The Best Episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2018

The unscripted Curb Your Enthusiasm brings the off-kilter comic vision of Larry David, who plays himself in a parallel universe in which he can't seem to do anything right, and, by his standards, neither can anyone else.

Opening Night

#1 - Opening Night

Season 4 - Episode 10

The show travels to New York City as Larry prepares to open on Broadway in "The Producers".

star 8.33
243 votes
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Palestinian Chicken

#2 - Palestinian Chicken

Season 8 - Episode 3

A Palestinian chicken restaurant is incredibly popular with Larry and his friends despite its open hostility towards Jews and Israel. Meanwhile, Larry's approached to inform people that their habits are agitating by family members too scared to do so.

star 8.21
413 votes
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#3 - Seinfeld

Season 7 - Episode 10

Not tipping for a favor gets Larry into bad graces with the studio lot's coffee guy, while Julia Louis-Dreyfus accuses him of leaving a ring on an antique table in her house. Meanwhile, he deals with the suspicion that their closeness during production of the Seinfeld reunion has led to Cheryl sleeping with Jason Alexander.

star 8.18
277 votes
Directors: Jeff Schaffer
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Vehicular Fellatio

#4 - Vehicular Fellatio

Season 7 - Episode 2

Against the will of a renowned doctor, Larry tries his best to irritate Loretta. Once again, Larry causes issues in Richard Lewis' new relationship, and, after being unintentionally tipped off by Leon, takes advantage of the wife of a depressed friend.

star 8.16
327 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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The Table Read

#5 - The Table Read

Season 7 - Episode 9

Larry is miffed at both Marty Funkhouser's sudden presence on set during the Seinfeld reunion's table read and text messages from the nine-year-old daughter of a co-worker. Leon poses as a dead doctor to alleviate Michael Richards' concerns over his Groat's Disease diagnosis.

star 8.13
295 votes
Directors: Larry Charles
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Larry vs. Michael J. Fox

#6 - Larry vs. Michael J. Fox

Season 8 - Episode 10

Larry accuses his neighbor, Michael J. Fox of harassment; Jeff takes a bullet for Susie; Larry gives an inappropriate gift to Elizabeth's son.

star 8.12
366 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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The Grand Opening

#7 - The Grand Opening

Season 3 - Episode 10

Larry figures out a way to fire a chef, and alienate an important restaurant critic, in the days before his new restaurant is scheduled to open. As Susie stews over a misunderstanding with Larry and Cheryl, the Davids spend some quality time at the car wash. With its grand opening at hand, the restaurant owners hire a new chef with a penchant for speaking his mind.

star 8.12
289 votes
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The Hero

#8 - The Hero

Season 8 - Episode 6

Larry plays the hero in the sky and underground; Jeff’s courtship of Ricky Gervais is sabotaged by a nosy waiter.

star 8.11
398 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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Mister Softee

#9 - Mister Softee

Season 8 - Episode 9

An ice cream truck triggers a painful childhood memory for Larry.

star 8.10
320 votes
Directors: Larry Charles
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The Doll

#10 - The Doll

Season 2 - Episode 7

Larry's attendance at a screening results in chaos; an unlockable bathroom door causes trouble. Guest starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rita Wilson and Susie Essman.

star 8.07
341 votes
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Denise Handicapped

#11 - Denise Handicapped

Season 7 - Episode 5

Larry believes that he has found a way to enjoy someone else's disability without being disabled himself. Meanwhile, he hopes to end a rumor that Rosie O'Donnell can beat him up.

star 8.05
280 votes
Directors: David Mandel
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The Ski Lift

#12 - The Ski Lift

Season 5 - Episode 8

Anticipating having to give a kidney to Richard Lewis, Larry tries to develop a contingency plan should he need a kidney donation himself. Meanwhile, a nurse claims Jeff has some shortcomings.

star 8.05
264 votes
Directors: Larry Charles
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The Survivor

#13 - The Survivor

Season 4 - Episode 9

Larry and Cheryl prepare to renew their wedding vows; Larry mulls an offer from his dry cleaner.

star 8.04
255 votes
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The Bat Mitzvah

#14 - The Bat Mitzvah

Season 6 - Episode 10

Larry uses Sammie Greene's bat mitzvah to try and clear up a nasty rumor about him; the Blacks announce they're returning home; Larry makes another attempt at dating.

star 8.03
252 votes
Directors: Larry Charles
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The Therapists

#15 - The Therapists

Season 6 - Episode 9

Larry tries to use Cheryl's therapist to get back into her good graces after getting bad advice from his own; Larry's miffed at Marty's participation level in an Alzheimer's walk

star 8.03
259 votes
Directors: David Mandel
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The Car Pool Lane

#16 - The Car Pool Lane

Season 4 - Episode 6

To get to a Dodgers game, Larry finds a creative way to use the HOV lane. Then, he finds himself in a bit of trouble when he gets his father medicinal marijuana.

star 8.02
290 votes
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#17 - Shaq

Season 2 - Episode 8

When Larry accidentally trips Shaquille O'Neal at a Lakers game, the incident brings him good luck. Guest starring Shaquille O'Neal and Richard Lewis.

star 8.01
346 votes
Directors: Dean Parisot
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Krazee-Eyez Killa

#18 - Krazee-Eyez Killa

Season 3 - Episode 8

Larry is accused of betraying the confidences of Wanda's boyfriend, Crazy-Eyez Killa, a rapper he met at a party. Later, Larry alienates Jeff's wife Susie by declining her house-tour offer. He encounters further problems when he tries to replace a sports jacket Cheryl threw out.

star 8.00
310 votes
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The Safe House

#19 - The Safe House

Season 8 - Episode 2

Larry becomes an unlikely role model for battered women. Richard Lewis's relationship with a burlesque performer is put to the test. Leon survives a case of mistaken identity.

star 8.00
405 votes
Directors: Bryan Gordon
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The End

#20 - The End

Season 5 - Episode 10

Larry finally learns the truth regarding his possible adoption, and makes his final decision about a kidney donation for Richard Lewis.

star 7.99
246 votes
Directors: Larry Charles
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Vow of Silence

#21 - Vow of Silence

Season 8 - Episode 5

Larry's evolving alibi to get out of a charity function results in unexpected travel plans. Meanwhile, Susie makes demands for the terminally ill family dog's last meal; and Larry points out personal flaws in the buffet line and in parking lots.

star 7.99
353 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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#22 - Foisted!

Season 9 - Episode 1

Larry tries to rid himself of an inept assistant, offends Jeff’s barber and gets into hot water over a new project.

star 7.98
1,033 votes
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Trick or Treat

#23 - Trick or Treat

Season 2 - Episode 3

When Larry and Cheryl attend the premiere of a movie written by a handicapped friend, Cliff Cobb, Larry offends a Jewish neighbor, alienates Cliff (as well as the memory of his salad-inventing grandfather) and sends misguided romantic overtures to Cliff's wife, Shelly. Later, the Davids experience the "trick" side of Halloween when Larry refuses to give candy to two uncostumed teenagers. Having failed to get a bracelet for his wife on her birthday, Larry makes amends with the perfect gift on a romantic morning, but then Jeff arrives to play a round of golf. In the end, Larry gets revenge on a jewish neighbor and his teenage daughters, by arriving at his home with the orchestra that he used for Cheryl's birthday, as they played the tune that offended this neighbor.

star 7.96
371 votes
Directors: Larry Charles
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Club Soda and Salt

#24 - Club Soda and Salt

Season 3 - Episode 3

Dismayed in part over the peanut incident, Randy quits his job at the restaurant, and Larry, Jeff and Ted must search for a new chef. Ted suggests they audition his personal chef, but at dinner Larry feels the food "just wasn't that good" and rejects the candidate. Meanwhile, Larry accuses his wife Cheryl of having a crush on a tennis-playing cast member of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding"; a couple refuse Larry's wedding gift because it's more than a year late; and a saleswoman becomes convinced that Larry is stalking her as revenge for her being too aggressive.

star 7.96
346 votes
Directors: Robert Weide
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The Accidental Text on Purpose

#25 - The Accidental Text on Purpose

Season 9 - Episode 6

Larry invents a clever ploy for getting his friends out of relationship jams; Larry upsets Funkhouser's new girlfriend.

star 7.95
599 votes
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