Larry questions a weatherman's ability to manipulate the media so he can have the country club to himself.



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Golf Starter Chuck
Dalilah the Hygienist (as Maria Canals)
Jenny - Woman at Reception
Gary Kroeger ...
The Weatherman


Larry questions a weatherman's ability to manipulate the media so he can have the country club to himself.

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25 January 2004 (USA)  »

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The first episode to feature Larry's constant foil, Marty Funkhouser. See more »


The name tag which Larry is given to wear at the testimonial, and which he makes such an issue about, is not the same one he wears for the remainder of the event. He is given one written in lower case, but it changes to one in capitals. See more »


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The weather report
6 November 2009 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Larry's visit to his dentist doesn't go as well as planned. Saul Funkhouser is a busy no-nonsense man. Before anything is done, Saul takes a Pollaroid picture of his teeth, which he claims is for insurance purposes only. He must give Larry a shot because the gas he used didn't work the last time. In order to give him the injection, Larry must roll up the sleeves of his shirt and sweater. He is loath to do so because the elastic in the wrist will lose its effect. When all reasoning fails, Saul does the rolling himself, something that leaves Larry upset because the elastic in the sweater is stretched out.

As the Davids are driving to Jeff and Susan's to meet her cousins from Russia, Cheryl is opening the mail. She finds a letter from Dr. Funkhouser which she takes is a bill, but to her horror is the picture of Larry's teeth! As he meets the Russian couple, Larry notices the husband is barefoot, something that is gross in his mind. This man wants to know where did Larry get his glasses and asks to try them on, something that he feels strongly against. As Larry sits after dinner, Jeff's dog comes to be petted, resting his head on his lap. Susie, who witnesses that is disgusted.

Marty Funkhouser puts his two cents in by telling Larry he has a wonderful drug to recommend so he can get rid of the plaque that the hygienist mentioned during the dentist appointment. At the same time, Marty tells him about a great golf move their friend, the weatherman has taught him, but never gets to share. At any rate, the weather for Saturday is going to be rainy, something that dampen Larry's spirit since he had planned a game with Jeff.

Nat David who was visiting his son, is told by Larry not to leave the toilet seat up whenever he goes to the bathroom. Larry explains he loves to urinate sitting down; that way, he figures, he doesn't have to turn on the light and feels more comfortable than standing. That same night, after Cheryl thought she was going to throw up, has left the toilet seat up and when Larry has to go, and tries to sit, he sinks into the water, straining his back.

Saturday arrives and Larry thinks he is going to check the action on the country club because it has turned out to be a gorgeous day. As he arrives, helping himself with a cane, he runs into Saul and the weatherman on the 9th hole. He approaches them and they fall into an argument because Larry feels the rain that was predicted was an excuse to stop more people from playing.

The testimonial dinner given for Leo Funkhouser, who is suffering from the benign form of Hodgkins, goes bad for Larry who is asked to wear a name tag that will ruin his suede jacket. To add injury, Larry and Cheryl are not seated with Jeff and Susie. Their table is next to where the Russian cousins. Larry is annoyed by the way the wife translates in a loud voice whatever is being said. Larry can't take it anymore and tries to grab the man and his back gets out of whack. As everyone rises to give Leo an ovation, Larry is seen in pain and the audience keeps telling him to get up! The ending finds Larry and Lou Braudy in the pouring rain at the golf course because even though the prediction is right on target, Mr. David decided it was another ploy from Saul and the weatherman to keep him from playing.

This was another memorable installment directed by Robert B. Weide. Larry knows well how annoying it is to have people, in this case a dentist, who claims to be his friend, talk about something that is no one else's business. Mr. David deals with his usual wit with this annoyance. Larry also has a lot to say about our obsession with the weather report. To some of us, following what the weather predictions play heavily on the way we conduct our lives.

A lot of credit must go to Allison Jones, the casting director. Ms. Jones always finds the right actor for the roles they are supposed to play. One would imagine Mr. David must also have some input in the final selection, but as a rule, the selection is always the right one. Saul Rubinek and Gary Kroeger are perfect as the dentist and the weatherman. Also on hand, Boris Trutonog, as the Russian cousin, and Bob Einstein as Marty. The regulars do their best as well.

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