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List of Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes

The following is a list of episodes from the HBO television series, Curb Your Enthusiasm. This list is ordered by original airdates. Every episode was written by Larry David.


HBO Special: 1999

Title Director Original Airdate #
"Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm" Robert B. Weide October 17, 1999 HBO, 1-2
In the HBO special upon which the series was based, Larry is approached by HBO about having his own hour-long HBO special. Larry begins performing stand-up comedy again in order to prepare for the special, after a long absence. However, Larry soon becomes nervous about the special and lies to the HBO executives about the illness of his nonexistent stepfather.

Season 1: 2000

Title Director Original Airdate #
"The Pants Tent" Robert B. Weide October 15, 2000 1
This is the series' pilot episode. Larry's new pants (which are so baggy in the front that they make it look like he has an erection every time he sits down) create awkward misunderstandings between Larry, Cheryl, and her friend. A movie theater argument with a female 'stranger' leads to tensions between Larry and best friend Richard Lewis. Larry's joking referral to Cheryl as "Hitler" (during a car speakerphone conversation with Jeff) cause Larry's attempts to hide it from Cheryl -- and to appease Jeff's Holocaust-sensitive parents -- to backfire disastrously. Kathy Griffin makes a cameo appearance.
"Ted and Mary" David Steinberg October 22, 2000 2
Larry and Cheryl spend quality time with new celebrity friends, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen; Larry loses his shoes at the bowling alley.
"Porno Gil" Robert B. Weide October 29, 2000 3
Larry and Cheryl are invited to a dinner party thrown by a retired porn star, Gil Bang (Bob Odenkirk). Jeff asks Larry to hide his porn collection from Susie.
"The Bracelet" Robert B. Weide November 5, 2000 4
Larry wants to buy a bracelet for Cheryl but looks unpresentable in his appearance; later, Larry and Richard Lewis help a blind man move into his apartment.
"Interior Decorator" Andy Ackerman November 12, 2000 5
Larry keeps missing appointments with Diane Keaton; Larry is angered by the operations of his doctor's office.
"The Wire" Larry Charles November 19, 2000 6
To bury a telephone wire, Larry must befriend his next door neighbors, the Weinstocks (Wayne Federman, Lucy Webb), who ask to meet Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
"AAMCO" Robert B. Weide November 26, 2000 7
Cheryl holds a dinner party; Larry test drives Jeff's car which leads to an accident after hearing the trademark double-horn sound effect in an AAMCO radio commercial, mistaking it for a real horn.
"Beloved Aunt" Robert B. Weide December 3, 2000 8
Cheryl's parents ask Larry to write an obituary for Cheryl's aunt, which accidentally results in an obscene typo.
"Affirmative Action" Bryan Gordon December 10, 2000 9
Larry makes an off-color remark to an African-American doctor; Larry and Cheryl travel across L.A. to retrieve a prescription.
"The Group" Robert B. Weide December 17, 2000 10
Jeff offers Cheryl a role in The Vagina Monologues; Larry attends an incest survivors group with an old girlfriend.

Season 2: 2001

Title Director Original Airdate #
"The Car Salesman" Robert B. Weide September 23, 2001 11
Larry shocks his wife and friends by deciding to take a job as a car salesman, but is foiled when "high maintenance" Richard Lewis shows up at the dealership. And in another case of art imitating life, Larry and Jason Alexander contemplate making a new TV series about an actor who can't find work because he is typecast as his character from a hit television show.
"Thor" Robert B. Weide September 30, 2001 12
Larry seeks revenge on pro wrestler Thor Olson, who he's convinced slashed his tire after an argument on the road, and recruits Jeff to redress the wrong in return for Larry's delivering Jeff's clothes to his hotel after he and Susie had separated. Larry decides to meet with Jason Alexander about their new show, but the two end up getting into an argument about where they should have it.
"Trick or Treat" Larry Charles October 7, 2001 13
Larry refuses to give candy to uncostumed teenagers on Halloween. As a result his house gets toliet papered and "Bald Asshole" is spray painted across his front door. Larry and Cheryl attend a handicapped friend's movie premiere.
"The Shrimp Incident" David Steinberg October 14, 2001 14
Larry accuses HBO executive Allan Wasserman of stealing shrimp from his Chinese food; Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to pitch the show to HBO. Note: Allan Wasserman is the name of the actor who portrayed John Grossbard, a man who Kramer lent money to when they were roommates in The Airport episode of Seinfeld.
"The Thong" Jeff Garlin October 21, 2001 15
Larry wants to discontinue his counseling when he sees his therapist in a thong; Rob Reiner asks Larry to be auctioned off for charity.
"The Acupuncturist" Bryan Gordon October 28, 2001 16
Larry lends $5,000 to an old friend and offers another $5,000 to his acupuncturist if he can cure his neck problems.
"The Doll" Robert B. Weide November 4, 2001 17
Larry and Julia successfully pitch the show to ABC; Larry then traumatizes the executive's daughter by cutting her priceless doll's hair off. Note: "The Doll" was also the name of a Seinfeld episode.
"Shaq" Dean Parisot November 11, 2001 18
Larry accidentally trips Shaquille O'Neal at a Lakers game which works out to be beneficial for Larry.
"The Baptism" Keith Truesdell November 18, 2001 19
Larry and Cheryl travel to attend her sister's Jewish fiancé's baptism; Richard Lewis accuses Larry of stealing his outgoing answering machine greeting.
"The Massage" Robert B. Weide November 25, 2001 20
Larry and Julia make a final attempt with CBS. Larry is arrested for stealing forks from the restaurant at the W hotel in Westwood.

Season 3: 2002

Title Director Original Airdate #
"Chet's Shirt" Robert B. Weide September 15, 2002 21
Larry becomes obsessed with a shirt he sees in a dead friend's picture; Larry and Jeff become investors in a swank new restaurant with Ted Danson and Michael York.
"The Benadryl Brownie" Larry Charles September 22, 2002 22
Larry's first cell phone call leads to an allergic reaction involving Richard Lewis's Christian Scientist girlfriend.
"Club Soda and Salt" Robert B. Weide September 29, 2002 23
Larry learns a restaurant tip about stains; Larry becomes tennis partners with Cheryl when he becomes jealous of her current partner, Brad.
"The Nanny From Hell" Larry Charles October 6, 2002 24
Jeff and Susie get back together after Jeff finds out she is pregnant; Larry gets a restaurant investor's nanny fired when he uses his private bathroom and is held responsible.
"The Terrorist Attack" Robert B. Weide October 13, 2002 25
Wanda Sykes warns Larry and Cheryl that there will be a terrorist attack in L.A. the weekend they will be holding an NRDC benefit with Alanis Morissette.
"The Special Section" Bryan Gordon October 20, 2002 26
Larry's mother dies, which he uses as an excuse to get out of things; Larry is angered when his mother's remains are put in a special section of the cemetery and teams up with his father, cousin and Jeff to put it right.
"The Corpse Sniffing Dog" Andy Ackerman October 27, 2002 27
Larry talks the Greene's daughter into giving their dog away after Jeff starts suffering from terrible allergies; later, he has to devise a plan to get it back.
"Krazee Eyez Killa" Robert B. Weide November 3, 2002 28
Larry befriends Wanda's fiancé, a rapper, and searches L.A. for a jacket he urgently needs for the re-shoot of an upcoming Martin Scorsese film.
"Mary, Joseph and Larry" David Steinberg November 10, 2002 29
Larry begins having problems with his housekeeper, Dora; Cheryl invites her family home for the holidays.
"The Grand Opening" Robert B. Weide November 17, 2002 30
With the restaurant opening in days, Larry manages to fire the chef; accidentally break the thumbs of a food critic and hire a new chef with Tourette syndrome with mixed results.

Season 4: 2004

Title Director Original Airdate #
"Mel's Offer" Larry Charles January 4, 2004 31
Larry is offered the lead role in Mel Brooks' musical, The Producers. Larry reminds Cheryl of an anniversary gift she had promised him ten years earlier.
"Ben's Birthday Party" Robert B. Weide January 11, 2004 32
Larry is reunited with his blind friend, Michael; the Davids are invited to Ben Stiller's birthday dinner.
"The Blind Date" Larry Charles January 18, 2004 33
Larry sets up Michael on a "blind" date with a veiled Muslim woman; Jeff admits to Larry he fantasized about Cheryl.
"The Weatherman" Robert B. Weide January 25, 2004 34
Larry is angered by a weatherman's wrong forecast; Larry scares the Greene's daughter with a hideous photograph of his tooth plaque.
"The 5 Wood" Bryan Gordon February 1, 2004 35
Larry faces termination from his country club if his locker is not cleaned; Larry steals a golf club from a deceased's casket.
"The Car Pool Lane" Robert B. Weide February 8, 2004 36
Larry finds an innovative way to use the HOV lane while driving to a Los Angeles Dodgers game on time - Hiring a prostitute as a passenger in his car so he can drive through the Carpool Lane; Larry attempts to get medicinal marijuana for his father; Marty Funkhouser is reluctant to give his dead father's seat up. (Note: This episode was the episode involved in the Juan Catalan incident)
"The Surrogate" Larry Charles February 22, 2004 37
Larry befriends a surrogate mother; Larry confronts his doctor about the waiting room's magazine selection.
"Wandering Bear" Robert B. Weide February 29, 2004 38
Larry's purchase of an adult video causes him trouble when his long time assistant, Antoinette, becomes unstable after breaking up with a boyfriend.
"The Survivor" Larry Charles March 7, 2004 39
Larry receives a tempting offer from a Hasidic dry cleaner; Larry and Cheryl renew their vows in anticipation for their 10th anniversary.
"Opening Night" Robert B. Weide March 14, 2004 40
Larry opens on Broadway with The Producers and forgets his lines during the performance; Cheryl reminds Larry to cash in on his present before "midnight" of the opening.

Season 5: 2005

Title Director Original Airdate #
"The Larry David Sandwich" Robert B. Weide September 25, 2005 41
Larry is changed by a near-death experience, a revelation about his father, and a sandwich that is named after him.
"The Bowtie" Larry Charles October 2, 2005 42
Larry hires a private investigator to find out if he is adopted. After Larry adopts a dog, Wanda deems it to be racist after she visits and finds it barking at her.
"The Christ Nail" Robert B. Weide October 9, 2005 43
Larry buys his housekeeper a bra, and is saved from the wrath of her vengeful husband by orthotics and a special nail.
"Kamikaze Bingo" Robert B. Weide October 16, 2005 44
Larry dishonors an art dealer at a Japanese restaurant, and accuses a nursing-home resident of a Bingo fix.
"Lewis Needs a Kidney" Robert B. Weide October 30, 2005 45
When Richard Lewis needs a kidney transplant, Larry and Jeff debate on how far they are willing to go to help out their friend in need.
"The Smoking Jacket" David Steinberg November 6, 2005 46
Larry celebrates his birthday and asks for two wishes that eventually come true. One involves a visit to Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. While there, Larry swaps "smoking jackets" with a living legend.
"The Seder" Robert B. Weide November 13, 2005 47
Larry and Cheryl hold a Passover seder for friends and family. One of the many guests includes a sex offender which causes much awkwardness among the others, and Larry accuses another guest of stealing his morning paper.
"The Ski Lift" Larry Charles November 20, 2005 48
Larry and Jeff befriend the head of a kidney transplant consortium in an attempt to get Richard Lewis on the top of the hospital waiting list; Jeff and Susie invite Larry and Cheryl to spend the weekend at their ski lodge; Larry learns something about Jeff's penis.
"The Korean Bookie" Bryan Gordon November 27, 2005 49
Larry pays off a debt, and contemplates how to invest money from a debt paid. Larry then suspects his bookie of kidnapping Jeff's dog, Oscar.
"The End" Larry Charles December 4, 2005 50
Larry is changed by a trip to Arizona, to Richard Lewis’ profound relief. Larry also finds out the truth of whether he is adopted. Larry dies and goes to heaven until he is re-animated.

Season 6: 2007

Title Director Original Airdate #
"Meet the Blacks" Larry Charles September 9, 2007 51
Cheryl talks Larry into adopting the Blacks, a family displaced by a hurricane; Larry invents the "perfect" excuse for missing a pair of parties.
"The Anonymous Donor" Robert B. Weide September 16, 2007 52
The Davids and the Blacks move into a new house, and take in a new guest; Larry rewrites a dry-cleaning rule; Jeff finds his reputation stained; and Larry envies Ted Danson's anonymity.
"The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial" David Mandel September 23, 2007 53
Larry receives unspendable money, confronts a pair of "sample abusers" at an ice-cream parlor and a perfumery, and is accused of pinching flowers by Marty Funkhouser.
"The Lefty Call" Alec Berg September 30, 2007 54
Larry regrets getting Richard Lewis' girlfriend Cha Cha a job near the office bathroom; a waiter is doomed by a doggy-bag dispute; and Larry proves inept at "talking lefty."
"The Freak Book" Bryan Gordon October 7, 2007 55
A book about freaks, coupled with a chauffeur's incapacity, sets Larry up for a string of ejections involving Ted Danson, John McEnroe and a group of mourners.
"The Rat Dog" David Steinberg October 14, 2007 56
Larry ruins Leon and Loretta's respective job chances via a cell phone switch and a slow toaster. Larry also offends a deaf woman over her dog which looks similar to a rat; and a 'massage with happy ending' gift to Larry's dad causes confusion.
"The TiVo Guy" Jeff Schaffer October 21, 2007 57
Cheryl is on a flight back home from Florida, and during the trip, the flight encounters horrific weather. Fearing for her life, she calls Larry, who has the TiVo guy over at his house (Kevin Heffernan) and as Cheryl proclaims her love for him, he tells her to call back because the TiVo guy is there. For the rest of the week Cheryl holds a grudge against Larry. Cheryl ends up leaving Larry and their mutual friends have to choose on picking sides, with Cheryl being chosen by nearly all of Larry's friends. Larry also goes on a date with Lucy Lawless.
"The N Word" Tom Kramer October 28, 2007 58
Larry tries to do Auntie Rae a favor, but ends up offending her instead. Jeff's stay at the hospital to get a "snore job" opens up a new opportunity for Larry, who takes full advantage of it. Also, after Larry hears a man use a racial slur offensive to African-Americans, he can't seem to say the word while relaying that story without having African-Americans hear it. Brenda Strong guest stars in the episode.
"The Therapists" David Mandel November 4, 2007 59
Larry tries to curry favor with Cheryl by having his therapist (guest star Steve Coogan) fake a mugging attempt, in disguise, on Cheryl's therapist, but things go awry when his therapist is jailed and starts seeking counsel himself, unknowingly from Cheryl's therapist, and talks to her about the incident. Also, Marty Funkhouser collects pledge money under false pretenses.
"The Bat Mitzvah" Larry Charles November 11, 2007 60
As Jeff's daughter's bat mitzvah approaches, Larry uses the opportunity to make amends while putting an end to some malicious (and only half-true) gossip about the health of his anus. Larry realizes he has chemistry with Loretta, and we see a montage of Loretta and Larry's life together as a couple. (Guest starring John Legend and Michael McKean)

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