Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 6, Episode 8

The N Word (28 Oct. 2007)

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Larry goes to the hospital to see his new girlfriend, an orthopedist. While in the bathroom, Larry overhears one end of a very angry, horribly offensive cell phone conversation. But ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cheryl David (archive footage)
Jerry August ...
Board Member #1
Dr. Page (as Wren Brown)
Irwin Goodwyn ...
Board Member #2
Man on Cell Phone


Larry goes to the hospital to see his new girlfriend, an orthopedist. While in the bathroom, Larry overhears one end of a very angry, horribly offensive cell phone conversation. But repeating what the man said offends another doctor - the same one who is about to perform Jeff's operation. But it only results in Jeff's head getting shaved, who now has to deal with being bald. Larry has to give testimony as Jeff prepares to sue the hospital. Written by halo1k

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The character Dr Fromm is played by Brenda Strong. She also played Sue Ellen, the woman who wore an exposed bra in public on Seinfeld. Which was co created by Larry David See more »


When having lunch in the hospital cafeteria, Jeff orders an Arnold Palmer and Larry orders an iced tea. Larry comes back from the restroom, and Jeff is drinking the iced tea. See more »


Composed by Luciano Michelini
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"Curb" follows the path of other successful sitcoms: down!
2 November 2007 | by (Arlington, MA) – See all my reviews

It is a shame that a once great show has fallen into the pattern that besets so many shows after they've creatively peaked. That is, many shows descend into annoying mediocrity when they start lazily incorporating weak and obvious comedic ideas and the actors' neuroses are overly exaggerated to the point that they are not only annoying but unlikeable. I can't help but sympathize with Cheryl in last week's episode when she said, and I'm paraphrasing, "Larry, people ask me why I stay with you and I tell them that you have another side. Well, Larry, the truth is, you HAVE NO other side"

**Spoiler Ahead!** This episode while having a few extremely funny sight gags(a bald Jeff...brilliant!, the living room of a doctor arranged like the doctor's waiting room) often resorts to predictable situations, e.g. a passerby overhearing Larry use the forbidden "N-Word" out of context, Larry unable to read a doctor's scrawl which undoubtedly contains something important, Larry hugging the most visually unappealing cast member and getting an erection, etc.

So I can't tell if the real-life actor/writer Larry David has basically exhausted "plumbing the depths" of his neuroses for a seventh season and is just getting by, reusing old ideas without telling us anything new or whether there "really is no other side to Larry".

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