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Sectorseven
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(10-02-2017, 04:36 PM)
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Hip GAF, is "lampin" a real thing?
VistraNorrez
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(10-02-2017, 04:36 PM)
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Felt like the Curb I've always known and loved.

The Fatwa making the news made sense. Let's not forget the "peeing on Jesus painting" was a controversy.
marvelharvey
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(10-02-2017, 04:56 PM)
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While I enjoyed the comedic aspects of the 'foisting', it's a recycled story arc from season 3, where Larry foisted the nanny on Jeff/Susie. Felt a little lazy. But aside from that small annoyance, what a wonderful season opener that was!
Lashley
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(10-02-2017, 05:13 PM)
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I fucking love that.

So, so glad its back.
Sarcastic Poster
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(10-02-2017, 05:28 PM)
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The new camera is distracting as hell.
Dalek
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(10-02-2017, 05:28 PM)
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Was anyone else surprised that Jeff and Susieís kid is old enough to get married? Seems like only yesterday she was playing with dolls with Larry.
Weetrick
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(10-02-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Did they show exactly what Larry texted Richard Lewis? Did my brain shut off? How did I miss this?
Kanik
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(10-02-2017, 05:31 PM)
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The opener with Larry trying to get the twist bottle open then breaking it - my life summed up.
Don Draper's Hat
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(10-02-2017, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Weetrick

Did they show exactly what Larry texted Richard Lewis? Did my brain shut off? How did I miss this?

Something like "Sorry about your bird but at least I'm still alive".
dallow_bg
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(10-02-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sectorseven

Hip GAF, is "lampin" a real thing?

It is now!
backflip10019
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(10-02-2017, 05:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kanik

The opener with Larry trying to get the twist bottle open then breaking it - my life summed up.

But for real, how are you supposed to open those things? They don't come with instructions and they're not immediately apparent. Any time I successfully open one, I feel like I just got lucky.
Zepp Twofist
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(10-02-2017, 05:53 PM)
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Great fucking episode. Didn't realize how much I missed this show.

Originally Posted by cevion

Extremely excited for this! At what time does the episode go live in the US?
I've got a HBO Nordic account, and we always get the shows one, or two/three days later than the US airing. (Sometimes Late Night With John Oliver can take several days to get uploaded to HBO Nordic, and by then I've already seen the cut version that gets uploaded to Youtube)

They're usually timely with scripted shows. I think the delay of stuff like John Oliver and Maher is because they have to add subtitles.
Monkeyball
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(10-02-2017, 06:02 PM)
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Funny to see Larry with an iPhone when last episode he still had an ancient phone.
RiderKairuu
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(10-02-2017, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sectorseven

Hip GAF, is "lampin" a real thing?

I think I've heard rappers say something along the lines of "lampin in the hamptons"
War Peaceman
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(10-02-2017, 06:40 PM)
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Larry talking about the bride/groom thing was just being a dickhead. The door holding thing was good but Curb is always at its best when he has a point. He did with the door but not with the gender roles part.

Also I find it weird he would write a play about Salman Rushdie's fatwa and then openly talk shit about the Ayatollah. I feel like he would write it and then as soon as it is required to publicly discuss it, freeze up and become paranoid about the threats to his life.

Still, solid episode.
SpecX
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(10-02-2017, 06:42 PM)
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Was it good? I didn't get home till late and went straight to bed. Planning on watching today, but want to know if it's just as good as previous seasons?
Santiako
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(10-02-2017, 07:10 PM)
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Man did I miss this show. Great start. I hope Leon sticks as his assistant for a while.

"Larry David's Office, what the fuck is up? I'm sorry, that bitch got foisted." was so so good.
Stumpokapow
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(10-02-2017, 07:17 PM)
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The door holding was classic Larry. He considers his decision briefly, makes a judgment call in his gut, gets called out for it, and then aggressively doubles down by constructing a scaffolding of why he made the decision and how anyone would have done the same and he can't apologize for that.

Originally Posted by shaneo632

First half was hilarious, didn't enjoy the Kimmel bit as much because it didn't seem particularly plausible (that all the news networks would cover it) and kinda low-hanging fruit.

They wouldn't cover the Kimmel bit on its own but they'd definitely cover the Fatwa. There was extensive coverage of the Rushdie Fatwa (and even years later, like when Cat Stevens gave an interview that some people incorrectly interpreted as rationalizing the Fatwa) and that was in a world where the news was dramatically less interested in sensationalizing this stuff the way they are now.
dLMN8R
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(10-02-2017, 07:28 PM)
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It's been a while since I watched the old episodes of Curb, but I think I genuinely laughed more and harder at this episode than most other Curb episodes. What a perfect return to form!
gun_haver
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(10-02-2017, 07:57 PM)
Wait, Cheryl Hines is 52? No way.
Shadybiz
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(10-02-2017, 08:03 PM)
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Good first episode; looking forward to more. Leon the assistant was hilarious!

Agreed that he was kind of just being a dick with the gender roles thing, and the holding the door thing was more of classic Larry.
brianjones
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(10-02-2017, 08:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sectorseven

Hip GAF, is "lampin" a real thing?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SALcMHkyfWg
smisk
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(10-02-2017, 08:28 PM)
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I'd seen the first couple seasons of Curb a few years ago and liked it, but just recently started aggressively bingeing it on Amazon. And fuck this show is good. Thought the third season got a little week, but the fourth was great. Right up there with my favorite comedies of all time.
markhimself46
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(10-02-2017, 08:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brandon F

The asshole dial was tuned way up that first episode, whereas often I can somewhat empathize and laugh with Larry's arguments(even if I disagree), it didn't work out that way like at all here.

Still, the structure was classic Curb and it is great to have a new season all the same.

I feel the same way. Usually, Larry's good intentions get misunderstood and taken as rude. This one, he was just straight up asshole. It's funny and everything, but it was different from what I'm used to in Curb. I did love his and Richard Lewis's back-and-forth.

Also, if this is to be the overarching plot for the season, it seems pretty zany. Maybe that's just me? Almost all of the season-long plots have been pretty grounded: opening a restaurant, preparing for a Broadway musical, writing the Seinfeld reunion, finding out who his biological father is, Richard Lewis needing a kidney, etc. But him offending the ayatollah and having to go into hiding? Seems a bit out there.

I still enjoyed the episode and I'm sure I'll enjoy the season, but it's just not what I was expecting.
Socreges
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(10-02-2017, 08:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by markhimself46

I feel the same way. Usually, Larry's good intentions get misunderstood and taken as rude. This one, he was just straight up asshole. It's funny and everything, but it was different from what I'm used to in Curb. I did love his and Richard Lewis's back-and-forth.

Also, if this is to be the overarching plot for the season, it seems pretty zany. Maybe that's just me? Almost all of the season-long plots have been pretty grounded: opening a restaurant, preparing for a Broadway musical, writing the Seinfeld reunion, finding out who his biological father is, Richard Lewis needing a kidney, etc. But him offending the ayatollah and having to go into hiding? Seems a bit out there.

I still enjoyed the episode and I'm sure I'll enjoy the season, but it's just not what I was expecting.

Jeff Garlin had been suggesting in interviews that this season would be nuts.
markhimself46
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(10-02-2017, 08:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Socreges

Jeff Garlin had been suggesting in interviews that this season would be nuts.

Ah ok. Aside from the teaser-trailer, I had avoided everything about this season cause I wanted to go in blind, so I hadn't expected this.
kmfdmpig
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(10-02-2017, 08:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kanik

The opener with Larry trying to get the twist bottle open then breaking it - my life summed up.

That was great, although it seemed fairly similar to the blister pack meltdown he had several seasons ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HubZInAs0-A
Sectorseven
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(10-02-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by markhimself46

Ah ok. Aside from the teaser-trailer, I had avoided everything about this season cause I wanted to go in blind, so I hadn't expected this.

Sloane
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(10-02-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Season is off to a good start, great episode. Was a bit afraid when Garlin talked about the big thing but that's actually a fun idea.
Enco
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(10-02-2017, 09:31 PM)
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Great first ep.

So happy to see this show again.
Jag
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(10-02-2017, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sectorseven

That had to be a Larry line.

The thing with Larry is that we worked hard to make these surprises be surprising and he doesn’t like people who ruin a surprise party. So that was the biggest thing. It wasn’t about ratings. He just wanted people to enjoy the show the way he wanted them to enjoy the show.

But this is also a guy who will run out of a movie with his hands over his ears if there is a trailer for a movie that he wants to see. He takes it to the extreme!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...lained-1044741

DJwest
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(10-02-2017, 09:50 PM)
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I'll add my voice to the pack: amazing fist episode. Can't wait for the rest!
Zousi
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(10-02-2017, 09:52 PM)
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Loved it. Finally something that guarantees laughs to our weeks. That disguise was so surprising that it just floored me. Just big old smiles from start to finish.
Peotical Injection
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(10-02-2017, 10:12 PM)
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I was dying of laughter when he met the groom.

Love that the show is back. Foisted!
Fitts
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(10-02-2017, 10:26 PM)
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Five minutes in and Iím already loving this.
boxter432
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(10-02-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dalek

Was anyone else surprised that Jeff and Susieís kid is old enough to get married? Seems like only yesterday she was playing with dolls with Larry.

I initially thought the same thing...
but...

the doll episode was in season two.

in 2001. 16 years ago!

looked up the actress that played their daughter...she's 25. wtf.
bodyofanamerican
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(10-02-2017, 10:27 PM)
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The second he decided not to hold the door for that woman, I thought to myself, "yep, we're back". So great.
Stumpokapow
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(10-02-2017, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by markhimself46

Also, if this is to be the overarching plot for the season, it seems pretty zany. Maybe that's just me? Almost all of the season-long plots have been pretty grounded: opening a restaurant, preparing for a Broadway musical, writing the Seinfeld reunion, finding out who his biological father is, Richard Lewis needing a kidney, etc. But him offending the ayatollah and having to go into hiding? Seems a bit out there.

Is this a truth is stranger than fiction thing? It literally happened. Salman Rushdie literally wrote a totally innocuous book, got a Fatwa against him, and had to have round the clock security for a decade. I find it hard to believe an actual true story could be too zany to be real :p
Socreges
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(10-02-2017, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Is this a truth is stranger than fiction thing? It literally happened. Salman Rushdie literally wrote a totally innocuous book, got a Fatwa against him, and had to have round the clock security for a decade. I find it hard to believe an actual true story could be too zany to be real :p

I don't think he's saying that it's unbelievable. It's just zany.

That said, Larry also had a black family move in with him for an entire season. That was pretty zany. The Fatwa plot just has a different feel because it's serious, life or death.
Baleoce
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(10-02-2017, 10:47 PM)
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It was a really good episode.
paperboywriter
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(10-02-2017, 10:58 PM)
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I'm god damn dying. I shot a porno constipated. I can't use that bitch constipation to lean on. Lololollllo
Fitts
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(10-02-2017, 11:01 PM)
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Hilarious. Perfect. Didnít miss a beat.
boxter432
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(10-02-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Socreges

I don't think he's saying that it's unbelievable. It's just zany.

That said, Larry also had a black family move in with him for an entire season. That was pretty zany. The Fatwa plot just has a different feel because it's serious, life or death.

well Larry also died and chats with his mom in heaven and his guardian angels dustin hoffman and borat.
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(10-02-2017, 11:23 PM)
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I enjoyed it but it felt a little bit too constructed. They crammed basically all of the cast into one episode which wasn't really needed, the whole scene with Cheryl's fundraiser was pointless. Hopefully now that the re-introduction episode is over things will improve.

Larry in disguise was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
RoadHazard
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(10-03-2017, 12:10 AM)
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I'm so fucking happy this show is back.
MrS
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(10-03-2017, 12:16 AM)
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The fast cuts in the opening scenes were horrible but as the episode went on it felt more and more like the Curb of old. Leon's presence continues to elevate the show to all-time great proportions. Curb is back.
Ristifer
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(10-03-2017, 12:44 AM)
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Fucking hilarious opener.

It did feel like it was shaking off some rust at the beginning (except for the door holding bit - classic), but it shook it off so well. Foisted!
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(10-03-2017, 12:47 AM)
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Oh my, I'm glad we're getting "supersized" episodes. Thought this was just a one off.
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(10-03-2017, 12:47 AM)
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Originally Posted by gun_haver

Wait, Cheryl Hines is 52? No way.

Yeah she did look great. Loved that smirk.

Larry was only couple years older when the show started.
phanphare
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(10-03-2017, 12:58 AM)
Larry David's office, what the fuck is up?

decent episode, nothing amazing. glad curb is back though.

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