Curb Your Enthusiasm | Season 9 Episode 3 Recap Podcast

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“Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 9 Episode 3 Post Show Recap Podcast

Fresh off completing the full rewatch of Seinfeld, Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur recap Season 9 Episode 3 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

  • namuch

    As someone that’s listened to most of the Seinfeld podcast and enjoyed the first two podcasts it bums me out that Rob immediately says “I thought this was the weakest” at the beginning of the show. Clearly, this was unnecessary as Rob reminds us with each and every complaint (about 3-4 minutes apart) during the recap. Akiva was fine, alright but man, Rob seemed like he was in a mood or something.

    I don’t fully understand why Rob needs an answer to so many of the ridiculous bits. The restaurant waiter is very similar to the man that has no reason for not helping in the Seinfeld episode “The Parking Garage”, where where you never really get an answer and that’s why it’s funny. It’s not important as to what the disturbance is. He’s making fun of that “kind” of person.

    There were also several subtle jokes interleaved during the Suzy / Elizabeth Banks that I thought were pretty good, but Rob was too busy saying: “What did Suzy do to her??” to mention any of the actual comedy in there.

    Ultimately, I agree it was one of the weaker episodes and I also agree with many of Rob’s complaints, but listening to complaining for a vast majority of a podcast is just bleh.

  • Talkin Hockey

    There was so many gold lines overlooked or not mentioned in this episode. The restaurant guy was so good. He was as good as any politician out there with his non answers and circular motions. Some hilarious exchanges with the Judge. His quick throw away to Susie about agreeing he has an issue with empathy and prioritizing people was classic LD.

    This new version of Larry is more impulsive. An even bigger mindset of I don’t give a bleep from Larry. So if that shift in being more combative with people on a reactionary level, vs proactive level is enough to turn/sour the show for you, I get it. It doesn’t for me. The man is now 70. Single for 6 years. Has FU money and just lost all pretense that he gives a damn anymore to hide who he is.

    Enjoy the podcasts, but this 3rd one was a tough listen. Felt like an off day, and Rob usually catches all the quick hit and subtle jokes in comedies, but today he seemed to be over analytical and missing the point of a couple big pieces of comedy. Hopefully just an off day and I suspect on rewatch, he will appreciate a few more things in this episode.

    “Let the record show I enjoyed my time in the well.”

  • Gal Baum

    I think the difference between LD of this season and LD of the previous seasons, is that he became completely George.

  • Ocean

    I laughed for the entire 37 minutes. I think you two might be suffering from having analyzed Seinfeld for so long. Take a break.

    Also, Salmon Rushdie has written a dozen novels – the most famous is Satanic Verses. He made tons of money which Padma got part of in divorce. I was really surprised that you guys didn’t know the extent of his wealth.

  • dapete

    Calling Ted “T” is a joke about there being no point to shortening a one syllable word to its initial.