List of Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes
The HBO comedy television series Curb Your Enthusiasm premiered with an hour-long special on October 17, 1999. It was followed by a ten-episode first season that began airing on HBO on October 15, 2000.
The series was created by Larry David, who stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The series follows Larry in his life as a semi-retired television writer and producer in Los Angeles. Also starring are Cheryl Hines as his wife, Cheryl; Jeff Garlin as his best friend and manager, Jeff; and Susie Essman as Jeff's wife, Susie. Curb Your Enthusiasm features numerous celebrity guest star appearances, fictionalized to varying degrees.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Special||October 17, 1999|
|1||10||October 15, 2000||December 17, 2000|
|2||10||September 23, 2001||November 25, 2001|
|3||10||September 15, 2002||November 17, 2002|
|4||10||January 4, 2004||March 14, 2004|
|5||10||September 25, 2005||December 4, 2005|
|6||10||September 9, 2007||November 11, 2007|
|7||10||September 20, 2009||November 22, 2009|
|8||10||July 10, 2011||September 11, 2011|
|9||10||October 1, 2017||December 3, 2017|
|10||10||January 19, 2020||March 22, 2020|
|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 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 arc; Larry tries to find a bracelet to give to Cheryl; a two-episode arc where Larry and Cheryl obsess over a wire that blocks their backyard view and try to get it removed by the city utility company.
|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 among 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 friend (Richard Lewis). Larry jokingly refers to Cheryl as "Hitler" during a car speakerphone conversation with his best friend Jeff (Jeff Garlin) and his attempts to hide it from her—and to appease Jeff's Holocaust-sensitive parents (Mina Kolb, Louis Nye)—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, and Larry goes shopping with Mary's mother (Anne Haney); Larry's shoes are stolen at the bowling alley and he confronts the thief. Larry worries they have been uninvited to a Paul Simon concert because he reacted with disgust at lunch when he realized he had been drinking out of Mary's mother's glass.|
|3||3||"Porno Gil"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 29, 2000|
|Larry and Cheryl are invited to retired porn star Gil Bang's (Bob Odenkirk) party after Larry misdials Gil by mistake. He gets lost driving there; first an elderly woman tears up his directions to Gil's house after arguing with Larry, and then a man Larry offended earlier at the golf course refuses to give him directions. Cheryl, who planned to only stop by the party for 15 minutes after they ate at a restaurant, is annoyed to realize they are attending a dinner party. Gil disgusts Cheryl with graphic tales from his porn days, and Gil's wife has a fit because Larry did not take his shoes off. In the hospital after a routine checkup, Jeff says he needs emergency bypass surgery and asks Larry to hide his porn collection from Susie (Susie Essman) in case he dies. Larry watches one the videos in this stash—starring Gil, when Jeff's parents walk in on him.|
|4||4||"The Bracelet"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 5, 2000|
|Larry wants to buy a bracelet for Cheryl, but he is not buzzed into the store because he is wearing his workout clothes and looks like a homeless person. Richard then decides to buy it for his girlfriend, which upsets Cheryl. Larry and Richard Lewis help a blind man (Patrick Kerr) move into his apartment but he becomes belligerent and ungrateful. Larry returns to a restaurant where he left behind his credit card, but his car is blocked in by the waiter captain because Larry did not tip him the previous day. Larry runs to the jewelry store to try to prevent Richard from buying the bracelet; they fight outside the door resulting in neither being buzzed in.|
|5||5||"Interior Decorator"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||November 12, 2000|
|Larry, who injured his finger fighting with Richard Lewis, is angered by the operations of his doctor's office, when another patient whose appointment was after his (Marissa Winokur) is seen first because she signed in before he did (after he was chivalrous and let her exit the elevator first). He cannot pay for parking as he realizes he has no cash on him and has to borrow $3 from the parking lot attendant. This causes him to miss his appointment with Diane Keaton. Cheryl hires an interior decorator, Carmen (Rose Abdoo), who also works for Diane. Larry loses Diane's phone number and the interior decorator refuses to give it to him, which causes Larry to fire her. Larry is outraged when his lawyer (Nia Vardalos)—who is also his doctor's wife—bills him $1,500 for reading his script, so he fires her. He pays the other attendant $10 to give to the first attendant, but is later confronted in the parking garage by the first attendant, who does not believe his story. He is forced to give her a $20 as this is all he has on him, but then he once again cannot pay for parking and has to borrow it from his ex-lawyer. He fights with the interior designer at Diane's house and injures his finger again. Back at the doctor's office, he races with the same woman to be able to sign in first, only to have her called in first because her appointment was first and they changed their policy based on his suggestion. His finger is broken but his doctor refuses to help him until Larry pays his bill with his wife.|
|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 and disastrously mistakes the trademark double-horn sound-effect in an AAMCO radio commercial for a real horn. It angers the driver behind Larry, and they bump Jeff's car, causing it to need repairs by a specialist (Mike Hagerty).|
|8||8||"Beloved Aunt"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||December 3, 2000|
|Cheryl's parents (Paul Dooley, Julie Payne) ask Larry to write a death notice for Cheryl's aunt, then blame him for a horrifying typographical error when it is published in the local newspaper. Cheryl's sister Becky's boyfriend asks Larry if it is a good time to break up with her. After Becky confronts Larry about him advising her boyfriend to break up with her, Cheryl kicks him out of his own house. Larry then goes to Jeff's house only to be kicked out again for supposedly harassing Jeff's mother. He tries to stay at a hotel room, but is unable to because it is full.|
|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 her 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 ex-girlfriend (Melanie Smith) who asks him to go to an incest survivors group with her—one whose members include the director of Cheryl's show (Laraine Newman). Larry falsely claims to have been sexually abused by his uncle; when the director meets the uncle, she shouts at him.|
Season 2 (2001)
Larry David pursues a new television project, first with Jason Alexander, and then Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Based on Alexander's frustration with his own post-Seinfeld career/life, 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.
|Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|11||1||"The Car Salesman"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 23, 2001|
|Larry experimentally decides to take a job as a car salesman, but is soon fired. Larry and Jason Alexander contemplate making a new TV series about an actor who cannot 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|
|After being bullied during a misunderstanding on the road, Larry tries to get revenge when he learns it was professional wrestler Thor Olson (Deron McBee). Larry helps Jeff move out as he is splitting up with Susie. Larry tries to meet with Jason Alexander about their new show, but the two have a falling out after 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 uncostumed teenage girls on Halloween, so they toilet-paper his house and spray-paint "Bald Asshole" across his front door. Larry attends a movie premiere of his disabled friend. Larry is confronted by another Jewish man in the queue for whistling Wagner. Larry discovers that he is the father of one of the girls. Larry conducts an orchestra playing Wagner outside the man's house.|
|14||4||"The Shrimp Incident"||David Steinberg||Larry David||October 14, 2001|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to pitch the show to HBO; Larry suspects HBO executive Allan Wasserman of stealing shrimp from his Chinese food.|
|15||5||"The Thong"||Jeff Garlin||Larry David||October 21, 2001|
|Larry wants to discontinue his counseling when he sees his therapist (John Pleshette) wearing a thong at the beach. Rob Reiner convinces Larry to be a celebrity lunch partner as a prize in a "Groat's syndrome" charity auction, but he offends the winner (Tom McGowan) when he starts eating first.|
|16||6||"The Acupuncturist"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||October 28, 2001|
|Larry lends $5,000 to an old friend, who says he will repay it when his father dies. When his father dies soon after, Larry is blamed for the death. Larry offers another $5,000 to his acupuncturist (Keone Young) if he can cure his neck problems. Larry's neck problem improves significantly, which leads to a dispute between the two men as to whether or not Larry owes him the money.|
|17||7||"The Doll"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 4, 2001|
|Larry and Julia successfully pitch the show to ABC. Larry traumatizes the executive's daughter by cutting her expensive doll's hair off. He then steals the same type of doll's head from Jeff's daughter Sammi's collection to give to the executive's wife, which upsets Sammi and Susie.|
|18||8||"Shaq"||Dean Parisot||Larry David||November 11, 2001|
|Larry accidentally trips Shaquille O'Neal at a Lakers basketball game, which suddenly seems to give him good luck. Dr. Craig Wiggins, the Lakers' professional team doctor (Joel McKinnon Miller), refuses to check a worrying spot on Larry's neck.|
|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 Becky's (Kaitlin Olson) Jewish fiancé's (Mitchell Whitfield) baptism in Monterrey, due to Larry misplacing their plane tickets. Larry interrupts the baptism in a river, thinking that he is being drowned. The fiancé decides to not be baptized and to remain Jewish, so Becky cancels their wedding. 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 to pitch the show with CBS. Larry and Cheryl dine at a restaurant. The staff phone the police when Larry tries to take a fork and napkin to his chauffeur (Tom Booker). Larry is convicted of stealing the fork and his sentence is to wear a sandwich board stating I steal forks from restaurants while standing outside the restaurant. Larry receives a massage, during which the masseuse (Kathleen York) gives him a handjob, which he tells her to stop. Cheryl is told by a psychic that Larry is having an affair with a woman who fits the masseuse's description.|
Season 3 (2002)
Larry joins a restaurant venture with a group of investors; among them are Ted Danson and Michael York. A few subplots 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.
|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, Deborah.|
|23||3||"Club Soda and Salt"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 29, 2002|
|Restaurant manager Jim teaches Larry a restaurant tip about stains. After Chef Randy quits, Larry, Jeff and Ted are 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; Larry and Cheryl are looking for a year-late gift for their friends, Ed and Melanie Loeb and a household shop worker (Laura Silverman) accuses Larry of stalking her.|
|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. Richard tries to get his allegedly original phrase "The ___ from hell" into the book of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations with the help of Larry.|
|25||5||"The Terrorist Attack"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 13, 2002|
|Larry is caught in the middle of a feud between Paul and Mindy Reiser and Susan and Stu 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, but he does not learn about it until after her funeral because he was busy working in New York City on a movie directed by Martin Scorsese and Larry's father said that Larry's mother did not want him bothered. Larry uses her death as an excuse to get out of situations; 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. Larry lets Richard use his meditation mantra.|
|27||7||"The Corpse-Sniffing Dog"||Andy Ackerman||Larry David||October 27, 2002|
|The restaurant's opening is in three days and Larry miraculously manages to find a chef (Ian Gomez) in the last moment. Larry decides to hire the chef just because he is bald. The restaurant's opening date comes even closer but then the crew starts to think there might be a body underneath the floorboards and the opening date gets delayed. Larry talks Sammi, 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 from Stu and Susan Braudy.|
|28||8||"Krazee-Eyez Killa"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 3, 2002|
|Larry befriends Wanda's fiancé, a rapper (Chris Williams), who tells him that he is enjoying cunnilingus with other women. The rapper tells Larry to keep it secret, but he reveals it to Cheryl. Wanda finds out that he is cheating on her and she dumps him. Larry searches L.A. for a jacket he urgently needs for the re-shoot of an upcoming Martin Scorsese film. Cheryl threw away the one he previously wore on set, so he goes to a store to buy a similar one, but annoys the owner and is thrown out. He borrows one from the rapper, but he takes it back because he blames Larry for Wanda finding out about his cheating and dumping him.|
|29||9||"Mary, Joseph and Larry"||David Steinberg||Larry David||November 10, 2002|
|Larry begins having problems with his housekeeper Dora. In an attempt to help Jeff, Larry supports his lie to Susie. This leads to Dora thinking that Cheryl dislikes her—and Dora resigns. 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 a food critic's (Paul Willson) thumbs, and hire a new chef (Paul Sand) who has Tourette syndrome.|
Season 4 (2004)
Larry works with Mel Brooks, Ben Stiller, Cady Huffman and David Schwimmer to star on Broadway in The Producers. Larry struggles to fulfill his wife's tenth anniversary present to him—a one-time-only act of adultery.
|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 as Max Bialystock in Mel Brooks' musical The Producers. Ben Stiller will be playing Leopold Bloom. Larry reminds Cheryl of an anniversary gift she had promised him ten years earlier in order to encourage him to marry her: he is allowed to have sex with another woman one time.|
|32||2||"Ben's Birthday Party"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||January 11, 2004|
|The show's blind piano player Michael has an ugly girlfriend who has tricked him into believing she is a beautiful model. Larry tells Michael the truth, but Michael blames Larry for the breakup and guilts him into helping him with several tasks. At Ben Stiller's birthday party, Larry angers Susie by saying tits during a children's game. Ben is perturbed that Larry did not bring a gift and that he refuses to sing Happy Birthday to You. While demonstrating a golf swing, Larry accidentally stabs Ben in the eye with a wooden skewer. Richard Lewis' friend's daughter, Kim, shows Larry her new implants by placing his hands on her bare breasts, but an enraged Cheryl sees them through a window and tells Larry that he has used up his anniversary gift.|
|33||3||"The Blind Date"||Larry Charles||Larry David||January 18, 2004|
|After Larry angers Ben Stiller by insisting on sitting in the back seat of Ben's car, Ben quits the musical. Cheryl's visiting teenage cousin performs a magic trick but will not tell Larry the secret, though a mentally disabled man later figures out the trick. Larry is driving Cheryl's car when he has it cleaned by four mentally disabled men, one of whom steals his sunblock. The car runs out of gas and Larry meets a veiled Muslim woman named Haboos (Moon Zappa), whom Larry fixes up with the blind piano player, Michael. Larry accidentally lifts off her veil when he opens his umbrella; Haboos is mortified and goes in her house, while Larry is horrified that she is ugly. Jeff tells Larry that he fantasized about Cheryl, which angers Larry. After seeing Cheryl and Susie wearing sexy outfits before going to a costume party, Larry makes Cheryl wear Haboos' burqa instead. Larry is disturbed when Susie appears in his fantasy.|
|34||4||"The Weatherman"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||January 25, 2004|
|Larry and Cheryl attend a dinner party at the Greene house. Jeff and Susie's daughter Sammi is disgusted when she sees a hideous photograph of Larry's tooth. Larry falls into the toilet bowl and injures his back. A television meteorologist's mistaken forecast of rain angers Larry, who accuses the weatherman of deliberately predicting rain in order to clear the golf course for himself. Larry attends a testimonial for Marty Funkhouser's father, where he argues with a couple and incurs the other attendees' wrath when his injured back prevents him from participating in a standing ovation. Larry plays golf despite the weatherman's forecast of rain, but this time the prediction is accurate and Larry is caught in a storm.|
|35||5||"The 5 Wood"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David||February 1, 2004|
|Larry faces termination from his country club because of his messy locker. Larry makes plans for an encounter with his dentist's assistant. David Schwimmer is Larry's new costar in the play. Larry complains to David that there are too few cashews in David's father's health snack. At Leo Funkhouser's funeral, Larry recognizes his 5-wood golf club in the dead man's hand and secretly swaps it for Jeff's club. At the service, Marty notices the different club and knows who is responsible, because Larry accidentally dropped a cashew in the casket and Jeff's club bears his name. The memberships of both men and their wives are canceled. The Greenes' dog Oscar bites Larry's penis, causing Larry to cancel his date with the dental assistant. Larry and Cheryl interview at an elitist country club without many Jewish members, pretending to be conservatives to gain favor.|
|36||6||"The Car Pool Lane"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||February 8, 2004|
Larry and Jeff want to go a big Dodgers game but cannot score tickets. Marty Funkhouser refuses to give Larry his deceased father's ticket. Cheryl surprises Larry with two tickets. To avoid jury duty, during voir dire Larry refers to the defendant as a negro. Larry buys schwag marijuana from a street dealer for his father, who has glaucoma. Jeff decides not to go to the game. Larry hires street prostitute Monena (Kym Whitley) to be a passenger in his car so that he can legally use the car pool lane in order to get to Dodger Stadium on time. At the stadium, Larry sees Marty in a field-level seat and asks to sit in the empty seat next to him, but Marty refuses. Two men from the country club that the Davids want to join see him sitting next to Monena. After the game, Marty's car will not start, so he asks Larry to take him to the airport. While there, Marty is holding Larry's jacket when a police sniffer dog smells the marijuana in his jacket, and Marty is arrested. Monena offers Larry some potent marijuana and they visit Larry's father and smoke it with him. Larry hallucinates in the bathroom. Larry tells Monena he cannot pay her the full amount. While at the courthouse for Marty's trial, Larry is confronted by Monena, who demands the money that he owes her. Cheryl is disgusted at how she believes Larry has spent his anniversary present. Larry discovers that the judge is the same one who presided over his attempt to avoid jury duty.The episode ended up unexpectedly notable in real life. Unused footage of Dodger Stadium was used to exonerate Juan Catalan from a charge of murder by the district attorney by giving him an alibi during the time the murder was committed. A short Netflix documentary, Long Shot, was made about the incident.
|37||7||"The Surrogate"||Larry Charles||Larry David||February 22, 2004|
|Larry and Cheryl are annoyed that their friend Marilyn phones after every night's syndicated episode of Seinfeld. At the doctor's office, Larry complains about the outdated magazines in the waiting room. Larry fails a medical test when his heart rate jumps after looking at an attractive nurse, so he must wear a heart monitor for the next 24 hours. Richard is dating a black woman but feels intimidated and asks Larry to find if there is any truth to the rumor that black men have very large penises. Wanda Sykes berates Larry when he mistakes a black driver for a valet. She angrily refuses to answer Larry's question about Richard's concern. Larry goes to a baby shower, where he gives a mulatto doll to a couple who have hired a surrogate mother. He also gives a present to the surrogate and inadvertently convinces her to keep the baby. While leaving a voicemail for David Schwimmer's father, a car collides into Larry's car, causing him to mistakenly leave a profane message. When the enraged driver threatens Larry with a tire iron, Larry uses his heart monitor to fake a heart attack, and an ambulance takes him to hospital. A biracial nurse answers Larry's question about black men. While Larry and Richard are at urinals, they meet Muggsy Bogues but Larry is caught looking at Bogues' genitals. The surrogate changes her mind and gives the baby to the couple. Mr. Schwimmer returns an angry message for Larry.|
|38||8||"Wandering Bear"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||February 29, 2004|
|Larry and Jeff want a Girls Gone Wild video, so Larry offers to have it delivered to his office. At Larry's office, his assistant Antoinette is upset and unstable because she recently broke up with her boyfriend. She is also angry with Larry for the videotape that has arrived for him. Larry and Jeff watch the tape. While searching for Jeff's lost dog, Larry hits the dog with his car. Oscar becomes ill, so Susie takes him to the vet and accuses Larry of taking revenge on the dog after it had bitten him. Jeff gives Larry condoms, which he is disappointed are Everlast - they have a numbing agent lidocaine on the inside - because Larry likes to have sex quickly. The couple use one, after which Cheryl's vagina is numb, because Larry put it on inside out. Larry is recommended a herbal remedy for Cheryl by an American Indian gardener named Wandering Bear. The remedy proves to be effective. Antoinette forgets some of her duties, and then abruptly quits, and threatens to tell the world Larry's many secrets. To get her back, Larry meets with her boyfriend Marvin to try to reunite the couple. Marvin tells Larry that he ejaculates prematurely, so he gives Marvin an Everlast condom. Wandering Bear demands money owed to him by the Greenes, but Susie refuses to pay it and tells him to leave. Wandering Bear performs an Indian ritual and the listless dog suddenly springs back to life and chases Larry out of the house.|
|39||9||"The Survivor"||Larry Charles||Larry David||March 7, 2004|
|Larry asks his rabbi for advice about his plan to have sex once with another woman. He is surprised that the rabbi approves of it due to Sarah having allowed her husband Abraham to have sex with Hagar. Larry and Cheryl plan to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a vow renewal. Due to a misunderstanding, the same rabbi, who is conducting the ceremony, brings a "Survivor" (Survivor: The Australian Outback runner-up, Colby Donaldson) to a social occasion and Larry's father brings a Holocaust survivor. This leads to an argument between the two over who has endured the most. Larry receives an offer of sex from married Hasidic dry cleaner Anna (Gina Gershon). They meet at a hotel room, where Larry appears wrapped in a sheet with a hole in it, believing a rumor about how Hasidic couples have sex. Before they can have sex, an earthquake strikes and the hotel is evacuated.|
|40||10||"Opening Night"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||March 14, 2004|
|Larry practices his lines with Cheryl. She reminds Larry to cash in on his present while in New York, as the deadline for the gift is approaching. She suspects that he will try to have sex with Cady Huffman, who portrays Ulla in the play. The cast members of the musical fly to New York, and Larry suspects David Schwimmer of having snitched on him to the flight attendant. At the hotel, Larry is annoyed by having to tip so many hotel staff members. Larry and David have further arguments. David loses his watch and Larry finds it at the hotel. Larry then loses it and David demands to be reimbursed. Cady, who believes Larry to be a fellow OCD sufferer, invites Larry into her dressing room for sex. They kiss on her couch, but he loses interest after seeing a photograph of President George W. Bush on her dressing table. In the line outside the theater, Larry argues with a man (Stephen Colbert) who asks Larry to take his picture. The man curses Larry to have a bad performance on opening night. When Larry forgets his lines during the performance, many in the audience walk out. Mel Brooks (with his wife Anne Bancroft) is delighted because, as in The Producers, he actually wants the play to bomb. He chose Larry because he knew that he would cause the play to be terminated, freeing Mel from all of the travel and bother that the play has cost him. But Larry rebounds by improvising a series of jokes insulting his cousin, and many in the audience return. The rest of the production is a success and Mel is horrified. Jerry Seinfeld has a short cameo in the audience.|
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 another 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 a gentile. His new faith in Christianity makes him agree to donating Richard his kidney.
|Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|41||1||"The Larry David Sandwich"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||September 25, 2005|
|Larry struggles to avoid drowning while swimming in the sea. He is disappointed when Jeff tells him that Leo's Delicatessen has named an unappetizing sandwich after him. Cheryl is annoyed with Larry for taking a phone call from Jeff during sex with her. Larry and his father Nat go to Leo's; Nat is taken to hospital after suffering a stroke. At the hospital, Nat mumbles what sounds like "you're adopted". When Nat is recovering, he denies having said that. Larry wants to find out whether or not he is adopted, so he locates the only person who might know—his former nanny, Johanna Seiderman, who lives in a nursing home in Queens. She knows and a care worker at the home phones Larry. His phone rings during sex with Cheryl, who stops him taking the call. Mrs. Seiderman tells the worker that she has the answer to his question, then loses consciousness.|
|42||2||"The Bowtie"||Larry Charles||Larry David||October 2, 2005|
|Larry hires a private investigator to find out if he is adopted. He is reluctant to take the case, but does so for a higher fee. Larry wonders whether he is a Muslim, reasoning that a black man who wears a bow tie probably is. He later finds out that he is when he walks in on him while he is praying. Larry is delighted at being popular with lesbians. However, he is criticized when he is pleased when Marty Funkhouser tells him that his previously lesbian daughter Jodi has started a relationship with a man. Larry talks to the boyfriend about her lesbian experiences. The couple split soon after, and she returns to a relationship with a woman. As a result, Larry's popularity with lesbians is restored. Larry adopts a dog, Sheriff, from the pound. When Wanda visits, she thinks it is racist because it barks at her and a black man. However, it later barks at a white woman and is stroked by the PI without barking.|
|43||3||"The Christ Nail"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 9, 2005|
|Larry is pleased with his new shoe inserts, but annoys several people because they make a lot of noise when he walks with them. Larry's handyman Jesús—who is Larry and Cheryl's housekeeper Maria's husband—complains of pain in the soles of his feet, so Larry gives him some of his shoe inserts. Cheryl is annoyed at Larry looking at her bra. Cheryl wants to fire Maria because she does not wear a bra. Larry tells her that she should wear a bra, and buys her a few bras of different sizes, because he does not know what size she is. Larry looks at Susie's bra. She is angry when she sees him doing so on one of their CCTV cameras, which Jeff and Susie had installed because they suspect their maid of stealing from them. Larry is puzzled by his father-in-law having bought a nail used in The Passion of the Christ. Larry tells him that worshiping a man is gay, and that if God had a daughter, more people would be Christians. When Jesus quits without attaching a mezuzah to the door jamb, Larry has to put it up quickly to please his father, who is about to visit. Larry takes the nail, which his father-in-law is wearing around his neck, and uses it to hammer the mezuzah in place. Larry is puzzled by Jeff and Susie's 11-year-old daughter Sammi believing in the tooth fairy.|
|44||4||"Kamikaze Bingo"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 16, 2005|
|Larry meets Yoshi, an art dealer, at a Japanese restaurant. His father is in the same nursing home as Larry's father Nat. Larry is puzzled when Yoshi says that his father was a kamikaze pilot in World War II, to which the dealer says that he grazed the target ship. The dealer feels dishonored by Larry implying that his father is a coward, and Yoshi later attempts suicide. Larry is confused when Nat's doctor and pharmacist disagree as to which medication is best suited to Nat. Larry accuses one of the home's residents, Ruth, of fixing bingo so that she wins.|
|45||5||"Lewis Needs a Kidney"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||October 30, 2005|
|Larry locks himself out of his car. He calls Jeff to collect him. While waiting for him, a drive-through restaurant refuses to serve Larry due to him not being in a car. A motorist, Peter Hagen, who is waiting in line, invites Larry into his car so that he can buy food. Jeff arrives and joins them in the car. The next day, Larry and Jeff are called to the police station to provide Peter an alibi. When Richard needs a kidney transplant, Larry and Jeff debate whether or not to offer him a kidney of theirs. They each take a test to see if they are compatible to be able to donate a kidney to him. Susie forbids Jeff to donate his, so Larry is set to. Larry watches a TV news report in which it is stated that Richard's cousin Louis has been shot during a robbery and is in a coma, not expected to survive. Larry is delighted at the prospect of Louis becoming the kidney donor. Peter is arrested for the crime.|
|46||6||"The Smoking Jacket"||David Steinberg||Larry David||November 6, 2005|
|On his birthday, Larry visits Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. While there, Larry swaps smoking jackets with Hefner. Larry frequently visits Louis in hospital. He wants Louis to die as soon as possible, so that he will donate his kidney to Richard.|
|47||7||"The Seder"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David||November 13, 2005|
|Larry is annoyed at his newspaper having been stolen from his front garden every day for a week. He and Cheryl hold a Passover Seder for friends and family. Larry is approached in the street by a man, whom he is initially cold towards because he recognises him as Rick Leftowitz (Rob Corddry), the convicted sex offender who has recently moved into the neighborhood. When Rick tells him that he loves Seinfeld and golf and is Jewish, he quickly warms to Rick. He invites Rick to the Seder, which infuriates Cheryl and Susie. Larry accuses another guest, a cosmetic surgeon named Mark, of stealing his paper. Mark leaves early due to being paged by his hospital to attend an emergency.|
|48||8||"The Ski Lift"||Larry Charles||Larry David||November 20, 2005|
|Larry finds out that the head of the kidney transplant consortium is Mr. Heineman, an Orthodox Jew. He deliberately crashes into Mr. Heineman's parked car in order to have a reason to approach him. In an attempt to get Richard Lewis to the top of the hospital waiting list, Jeff and Susie invite Larry, Cheryl, Mr. Heineman and his daughter to spend the weekend at their ski lodge. The weekend goes well until the ski lift that Larry and Mr. Heineman's daughter are on becomes stuck during late afternoon. She says that her religion forbids a single woman from being alone with a man after sunset, so she jumps to the ground. Richard's nurse tells Larry that she dated Jeff and that their sex life was unsatisfactory because he has a micropenis. Jeff tells Larry that she is lying and that the problem is that her vagina is massive.|
|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 bookmaker of eating Jeff's dog, Oscar.|
|50||10||"The End"||Larry Charles||Larry David||December 4, 2005|
|Larry travels to Arizona to find his birth parents and becomes a Christian, transforming his entire demeanor, and donates his kidney to Richard. 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.|
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 separate; Larry thus returns to the dating scene.
|Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date|
|51||1||"Meet the Blacks"||Larry Charles||Larry David||September 9, 2007|
|Cheryl talks Larry into taking in the Blacks, a black New Orleans 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 of a museum named after him but is upstaged by an anonymous donor. Larry takes a sex-stained bed sheet to the dry-cleaners and finds that his Yankees jersey has been picked up by someone else.|
|53||3||"The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial"||David Mandel||Larry David||September 23, 2007|
|The Davids try to get Loretta's kids into an exclusive school with the Greenes' daughter Sammy. Larry winds up with a $50 bill no-one will accept because it is soaked in sweat delayed. He criticizes people who consume many samples in shops. Marty Funkhouser's mother has recently died; Larry steals flowers from her roadside memorial.|
|54||4||"The Lefty Call"||Alec Berg||Larry David||September 30, 2007|
|Larry regrets getting Richard's girlfriend Cha Cha (Tia Carrere) a job near the office bathroom; a waiter gets into a doggy bag dispute, Larry proves inept at using his left hand to hold his phone, causing a misunderstanding with Cha Cha.|
|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 cellphone swap and a slow toaster. Larry offends a deaf woman over her dog which looks similar to a rat. He then unknowingly insults her husband while drying his hands with a hand dryer, by unwittingly signing an insult. A 'massage-with-happy-ending' gift to Nat causes confusion - Nat thinking that she was giving him special treatment when she actually does that as standard.|
|57||7||"The TiVo Guy"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David||October 21, 2007|
|While on a flight that encounters dangerous weather, Cheryl calls Larry, who has the TiVo guy (Kevin Heffernan) over. When Larry asks her to call him back, she turns to her male seatmate for support. Eventually Cheryl leaves Larry and their mutual friends must choose sides—nearly all of Larry's friends choose Cheryl. Larry dates Lucy Lawless.|
|58||8||"The N Word"||Tom Kramer||Larry David||October 28, 2007|
|Larry offends the Blacks' Auntie Rae when he gets an erection during a hug; he tells the Blacks that a five-second hug with a woman typically causes such a response. Jeff's hospital stay for a "snore job" opens up a new opportunity for Larry, who takes full advantage of it. Larry overhears a man use the word "nigger" in the hospital bathroom, and when he relays the story to Brenda, he is accused of racism by an African-American doctor, who is on his way to operate on Jeff. Offended and distracted, the doctor shaves Jeff bald by mistake. When Susie gets angry at Larry for saying "nigger" in front of the doctor, Larry tries to explain the story, which is overheard by the Blacks, who decide to leave Larry. Brenda Strong, Ben Stiller, and Phil LaMarr guest-star.|
|59||9||"The Therapists"||David Mandel||Larry David||November 4, 2007|
|Larry alienates Cheryl by following his therapist's (Steve Coogan) advice; attempting to win her back, he tries to curry favor with her therapist by staging a mugging attempt. Marty 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. 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.|
Season 7 (2009)
Larry and Loretta are now in a relationship, which Larry soon realizes is not working for him. Loretta is diagnosed with cancer and breaks up with Larry because she thinks he is cheating on her. She and the rest of the family leave Larry's home—except for Leon, who stays with him. When Larry runs into Cheryl for the first time since last season, he learns that she appreciated him more when he had a job, so he accepts NBC's offer for a Seinfeld reunion show to give her a part in it and win her back.
Guest stars include: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Richard Kind, Philip Baker Hall, Rosie O'Donnell, Catherine O'Hara, Elisabeth Shue, Meg Ryan, David Spade, Jillian Bell, Randall Park, and Eric Andre.
|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||1.05|
|Larry enlists the help of a doctor who is renowned for encouraging cancer patients to remove themselves from bad relationships, to end things with Loretta. Meanwhile, he is repulsed by Richard's 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||1.56|
|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||1.19|
|Larry burns his hand on an airplane hot towel, which affects his bra-unhooking technique and leads to his doctor (Philip Baker Hall) reluctantly giving Larry his home phone number, which Larry proceeds to accidentally abuse. Meanwhile, he is less than impressed when his expensive anniversary gift to Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen is shunned in favor of Jeff and Susie's daughter Sammy's gift "from the heart", especially when they invite Jeff and Susie—but not him—to the restaurant from which he got the gift. Christian Slater guest stars.|
|65||5||"Denise Handicap"||David Mandel||Larry David||October 18, 2009||1.08|
|Larry begins dating a disabled woman, Denise, who uses a wheelchair. They plan to attend a Kim Chee Yun recital being held by Larry's friends, but Larry cannot contact his new date after Susie throws his BlackBerry into the ocean.|
|66||6||"The Bare Midriff"||Larry Charles||Larry David||October 25, 2009||1.05|
|Larry and Jerry have problems with their assistant (Jillian Bell), who always wears clothes that expose her large abdomen. Larry continuously offends Richard 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, and makes a generous gift to his cousin Andy with unfortunate results.|
|68||8||"Officer Krupke"||David Steinberg||Larry David||November 8, 2009||0.98|
|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. Larry is surprised at a policeman having the surname Krupke. 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.|
|69||9||"The Table Read"||Larry Charles||Larry David||November 15, 2009||1.26|
|At the Seinfeld reunion table read, Larry befriends a 9-year-old (Sierra McCormick) who later constantly text-messages him. To calm Michael Richards' nerves, Leon poses as a man who had battled Groat's Disease. Jerry Seinfeld and Marty bond over a joke. Larry regrets lending his pen to Jason Alexander. Many Seinfeld supporting actors are shown rehearsing their roles in the reunion special, including Steve Hytner (Kenny Bania), Estelle Harris (Estelle Costanza), and Wayne Knight (Newman).|
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 turns to Jason for coaching.|
Season 8 (2011)
Larry finalizes his divorce from 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.
|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 a sports team owner's daughter.|
|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 gets involved with burlesque performer (Jan Anderson).|
|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. 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 transnational consequences; the Greenes' dog is denied a last meal; Larry confronts poor parking and a buffet-line "chat-and-cut"; 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 bisexual 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.|
|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 that impacts a softball title game, a therapist's fees, Bill Buckner's legacy, and his new girlfriend's travel preferences.|
|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.|
Season 9 (2017)
Larry incurs a fatwa from the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, after lampooning the Ayatollahs while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote his latest, long-awaited project, a comedy musical called Fatwa!, centered on The Satanic Verses controversy, in which Ayatollah Khomeini ordered a fatwa against Salman Rushdie in 1989.
|Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|81||1||"Foisted!"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||October 1, 2017||1.54|
|Larry shows Jeff his finished script for a musical comedy he has been writing, Fatwa!, based on Salman Rushdie's life. Larry rids himself of an inept assistant (Carrie Brownstein) by suggesting her to Susie. Leon takes it upon himself to become Larry's new assistant. Larry gives his unwanted opinions about a lesbian wedding, causing disastrous results for the couple; and offends Richard by not being empathetic that his parakeet has died. When Larry goes on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote Fatwa!, Larry does an impression of the Ayatollah. The next day, news breaks that the actual Ayatollah, angered by the impression, has issued a fatwa against Larry.|
|82||2||"The Pickle Gambit"||David Steinberg||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Justin Hurwitz||October 8, 2017||1.13|
|Larry, having assumed the alias "Buck Dancer" and wearing a disguise (a wig and a mustache) in public, returns home after living in a hotel due to the fear of the fatwa. Larry argues with the hotel concierge about their policy regarding using tongs to pick up the free cookies in the lobby. Marty brings his nephew Kenny, an All-American pitcher, to Larry's house and Kenny ends up breaking his elbow when trying to open a pickle jar. This prevents him from masturbating, which causes him to behave badly from the sexual frustration. Larry suggests they a hire a prostitute (Bianca Kajlich) for Kenny, whom Larry recently met at the hotel, and to whom he gave unexpectedly helpful advice about toning down her attire to attract a better class of client. Ted Danson, who has recently divorced his wife Mary Steenburgen, asks for Larry's permission to date Cheryl. Leon hires a security guard for Larry, who is scared for his life. Larry gets help from one of his old lovers, Shara, who puts him in touch with the Consul of Iran, but things go awry.|
|83||3||"A Disturbance in the Kitchen"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||October 15, 2017||1.12|
|Larry is annoyed at a restaurant manager (Rich Fulcher) who refuses to tell him the specifics of the "disturbance" in the kitchen, which is causing his and Jeff's food to be delayed. Susie is worried about her "little sister" who has gone missing and not returned home. Larry is given a ticket after he honks at the police car stopped in front of him at a green light. Larry contests the ticket in court, but loses, at least partly because of his behavior. Larry seeks advice from Salman Rushdie (played by himself) about his fatwa situation. Larry takes his advice to live normally, and removes his disguise. As Rushdie predicts, he becomes very attractive to women because he is "dangerous," and catches the attention of actress Elizabeth Banks.|
|84||4||"Running with the Bulls"||Bryan Gordon||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||October 22, 2017||1.11|
|In therapy, Larry sees Dr. Templeton (Bryan Cranston) about his fatwa, but finds himself more occupied with how comfortable Dr. Templeton's chair is versus his own. Larry and Jeff go to Richard's art opening, where they learn from Marty that Kenny was killed by being trampled by bulls after following the prostitute to Spain. Larry remains mum about his involvement with introducing Kenny to the prostitute. Jeff begins an affair with a real estate agent. When Susie confronts him after being told by someone that he was seen with a woman in a car, Jeff claims he is house shopping. Later, Susie becomes suspicious of Jeff and makes him buy the new home the agent shows them. At Kenny's memorial service, Larry mistakenly believes he sees a fatwa assassin, which causes everyone to panic and run out of the building in the middle of the service.|
|85||5||"Thank You for Your Service"||Larry Charles||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||October 29, 2017||0.80|
|Larry is tired of having to listen to Sal, the golf club's gate attendant, every time he drives to the security gate. In the golf club restaurant, Larry offends a fellow member, Ken, when he remarks that Ken's new baby looks a little Asian, despite both parents being white. Larry goes on a date with his mail carrier (Katie Aselton), but after things go wrong, he wants to "reset" their relationship back to homeowner and mailwoman. At the golf club, Larry also offends Sal by trying to "reset" their relationship. The club's owner, Mr. Takahashi, learns of Larry's remarks about Ken's child. He summons Larry to his office and tells him to expect a letter "soon" from the club about consequences, which leads to an argument about the meaning of "soon." However, Larry's mail carrier, offended by his attempted "reset," has stopped delivering his mail. At a dinner party at Jeff and Susie's, Larry offends Sammi's Afghanistan War veteran fiancé Victor when he does not join all the others in saying in turn as they meet him, "Thank you for your service." To make amends, Larry invites him to a Revolutionary War reenactment at the golf club. However, there Sal starts firing live cannonballs at Larry, triggering Victor's war memories. Larry later discovers Mr. Takahashi kissing Ken's wife, ending any possible ban from the club.|
|86||6||"The Accidental Text on Purpose"||Larry Charles||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Jon Hayman||November 5, 2017||0.83|
|Larry gives relationship advice to both Richard and Marty when they get in trouble with their new girlfriends, Rhonda (Andrea Savage) and Marilyn (Elizabeth Perkins). Larry also helps Jeff mend a problem, with the idea of sending an "accidental text on purpose." Larry ends up offending both Rhonda and Marilyn, who give them an ultimatum–Larry or them. Richard and Marty both choose their girlfriends, but Rhonda and Marilyn become wise to Larry's plan (including the "accidental text on purpose") and end their relationships.|
|87||7||"Namaste"||Jessie Nelson||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||November 12, 2017||0.88|
|Larry and Leon go to a hot yoga class, where Larry is kicked out for not saying "namaste." Leon gets the phone number of the instructor. In the parking lot, Larry hits a car and leaves a note. Susie informs Larry that one of her friends, Bridget (Lauren Graham), is interested in dating him. Larry offends Jeff's mechanic, remarking that he did not expect him to be black after talking on the phone with him. Larry has a harsh exchange over the phone with the man whose car he hit. When the man comes to Larry's house, Leon answers the door, and the man quickly apologizes and says he will pay for the damages. Larry goes on a date with Bridget, and they have a great time. At her home, the date is interrupted by her son Eddie, who is immediately hostile to Larry and whom Bridget says has undiagnosed Asperger's. To fix the problem with the mechanic, Larry claims to be on the "spectrum" to explain his previous rude behavior, resulting in the mechanic changing attitude completely, offering to fix his car immediately, free of charge. Larry gets a text from Bridget to come over because they will be home alone, but Larry is without a car and cannot take an Uber because he recently offended a Romanian Uber driver by saying that Romanian women are ugly and as a result has a low Uber rating. Larry boards a bus, but soon argues with the driver, who kicks him off.|
|88||8||"Never Wait for Seconds!"||Robert B. Weide||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||November 19, 2017||0.91|
|Cesar, a handyman, fixes a humming in Larry's office. In return, Larry offers a tip, but Cesar refuses. However, Cesar continually asks Larry for favors. Bridget tells Larry she is considering sending Eddie to a boarding school, Larry happily tells her he will put in a good word. Larry and Bridget meet Marty and Marylin (now back together) for lunch, and Larry apologizes to Marilyn for his previous behavior. However, he ends up commenting on Marylin's excessive use of ketchup. At the buffet line, Larry defends a man who cuts in line, because he is going for seconds, and believes he should not have to wait. The man is a devout Muslim and offers his help to Larry regarding his fatwa. Larry meets with admissions representatives at Pemberton Academy to talk about Eddie, and if his relationship with Bridget will be long-term. Larry asks them a favor: if Cesar and his family could use their pool. Bridget later learns that Eddie was not accepted, due to the condition in which Cesar and his family left the Pemberton Academy pool. The Muslim man, Morsi, interviews people from Larry's past, and later puts him in front of a panel of muftis, who agree to recommend the Ayatollah rescind the fatwa.|
|89||9||"The Shucker"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Justin Hurwitz||November 26, 2017||0.97|
|Larry's fatwa is revoked and his musical is back on, but only if Lin-Manuel Miranda is involved. At a dinner party at Larry's house, the oyster shucker (Steven Weber) overhears Larry say he fell asleep during Hamilton. In his exchange for his silence, the shucker demands tickets to Hamilton. Larry and Jeff meet with Lin to discuss the musical, and Larry ends up giving in to all of Lin's creative demands. Lin gets tickets for Larry, but only after Larry says they're for him, after originally requesting tickets for his shucker. Lin tells Larry he will be sitting next to his wife, so he will know if Larry's there or not. Jeff begins wearing the cowboy hat that the shucker left at Larry's house, which turns Susie on. After Larry gives back the hat to the shucker, Susie spots him with the hat on, and they later have a short affair. The previous owner of Larry's house, Mrs. Shapiro, begins reappearing at the house, much to Larry's annoyance, and ends up stealing a dying plant. Larry and Mrs. Shapiro go on Judge Judy, but Larry loses the case because now the plant is in much better condition. After Larry learns that Bridget has been telling intimate details about her previous relationships, he tries to make her sign a non-disclosure agreement while in bed. This does not go well, and Bridget breaks up with him. At the Hamilton performance, Larry ends up falling asleep next to Lin's wife.|
|90||10||"Fatwa!"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Justin Hurwitz & Jon Hayman||December 3, 2017||0.88|
|Larry and Jeff watch the rehearsals for Fatwa!, which are going great. Larry plans a paintball game for the cast and crew, which gets him many thank-you's. Larry has dinner reservations with Jeff, Susie and Marty, but the hostess refuses to seat them because Marty is not there yet. In response, Larry asks a random woman to join them as a stand-in. Lin and Larry get into a creative argument over a scene that Lin doesn't think is working, but Larry believes it's because the attractive sign language interpreter with large breasts is causing a distraction. Larry clashes with F. Murray Abraham, who plays the Ayatollah, when he thinks Murray is "outfit-tracking" him because he wore the same pants two days in a row. Larry agrees to let Lin's cousin Valentina (Tipper Newton) and her husband stay at his house, and Larry is dissatisfied with Lin's "thank you". Unbeknownst to Larry, the couple are swingers and end up trashing Larry's house. The day of the paintball game is the same day as Sammi's wedding, but Larry promises to be there because he is delivering a speech. At the paintball game, Larry expresses his frustration over Lin's family, saying that they abused his hospitality. Lin challenges him to a paintball duel, where Larry accidentally shoots him in the mouth. Larry accompanies him to the hospital and misses Sammi's wedding. Larry calls the stand-in actress and has her make his speech at the wedding. Due to Lin's injury, he cannot perform for six months, which puts an end to the musical. The next day, Larry is spotted by an Iranian man on the street, who doesn't know the fatwa has been revoked and begins chasing him.|
Season 10 (2020)
Larry is accused of sexual harassment by his assistant Alice and his attempts to control the situation only serve to make things worse. At the same time, Larry intends to open his own coffee shop right next to Mocha Joe's out of spite regarding petty grievances.
|Title||Directed by||Story by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|91||1||"Happy New Year"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Steve Leff||January 19, 2020||0.71|
|Larry and Leon go to Mocha Joe's and Larry complains about a wobbly table, cold coffee, and the softness of the scones. Larry is then banned from the coffee shop. At a dinner party at Jeff and Susie's, Jeff is commonly mistaken for Harvey Weinstein by various women and receives dirty looks. Larry accidentally touches a server's breast when trying to grab food from the tray. With Ted Danson out of town, Larry offers to drive Cheryl home, and they kiss in the car and end up having sex together in bed. After getting the idea from Jeff, Larry wears a Make America Great Again hat to get out of having lunch with Philip Rosenthal, believing that if he is seen as a Trump supporter, most people will want nothing to do with him. The server from the dinner party calls Larry's office and talks with his assistant Alice about the incident. In an act of spite, Larry leases the location next to Mocha Joe's, and tells Joe that he will be opening a coffee shop as well. It will be called Latte Larry's and everything will be cheaper. Cheryl has an allergic reaction to Larry's talcum powder while having sex and winds up in the hospital. Susie figures out their secret and Larry bolts from the hospital when he learns Ted has returned.|
|92||2||"Side Sitting"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||January 26, 2020||0.68|
|Larry meets with his lawyer Roger to discuss the sexual harassment complaint from his assistant Alice. Larry asks to use his private bathroom, but is denied access. Larry has a cancer scare and is angry when his friends do not inquire about how his tests went. At lunch with Cheryl, Larry hopes to get back together, but she does not want to. For Susie's birthday, Larry gives her a painted portrait of herself that he had commissioned, which Susie adores and absolves Larry of the horrible things he has done to her. Larry goes on a date with Rita (Teri Polo), the lawyer's assistant, and video records their date as proof of no wrongdoings due to his current legal situation. At a dinner party at Susie's, the portrait gets accidentally tarnished which angers Susie, but Larry promises to fix it. At another meeting with his lawyer, Larry uses his private bathroom before while his office is empty. When Roger arrives, he senses Larry used his bathroom and questions him. Larry meets with Alice at a restaurant and calms her concerns, but Alice becomes offended and leaves when he sits close her to prove to Ted Danson that he "side sits with everyone". Ted was previously made aware that Larry was "side sitting" with Cheryl. At a deposition and under oath, Roger uses it to question Larry whether he used his bathroom or not.|
|93||3||"Artificial Fruit"||Cheryl Hines||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Carol Leifer||January 31, 2020(online) |
February 2, 2020 (HBO)
|Larry hires a former New York pastry chef for his coffee shop and has him make scones that Larry gives to his friends to taste. At a meeting with his lawyer, Larry is told he needs to donate, as well as make a speech for Survivors United, a charity for survivors of sexual assault, in order to make amends with Alice and to make the sexual harassment suit go away. Larry and Richard Lewis argue over who will pay the bill for lunch; each of them wanting to pay themselves. Larry and Leon both have incidents involving artificial fruit where they chip a tooth. At the charity event hosted by Laverne Cox, Larry rejects a hug from her on stage because he was previously made aware from her that she has a cold. The audience, including Alice, assume it is because she is transgender and boos him. Alice now wants a personal monetary settlement as well. Before the meeting, Larry and Alice wait for the elevator and Larry offers Alice a scone, but it is too dry and Alice starts to choke. Larry begins to perform the Heimlich maneuver but hesitates because he does not know if it is appropriate to touch her and she falls to the ground.|
|94||4||"You're Not Going to Get Me to Say Anything Bad About Mickey"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||February 9, 2020||0.44|
|After Alice collapsed in the elevator in the previous episode, she loses her memory, thus forgetting her sexual harassment claim. Larry, Leon, Jeff, Susie and Cheryl all head over to Cabo San Lucas for a friend's wedding on a private jet. Larry gets frustrated when no one will tell him their weight, despite it being a request of the pilot. Larry begins dating a new woman, Donna (Megyn Price), and invites her along, but is concerned when he sees an older photo and determines that she is a yo-yo dieter. Once at the resort Larry runs into numerous issues, his room is much smaller than the others, the groom Mickey (Timothy Olyphant) will not let him borrow a toothbrush, despite having one extra and he is charged an exorbitant amount for reporting a stain on a chair in his room. After borrowing a toothbrush off of Cheryl, Ted Danson arrives unexpectedly, and causes a scene when he sees Larry brushing his teeth in their bathroom. Leon discovers the hotel's coffee is incredible, and after failing to buy some beans, he and Larry steal some to take back for use in Larry's coffee shop. At the wedding, Ted reveals that he knows that Larry slept with Cheryl, and starts a fight, causing the groom to loudly berate him, and Jeff when he supports Larry. On the plane ride home, Larry gives the pilot everyone's weight which he garnered from a carnival barker who guesses peoples weights and correctly guessed Larry’s weight earlier in the night, but because of the beans, he cannot fly home himself, and is forced to watch everyone else leave on the plane.|
|95||5||"Insufficient Praise"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||February 16, 2020||0.66|
|While overseeing preparations for the coffee shop, specifically the urinals, Ted Danson visits Larry to tell him he is now a financial backer for Mocha Joe's. Elsewhere, Freddy Funkhouser (Vince Vaughn) gifts Larry a sex doll which he does not intend to use. Larry also gets Freddy's uncle Moke addicted to internet porn. At lunch with Richard and his new girlfriend, Carol (Isla Fisher) Larry gifts her a stole that belonged to his mother, after hearing a tragic story of how she lost her mother. However he immediately learns that she is a 'professional crier' and believes he has been swindled. Larry also gets a new housekeeper from Susie, on condition that she visit two set days a week. However the housekeeper asks Larry to come when she would work for Susie, as she intends to quit working for her, due to her foul mouth, leaving Susie furious. Jeff has a new client, Clive Owen, whom Larry deeply offends when he gives 'insufficient praise' to his one-man show that he performed. Ted learns of the sex doll from Larry's mailman, and immediately goes to tell Cheryl. Larry attempts to retrieve his stole from Carol, believing her story to be fake, and she angrily slaps him in the face. At Clive's show, Larry has Jeff hire Carol to cry during the performance, thus encouraging others to cry, and restoring Clive's confidence. After the show, however, Larry attempts to get the stole back, and is led away by a police officer. Clive and Carol meet, and begin a relationship, which is short-lived when Clive discovers her profession, and they get into a fight in the street, which leads to her presumed death after being hit by a van. Larry attempts to deflate the doll after discovering Leon has been using it, but is caught in a compromising position with it by his housekeeper, and Cheryl. Larry gives it to Freddy's uncle, thus solving his internet porn problem.|
|96||6||"The Surprise Party"||Erin O'Malley||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||February 23, 2020||0.64|
|Larry meets Mocha Joe's mother, Mocha Jane, who vows to take him down. Larry also shows off special squatting toilets for women to Freddy when he comes to visit Latte Larry's. Funkhouser, after hearing Larry's idea for a cup that stays hot, introduces him to an inventor (Alan Tudyk), who invents a cup with a heater attached. Susie requests Larry's help with throwing a surprise party for Jeff, despite Larry's objections relating to Jeff's heart condition. Susie refuses to budge, and Larry believes she is trying to kill him. While at the doctor's, Larry is caught behind Wally (Fred Armisen) who uses a walker and befriends him, using him to spy on Susie at a travel agency. Larry believes the inventor, Boris, is a white supremacist when he learns his dog is named Adolf, and responds to a Nazi salute. Larry manufactures a plan to have Jeff's cardiologist Andrew "Rusty" Holtzer (Greg Germann) at the party, despite not being invited, while his receptionist (Rebecca Romijn) is feeling uncomfortable with all his unannounced visits. Wally lends Larry his handicapped sign, which he and Leon immediately abuse, and Boris's dog eats. Without his handicapped sign, Wally struggles to find a parking space at Jeff's surprise party, where Chris Martin of Coldplay is performing. Since he cannot find a space, he cannot warn Jeff of the surprise party in time, as Larry had asked him to do. Although Jeff is fine, his cardiologist is loudly berated by Susie when she sees him, and he suffers a heart attack.|
|97||7||"The Ugly Section"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||March 1, 2020||0.65|
|Larry is disappointed at being repeatedly seated in the rear section of a restaurant among people he perceives to be ugly, until he can blackmail the maître d' (Nick Kroll) into letting him sit near the windows with the good-looking people. Larry seeks to court a woman (Jane Krakowski) with an apparently magical vagina. She is the widow of his old golf buddy who killed himself days earlier due to disappointment from the many years of lackluster skills of the New York Jets.|
|98||8||"Elizabeth, Margaret and Larry"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||March 8, 2020||0.75|
|Jeff tells Larry that actor Jon Hamm is playing a Larry-type character in a movie. Hamm wants to learn the role, so he shadows Larry for a day. Susie and Jeff are fighting and she throws Jeff out of the house. Jeff goes to live with Larry. Leon and Larry go into business providing short term relief for workers who need to use the bathroom during their shifts. Cheryl tells Larry that her estranged sister Becky (Kaitlin Olson) is selling the house that Larry gave her as a gift. Angry that Becky will turn a profit, Larry confronts her, asking for the money back. The two end up having sex and begin a relationship, much to Cheryl’s chagrin. After breaking her leg in a skiing accident, Becky is disappointed by Larry’s failure to hurry to Denver to see her and she breaks up with him. Larry and Hamm get thrown out of a dinner party hosted by Richard, his girlfriend (Sasha Alexander), and Larry's cousin Andy (Richard Kind). Hamm becomes too similar to Larry, and Cheryl storms out on him during a coffee date.|
|99||9||"Beep Panic"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer||March 15, 2020||0.69|
|Mocha Joe hatches a plan to sabotage his adversary. Larry develops a debilitating habit and takes pity on a waitress. Richard prepares for a career-defining role.|
|100||10||"The Spite Store"||Jeff Schaffer||Larry David & Jeff Schaffer & Justin Hurwitz||March 22, 2020||0.84|
|Latte Larry's is featured in a Today Show segment documenting the spite store trend that it has spawned. Also featured are Jonah’s Deli (Jonah Hill) and Sean’s Exotic Birds (Sean Penn). Larry’s doctor informs him that his knee requires arthroscopic surgery, then becomes irritated when Larry seeks a second opinion. Larry sees recently-transitioned Joey Funkhouser nude in his country club’s locker room and questions whether he will be able to manage his large penis. Leon invites Joey to join the Big Johnson community. Larry confronts a group of firefighters in his store who admit to using their sirens to expedite coffee runs. Alice visits Latte Larry’s, but her memory loss prevents her from remembering their history and her planned lawsuit. Larry spreads discord between Susie’s expectant friends Tara and Will when he inquires about their preference for the child’s skin color. Larry offers to have Will's watch repaired at his jeweler, only to find it has been driven out of business by a spite store run by Mila Kunis. Larry confronts an ambulance driver who also admits to using sirens to expedite coffee runs. Larry forgets the watch on the counter in the club locker room, where it is accidentally knocked on the floor by Joey’s penis. Upon tasting a scone, Alice regains her memory of the incident with Larry, flees the store and falls into Mocha Joe’s arms. At the hospital for Tara’s delivery, Larry runs into both of his knee doctors, who lock horns. Changing out of his uniform at the coffee shop, Joey inadvertently knocks over a self-heating mug with his penis, sparking a fire that engulfs both Latte Larry's and Mocha Joe's. The dispatched fire truck is delayed by Larry who, assuming the truck is engaging in siren abuse, does not allow it to pass. At the scene, a fireman confides to Larry that several of the café's design features hindered their efforts and may lead to the fire being considered arson. Mocha Joe and Alice, now a couple, purchase the house adjacent to Larry’s out of spite and throw a raucous party.|
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