CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM “Palestinian Chicken” Season 8 Episode 3 – The episode tried to be a political satire and succeeded to an extent, largely because despite the episode’s title, or indeed what might have been its central premise, this was not about Israel-Palestine relations, but about American-Israel relations. It was also about very annoying habits and cheating spouses and chicken.
The dinner scene was perfect Curb Your Enthusiasm humor, mixing in Larry’s usual “inappropriate” manners, his own disgruntlement of what is “appropriate” and a brilliant bit of chocolate cake grabbing
Curb Your Enthusiasm is filled with stereotypes, from Larry’s black houseguest to the Jewish identitypermeating every episode, so getting upset about the racist portrayal of Palestinians is kinda redundant. It was also kinda the point of the episode, or at least of one aspect of the episode. When Larry and his friends go to a new Palestinian chicken restaurant which has just opened up it causes a stir among his more orthodox friends who decide to protest the new opening of the restaurants’ branch next to a Jewish deli. The episode ends with Larry standing in the middle, caught between chicken and a hot woman and his fellow Jews. Read More...