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Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017


Nah it's not.

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Nichael
Mar 30, 2011

Nellie has blown them all away.



Sharks Eat Bear posted:

this is an insane statement

It's really not. These were two very strong episodes.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017


I wouldn't quite say stronger than ever but it's true to form. Seasons good, suck on it haters.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

"Hot dog, I love Pittsburgh! No more Steve Simmons, he was the wurst!"


They've been average episodes that have tried to cram too much in with too tenuous a thread running through them. If it doesn't get better this will be the worst season. But yeah, the worst season of curb is still pretty, pretty good

Carlosologist
Oct 13, 2013

Impossible's just another Tuesday in Central City


The subtleties of the horn

Salman Rushdie is positively offended that he was being played by Jason Alexander

Carlosologist fucked around with this message at Oct 16, 2017 around 02:17

El Jeffe
Dec 24, 2009

Not to worry, everything's fine.


The Fatwa Boys

Ein cooler Typ
Nov 26, 2013

Carthago delenda est

didn't like this episode until Salman Rushdie showed up and saved it

Octy
Apr 1, 2010



First two episodes were decent but this one was just as good as anything from the old seasons.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


This was loving amazing. The waiter's answers, the Banks lie to the cop, the courtroom scene.

Best of the season so far.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004

"Why is it blue?"
"It's always blue."


Now THAT was a fuckin good episode

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

For the argument is indeed trivial, but not so the separate wills thereby made manifest.


These have been pretty lame so far- weak premises, and a lot of leaning pretty hard on callbacks.

explosivo
May 23, 2004

Fueled by Satan

Cromulent posted:

There were funny moments, but it mostly came off as people doing an impression of an episode of Curb or something.

This episode made me laugh more than the others this season but I can't help thinking this every week. Like it doesn't feel nearly as natural anymore and the convoluted setups rarely work out as well as they used to in previous seasons. This episode was called "Disturbance in the Kitchen" but I thought that whole plot line/setup had such a weak payoff in the end. I'm surprised they didn't call this one "The Fatwa Boys" or something.

That said.. bad Curb is still Curb so I'll take it.

DuhSal
Aug 16, 2004

I will, brother. I promise.

Ein cooler Typ posted:

didn't like this episode until Salman Rushdie showed up and saved it

I agree with this. Wasn't feeling it until Salman and then it got so much better. Elizabeth Banks was great too. Especially loved her conversation/spat with Susie.

Sharks Eat Bear
Dec 25, 2004

"Hot dog, I love Pittsburgh! No more Steve Simmons, he was the wurst!"


This is total speculation but it feels like it's actually less improv than previous seasons? Like there are way more camera cuts between individuals with a lot more little snippets of dialogue that have clearly been fully scripted? Anyone know if that can be substantiated?

Anyway, agree that last ep was the best of the season so far, but still had too much going on. The restaurant manager, the honk at the cop, the yoohoo at the judge, the subtlety of a new car horn, the Fatwa boys, the front vs. back of mind, dangerous Larry -- all pretty funny ideas but too much for one episode. Feels like they have to rush through them just to try to squeeze them all in.

Some of the best parts of old Curb are Larry and Jeff (or Leon, or Funkman, etc.) just bullshitting about stuff that's not necessarily A Joke, which feels like has been cut in order to squeeze in more Jokes.

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.

Yeah it does feel a bit less improvy which is hurting it a bit. This episode was pretty pretty good though and better than the last two. I think itíll pick up. I still love when Larry refers to some annoyance or foible he wrote into Seinfeld episodes.

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Jul 9, 2005

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Plaster Town Cop

Just saw this season's first episode and all the characters are shouting THE WHOLE TIME. By the end of the episode that's not even an exaggeration at all, everyone is doing this unnatural shouting thing about each bad situation that's unfolding. It's like they all were told beforehand to turn up the volume and make sure there is no subtlety in the show, leaving it a bad parody of previous seasons. A tonal change definitely happened -- sad to see any unhelpful change to something great. I'll probably stick to exploring the old seasons instead of this new one.

The episode had two long drawn-out shower scenes of Larry David, a 70 year old near-billionaire who didn't have to do it, and the jokes they ended with didn't contribute much. So many scenes forgot to bring jokes; near the beginning I noticed it all felt like set up scenes with some minor rear end in a top hat behavior we're maybe supposed to laugh at, but a long pause between funny moments is not what I'm used to from this show.

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