Season 7 Episode 1: Funkhouser’s Crazy Sister
Larry attempts a preemptive breakup with an ailing Loretta, and learns (with Jeff) that you can’t make an “empty gesture” to a Funkhouser.
He’s back! It’s been 2 long years but Curb has returned and Larry has kicked it off with a bang. Larry doesn’t hold back in this premiere as fans are treated to some of the craziest and disturbing scenarios so far. What I really liked about this episode was the balance between absurd situations and “observations” on social interactions/etiquette as only Larry can make. Overall, it’s a very funny episode that I think was quite a bit better than the opening episode of season 6. I think a new season of Curb can often take a couple episodes to get going so its great to see it start strongly. The Seinfeld plot arc does not begin in this episode but you will be treated to seeing regulars: Jeff, Susie, Marty Funkhouser, Loretta, Leon, Auntie Ray, Cheryl and in a very welcome return, Wanda! My highlights (spoiler warning):
- Leon on room temperature, “You bring a honey to the hotel and shit, get up in that motherfucking bed and its all cold and shit? You gotta heat that ass up.”
- Larry on Apricots, “One in 30 is a good one. Its such a low percentage fruit.
- “Don’t condescend me with your tiny pear”.
- The “empty gesture”.
- Sleeping vs. resting.
What did you think?
Also, the title of episode 7 has been clarified, The Bare Midriff (thanks Jim).