Curb Your Enthusiasm

The WORST episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

An unscripted series that 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.

Last Updated: 6/20/2022Network: HBO
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The Acupuncturist
star
7.26
946 votes

#1 - The Acupuncturist

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/28/2001

An acupuncturist agrees to waive the fee if he cannot cure Larry's back; a writer asks for a loan.

Directors: Bryan Gordon
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The Terrorist Attack
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7.37
850 votes

#2 - The Terrorist Attack

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/2002

A rumored threat of a terrorist attack undermines a benefit performance by Alanis Morissette at the home of one of Larry's friends. Meanwhile, Larry can't help snubbing Mindy Reiser, wife of actor Paul Reiser, during a series of encounters at a restaurant and the perfume shop where she works.

Directors: Robert Weide
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The Thong
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7.38
983 votes

#3 - The Thong

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/21/2001

Larry and Richard Lewis, who both see the same psychotherapist, plot ways of ending their respective relationships with the therapist after Larry sees the man wearing a thong bathing suit.

Directors: Jeff Garlin
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Angel Muffin
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7.42
378 votes

#4 - Angel Muffin

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/31/2021

Larry is forced to attend an ill-fated work meeting and investigates the truth behind a faulty toilet. Determined to unravel a mystery of his own, Jeff employs Larry’s detective skills.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer
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Mary, Joseph and Larry
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7.43
905 votes

#5 - Mary, Joseph and Larry

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/10/2002

Larry proves himself an unskilled Christmas tipper, while both Larry and Jeff prove incompetent at creating believable alibis for the messes they get in. After offending his housekeeper, Larry makes amends with her at the expense of his wife. Later, Larry attempts to reconcile with Cheryl's family after ruining their nativity scene.

Directors: David Steinberg
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The Wire
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7.48
1223 votes

#6 - The Wire

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/19/2000

Hoping to bury an unsightly telephone wire dangling over their yard, Larry and Cheryl befriend a pair of bizarre neighbors who must approve the burial. The husband is an incompetent lawyer but a big Seinfeld fan, so to appease him Larry arranges to have Julia Louis-Dreyfuss come for a visit. But when the actress arrives, the lawyer is missing; he's been hired to defend Jeff in a case involving a destructive kid Jeff sponsored for a Fresh Air Fund camp. At Larry's house, Julia ends up buying a bracelet from the lawyer's wife -- the same kind Larry wanted in episode 4 -- only to later accuse Larry of stealing it after he buys a similar one for Cheryl.

Directors: Larry Charles
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Ted and Mary
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7.48
1604 votes

#7 - Ted and Mary

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/22/2000

Larry goes shopping with Mary Steenburgen and her mother, but things take a turn when Larry takes a drink out of Mary's mother's glass of water. When he realizes whose water it is, he stops...then gags!

Directors: David Steinberg
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Igor, Gregor, & Timor
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7.52
337 votes

#8 - Igor, Gregor, & Timor

Season 11 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/19/2021

Larry does the right thing (and regrets it) while seizing an unprecedented opportunity to avoid Irma. Jeff seeks out a pricey peace offering for Susie.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer
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Mel's Offer
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7.52
870 votes

#9 - Mel's Offer

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2004

After going to a Karaoke bar that Mel Brooks is performing at, Mel is so impressed with Larry's singing that he asks Larry to be the star of his broadway show.

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AAMCO
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7.52
1241 votes

#10 - AAMCO

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/26/2000

Jeff gets a new car, and when Larry takes it for a spin, a commercial comes on the radio for AAMCO, with a noise sounding much like a car horn from behind. Upon hearing this, Larry curses the man behind him, prompting the man to rear-end Jeff's brand new car. Also, Larry and Cheryl hold a dinner party.

Directors: Robert B. Weide
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The Pants Tent
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7.52
2126 votes

#11 - The Pants Tent

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/15/2000

Larry goes to the movies with one of Cheryl's friends and his pants have an unusual bulge in them, making him look like he's having an erection.

Directors: Robert B. Weide
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The Baptism
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7.53
936 votes

#12 - The Baptism

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/18/2001

The Jewish fiance of Cheryl's sister converts to Christianity; Richard Lewis accuses Larry of stealing the outgoing message on his answering machine.

Directors: Keith Truesdell
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The Smoking Jacket
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7.54
774 votes

#13 - The Smoking Jacket

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/6/2005

His father's smoking jacket and "bathroom contamination" cause grief for Larry.

Directors: David Steinberg
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The Benadryl Brownie
star
7.55
979 votes

#14 - The Benadryl Brownie

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/22/2002

Nearly five years after the rest of the world, Larry discovers cell phones. Using his new toy, he calls Cheryl and asks her to tell Randy, the chef at Larry's new restaurant, to omit peanuts from the dinner that night because Richard Lewis's girlfriend Deborah is allergic to them. But bad phone reception prevents Cheryl from hearing the message, and Deborah gets sick. A practicing Christian Scientist, Deborah refuses to take medicine to clear up the hives on her face. Richard will not be seen with her at the Emmy Awards that night, so he and Larry concoct a plan to bake a batch of Benadryl-laced brownies for Deborah to eat. The ruse fails, and that night on national TV, the Davids see Joan Rivers lambasting Richard and his none-too-attractive date on the red carpet.

Directors: Larry Charles
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The Korean Bookie
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7.56
731 votes

#15 - The Korean Bookie

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/27/2005

Larry has his jacket borrowed without permission, but he manages to end up the bad guy. Meanwhile, his investigation into what happened to Jeff's missing dog, Oscar, leads him to suspect his Korean bookie.

Directors: Bryan Gordon
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The Lefty Call
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7.56
873 votes

#16 - The Lefty Call

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/30/2007

Larry regrets getting Cha-Cha a job in his building when she monitors his bathroom habits, and runs into further problems with her when he has to make phone calls 'lefty'; the Blacks and Larry are fed up with Cheryl's environmentally conscious, but uncomfortable, toilet paper; a waiter objects to a doggie bag actually being prepared for a dog.

Directors: Alec Berg
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The Nanny from Hell
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7.58
950 votes

#17 - The Nanny from Hell

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/6/2002

Larry, Cheryl, Jeff and Susie encounter a "nanny from hell" whose reign of terror is thwarted by ten sponge cakes. Larry commits a "penis faux pas" after a pool party, and Richard Lewis seeks immortality from Bartlett's Quotations.

Directors: Larry Charles
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The Rat Dog
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7.59
809 votes

#18 - The Rat Dog

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/14/2007

A toaster makes life tough for Loretta and Leon; Larry gets to know an exterminator.

Directors: David Steinberg
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Car Periscope
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7.59
1036 votes

#19 - Car Periscope

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/28/2011

Larry and Jeff weigh an investment opportunity; Wanda Sykes preempts Larry’s training schedule.

Directors: David Mandel
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The Pickle Gambit
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7.59
1240 votes

#20 - The Pickle Gambit

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2017

Larry reaches out to a familiar face, gives a hotel guest sartorial advice and looks to create a diversion to help a friend’s nephew.

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Irma Kostroski
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7.60
349 votes

#21 - Irma Kostroski

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/5/2021

Ahead of Election Day, Larry befriends City Councilwoman Irma Kostroski while mediating a conflict between a difficult actor and his prop master.

Directors: Jeff Schaffer
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The Blind Date
star
7.60
784 votes

#22 - The Blind Date

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/18/2004

Larry sets up his blind friend on a date with a muslim woman.

Directors: Larry Charles
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Affirmative Action
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7.61
1153 votes

#23 - Affirmative Action

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/10/2000

Larry gets himself in trouble, when he makes a racist-like comment to Richard's friend. Also, Larry inadvertently loses Cheryl's prescription note.

Directors: Bryan Gordon
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The Car Salesman
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7.61
1116 votes

#24 - The Car Salesman

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/23/2001

Larry David and his wife purchase a new oceanfront home owned by a television star's agent. Meanwhile, Larry shocks his wife and friends by deciding to take a job as a car salesman.

Directors: Robert B. Weide
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The Anonymous Donor
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7.61
865 votes

#25 - The Anonymous Donor

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/16/2007

It's moving day for both the Blacks and the Davids; Larry's prized Joe Pepitone jersey is lost at the dry cleaners; Larry's irked at Ted Danson's anonymous donation; Cheryl is grossed out by a semen stain on a guest-room quilt. This is J.B. Smoove's first appearance on the show as "Leon."

Directors: Robert B. Weide
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