Curb Your Enthusiasm 7-31-2011 "The Smiley Face"

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  1. Aug 1, 2011 #1 of 23
    Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    After a fantastic episode last week, a very disappointing one this week.

    It was all just "meh" for me.
     
  2. Aug 1, 2011 #2 of 23
    Hank

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    Agreed. Fell flat in most places.

    It's also annoying when they use well known actors who are playing a role and not themselves. That was Harry Hamlin... not "Big Dog" or whatever. They should find no-names to play roles like that.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2011 #3 of 23
    Idearat

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    I was tickled to see Jo Ann Worley as the widowed mom. Don't know how, but as soon as I saw her in the funeral scene I recognized her.
    (For those who cringe at obscure characters/actors, she was on Laugh-In in the late 60's)
    Other than her showing up, I'll agree that most of the episode felt a bit flat after the last good ones.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2011 #4 of 23
    Turtleboy

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    I didn't recognize him.

    Man he's gotten old.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 #5 of 23
    cheesesteak

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    Wow. I thought I recognized her but would never have thought of Jo Ann Worley. She was in Laugh In, right?
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 #6 of 23
    Magnolia88

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    I was surprised to see Jo Ann Worley, and thought maybe it was just someone who looked exactly like her. I thought she looked great.

    And I also thought Harry Hamlin was too well known to get away with playing the Big Dog. It's been a few years, but he didn't look all that different than he did on Veronica Mars to me. I can't think of him as anything else now, that character was too, uh, memorable. :eek:

    This episode was ok. Not as funny as the chicken episode. But better than the first two.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 #7 of 23
    retrodog

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    +1. very forgettable.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 #8 of 23
    jilter

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    Even in a "miss" - still better than almost anything else on right now.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 #9 of 23
    dbranco

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    The 'cabinet' scenes weren't funny at all. The "Big Dog" was just purely mean and spiteful.
     
  10. Jesda

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    "In June 2010, Hamlin starred in the Hallmark movie You Lucky Dog."
     
  11. nickels

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    I just watched it and can't for the life of me remember if Leon was in it. I wonder if they are getting rid of his character? Hope not, he kills me. Wanda Sykes also needs to come back for an episode or two.

    It is tough to follow-up last week's episode. It was a little flat, but as already said better then most "good" shows on TV. You gotta love from the beginning that Larry's real mission was to beat the expression and S* where he eats. FAIL!
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    If I remember correctly, Leon has only been in two episodes this season. I don't think he was in last week or this week.
     
  13. Steveknj

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    Glad Leon wasn't in it. He annoys me, and Wanda Sykes makes me want to bang my head against the wall, even OFF of CYE.

    I also thought it was an ok, episode. I did crack up at the smiley face on Larry's head (and his gf there sure had a nice rack!!). I recognized JoAnn Worely right away, and paused to mention it to my wife to make sure we checked the credits. I DIDN'T recognize Harry Hamlin, and I was a huge LA Law fan. So to me, that worked well enough. Also cracked up when Suzi accused JoAnn of having an affair with her hubby. Angry Suzi always cracks me up!
     
  14. fmowry

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    I was bothered by the fact that Big Dog pulled out a new bottle of water while talking to Larry, unscrewed the top, and while still talking they flashed back to him from a shot of Larry and the bottle was 1/3 empty. I guess it was a meh episode as I started picking nits.
     
  15. Hank

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    +10000!
     
  16. sharkster

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    I kept thinking 'was that her? nah, couldn't be'...

    I fell asleep so many times and had to watch twice, so I forgot to check the credits. It was better than a good episode of a bad show, but not the best for a good show such as this.
     
  17. Steveknj

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    The thing about Leon, is I've always found him just out of place on this show. I got his role when they brought him and his family in as Katrina survivors, but now? I just wonder if he's there to bring in some African-American viewers? Otherwise, what's the point? He doesn't fit in with the rest of the characters on the show.

    Wanda Sykes, is essentially a recurring guest. I just can't stand her, so she gets on my nerves. And really, the kind of stuff she would do on the show...essentially yell at Larry..is done better by others, most notably Susie.
     
  18. VegasVic

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    Yeah why couldn't he have just been Harry Hamlin.
     
  19. Anubys

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    I thought this was a great episode, actually. And I love that woman from Hung. She is so darn sexy.

    I also think Leon should just go away. But at least he's funny, even if out of place on the show. Wanda was never funny and will never be funny; on or off the show. She is terrible.
     
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