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Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

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Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

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In this mocumentary Larry states that him and Cheryl have children, yet in the curb your enthusiasm series that follows they do not have children See more »

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Early on, after Larry and Jeff exit the initial HBO meeting and are walking to the elevator, you can clearly see Larry reach for the elevator button, hesitate, then move his finger up a couple inches and press it into empty metal above the button. This was presumably done to prevent the elevator doors from opening during filming of the scene. See more »

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Larry: I have a tendency to nod to black people.
Jeff Greene: Wait... what reason would you have to...
Larry: I don't know, I don't know! I just find that I nod to them. More so than white... I never nod to white people.
Jeff Greene: I've never heard of, uh, "white liberal nodding guilt."
Larry: Yeah. It's a way of kind of making contact. You know, like "I'm okay. I'm not one of the bad ones."
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References Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere (1951) See more »

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Brilliant "pilot" I never knew existed
1 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this sometime during Season 7 of the series and I had no idea it was from 10 years previous. The only clues along the way were that Jerry looked a lot younger and the joke about the Clinton BJ.

It's not a conventional pilot: It's more like a one-off mockumentary special that probably inspired HBO to pursue a series. The only reason I give it only 8/10 is because the series would become even better in many episodes.

It seems that some of the interviews (with Charles and Seinfeld for example) aren't scripted at all, but are their actual comments about the real Larry David. This isn't surprising, since even the rest of the screen time doesn't seem that outside reality.


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