD's Stance: Once a family member has been dead for two years, there is no need to say "I'm sorry" when hearing about it.
My Perspective: While I agree with him in principle, I don't agree with it in practice. Each person grieves differently. If someone I was that close to died, I'd probably want an "I'm sorry" for the rest of my life. Others would be okay after a couple of years. Whatever the case may be, everybody deserves a nice comment in the situation, although LD's response of "hah" was definitely the funniest choice.
As always, here are some of our favorite quotes from "The Smiley Face." Don’t forget to check out all the best one-liners at our Curb Your Enthusiasm quotes page.
Larry: You know I talk during intercourse too. | permalink
Larry: I will be the Edmund Hillary of s**tting wear you eat. | permalink
Larry: That's a long time for sorrys. That's like saying Happy New Year in October. | permalink
Guy: You've got something on your head.
Larry: I believe they refer to that as a smiley face. They're frequently used by idiots at the end of emails and text messages, such as "I miss you ...smiley face." | permalink
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