Season 8 Episode 3: Palestinian Chicken
Larry stands up for a cause he believes in.
This season is really going from strength to strength. Without the presence of any real season arc, these episode feel fresh and anarchic in a way that Curb hasn’t been in a while. If you compare some of the plot lines with the early seasons, some of these situations seem so much more absurd. But they are still as hilarious as ever. Meanwhile Larry’s character always seems to stay grounded in some kind of reality, in that we identify somehow with his often seemingly crazy behaviour.
Tonight’s episode is sure to have upset someone. It really shouldn’t though. One of it’s strengths is that is shows how farcical and absurd hate and prejudice can be, especially of another religion or ethnicity. Larry’s loyalty is not to a prejudice his friends “expect” him to have, his loyalty is to his penis. An admirable, and unwavering loyalty for my mind. It also seems that Larry has found a second calling after comedy, as a “social assassin”. I think it only right that he start reaping some rewards for his diligent work in pointing out the flaws and annoyances of those around.
- “On the way we’ll pick up a new cock for you ok?”
- Being turned on by someone who denies your right to exist. If you had any doubts, that sex scene would have been sure to allay them.
- “You’re taking the chicken!?”
- Sammy’s all grown up (in more ways than one…) – “Now get the fuck out of my driveway you bald prick”
- A new form of “dirty” talk (incredibly hot, and well voiced by Anne Bedian) – “You occupying fuck!” “”I’m an occupier, I’m an occupier!”
- “The penis doesn’t care about race, creed and colour. The penis wants to get to his homeland.” – Honestly, this is as poignant an argument against prejudice as I’ve ever heard.
- Susie describing the way Jeff eats as only Susie can, “shoving your fat fucking face”.
What did you think?
13 thoughts on “Season 8 Episode 3: Palestinian Chicken”
absolutely brilliant episode – one of the best in ages…
had me flushing with embarrassment
one of the best episodes!!
Man, that episode almost killed me. For real. It took almost 2 hours to see it coz i was constantly pausing and rewinding it.
If one day you do a TOP 10 episodes poll on Curb, this one will be one of my choices.
Just watched for the first time, Palestinian Chicken episode, brilliant! Kudos from an East Coast WASP.
Best scene in a tv of all my life. Comical genius
Comical genius… “raid on entebbe” I fell off of my chair laughing and the picket line at the end hysteriical
The “car periscope” was something out of a Pink Panther movie. I mean watching Jeff and Larry driving around New York in the “prototype” was absolutely hilarious. Too funny !
What has hapenned to this website, where are the reviews for the other episodes?
my, you take long holidays, Alex…
you’ve got a lot of catching up to do – only the season finale to go now
my overall view is that ep 3 has been the standout of the season
i have a yearning to re-visit “Mary, Joseph & Larry”
Season 8 was over and there was no Kenny Kramer. I can´t believe Larry let this opportunity pass, there was so much material for jokes. Think about Larry taking the Kramer Reality Tour to help attract people and then he fighting with Kramer on the bus over some detail from the past. It would have been amazing….
I don’t know if it’s because I’ve watched too much Seinfeld, too much curb, or maybe simply because I share his neurotic mind. But when I started my own blog I automatically started posting scarily Larry David-like neuroticisms. I call them, “Larry David moments.”
I absolutely LOVE ‘Larry how can I help David!’ Be it Sienfeld or Curb, I watch it for Larry, for his incredible sense of humour and his super frank self that knows no censoring whatsoever!
He is so unassumingly natural, its difficult to not fall for him 😉
Thanks Larry for those hilarious 30 moments every week! Keep at it!
i am orginallly from india but he is one of the best comedian i ever c all my friends now watch his shows all 10 episodes are good