Dogs Gettin’ Gassed

curb_your_enthusiasmEpisode Commentary: Seinfeld

All good things must eventually come to an end and last Sunday marked the season finale of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The episode continues the well planned and funny Seinfeld reunion with an episode simply entitled “Seinfeld.” The episode didn’t deliver the “push the envelope” humor that was present all season, but was more of a throwback to previous seasons. Nevertheless, after ten weeks of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” it will certainly be missed Sunday nights.

The show compiled classic Larry David situations well, putting together an intriguing reunion episode of “Seinfeld” that almost doesn’t happen, thanks to some jealousy on David’s part. Tthe whole reunion show was a scam on David’s part to win back the heart of his ex-wife, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines). After seeing her on and off set interactions with Jason Alexander, David becomes convinced they are having an affair. In classic sitcom fashion, questions are never asked and assumptions lead to comical results. Even Alexander’s dogs almost get gassed because of David’s irrational perspectives.

This situation also leads to Alexander walking off the set after David unsuccessfully tries to fill in the iconic shoes of George.

However, this is not David’s only problem he seems to have annoyed Mocha Joe (The hysterical Saverio Guerra) by not tipping him when he asked him for a favor. David finds out from Seinfeld that Mocha Joe is upset about the tip situation and David argues the semantics of a favor with him. This leads to David having to do Mocha Joe a favor when all he had to do in the first place was slip him a five dollar bill. And maybe the worst part of all is that the favor cost him some time with Cheryl.

Now David has one more major problem in this episode. Julia Louis-Dreyfus believes that David forgot to use a coaster and damaged her expensive coffee table. David sets out to find the wood scoffer, which leads to a typical and hysterical ending to the season.

The episode is peppered with the episode of the “Seinfeld” reunion that has the look and feel of that amazing sitcom. In Seinfeld’s opinion, they already messed up one finale they can’t do it again.

The combination of two sitcoms were infused very well in this seventh season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which ultimately feels like a breath of fresh air for television audiences.

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I have always had a tremendous passion for the cinema. For me, movies provide a great escape. When done right, the characters and stories are something that I am instantly drawn into. Over the years, I’ve unintentionally become a movie encyclopedia that I often find myself the recipient of late night phone calls from my friends while at Blockbuster [One such conversation between the Editor of this site and the film “Redbelt” immediately comes to mind.] As far as my preferences go however, I love both the cult cinema and the classics. My love of film ranges from features such as “Amadeus” to “Sorority Babes in the Slime Ball Bowl-A- Rama.” I have a long range of film heroes as well that include, Michael J. Fox, Lloyd Kaufman, Robby Benson, Michael Caine and Jeff Bridges. On this site, I hope to teach people about cult cinema and have them rent films that they normally would not, turning you into the monster that I have become. Someday, I hope to be the star and director of my cult film, employing the old stop motion techniques used in films like “Flesh Gordon.”

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