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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" Mary, Joseph and Larry (2002)

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3: Episode 9 -- Larry proves to be an incompetent Christmas tipper, while both he and Jeff prove to be lousy liars. Later, Larry tries to make amends for ruining a manger scene set up by Cheryl's family.


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Original Air Date:
10 November 2002 (Season 3, Episode 9)
It's December 23rd, and Larry gets up to get a midnight snack. He eats some cookies in the refrigerator... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Steinberg 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry David  uncredited

Produced by
Larry David .... executive producer
Jeff Garlin .... executive producer
Tim Gibbons .... producer
Megan Murphy .... associate producer
Erin O'Malley .... co-producer
Gavin Polone .... executive producer
Robert B. Weide .... co-executive producer
Alan Zweibel .... consulting producer
Cinematography by
Bill Sheehy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jon Corn  (as Jonathan Corn)
Steven Rasch (supervising editor) (as Steve Rasch)
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
Ronnie Yeskel 
Art Direction by
Michael DiMeo 
Costume Design by
Wendy Range Rao  (as Wendy Range-Rao)
Makeup Department
Saundra Jordan .... key makeup artist
Thomas Kolarek .... additional make-up/hair
Production Management
Linda Balaban .... production supervisor
James Sinohue .... assistant post-production supervisor (as James M. Sinohue)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dale Stern .... associate director
Art Department
Dort Clark .... prop master
David Craig .... on-set dresser
Anne Marie Hamill .... art swing
Tyrone Taylor .... leadman
Sound Department
Gregory Clark .... audio mixer (as Greg Clark)
Earl Martin .... re-recording sound mixer
Donal Nelson .... boom operator
Jimmy Lifton .... sound facility (uncredited)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Randy Lowder .... digital effects
Kenneth Shapiro .... film effects (as Kenneth R. Shapiro)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Haynes .... best boy electric
Joseph Keppler .... camera utility (as Joe Keppler)
Jonas Lagunoff .... key grip
Kelly Porterfield .... best boy grip
Jon Purdy .... camera operator
Richard Tibbetts .... gaffer (as Richard Tibbets)
Brad Zerbst .... camera operator
Casting Department
Marla Garlin .... original casting
Editorial Department
Todd Dusenberry .... colorist
Randy Lowder .... on-line editor
Music Department
Steven Rasch .... music supervisor (as Steve Rasch)
Kahlil G. Sabbagh .... music consultant
Luciano Michelini .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
John Cherry .... transportation captain
Dennis 'Tony' Compton .... driver (as Tony Compton)
Charles Conley .... driver
Dennis Lally .... driver
Rachel Stillman .... driver
Carlos Williams .... driver
Other crew
Eric Alexander .... set production assistant
Dalis Bondurant .... assistant: Tim Gibbons
Gail Bradley .... script supervisor
Laura Crowe .... assistant: Robert B. Weide
Charles de Bernier .... assistant production accountant (as Charles A. de Bernier)
Kendall Embrescia .... assistant: Jeff Garlin
Slobodan Gajic .... set production assistant
Jonathan Harris .... stage manager
Nancy Jimeno .... production assistant
Stacy Layne Kramer .... production accountant (as Stacy Layne De Bernier)
Juliette Lennon .... production secretary
Frank Mele .... production assistant
Andrea Morrissy .... assistant location manager
James O'Malley .... set production assistant
Laura Streicher .... assistant: Larry David (as Laura Fairchild)
Veronique Vowell .... location manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

31 min

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Continuity: When Larry visits Jeff's office, the black binders on the credenza behind Jeff's desk change from the upright position to leaning against the green vase and back to the upright position between shots.See more »
Larry David:I think I tipped that guy twice.
Jeff Greene:What? Why wouldn't he tell you?
Larry David:Because he got twice the money.
Larry David:Why?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A Very Good Episode, 19 May 2010
Author: s_l_wood from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This was a very good episode of CYE, and the second best of the third season, after "The Corpse Sniffing Dog." The story involves Christmas, specifically Cheryls parents visiting for the holidays and their Christmas spirit making Larry uncomfortable. It also involves Christmas tipping, as Larry tips people at his club and insists he accidentally tipped one guy twice, and then tries to get his money back. He also is accused of tipping one of his employees more than the other, and has a couple Spanish speaking employees gossip about him right in front of him, but in their mother tongue. A side plot involves Jeff having Larry lie for him about a late night phone call Jeff made to a woman. Larry, who has no qualms about lying, tells Jeffs wife he made the call to his housekeeper, and was staying at Jeffs because of a fight with Cheryl. There are many funny moments, including Larry eating all of Cheryls Christmas cookies, thinking they were animal crackers: "That was Jesus? I thought it was a monkey!" The funniest are when Larry, who went down on Cheryl and now has pubic hair stuck in his throat, coughs constantly in front of Cheryls parents and feels awkward about telling them why. Larry shows his usual lack of tact in leering at a woman acting as Virgin Mary in a church production, and this results in a fight. I found it funny because it has those unique CYE moments, like Larry choking on his wifes pubic hair in front of his wifes parents, then being asked for an explanation.

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