List of Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes

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The HBO 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.[1] In June 2016, after a five-year absence, it was announced the series would return for a ninth season.[2]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
HBO special October 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)
1 10 October 15, 2000 (2000-10-15) December 17, 2000 (2000-12-17)
2 10 September 23, 2001 (2001-09-23) November 25, 2001 (2001-11-25)
3 10 September 15, 2002 (2002-09-15) November 17, 2002 (2002-11-17)
4 10 January 4, 2004 (2004-01-04) March 14, 2004 (2004-03-14)
5 10 September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25) December 4, 2005 (2005-12-04)
6 10 September 9, 2007 (2007-09-09) November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11)
7 10 September 20, 2009 (2009-09-20) November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22)
8 10 July 10, 2011 (2011-07-10) September 11, 2011 (2011-09-11)


HBO special (1999)[edit]

Title Directed by Story by Original air date
"Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm" Robert B. Weide Larry David October 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)
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)[edit]

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 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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date
1 1 "The Pants Tent" Robert B. Weide Larry David October 15, 2000 (2000-10-15)
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 best friend (Richard Lewis). Larry jokingly refers to Cheryl as "Hitler" during a car speakerphone conversation with 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 (2000-10-22)
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.
3 3 "Porno Gil" Robert B. Weide Larry David October 29, 2000 (2000-10-29)
Larry and Cheryl are invited to retired porn star Gil Bang's (Bob Odenkirk) dinner party. 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 something happens to him. But when Larry is enjoying this stash—starring Gil—near the end, it's Jeff's folks who catch him.
4 4 "The Bracelet" Robert B. Weide Larry David November 5, 2000 (2000-11-05)
Larry wants to buy a bracelet for Cheryl; 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 (2000-11-12)
Larry keeps missing appointments with Diane Keaton; Larry is angered by the operations of his doctor's office, and he also tangles with Diane Keaton's Interior Decorator.
6 6 "The Wire" Larry Charles Larry David November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19)
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 (2000-11-26)
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 in it needing repairment by a specialist (Mike Hagerty).
8 8 "Beloved Aunt" Robert B. Weide Larry David December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03)
Cheryl's parents (Paul Dooley, Julie Payne) ask Larry to write an obituary for Cheryl's aunt, then blame him for a horrifying typographical error in the piece. After being kicked out of his own house, Larry goes to Jeff's house only to be kicked out again for supposedly harassing Jeff's mother.
9 9 "Affirmative Action" Bryan Gordon Larry David December 10, 2000 (2000-12-10)
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 (2000-12-17)
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—whose members include, the director of the show (Laraine Newman).

Season 2 (2001)[edit]

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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date
11 1 "The Car Salesman" Robert B. Weide Larry David September 23, 2001 (2001-09-23)
Larry experimentally decides to take a job as a car salesman. 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 (2001-09-30)
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 break up after getting into an argument about where they should have the meeting.
13 3 "Trick or Treat" Larry Charles Larry David October 7, 2001 (2001-10-07)
Larry refuses to give candy to un-costumed teenagers on Halloween, so they toilet-paper his house and spray-paint "Bald Asshole" across his front door. Larry attends a movie premiere of his handicapped friend and gets in trouble for whistling Wagner.
14 4 "The Shrimp Incident" David Steinberg Larry David October 14, 2001 (2001-10-14)
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 (2001-10-21)
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, but he offends the winner (Tom McGowan) when he starts eating first.
16 6 "The Acupuncturist" Bryan Gordon Larry David October 28, 2001 (2001-10-28)
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 (2001-11-04)
Larry and Julia successfully pitch the show to ABC. Larry traumatizes the executive's daughter by cutting her expensive doll's hair off, then makes things worse by stealing the same doll's head from Jeff's daughter, Sammi's collection.
18 8 "Shaq" Dean Parisot Larry David November 11, 2001 (2001-11-11)
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 (2001-11-18)
Larry and Cheryl run into a score of problems as they travel to attend her sister's (Kaitlin Olson) Jewish fiancé's (Mitchell Whitfield) baptism simply because Larry misplaced the 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 (2001-11-25)
Larry and Julia make a final attempt to pitch the show with CBS. Larry and Cheryl have a night out, but Larry gets arrested for bringing cutlery to his driver (Tom Booker). Cheryl suspects Larry is having an affair with Jeff's masseuse (Kathleen York).

Season 3 (2002)[edit]

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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date
21 1 "Chet's Shirt" Robert B. Weide Larry David September 15, 2002 (2002-09-15)
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 (2002-09-22)
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 (2002-09-29)
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 (2002-10-06)
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 (2002-10-13)
Larry gets caught in the middle of a feud between Paul and Mindy Reiser 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 (2002-10-20)
Larry's mother dies, but he doesn't 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 mother didn't 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 (2002-10-27)
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's 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 Greens' 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 (2002-11-03)
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 (2002-11-10)
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 (2002-11-17)
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)[edit]

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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date
31 1 "Mel's Offer" Larry Charles Larry David January 4, 2004 (2004-01-04)
Larry is offered the lead role in Mel Brooks' musical, The Producers. Larry reminds Cheryl of an anniversary gift she had promised him 10 years earlier.
32 2 "Ben's Birthday Party" Robert B. Weide Larry David January 11, 2004 (2004-01-11)
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 (2004-01-18)
Larry sets up Michael on a "blind" date with a veiled Muslim woman (Moon Zappa); Jeff admits to Larry that he fantasized about Cheryl.
34 4 "The Weatherman" Robert B. Weide Larry David January 25, 2004 (2004-01-25)
A weatherman's wrong forecast angers Larry; 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 (2004-02-01)
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 (2004-02-08)
Larry hires a prostitute (Kym Whitley) to be a passenger in his car so he can use the HOV lane while driving to a Los Angeles Dodgers game on time, and he also attempts to get medicinal marijuana for his father. Marty Funkhouser (Bob Einstein) refuses to give away his dead father's baseball ticket.
37 7 "The Surrogate" Larry Charles Larry David February 22, 2004 (2004-02-22)
Larry wears a heart monitor to get a clean bill of health for his lead role in The Producers but finds himself in stressing situations such as racial encounters and dealings with David Schwimmer's father.
38 8 "Wandering Bear" Robert B. Weide Larry David February 29, 2004 (2004-02-29)
Larry's purchase of an adult video causes 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 (2004-03-07)
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 "true Survivor."
40 10 "Opening Night" Robert B. Weide Larry David March 14, 2004 (2004-03-14)
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 an irate audience member; Jerry Seinfeld has a short cameo in the audience.

Season 5 (2005)[edit]

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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date
41 1 "The Larry David Sandwich" Robert B. Weide Larry David September 25, 2005 (2005-09-25)
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 (2005-10-02)
Larry hires a private investigator to find out if he is adopted. He himself adopts a dog which Wanda thinks is racist because of its strong reaction to her when she visits.
43 3 "The Christ Nail" Robert B. Weide Larry David October 9, 2005 (2005-10-09)
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 (2005-10-16)
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 (2005-10-30)
When Richard Lewis needs a kidney transplant, Larry and Jeff debate on how far they are willing to go to help him.
46 6 "The Smoking Jacket" David Steinberg Larry David November 6, 2005 (2005-11-06)
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 (2005-11-13)
Larry and Cheryl hold a Passover Seder for friends and family. Larry befriends a sex offender (Rob Corddry) and winds up inviting him to the Seder, 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 (2005-11-20)
Larry and Jeff befriend the head of a kidney-transplant consortium in an attempt to get Richard Lewis to 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.
49 9 "The Korean Bookie" Bryan Gordon Larry David November 27, 2005 (2005-11-27)
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 (2005-12-04)
Larry travels to Arizona to find his birth parents and becomes a Christian, transforming his entire demeanor, and donates his kidney to Richard Lewis. 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)[edit]

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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date
51 1 "Meet the Blacks" Larry Charles Larry David September 9, 2007 (2007-09-09)
Cheryl talks Larry into taking in the Blacks, a 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 (2007-09-16)
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 bedsheet to the dry-cleaners and finds that his shirt has been picked up by someone else.
53 3 "The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial" David Mandel Larry David September 23, 2007 (2007-09-23)
The Davids try to get Loretta's kids into an exclusive school with the Greens' daughter Sammy. Larry winds up with a soiled 50$ bill no business will accept and detained by people who abuse "sampling privileges". Marty Funkhauser's mom has also recently died, and Larry steals flowers and perfume from her roadside memorial.
54 4 "The Lefty Call" Alec Berg Larry David September 30, 2007 (2007-09-30)
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 (2007-10-07)
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 (2007-10-14)
Larry ruins Leon and Loretta's respective job chances via an accidental cellphone 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 (2007-10-21)
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 (2007-10-28)
Larry offends Auntie Rae after an over-long hug. Jeff's hospital stay for 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.
59 9 "The Therapists" David Mandel Larry David November 4, 2007 (2007-11-04)
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 Funkhouser collects money for a charity under false pretenses.
60 10 "The Bat Mitzvah" Larry Charles Larry David November 11, 2007 (2007-11-11)
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.

Season 7 (2009)[edit]

Larry and Loretta are now in a relationship, which Larry soon realizes isn't working for him. Loretta is diagnosed with cancer and breaks up with Larry because she thinks he's 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.

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Title Directed by Story by Original air date U.S. viewers
61 1 "Funkhouser's Crazy Sister" Larry Charles Larry David September 20, 2009 (2009-09-20) 1.10[3]
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 (2009-09-27) 1.05[4]
Larry enlists the help of a doctor who's renowned for encouraging cancer patients to remove themselves from bad relationships, to end things with Loretta. Meanwhile, he's 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 (2009-10-04) 1.56[5]
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 (2009-10-11) 1.19[6]
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. Meanwhile, he's 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 (2009-10-18) 1.08[7]
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 can't contact his new date after Susie throws his BlackBerry into the ocean.
66 6 "The Bare Midriff" Larry Charles Larry David October 25, 2009 (2009-10-25) 1.05[8]
Larry and Jerry have problems with their assistant (Jillian Bell), 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 (2009-11-01) 0.98[9]
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 (2009-11-08) 0.98[10]
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.
69 9 "The Table Read" Larry Charles Larry David November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15) 1.26[11]
At the Seinfeld reunion table read, Larry befriends a 9-year-old 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 Funkhouser 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).
70 10 "Seinfeld" Jeff Schaffer
Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld segment)
Larry David November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22) 1.33[12]
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 Alexander for coaching.

Season 8 (2011)[edit]

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.

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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 (2011-07-10) 1.71[13]
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 (2011-07-17) 1.91[14]
Leon endures a case of mistaken identity; Larry helps women in abusive relationships; Richard Lewis gets involved with a burlesque performer (Jan Anderson).
73 3 "Palestinian Chicken" Robert B. Weide Larry David, Alec Berg, David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer July 24, 2011 (2011-07-24) 2.37[15]
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 (2011-07-31) 2.10[16]
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 (2011-08-07) 2.05[17]
A failed alibi has trans-national 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 (2011-08-14) 2.31[18]
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 (2011-08-21) 2.08[19]
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 (2011-08-28) 1.87[20]
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 (2011-09-04) 1.43[21]
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 (2011-09-11) 2.04[22]
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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