A bizarre chain of events finds Larry having dinner with a porno star (Bob Odenkirk). The party turns out to be one disaster after another when Larry breaks a lamp, is forced to take off ... See full summary »



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Dinner Guest
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Dinner Guest (as Pete Steinfeld)
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A bizarre chain of events finds Larry having dinner with a porno star (Bob Odenkirk). The party turns out to be one disaster after another when Larry breaks a lamp, is forced to take off his shoes, loses his watch, gets lost along the way, and has to do the dreaded "double goodbye". Meanwhile, Jeff undergoes emergency surgery and asks Larry to go to his house and retrieve his porno collection so Suzie doesn't see it. Written by halo1k

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Predictable, yet fun, but too sensational this time around.
22 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

It beings with a totally unrealistic scene from a social point of view at a golf driving range. To have the man standing there and wait for Larry to give him that ball is totally unrealistic and irrational, especially since Larry is a significantly older man than the guy who dropped the ball (Brian), Larry is holding a golf club, while Brian have put down his bucket and bag already with both hands free and his golf ball lying one foot in front of him as a result of his clumsiness, and ball didn't even roll over to Larry's place. Sure you may argue this is a bit picky to criticize, but as the show is trying to be a realistic show of Larry's life, scenes including unrealistic social interactions like this really hurt the plausibility of the show's plot to be honest.

Anyway, Later, Larry accidentally call the wrong number and ends up getting invited to a party hosted by an old friend, Gil, who used to be a porno star, the very same day that he already had plans with Cheryl. Gil faxes him the directions as he apparently live quite far out in the wild.

Jeff being hospitalized, asks Larry for a favour to get hold of Jeff's secret porno collection to assure it will not get revealed should he die. So he gives Larry his keys.

So the week-end comes and Larry and Cheryl are heading for the "porno Party". Cheryl who was sceptic from the very start of the idea to attend this party, get progressively more annoyed as they run into various problems to even get there. She acts really well during these scenes I must say.

They ask an old woman for the road. This scene is really funny as it point out the humour in some people's overwhelming desire to help people with directions when they are lost, despite they may not really know the directions themselves any better than the people asking.

Larry then realizes she cannot possibly be of any valuable help, yet the woman insist of trying to help and refuses to give the paper of the directions back. The scene is spot-on what I like best about Larry David. The woman's desire to help out is much more based on a need to satisfy her own need to feel being helpful, than actually being helpful in itself. Realizing she was only trying to satisfying her own need of helping when Larry is repeatedly asking to get the directions back, she gets annoyed and rips the paper. 10/10 for this scene!

Cheryl now gets more unhappy.

Later, they ask another person for direction. It turns out the driver is Brian from the Driving-Range. Brian, for some bizarre reason, still upset about the minor detail on the Driving Range, tries to get revenge on Larry for this. Larry tries to blame it on him having a hard time to bend his back. The scene ends with Brian asking Larry:

"Then Maybe you should just bend over and kiss my ass, and maybe next time, you will remember to pick up the f***ing golf ball."

Poor scene and Brian Palerma acts poorly throughout the episode.

Finally they found Gil's house and steps inside, a house which apparently is a strict no-shoe zone, initiated by Gil's wife. However Larry refuses to take them off. It turns out that the so-called porno party was a dinner party , making their late arrival somewhat embarrassing, an emotion well delivered.

Gil then, macho and full of himself, directs and introduce them to the dinner guests, Brian and his wife being one of the five couples. When all are sitting down, Gil starts and tell a nasty porno joke taking a full 2 minutes of the show. The story was not only unnecessarily vulgar and inappropriate, it was also way to long. I mean we could quickly tell that Cheryl had had enough from this dinner party, there was just no need to drag on this story for so long, it didn't make it more embarrassing and it wasn't funny. It's not that I am sensitive to vulgar sexual or porno language, because I am not. But the scene's vulgarity and most importantly the length of it was totally uncalled for.

After the dinner Bill apparently or accidentally drops his lighter right in front of Larry making a similar scene as we witnessed on the golf course. Larry then tries to pick up the lighter as a gesture of politeness but have to do it while pretending to have a bad back. Like as if the initial scene of the driving range wasn't bad enough, they had to repeat it once more time. Anyway Larry's attempt at picking up the lighter makes him accidentally shatter a very expensive and rare lamp leaving glass spill all over the floor.

This makes Gil's wife, who had already been annoyed at Larry for being late and refusing to take off his shoes, release her annoyance for Larry and especially the fact that he was wearing shoes inside. Larry and Cheryl are more or less thrown out of the party.

The next day Larry goes to Jeff's house to get his porn. Jeff finds a movie starring Gil, so out of curiosity he puts it on to watch some. Well what happens? You guessed it, Jeff's parents enters and see him watching the porno.

A horrible ending to an already mediocre episode as it once again leaves the plausible realism a bit to far and even doing so without really surprising or making a funny point out of it.

So after giving 8-rating on the two first episodes, this rather disappointing episode only get 5 stars from me. I hope this episode was an isolated mistake and that better episodes are around the corner.

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