Curb Your Enthusiasm: An Extremely Relatable Show

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Curb Your Enthusiasm: An Extremely Relatable Show
When someone asks me what my favorite TV show is, I always have the same answer, Curb Your Enthusiasm. The show was created by Larry David, who also was a co-creator or Seinfeld, a historically successful sitcom. It follows a fictionalized version of Larry, who encounters and addresses many of the faux pas and awkward situations of life. Larry can never go through these situations without expressing his opinion, and often gets in trouble because of this. What makes Curb Your Enthusiasm such a popular and funny show is just how relatable it is to the common person. As Sherry Lipp, a DVD and music critic for blogcritics.org says, “Larry often says the things many of us are thinking but are too polite to actually say” (Lipp 1). We all encounter these same awkward situations in life, but often fail to express ourselves in these situations. When Larry does address these situations, we get a good laugh, because we can relate. Just by examining a few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm, one can see how applicable the show is to the everyday person. A particularly interesting and relatable episode of Curb aired in season seven, entitled “The Black Swan”. Throughout the episode, Larry encounters many of the same situations and faux pas that many others do in real life. His first faux pas comes at the beginning of the episode, when he’s eating breakfast with his friends at a country club. A friend of Larry’s comes to table, and he and Larry have a quick conversation. After he leaves, Larry’s friend, Marty asks him “Why didn’t you introduce us?” (“Black”). Larry remarks “It’s a pointless and unnecessary social convention to introduce every single person you know” (“Black”). In real life, many have been put in the situation where it’s expected to introduce their friend or family member. In some cases, it probably really isn’t necessary, but it’s just expected as proper etiquette. As with many matters regarding etiquette, Larry...
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