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The Group 

Thanks to Larry's manager Jeff, Cheryl is up for a part in "The Vagina Monologues." Meanwhile, Larry runs into an ex who asks him to accompany her to her incest-survivors group to lend moral support while she deals with her past.

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Robert B. Weide
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Larry David ... Larry David
Jeff Garlin ... Jeff Greene
Cheryl Hines ... Cheryl David
Laraine Newman ... The Director
Allan Arbus ... Uncle Nathan
Robin Ruzan ... Nancy
Melanie Smith ... Lucy Montone
Cynthia Szigeti Cynthia Szigeti ... Incest Group Leader
Jane Edith Wilson ... Incest Survivor
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Thanks to Larry's manager Jeff, Cheryl is up for a part in "The Vagina Monologues." Meanwhile, Larry runs into an ex who asks him to accompany her to her incest-survivors group to lend moral support while she deals with her past.

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2000 (USA) See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Cynthia Szigeti appeared on Seinfeld: The Library (1991). See more »

Goofs

After Larry presents Jeff with the blue label scotch, it switches hands a few times between lines. See more »

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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Morning Promenade
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Music by Franco Micalizzi
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Buttock-clenching humour at its best
12 February 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"The Group" is a marvellous, memorable episode to complete the first season of "Curb". Larry David, Cheryl Hines and Jeff Garlin shine in this tale of lies, deceit and unlucky coincidences that results in a painfully funny comedy of errors.

Larry is a one-man disaster area but, at the same time, is Everyman. There's a lot of Larry in me and I'm sure he represents a large proportion of the male population. Larry means well but his "talk first, think later" approach to life is a recipe for catastrophe.

It's sometimes the little slices of dialogue that make this series so delicious. Larry's explanation why he's "tapped out" and incapable of love-making is superbly realistic and honest. There are times when you feel more like a fly-on-the-wall than a viewer of a television show, thanks to brilliant improvisation by the cast members.

In "The Group", external events act against Larry's drive to do "the right thing" when he agrees to accompany his ex-girlfriend, played by Robin Ruzan, to incest survivor group meetings. What could be a very difficult area to cover in a comedy series is handled extremely well and the show delivers an overwhelmingly successful ending to what has been a thoroughly entertaining first season.


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