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Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

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Robert B. Weide

Writers:

Larry David (creator), Larry David
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Jason Alexander
Larry Charles ... Himself
Carol Leifer ... Herself
Richard Lewis ... Richard Lewis
Rick Newman Rick Newman ... Himself
Glenn Padnick Glenn Padnick ... Himself
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Linda Bates Linda Bates ... HBO Production Team
Mark Beltzman ... Mourner
Cindy Caponera ... Wife's Friend
Julie Claire ... HBO Production Team
Donna Cooper ... HBO Receptionist
Ed Crasnick ... Larry's Suite Mate
Larry David ... Larry David
Jeff Garlin ... Jeff Greene
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Storyline

Larry David, co-creator and co-writer with Jerry Seinfeld of the Seinfeld series, decides to make a come-back to stand-up comedy. His agent, Jeff Greene, has even more ambitious plans - make a TV special of the occasion, including showing the planning behind the show. This is that TV special. Sort of. Written by grantss

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

17 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color
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Trivia

Larry David and HBO originally envisioned this as a one-time project, but it eventually became Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). While that series also has ad-libbed dialogue and (during the first 6 seasons) a similar visual style, it's not a mockumentary (the characters don't acknowledge the cameras) and Larry & Cheryl David don't have kids. See more »

Goofs

Early on, after Larry and Jeff exit the initial HBO meeting and are walking to the elevator, you can clearly see Larry reach for the elevator button, hesitate, then move his finger up a couple inches and press it into empty metal above the button. This was presumably done to prevent the elevator doors from opening during filming of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Larry: I have a tendency to nod to black people.
Jeff Greene: Wait... what reason would you have to...
Larry: I don't know, I don't know! I just find that I nod to them. More so than white... I never nod to white people.
Jeff Greene: I've never heard of, uh, "white liberal nodding guilt."
Larry: Yeah. It's a way of kind of making contact. You know, like "I'm okay. I'm not one of the bad ones."
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Crazy Credits

To add authenticity to this mockumentary, the credits don't list a writer (it was Larry David himself). See more »

Connections

References I Am the Law (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of Verve Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Next Best Thing to Seinfeld
15 November 2001 | by 10rustSee all my reviews

From watching CYB, it is obvious that Larry David was the real genius behind "Seinfeld." Don't get me wrong, Jerry is great and a genius himself, but from watching the show, you can see that Larry David is responsible for the way jerry would act and a lot of the dialogue. Not to mention, he was responsible for the setups and payoffs. The script structure is superb. The production quality isn't the greatest, but this show is by far the best on TV. I hope that it will just last a while.


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