As I’ve previously posted, Cheryl Hines has indicated that Larry feels that Season 6 of Curb Your Enthusiasm will be it’s last. However, she also indicated that Larry has said that at the end of every season since season one.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that was pretty certain that season 5 would be the final one after watching the season finale, “The End”. In fact, I was quite satisfied with that episode being the end to one of my favourite television shows of all time. After suffering the whole ordeal of almost death, it was a brilliant, typical Larry David conclusion. Just like in Seinfeld, the character hadn’t evolved, they hadn’t changed for the better. After the potentially life-changing experience of saving the life of his best friend and visiting guardian angels Sascha Baron Cohen and Dustin Hoffman in Heaven, he returned to the deliciously neurotic and unabashedly obstinate self we have all come to love and admire (well I know I have). “Well then you wait. You wait.” This really was as good an ending as fans could have asked for.
I, like many others I’m sure, am all too familiar with brilliant shows running overlong and becoming a shadow of their former selves. Shows that peak and descend, often rapidly, known as “jumping the shark”. Although they may remain funny and popular, they are sad to watch as one remembers what they used to be (the current season of Scrubs springs immediately to mind).
But one thing we have to remember is that this is Larry David. This is the guy who left what is often acknowledged as the best TV show of all time at its peak. He left Seinfeld at its most popular and importantly, most profitable. He doesn’t need the money. He didn’t do Curb for the money. Like he told Ricky Gervais in their interview, he does it because his mother always said, “You’ve got to get out of the house”. If there’s anyone that we can trust to end a series at its best, it is Larry David. I say bring on Season 6.
In Larry we trust.