Season 7 Episode 10: Seinfeld
In the Season Seven finale, a returned favor costs Larry quality time with Cheryl.
So we come to the end of another season. This site is now almost two and a half years old and I’ve blogged reviews for the last two seasons of Curb. Time really does fly when you write about something you love. I’m not saying I’m in love with Larry. Having said that, I kinda am.
This episode was great. It probably wasn’t as strong as last weeks but it was above average for what was a great season. In terms of a finale, it’s not up there with season three’s “The Grand Opening”, but funnier than season four’s “Opening Night”. As a season, I really did enjoy number seven. More so than season 6. Is it up to the standards of two and three? Maybe not, but for my mind it really is the funniest thing on TV. Seeing Larry’s mind tick and the situations he gets into among his cast of nutjobs, whilst it may less often elicit that “rolling on the floor, side-splitting” kind of laughter, is always a delight.
I’ve really liked Jerry this season. He always does seem to be holding back the laughs, just like he did in Seinfeld but it never really hinders the humour. In fact when I see him grin, I can’t help but start to smile as well. He does have contagious kind of chuckle like that friend that we love to love laugh with. Really hope to see him back next season though I wouldn’t count on it. Him, Marty Funkhouser, Richard Lewis and Leon in a room boggle the mind with comic possibilities.
One of this episode’s highlights is watching Larry try to play George, a character based on him. A character that has had so much of Larry worked into him, but then made his own by Jason Alexander. The result is hysterical – “No! No! No!”. Was also great to see Susie have one last explosion at Larry. I loved how she motioned her hands like she was carrying a nice big log of wood.
George and Jerry’s exchanges in the coffee shop weren’t perfect. There was a bit of that self-consciousness that was really in the Seinfeld finale. I felt that with Kramer and Elaine as well. It was something that I felt they managed to avoid in last weeks “The Table Read”. Perhaps it was the added pressure of knowing that this will almost definitely be their last times in those characters?
Spoiler: So it seems Cheryl and Larry are back together. For a season 8, we’d all hope. I welcome it, I think the single Larry thing has lasted a good couple of seasons now and its worked well.
So has Larry changed? Has he learnt anything in his time without Cheryl?
You can guess what I’m betting on.
What did you think?
- “I’ll read it with dinner.”
- “And yet it’s all acting”
- “I revere wood!”
- “E for effort!”
“F for favour!”
“C for coffee.”
- Susie being Susie, “I respect wood so much that if I had a piece of wood in my hand right now, I’d beat the shit out of you with it okay! Get the fuck out of here alright!”
- “You’re busying me with your beans!”
- “So you discriminate against wood?”
- “I see you! Laughing and lying!” – reusing a classic Costanza line to great effect!
- “Nobody liked that second Darren”
- “George is getting upset!”
- “Strangers have a bad reputation.”
“A few bad strangers… have ruined it for the rest of us!”
- “None of your business Elaine!”
Stay tuned guys, I’ll have a review of Whatever Works coming soon. Also as soon as DVD details surface I’ll be posting it here especially for those yet to see this season.
Let’s not wait another two years to talk again, I am committed to get the forum going for ongoing Larry and Curb discussion so please come back soon!