July 11th, 2011
02:58 PM ET
[Editor's Note: Larry David, Susie Essman & Jeff Garlin from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" returned to HBO on Sunday, but first they dropped by “The Joy Behar Show.” Larry discusses a possible return to stand-up as well as a look back at when he once had hair. See the full interview on “The Joy Behar Show” at 10 p.m. ET only on HLN.]
Anyone thinking that Larry and Cheryl David had finally made up at the end of last season was sadly mistaken, as we saw in the opening moments of Tuesday night's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" premiere.
Cheryl turned out to be the one who didn't "respect wood" when it came to leaving glasses on furniture, and when Larry told her to call Julia Louis-Dreyfus to apologize for her coaster-less ways, that was the last straw.
One year later, they were well into divorce proceedings, but Larry was confident with his lawyer (Paul F. Tompkins, the latest in a long line of great actors in bit roles on this show). Little did he know that he wasn't Jewish, as believed, which ended up getting him replaced with another attorney who helped settle a restaurant dispute.
The real trouble started for Larry, though, when a friend's daughter showed up to sell Girl Scout cookies, then promptly announced that she was having her first period. Larry being Larry, he was more than happy to talk her through the whole process when she had problems using a tampon, but her dad, Joe O'Donnell, didn't exactly appreciate it.
When Larry rescinded his "interest" in Girl Scout cookies (not unlike the "interest" he showed in Dodgers tickets from Joe), a team of them went to his house to collect... watch out for that foot in the door!
Larry's new divorce lawyer didn't work out too well either, when Larry learned that Joe's wife took over the Dodgers in their divorce. It was too late for Larry to stop his house from going to Cheryl, so he and Leon are moving out.
Meanwhile, Funkhauser is getting a divorce, thanks to Larry's inspiration as well. The only person not getting divorced is Jeff, in fact.
So, it looks like a time of change for our favorite curmudgeon, and from the promo, it looks like he's headed for trouble in his new neighborhood too. I've got high hopes for seeing Larry in new settings (including New York), but aside from the Girl Scout plotline, it wasn't one of the better episodes. The lawyer plot seemed too similar to stories we've seen in the past on the show.
Regardless of that, eight seasons in, we know what we're getting here, and there are very few "Curb" episodes that I would classify as bad, so there's no doubt I'll continue to watch.
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