After Larry's quest to find the perfect excuse for missing a pair of parties backfires on him big time, he gets in a tense, heated fight with Cheryl. So to make up for it, he agrees to take... See full summary »

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After Larry's quest to find the perfect excuse for missing a pair of parties backfires on him big time, he gets in a tense, heated fight with Cheryl. So to make up for it, he agrees to take in the Black Family, who lost their home in Hurricane Edna. But can the Blacks deal with Larry's total recklessness and lack of respect, not to mention his poorly planned pastry selection? Written by halo1k

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9 September 2007 (USA)  »

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During the last show of Season 5 (The End) Richard Lewis refuses to let Larry use his favorite putting iron. In this first show of Season 6 the plot line has it that Lewis has never played golf. See more »

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Excuses, excuses
3 August 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Has anyone been faced with a dilemma about going to a party no one wants to attend? What kind of excuse could anyone offer the hosts about such rude behavior? That is what Larry has to face as the story begins. He was invited to the Funkhousers, but decided not to go. As he meets Jeff and Richard Lewis, he believes he can pull a fast one by stopping quickly the following night to pretend he got the date wrong. The host, figuring it was a case of mixed signals will take the appearance of his guests, a day later as a sort of apology. Well, not so this time.

Larry intended to go Ted and Mary's party, but figures he will get away with his sort of excuse, then move on to the next destination. The only thing is the Funkhousers welcome them with open arms. The following night, they show at the Danson's. but same thing happens as the Davids appear at Ted's door, only that night they find themselves short of time as they must go to the airport. Cheryl figured the only way to help the victims of the latest killer hurricane is to invite a family to stay with them.

The Blacks are made to wait at the airport a long time. The family of four is beyond pleased as they arrive at the David's home. Larry has a thing about their name, which is Black. The only thing Larry resents is smoking in the house, something Loretta Black enjoys doing. Throwing a party to have their friends meet the Blacks goes well with the exception of a chocolate cake they enjoyed at the Funkhousers.

The first episode of the 2007 season showed up on a cable channel the other night. It is one of the funniest chapters of this award winning series. The season will revolve around Larry and his new guests, the Blacks. The opening was directed by Larry Charles who has been identified with the program and its success. Larry David wrote the screenplay which keeps moving at a steady pace. All the regulars were in place plus Richard Lewis and Tia Carrere, Bob Einstein and Vivica Fox who appears as Loretta.


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