Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 3) DVD Review

By: Britt Gillette

Nominated for 20 Emmys and winner of a Golden Globe for Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy), Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of the more clever and hilarious shows on TV. The HBO original series is the brainchild of Seinfeld co-creator and writer Larry David, whose life maintains a peculiar resemblance to the quasi-fictional George Costanza. And just like George Costanza and his neurotically-low self-esteem (i.e. "God doesn't want me to be successful), Curb Your Enthusiasm propagates a Murphy's Law theme of "what can go wrong will go wrong". It's a true-to-life reality show about nothing in which every episode is certain to cause comedy connoisseurs everywhere to tremble in enthusiastic anticipation…

Curb Your Enthusiasm centers around the actual life of Larry David - post-Seinfeld and living the high life in Los Angeles. Just like Larry's other successful TV venture, the show doesn't focus entirely on plot, instead following the mundane and routine adventures of a famous Hollywood insider. And just like his alter-ego George Constanza, Larry often witnesses simple acts and gestures on his part snowball into a series of misunderstandings and embarrassing situations. Accompanying Larry on his daily adventures are his wife Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) and his manager Jeff Greene (Jeff Garlin) as well as a host of Hollywood and Broadway celebrities who make regular guest appearances... Blurring the line between fiction and reality, Curb Your Enthusiasm is the perfect sequel to Seinfeld. In a nutshell, it's a glimpse of what would've been had Jerry and George's pilot been picked up by NBC (which ultimately raises the question - who wouldn't love a show about a man sentenced to be another man's butler?)…

The Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 3) DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere "Chet's Shirt" in which Larry skips his dentist's dinner party in order to purchase waiters' uniforms for he and Ted Danson's restaurant venture. Along the way, Larry purchases matching shirts for himself and Danson, but when Ted discovers a small rip in his shirt, it causes a rift between the two which leads to further disasters for Larry… Other notable episodes from Season 3 include "The Benadryl Brownie" in which Larry and Richard Lewis conspire to bake Benadryl-laced brownies for Richard's hive-stricken, medication-averse girlfriend, and "Krazee-Eyez Killah" in which Larry is accused of betraying the confidence of Wanda Sykes's rapper boyfriend, Krazee-Eyez Killah…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Curb Your Enthusiasm (Season 3) DVD:

Episode 21 (Chet's Shirt) Air Date: 09-15-2002
Episode 22 (The Benadryl Brownie) Air Date: 09-22-2002
Episode 23 (Club Soda and Salt) Air Date: 09-29-2002
Episode 24 (The Nanny from Hell) Air Date: 10-06-2002
Episode 25 (The Terrorist Attack) Air Date: 10-13-2002
Episode 26 (The Special Section) Air Date: 10-20-2002
Episode 27 (The Corpse-Sniffing Dog) Air Date: 10-27-2002
Episode 28 (Krazee-Eyez Killah) Air Date: 11-03-2002
Episode 29 (Mary, Joseph and Larry) Air Date: 11-10-2002
Episode 30 (The Grand Opening) Air Date: 11-17-2002

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