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Larry Wears an Awkward Sunburn to a Funeral on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 1st 2011 6:03AM
'Curb Your Enthusiasm' - 'The Smiley Face'Larry David had a dream on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (Sun., 10PM ET on HBO). He dreamed that he could date a woman at a restaurant he frequented, and then continue to go there after they broke up. His friends said it couldn't be done, but he was determined to do it.

Then, as Larry does, he facilitated their break-up by putting expectations on her that weren't met. His argument about her giving back the $60 he lent her after she didn't use it, though, was a valid one. His mistake was in trusting her to put sun block on his head while this argument was happening.

As such, she gifted him with the first thing he complained to her about. Smiley faces in text messages. It would have been that much funnier had she drawn it sideways on his head, to match the text version, but it was still a great visual ... particularly because Larry's next stop was the funeral of his assistant's father.

The most hilarious misunderstanding of the episode wasn't even remotely Larry's fault. The assumption that a raised voice implies that someone's lying led to Susie believing that Jeff was having an affair. So, because everything ties together in this world, by the end of the episode, Susie came to Larry's office where she saw Jeff consoling the assistant's mother.

All in all, it was a little underwhelming an episode compared to the rest of the season so far. Larry just didn't seem as unreasonable in his logic this week, nor did things escalate quite as outrageously as we're used to. Even the smiley face was gone by the closing scenes of the episode, as if even it was no longer amusing.

As for Larry's noble dream ... He did return to that restaurant to eat. There he learned to never scorn a woman who has access to the food you eat.

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Stop reading the articles if you haven't watched the show, you f***ing idiot.

August 01 2011 at 2:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to davidm3825's comment

Amen, brother!

August 03 2011 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Where's the spoiler alert?
This is a punchline that's been ruined now for anyone that wants to see the show.

Seriously, set up a second blog for the video clips.

August 01 2011 at 10:15 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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