Curb Your Enthusiasm has blessed us with countless moments of cringe-worthy comedy, and in this article, we dive into the unforgettable world of Larry David with a spotlight on the most iconic Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes. From social faux pas to absurd situations, each Curb Your Enthusiasm episode brings a unique blend of wit, sarcasm, and Larry David’s unparalleled knack for finding himself in hilariously uncomfortable scenarios
Whenever we talk about tv shows or web series, the first thing that pops up in our mind is in which genre is the show made. Among all the genres, the shows made in the genre of sitcoms are the most preferable of all.
Talking about sitcoms and not including the show curbs your enthusiasm, how is this possible? Curb your enthusiasm is one of the best-made sitcoms shows now. Curb your enthusiasm show started on October 15, 2000, and is going on till now which means the season finale has not been reached yet.
Till now the show has 11 seasons and completed a total of 110 episodes. Among such a big list of episodes, all of them are worth watching and they are available on HBO Max. But for those of you wondering which are the best curb your enthusiasm episodes, this article is meant for you.
So, for all the curb your enthusiasm fans out there, keep reading this article till the end. In this, we are going to discuss the top and best 30 best curb your enthusiasm episodes.
30.”Trick Or Treat.”
Talking about the first best episode on HBO Max of curb your enthusiasm, we have an episode named Trick or Treat. This episode revolves around the lead characters of the story named Larry David and Cheryl Hines. It also shows Larry’s house and his wife, Cheryl. This is the third episode of the second season of the show.
In the episode, a movie script is written by a handicapped friend of Larry named Cliff Cobb. Larry and Cheryl go to the premiere of the movie together. But at the premiere, Larry refuses and offends the neighbor of Cliff who is Jewish.
The next best episode that we have on the list is an episode named “Opening Night.” This is episode 10 of the fourth season of the series. This episode is especially famous for the performance of Mel Brooks in it.
The episode follows the after events of the argument between David Schwimmer and Larry. After their argument, both Larry and David are on their way to New York City.
On their way on the flight, they both solve their conflict and put their differences aside. After they both resolved, during the time of their performance, they both performed with a bang and blew away the minds of the audience with their spellbound performance on Broadway along with Cady Huffman.
28.”The Car Pool Lane.”
Coming onto the next episode the next episode that we have on the list is an episode named “The Car Pool Lane”. It is to date one of the best and the most comedy episode of the series.
It is the sixth episode of season four of the series.
In this episode, the problems of Larry are shown. Larry is getting for a party at which he has to show up on time. In order to reach on time, he adapts a unique way of carpooling through the carpool lane. Apart from this, his father needs his help, and he has to bring some medicines for his father. For this, Larry pretends to be a racist to save time.
27.”The Christ Nail”
The next one of the best-known episodes that we have in the series is an episode named “The Christ Nail.”
This episode falls in season five in the third episode.
This episode is quite a roller coaster ride for the viewers as this episode deals with Larry David being absolutely insane. First, he goes to buy a bra for his own housekeeper which is quite a not-so-sincere act.
Secondly, when Larry realizes that Cheryl’s father is going to come, he makes a mockery out of Cheryl’s father for him keeping his special nail.
Not only this but he also offends his own daughter when he gets to know that she still believes in tooth fairy and all those tooth fairy stories.
Talking about the next episode, we have an episode named “Denise Handicap” which is another mind-blowing episode in the series.
It is episode five of season 7 of the series.
In this episode, Larry organizes a date night with a girl named Denise, who is a classical music lover. But Larry is unaware of the fact that she is handicapped and uses a wheelchair. He gets to know about this when she goes to Denise to pick her up.
But Denise is being treated very positively by each of their friends, is able to use the specially made parking spaces for the disabled, and is also given special treatment at the restaurant.
Seeing this Larry thinks that being disabled is not that bad as it opens up ways to different kinds of special treatments.
25.”The Larry David Sandwich”
One of the best known and the most famous episode of the series is an episode is this one. This episode lies in the season 5 as the episode 6 in the series.
In this episode Larry comes back from a dangerous near death experience. Now the most interesting part is whether or not this experience will change the way Larry sees his life. Not only this but a weird and strange sandwich is named after Larry.
24.”The Bare Midriff”
Next up we have another spectacular episode which is titled as “The Bare Midriff”. This is the season 7 and episode 6 in the series.
This episode is no less than a full of ups and downs episode where the audience is merely able to guess that what will happen next. In the episode Larry David is forced to talk to Maureen, who is the assistant of him and Jerry Seinfeld. The topic for their conversation is the belly clothes of Maureen due to which she feels offended and embarrassed and leaves her job.
After this incident, Julia Louis Dreyfus who has got Maureen this job, approaches Larry David. Julia Louis Dreyfus says to Larry that he should apologize to Maureen for the sake of unstable mental health of Maureen’s other.
23.”The Ski Lift”
The next episode that we are going to talk about is an episode named as “The Ski Lift”. Michael York is given a guest appearance in this episode. This is the episode eight of the season five in the series.
In this episode Larry and Jeff Greene have to face a tricky situation in order to get the name of Richard Lewis in the top of the list at a hospital. Also Larry has to pretend to be a orthodox Jew for the starters. Apart from this Larry invites Richard Lewis to spend the weekend with him.
22.“The Black Swan”
Coming onto the next episode, we have is another blockbuster episode named “The Black Swan”. This is season 7 episode 7 in the list. It also features Richard Lewis’s girlfriend, Lolita Davidovich.
This episode shows us the mis happenings that Larry’s life has to go through. As soon as Larry’s life start to get back on track and when he starts to get better in terms of finance, his life takes a major turn.
He is blamed for golf course member’s heart attack and not only this but is also blamed for the death of a black swan.
The next episode that we have in the list is the season 7 episode 10 which is named as “Seinfeld”.
In this episode Larry plans to spend some quality time with Cheryl. The main motive behind this was Larry was trying to return a favor to is estranged wife Cheryl and Larry prepares a date for the same . But all of this goes in vain as Seinfeld reunion is in the air. Apart from this Larry David misses a meeting and Cheryl goes to Jason Alexander for some advice.
20.“A Disturbance in the Kitchen”
Next up we have is another spectacular episode named “A Disturbance in the Kitchen”. This is the third episode of season 9 in the series.
In this episode Larry learns and turns himself into a writer so that he can give people advices and help those in need. Following this he goes on to help Susie in order to find her little sister. But in the process he is stuck as he is encountered with a police officer.
19.”The Corpse Sniffing Dog”
The next episode that we have in the list is titled as “The Corpse Sniffing Dog”. This is the season 3 episode 7 in the series.
Talking about the plot, Larry raises up a very crucial question in front of his daughter. As Jeff is getting allergic to the dog, therefore keeping in view his allergies, Larry asks his daughter to choose one between Larry and his beloved dog.
Coming onto the next episode, we have with us is an episode named as “The Therapists”. This episode is somewhere connected to Harry Hamlin who is the neighbor of Larry. This is the episode 6 of season 9 in the series.
In this episode Larry want s to go to a therapist, to Cheryl’s therapist to be precise. He takes this decision after he fails to get any good advice from his own therapistwhich is being played by Steve Coogan.
17.“The Grand Opening”
Next up we have in line is this amazing episode from the series named as “The Grand Opening”. This is season 3 episode 10 in the series.
In the episode when a brand new restaurant of Larry is just on the verge of its opening night, it faces a big disaster due to Larry. Larry fires the chef of the restaurant, a food critic gets accidently injured by Larry and on the name of hiring a new chef, Larry unknowingly hires a chef with Tourette’s Syndrome. Due to all this mess everyone including Marty Funkhouser, played by Bob Einstein in the series, also suffers.
In this episode, Stephen Colbert is given a special guest appearance as one of the roles in the opening night of the restaurant.
16.”Larry vs. Michael J. Fox”
Next episode that we have lined up is this one named “Larry vs. Michael J. Fox”. This comes at season 8 episode 10 in the series. This episode tells that how Larry attempts to enjoy his singlehood once again.
As you can guess by the title, this episode is about the opposition of Larry and Michael against each other. Talking in detail, Michael, who is the neighbor of Larry is being accused of harassment by Larry. On the other hand Jeff takes a bullet in order to protect Susie and Larry is being scolded as he gave an inappropriate birthday gift to Greg, the son of Elizabeth.
15.“The Anonymous Donor”
Talking about the next episode, we have is “The Anonymous Donor”. This is the season 6 episode 2 in the series.
In the episode its a great day. All the Blacks including the Davids are going to move from their places. Apart from this, the jersey which Larry got as his prize, gets lost at the dry clean shop while getting confused with George Costanza. Meanwhile Cheryl is also grossed out as she has found out a semen stain at the quilt of her guest room.
It’s moving day for the Blacks and the Davids. Larry’s prized jersey is lost at the dry cleaners, he’s irked at Ted Danson’s anonymous donation, and Cheryl is grossed out by a semen stain on a guest-room quilt.
Proceeding in the list, the next episode that we have i an episode named as “The Doll”. This is the season 2 episode 7 in the series. It also features Omar Jones which is played by Mekhi Phifer in the series. This episode proves that Jeff is the perfect partner for all the Larry’s antics.
In the episode, Larry David and Jeff Garlin are stuck in a very awkward situation. They both are at the tv screening of a series. There they have an encounter with the young girl who is the daughter of a TV executive. The girl asks both Larry and Jeff to cut down the hair of her doll. As said they both do so. But as soon as they do so, the girl becomes very upset and creates a havoc. To get to situation in control, Jeff and Larry takes her doll’s head with the head of the doll of Jeff’s daughter by stealing it.
13.”The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial”
The next episode we have in the list is titled as “The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial”. This is one of the best known episodes in the series of season 6 episode 3.
The episode is about the Funkhouser roadside memorial season. Marty Funkhouser looses his calm when the flowers which were on his mother’s memorial are stolen by someone. This is done when Larry decides to use the roadside memorial as his place to pick and deliver flowers to others. Whereas Larry accuses some people to be sample abusers in the store. Jeff and Jeff’s wife Susie are trying their level best to get the admission of Sammy in an exclusive private school.
12.”The TiVo Guy”
Season 6 is the best known season in this series. So of course all of its episodes are also one of a kind. The next episode that we have is also from season 6 named The TiVo Guy. This is season 6 episode 7 in the series.
In the episode Larry outrages Cheryl by taking favor of her dealing with the TiVo repairman over a phone call. After hearing this, she walks out of the house, leaving the final decision on her friends about the right and wrong.
Moving onto the next episode, we are going to talk about an episode titled as “The Baptism”.
The episode is broadly about Becky who is Cheryl’s sister. The role is being played by Kaitlin Olson in the series. The fiance of Cheryl’s sister, who is originally a Jew, plans to convert himself into a Christian by adapting Christianity as his religion. On the other hand Richard Lewis accuses Larry of stealing the outgoing messages from his answering machine.
10.”The Freak Book”
Talking about the next episode, we have an episode named as “The Freak Book”. It is season 6 episode 5 in the series.
In the episode Larry is almost obsessed with a book which is overall about some freaks. In order to complete the book he even decides to quit the Ted Danson’s birthday party. A drunk driver puts Larry and John McEnroe into a trouble. Apart from this Davids, Greenes, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson are planned to all buried together.
9.”The Table Read”
Coming onto the next, we have this episode which is titled as “The Table Read”. In this episode some new people are also introduced including Richard Kind playing the role of Cousin Andy. It is season 7 episode 9 in the series.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm episode goes a lot of ups and downs. Firstly a 9 year old is repeatedly texting Larry which is irritating him to another level. Then Leon out of nowhere stars possessing himself as a dead man. Not only this but Jerry Seinfeld reunion with Marty Funkhouser and befriends him.
Next up we have this episode which has a unique named “Krazee-Eyez Killa”. This comes in season 3 episode 8 in the series.
The episode is about named after Krazee-Eyez Killa which is played by Chris Williams in the series, the boyfriend of Wanda Sykes. Larry becomes friends with Wanda Sykes boyfriend and fiance who is a rapper by profession. Larry finds himself in unnecessary trouble in order to find a jacket for Krazee which he urgently needs for his shoot.
Another mind blowing episode that the series gave us is this one named as “Palestinian Chicken“. This is season 8 and episode 3 in the series.
In the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode Larry’s friend named Ron hired Larry as his Social assassin by getting impressed by his social skills and his frank nature. But he also asks Larry to stop his wife from saying lol again and again whenever she finds something funny. But as soon as Larry eats at a Palestinian restaurant, a havoc is created.
6.”Ben’s Birthday Party”
The next episode that we have is this one named as “Ben’s birthday party”. This is a part of the season 4 as episode 2 in the series.
In this Curb Your Enthusiasm episode again Larry falls into unexpected and unwanted problems. Firstly he connects with his blind tormentor. Secondly Richard Lewis asks for a favor from hi which is a very unusual one. Then Ben gets upset from Larry as he didn’t sang a happy birthday song for him.
5.”Happy New Year”
Proceeding in the list, we now have an episode named as “Happy New Year”. It is the first episode of season 10 in the series.
In this episode, Larry starts a new journey by forgetting the rivalry between him and Mocha Joe. Their new friendship begins at a new year cocktail party which is being organized by Jeff’s wife and Jeff.
4.”Elizabeth, Margaret and Larry”
Next episode that we have is titled as “Elizabeth, Margaret and Larry”. This is the episode 10 0f season 8 in the series. This Curb Your Enthusiasm episode also has Jon Hamm in a special character.
In this episode an actor tries to shadow up Larry for a role. Apart from this the sale of Cheryl’s sister’s house is meddled by Larry. Richard’s girlfriend throws a dinner party where Leon makes up a trouble.
3.”The N Word”
Another superhit episode in the series is named as “The N Word”. This is the season 6 episode 8 of the series.
In the Curb Your Enthusiasm episode Larry faces extreme embarrassment when he is aroused suddenly and the arousal is uncontrolled. This offends Loretta’s aunt Rae. He also starts dating an orthopedist who introduces hi to the concept of bald discrimination including the dreaded N Word.
Talking about the best episodes in the series so how can we not include the episode “The Weatherman”. It is the episode 4 of season 4 in the series. This episode also features Shelley Berman.
In this Curb Your Enthusiasm episode, the weatherman is at doubt when Larry thinks that he is intentionally giving out inaccurate weather forecasts. In addition to this he is able to scare everyone with the unwanted pictures of his tooth plaque.
1.“The Hot Towel”
Last but not the least, we have this spectacular episode in the series named as “The Hot Towel”. It is the season 7 episode 4 in the series.
This Curb Your Enthusiasm episode is no less than a roller coaster ride for Larry. Initially his hand gets burnt by an extremely hot towel in an airplane. To cure the same he insists his doctor to provide hi with his personal home phone number but unknowingly abuses his medical trust. Also Larry gets peeved when the daughter of Jeff and Susie, Sammy outshone the expensive gift of Larry which he brought for the anniversary of Ted Danson and Mary Jane. Adding onto this, Larry finds himself in more trouble when he tries to teach caviar etiquettes to Christian Slater.