CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM “The Divorce” Season 8 Episode 1 – Larry David really does not like ring stains made by smoothies. In fact, it’s quite literally cause for divorce. In order to reach a settlement with Cheryl he finds himself the best attorney (required to be Jewish-except when it turns out he’s just really respectful of everyone’s religion and is actually Swedish- “A Swede!” Larry exclaims hysterically) so that the split be in his favour (he gets the house, she looks like a money grubber).
There were so many things to love about this episode. Usually, I don’t laugh out loud at this show. It’s more humorous than funny (if that makes any sense). But there were several absolutely brilliant scenes.
First of all if you set up an episode which is going to end with Larry David trying to crush a girl scout’s foot with his door as he’s mobbed by a gang of vicious, screaming, indignant girl scouts demanding he honor his contract and pay them for the cookies he ordered, you know you’ve struck gold. Everything was perfect: from the casting of the girls, to the end shot of David’s manic face, to the set up. Read More...