List of Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release dates|
|Season premiere||Season finale||North America||United Kingdom||Australia|
|1||10||October 15, 2000||December 17, 2000||January 13, 2004||May 17, 2004||July 14, 2004|
|2||10||September 23, 2001||November 25, 2001||June 15, 2004||October 18, 2004||December 15, 2004|
|3||10||September 15, 2002||November 17, 2002||January 18, 2005||February 7, 2005||May 11, 2005|
|4||10||January 4, 2004||March 14, 2004||August 30, 2005||September 26, 2005||November 16, 2005|
|5||10||September 25, 2005||December 4, 2005||August 1, 2006||September 11, 2006||October 4, 2006|
|6||10||September 9, 2007||November 11, 2007||January 29, 2008||June 9, 2008||June 3, 2009|
|7||10||September 20, 2009||November 22, 2009||June 8, 2010||June 7, 2010||February 2, 2011|
|8||10||July 10, 2011||September 11, 2011||June 5, 2012||June 11, 2012||June 13, 2012|
HBO special (1999)
|Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|"Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 17, 1999|
|In the HBO special upon which the series was based, Larry approaches HBO about having his own hour-long HBO special. After a long hiatus, Larry begins performing stand-up comedy again in order to prepare for the special. However, hours away from the show's scheduled filming, Larry becomes nervous and lies to the HBO executives about the illness of his nonexistent stepfather in order to get the special canceled.|
Season 1 (2000)
The first season introduces us to Larry's post-Seinfeld world, where he is wealthy, has a loving wife, a best friend, and he also manages to offend everyone around him. It is not long into the series though that we realize that Larry David is his own worst enemy. He is accused of having an adultery-implying erection because of his extremely baggy trousers that bunch up when he sits down; feuding with a shoe salesman; getting blamed for a newspaper typo after submitting an obituary for Cheryl's aunt; reacting offensively to drinking from his friend's mother's glass; and unintentionally causing someone to believe that his uncle is an incestuous pedophile. Although this season has no major plot line, there is a small plot of Larry trying to obtain a bracelet to give to Cheryl and another small two-episode plot involving Larry and Cheryl trying to have a wire that runs through their backyard removed.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|1||1||"The Pants Tent"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 15, 2000|
|Larry's baggy new pants create awkward misunderstandings between Larry, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), and her friend (Robin Ruzan). A movie-theater argument with a female 'stranger' (Sofia Milos) leads to tensions between Larry and his best friend (Richard Lewis). Larry's joking referral to Cheryl as "Hitler" during a car speakerphone conversation with Jeff (Jeff Garlin) causes Larry's attempts to hide it from Cheryl – and to appease Jeff's Holocaust-sensitive parents (Mina Kolb, Louis Nye) – to backfire disastrously. Kathy Griffin makes a cameo appearance.|
|2||2||"Ted and Mary"||David Steinberg||Larry David||October 22, 2000|
|Larry and Cheryl spend quality time with new celebrity friends, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen; Larry's shoes are stolen at the bowling alley and Larry confronts the person who took them. Larry also goes on a shopping trip with Mary's mother (Anne Haney).|
|3||3||"Porno Gil"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 29, 2000|
Larry and Cheryl are invited to a dinner party thrown by a retired porn star, Gil Bang (Bob Odenkirk). Jeff, who is in the hospital after a routine check-up reveals he urgently needs emergency bypass surgery, asks Larry to hide his porn collection from Susie (Susie Essman) in case something happens to him. However, it is Jeff's parents that discover Larry enjoying Jeff's porn, starring Gil, near the end.This is the only episode without the standard opening title card with the characteristic black background.
|4||4||"The Bracelet"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 5, 2000|
|Larry wants to buy a bracelet for Cheryl but looks unpresentable in his appearance; later, Larry and Richard Lewis help a blind man (Patrick Kerr) move into his apartment.|
|5||5||"Interior Decorator"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||November 12, 2000|
|Larry keeps missing appointments with Diane Keaton; Larry is angered by the operations of his doctor's office, and gets into a tussle with Diane Keaton's Interior Decorator.|
|6||6||"The Wire"||Larry Charles||Larry David||November 19, 2000|
|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.|
|7||7||"AAMCO"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 26, 2000|
|Cheryl holds a dinner party; Larry test drives Jeff's car which leads to an accident after he hears the trademark double-horn sound effect in an AAMCO radio commercial, mistaking it for a real horn.|
|8||8||"Beloved Aunt"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||December 3, 2000|
|Cheryl's parents (Paul Dooley, Julie Payne) ask Larry to write an obituary for Cheryl's aunt, and a newspaper error results in the letter 'c' replacing the 'a' in 'aunt.' Naturally, Larry is blamed for the mistake.|
|9||9||"Affirmative Action"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||December 10, 2000|
|Larry makes an inappropriate humorous remark to an African American doctor; Larry and Cheryl travel across L.A. to retrieve a prescription.|
|10||10||"The Group"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||December 17, 2000|
|Jeff offers Cheryl a role in The Vagina Monologues; Larry runs into an old girlfriend (Melanie Smith) who asks him to go to an incest survivors group with her which is led by the director of the show (Laraine Newman).|
Season 2 (2001)
Larry David pursues a new television project, first with Jason Alexander, and then Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Based on Alexander's complaints, the premise is about an actor who starred in a megahit sitcom who finds it difficult to maintain a steady career afterward because of the public's perception of typecasting. Larry pitches the idea to various networks, but eventually ends up alienating or offending everyone he makes a deal with, and anyone else attached to the project.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|11||1||"The Car Salesman"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 23, 2001|
|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. 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.|
|12||2||"Thor"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 30, 2001|
|Larry seeks revenge on pro wrestler Thor Olson (Deron McBee), 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 the meeting.|
|13||3||"Trick or Treat"||Larry Charles||Larry David||October 7, 2001|
|Larry refuses to give candy to un-costumed teenagers on Halloween. As a result the vengeful teens toilet-paper his house and spray-paint "Bald Asshole" across his front door. Larry and Cheryl attend a handicapped friend's movie premiere.|
|14||4||"The Shrimp Incident"||David Steinberg||Larry David||October 14, 2001|
|Larry accuses HBO executive Allan Wasserman of stealing shrimp from his Chinese food; Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to pitch the show to HBO.|
|15||5||"The Thong"||Jeff Garlin||Larry David||October 21, 2001|
|Larry wants to discontinue his counseling when he sees his therapist (John Pleshette) in a thong; Rob Reiner convinces Larry to do a lunch as a prize in a "Groat's syndrome" charity auction, only for him to annoy the winner when he starts eating first.|
|16||6||"The Acupuncturist"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||October 28, 2001|
|Larry lends $5,000 to an old friend and offers another $5,000 to his acupuncturist (Keone Young) if he can cure his neck problems.|
|17||7||"The Doll"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 4, 2001|
Larry and Julia successfully pitch the show to ABC; Larry then traumatizes the executive's daughter by cutting her priceless doll's hair off. He then makes things worse by stealing the same doll's head from Sammy's collection.Note: "The Doll" was also the name of a Seinfeld episode.
|18||8||"Shaq"||Dean Parisot||Larry David||November 11, 2001|
|Larry accidentally trips Shaquille O'Neal at a Lakers basketball game, which works out to be beneficial for Larry. Shaq is a big Seinfeld fan, and the knee injury is better than feared.|
|19||9||"The Baptism"||Keith Truesdell||Larry David||November 18, 2001|
|Larry and Cheryl run into a score of problems as they travel to attend her sister's Jewish fiancé's baptism simply because Larry misplaced some plane tickets; Richard Lewis accuses Larry of stealing his outgoing answering machine greeting.|
|20||10||"The Massage"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 25, 2001|
|Larry and Julia make a final attempt with CBS. Taking a night out with Cheryl, Larry attempts to walk the etiquette minefield with their driver, leading to an embarrassing situation.|
Season 3 (2002)
Larry joins a restaurant venture with a group of investors, among them are Ted Danson and Michael York. A few sub-plots involve Larry being cast in a Martin Scorsese movie, an on again, off again feud with Stu and Susan Braudy and Larry getting a pubic hair stuck in his throat.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|21||1||"Chet's Shirt"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 15, 2002|
|Larry becomes obsessed with a shirt he sees in a dead friend's picture; Larry and Jeff become investors in a swanky new restaurant with Ted Danson and Michael York.|
|22||2||"The Benadryl Brownie"||Larry Charles||Larry David||September 22, 2002|
|Larry's first cell phone call leads to an allergic reaction involving Richard Lewis's Christian Scientist girlfriend.|
|23||3||"Club Soda and Salt"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 29, 2002|
|Larry learns a restaurant tip about stains while searching for a new chef for the soon-to-be-opened restaurant; Larry becomes tennis partners with Cheryl when he becomes jealous of her current partner, Brad.|
|24||4||"The Nanny from Hell"||Larry Charles||Larry David||October 6, 2002|
|Jeff and Susie get back together after Jeff finds out that Susie is pregnant; Larry gets a restaurant investor's nanny (Cheri Oteri) – who used to work at Six Flags Magic Mountain Looney Tunes lodge – fired when he convinces her to let him use the investor's private bathroom.|
|25||5||"The Terrorist Attack"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 13, 2002|
|Larry gets caught in the middle of a feud between Paul and Mindy Reiser (Paul Reiser, Linda Bates) and Susan and Steve Braudy (Amy Aquino, Don Stark). 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.|
|26||6||"The Special Section"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||October 20, 2002|
|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 (Shelley Berman), cousin (Richard Kind) and Jeff to put it right.|
|27||7||"The Corpse Sniffing Dog"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||October 27, 2002|
|Larry talks the Greenes' daughter into giving their dog away after Jeff starts suffering from terrible allergies; later he has to devise a plan to get the dog back.|
|28||8||"Krazee-Eyez Killa"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 3, 2002|
|Larry befriends Wanda's fiancé, a rapper (Chris Williams), and searches L.A. for a jacket he urgently needs for the re-shoot of an upcoming Martin Scorsese film.|
|29||9||"Mary, Joseph, and Larry"||David Steinberg||Larry David||November 10, 2002|
|Larry begins having problems with his housekeeper, Dora; Cheryl invites her family home for the holidays.|
|30||10||"The Grand Opening"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 17, 2002|
|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)
Larry works with Mel Brooks, Ben Stiller, Cady Huffman and David Schwimmer to star on Broadway in The Producers. Larry also struggles to fulfill his wife's tenth anniversary present to him – a one-time-only act of adultery.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|31||1||"Mel's Offer"||Larry Charles||Larry David||January 4, 2004|
|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.|
|32||2||"Ben's Birthday Party"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||January 11, 2004|
|Larry is reunited with his blind friend, Michael; the Davids are invited to Ben Stiller's birthday dinner.|
|33||3||"The Blind Date"||Larry Charles||Larry David||January 18, 2004|
|Larry sets up Michael on a "blind" date with a veiled Muslim woman (Moon Zappa); Jeff admits to Larry he fantasized about Cheryl.|
|34||4||"The Weatherman"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||January 25, 2004|
|Larry is angered by a weatherman's wrong forecast; Larry scares the Greenes' daughter with a hideous photograph of his tooth plaque.|
|35||5||"The 5 Wood"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||February 1, 2004|
|Larry faces termination from his country club if his locker is not cleaned; Larry steals a golf club from a deceased person's casket.|
|36||6||"The Car Pool Lane"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||February 8, 2004|
Larry finds an innovative way to use the HOV lane while driving to a Los Angeles Dodgers game on time: hiring a prostitute (Kym Whitley) 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 (Bob Einstein) is reluctant to give up his dead father's seat.Note: This episode was the episode involved in the Juan Catalan incident.
|37||7||"The Surrogate"||Larry Charles||Larry David||February 22, 2004|
|Larry befriends a surrogate mother; Larry confronts his doctor about the waiting room's magazine selection. He also needs a clean bill of health for his lead role in The Producers but finds himself in more awkward situations with racial encounters and dealing with the father of David Schwimmer, to name a few.|
|38||8||"Wandering Bear"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||February 29, 2004|
|Larry's purchase of an adult video causes him trouble when his longtime assistant, Antoinette, becomes unstable after breaking up with a boyfriend. Larry gets some herbal remedies from his gardener, Wandering Bear.|
|39||9||"The Survivor"||Larry Charles||Larry David||March 7, 2004|
|Larry receives a tempting offer from a Hasidic dry cleaner (Gina Gershon); Larry and Cheryl plan to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a vow renewal. Due to a misunderstanding, the Rabbi conducting the ceremony brings a "Survivor" (Colby Donaldson from the TV series) to a social occasion and Larry's father brings a Holocaust survivor, leading to an argument between the two over who is the "better Survivor."|
|40||10||"Opening Night"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||March 14, 2004|
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. Stephen Colbert has a cameo appearance as a crazed audience member. Jerry Seinfeld also has a short cameo in the audience.This episode runs an extended length of approximately 58 minutes.
Season 5 (2005)
Larry's friend, comedian Richard Lewis, is in dire need of a kidney transplant operation. Purely out of paranoid guilt, Larry offers one of his own to Richard if Richard cannot find a suitable donor in time. Larry then makes many concerted, ridiculous efforts to find Richard a kidney donor. Larry explores the possibility that he may have been adopted, because of a potentially misunderstood word his father said (and no longer remembers) while in the hospital — Larry hires a private investigator (Mekhi Phifer) to look into it. Eventually, he discovers the "truth" and visits his potential biological family, where he learns that he could be Gentile. His new faith in Christianity makes him agree to donating Richard his kidney.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|41||1||"The Larry David Sandwich"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 25, 2005|
|Larry is changed by a near-death experience and a revelation about his father; on the lighter side, he finds that an unappetizing sandwich was named after him.|
|42||2||"The Bowtie"||Larry Charles||Larry David||October 2, 2005|
|Larry hires a private investigator to find out if he is adopted. After Larry adopts a dog, which Wanda deems to be racist due of its strong reaction to her when she visits.|
|43||3||"The Christ Nail"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 9, 2005|
|Larry buys his housekeeper a bra, and is saved from the wrath of her vengeful husband by orthotics and a special nail.|
|44||4||"Kamikaze Bingo"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 16, 2005|
|Larry dishonors an art dealer at a Japanese restaurant, and accuses a nursing-home resident of a Bingo fix.|
|45||5||"Lewis Needs a Kidney"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 30, 2005|
|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.|
|46||6||"The Smoking Jacket"||David Steinberg||Larry David||November 6, 2005|
|On his birthday, Larry makes 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.|
|47||7||"The Seder"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 13, 2005|
|Larry and Cheryl hold a Passover Seder for friends and family. Larry befriends a sex offender (Rob Corddry) and winds up inviting him to Passover, which causes a lot of awkwardness among the other guests. Larry accuses another guest of stealing his morning paper.|
|48||8||"The Ski Lift"||Larry Charles||Larry David||November 20, 2005|
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.This episode runs an extended length of approximately 35 minutes.
|49||9||"The Korean Bookie"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||November 27, 2005|
|Larry pays off a debt and contemplates how to invest money from a debt paid. He also suspects his bookie of eating Jeff's dog, Oscar.|
|50||10||"The End"||Larry Charles||Larry David||December 4, 2005|
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, but manages to get in a fight with his guardian angels (played by Dustin Hoffman and Sacha Baron Cohen) and meets his mother (played by Bea Arthur) and is subsequently sent back into his body.This episode runs an extended length of approximately 42 minutes.
Season 6 (2007)
Cheryl and Larry shelter a New Orleans family named the Blacks (Vivica A. Fox and J. B. Smoove) in their house, after a hurricane destroys the Blacks' home. A distracted phone call between Larry and Cheryl causes her to re-evaluate their marriage dynamic and they soon separate; Larry thus returns to the dating scene.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|51||1||"Meet the Blacks"||Larry Charles||Larry David||September 9, 2007|
|Cheryl talks Larry into adopting the Blacks, a family displaced by a hurricane; Larry invents an excuse for missing a party which quickly catches on.|
|52||2||"The Anonymous Donor"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 16, 2007|
|The Davids and the Blacks move into a new house; Larry has a wing named after him but is upstaged by an anonymous donor. Larry takes an ejaculate-stained bedsheet to the dry-cleaners and finds that his shirt has been picked up by another patron.|
|53||3||"The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial"||David Mandel||Larry David||September 23, 2007|
|Larry is given an unspendable banknote and is accused of pinching flowers by a grieving Marty Funkhouser whose mother just passed. Meanwhile, a run-in with a somewhat selfish woman, whom he accuses of abusing her "sample privileges" produces dire consequences for Jeff's daughter and Loretta's kids. This episode presents a continuity error with the death of Marty's mother. In the earlier season 4 episode, "The Weatherman," Marty mentions that his mother had died 10 years before.|
|54||4||"The Lefty Call"||Alec Berg||Larry David||September 30, 2007|
|Larry regrets getting Richard Lewis' girlfriend Cha Cha (Tia Carrere) a job near the office bathroom; a waiter gets into a doggy-bag dispute; and Larry proves inept at "talking lefty."|
|55||5||"The Freak Book"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||October 7, 2007|
|Larry attends Ted Danson's birthday party but is bothered by his chauffeur having to wait outside; A book about freaks, coupled with the chauffeur's incapacity, sets Larry up for a string of ejections involving Danson, John McEnroe and a group of mourners.|
|56||6||"The Rat Dog"||David Steinberg||Larry David||October 14, 2007|
|Larry ruins Leon and Loretta's respective job chances via an accidental cell phone swap 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.|
|57||7||"The TiVo Guy"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David||October 21, 2007|
|Cheryl, while on a flight that encounters dangerous weather calls Larry, who has the TiVo guy over at his house (Kevin Heffernan) and asks her to call him back. Cheryl turns to the man sitting next to her for support. Cheryl leaves Larry and their mutual friends have to choose sides, with Cheryl being chosen by nearly all of Larry's friends. Larry goes on a date with Lucy Lawless.|
|58||8||"The N Word"||Tom Kramer||Larry David||October 28, 2007|
|Larry offends Auntie Rae after an overly long hug. 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, Ben Stiller, and Phil LaMarr guest star in the episode.|
|59||9||"The Therapists"||David Mandel||Larry David||November 4, 2007|
|Larry alienates Cheryl by following the advice of his therapist (Steve Coogan). In an attempt to win her back he tries to curry favor with Cheryl's therapist by staging a mugging attempt. Marty Funkhouser collects money for a charity under false pretenses.|
|60||10||"The Bat Mitzvah"||Larry Charles||Larry David||November 11, 2007|
Larry "recommends" a former Seinfeld director (Michael McKean) to Richard Lewis. As Jeff's daughter's Bat Mitzvah ceremony approaches, he uses the opportunity to address a malicious rumor. Larry sees Loretta in a new light.This episode runs an extended length of approximately 35 minutes.
Season 7 (2009)
Larry and Loretta are now in a relationship, but Larry soon realizes that their relationship is not working for him. Loretta is diagnosed with cancer but soon breaks up with Larry because she thinks he's cheating on her. She leaves with the rest of the Blacks except for Leon who stays with him. Larry runs into Cheryl, having not seen her since the last season, and learns that she appreciated him more when he had a job. He then accepts NBC's offer for a Seinfeld reunion show, in order to give her a part in it and win her back.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|61||1||"Funkhouser's Crazy Sister"||Larry Charles||Larry David||September 20, 2009||1.10|
|With Loretta sick and awaiting the results of a biopsy, Larry attempts to break it off with her before the results come back. Meanwhile, Jeff has an unusual encounter with Marty Funkhouser's mentally unstable sister, Bam Bam (Catherine O'Hara).|
|62||2||"Vehicular Fellatio"||Alec Berg||Larry David||September 27, 2009||
|Larry enlists the help of a doctor, who is renowned for encouraging cancer patients to remove themselves from bad relationships, in a bid to break it off with Loretta. Meanwhile, Larry is repulsed by Richard Lewis' new girlfriend after he finds out she gave Richard a blowjob in the car.|
|63||3||"The Reunion"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David||October 4, 2009||1.60|
|After years of resistance, Larry agrees to do a Seinfeld reunion special when he realizes that giving Cheryl a major role might get her to take him back; Larry has another run-in with Susie after he supposedly saves her life by identifying that she has Lyme disease.|
|64||4||"The Hot Towel"||Alec Berg||Larry David||October 11, 2009||
|Larry burns his hand on an airplane hot towel, which affects his bra unhooking technique and leads to his doctor reluctantly giving Larry his home phone number, which Larry proceeds to accidentally abuse; Larry is less than impressed when his expensive anniversary gift for Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen is shunned in favor of a gift "from the heart", courtesy of Jeff and Susie's daughter Sammy, and then when they invite Jeff and Suzie rather than him to the restaurant he got the gift from. Christian Slater guest stars.|
|65||5||"Denise Handicap"||David Mandel||Larry David||October 18, 2009||
|Larry begins dating a disabled woman, Denise, who requires a wheelchair. They plan to attend a Kim Chee Yun recital being held by Larry's friends, but Larry is unable to contact his new date after Susie throws his BlackBerry in the ocean.|
|66||6||"The Bare Midriff"||Larry Charles||Larry David||October 25, 2009||
|Larry and Jerry have problems with their assistant, who always wears clothes that expose her large stomach. Larry continuously offends Richard Lewis and inadvertently causes a "miracle" to occur.|
|67||7||"The Black Swan"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||November 1, 2009||0.98|
|Larry repeatedly runs into trouble at his golf club when he is blamed for two deaths, protests an unorthodox tipping policy and forgets to turn off his BlackBerry. He also seeks to correct a spelling mistake on his mother's gravestone. A generous gift to cousin Andy elicits a greedy response.|
|68||8||"Officer Krupke"||David Steinberg||Larry David||November 8, 2009||
Larry is forced to embrace his feminine side to cover for Jeff. Cheryl competes for a Seinfeld role. Larry loses his pants at Banana Republic. A law officer has an unusual name. John Schneider and Elisabeth Shue guest star as a couple who make Cheryl an indecent proposal. A bearded Ben Affleck has an uncredited cameo role exiting Banana Republic.The song "Gee Officer Krupke" from West Side Story plays during the closing credits of this episode
|69||9||"The Table Read"||Larry Charles||Larry David||November 15, 2009||1.26|
At the Seinfeld reunion table read, Larry befriends a nine-year-old who later starts constantly sending him text messages. Leon poses as a man who died of Groat's Disease in order to calm Michael Richards' nerves. Jerry Seinfeld and Marty Funkhouser bond over a tasteless joke. Larry regrets lending his pen to Jason Alexander.
Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld segment)
|Larry David||November 22, 2009||1.33|
Larry is hopeful that his plan is working when Cheryl invites him over to review the Seinfeld reunion script. But when an attempt to right a wronged Mocha Joe causes Larry to miss the date, Cheryl ends up turning to Jason Alexander for coaching.This episode runs an extended length of approximately 41 minutes.
Season 8 (2011)
Larry finalizes his divorce with Cheryl and enjoys life as a single man. In order to avoid a charity gig, he goes with Jeff and Susie on a three month trip to New York City, where he soon reunites with Leon.
|No.||#||Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|71||1||"The Divorce"||David Steinberg||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||July 10, 2011||1.71|
|Larry has second thoughts about his lawyer and also rethinks a Girl Scout-cookie order from the daughter of a sports-team owner.|
|72||2||"The Safe House"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||July 17, 2011||1.91|
|Leon endures a case of mistaken identity; Larry helps women in abusive relationships; Richard Lewis gets involved with a burlesque performer.|
|73||3||"Palestinian Chicken"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||July 24, 2011||2.37|
|Larry relishes his role as a "social assassin" until it becomes a liability with his friends, on the golf course and at a Palestinian restaurant.|
|74||4||"The Smiley Face"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||July 31, 2011||2.10|
|Larry challenges the rules of dating and rethinks a decision regarding a new workplace neighbor. Meanwhile, Jeff invents an ill-advised excuse to get out of a dining engagement.|
|75||5||"Vow of Silence"||Alec Berg||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||August 7, 2011||2.05|
|A failed alibi has trans-national consequences; the Greenes' dog is denied a last meal; Larry confronts poor parking and a buffet-line "cut-and chat"; the silence vow is broken.|
|76||6||"The Hero"||Alec Berg||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||August 14, 2011||2.31|
|Larry plays the hero in the sky and underground; Jeff's courtship of Ricky Gervais is sabotaged by a nosy waiter.|
|77||7||"The Bi-Sexual"||David Mandel||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||August 21, 2011||2.08|
|Larry competes with Rosie O'Donnell for the same woman, explores the nuances of Japanese bows, and refuses lunch with an LA acquaintance.|
|78||8||"Car Periscope"||David Mandel||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||August 28, 2011||1.87|
|Larry and Jeff weigh an investment opportunity; Wanda Sykes preempts Larry's training schedule, Cheyenne Jackson guest stars as Larry's personal trainer. The plot element around the one-armed man is a playful reference to the television series The Fugitive.|
|79||9||"Mister Softee"||Larry Charles||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||September 4, 2011||1.43|
|An ice cream truck triggers a painful childhood memory for Larry.|
|80||10||"Larry vs. Michael J. Fox"||Alec Berg||Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer||September 11, 2011||2.04|
|Larry accuses his neighbor, Michael J. Fox, of harassment; Jeff takes a bullet for Susie; Larry gives a controversial gift to Jennifer's son.|
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