September 12th, 2011
02:59 PM ET
It's been quite a season for Larry David: getting divorced (and I gotta admit, I really miss Cheryl Hines); relocating to New York; getting into multiple fights with – and then saving the life of – Ricky Gervais; and infuriating Susie on a regular basis (some things never change).
Monday night's season finale saw him shushing his upstairs neighbor, Michael J. Fox, in a restaurant, after which he mistook (or did he?) a Parkinson's shake for Michael looking upset about being shushed.
Next thing you know, Larry was getting shaken up bottles of cola from Michael, and hearing stomping upstairs. Larry believed that Michael was messing with him, but Michael insisted it was Parkinson's.
The last straw took place at a fundraiser for Parkinson's, with Larry's innocent "playing the violin" hand motion getting misconstrued, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepping up to demand that Larry leave town! (Don't you hate when that happens?)
It was all the usual trademark politically incorrect humor we expect from this show, but Larry's "outing" of his girlfriend's son, by giving him a sewing machine and declaring him "pre-gay," hit the mark even more than the Michael J. Fox plotline. But things really went horribly awry when her son became fascinated with Larry's Hitler sketches and gave Susie a swastika pillow sham.
However, my favorite scene of the episode was the final one, with Larry avoiding yet another fundraiser by moving to Paris (with Leon in tow, of course). The pair of them carrying on with their usual behavior overseas – Larry getting in an argument with a Frenchman about his parking – was a great coda to the season.
However, after eight seasons, I'm still not ready to say goodbye to this series. Just one more season, Larry – please?
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