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Louisa May Alcott, more famously known for her Little Women series, takes a familiar nursery rhyme and creates a whole novel out of it in one of her last books Jack and Jill: A Village Story. Though she continued to publish under the penname AM Barnard, this book probably marked the end of a particular writing phase in 1880. Jack and Jill is set in the fictional Harmony Village. On a December afternoon, the youngsters of the village are out enjoying the bracing cold and snow. The bright wint ...
 
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It's a guest twofer this week! First, we are joined by TV editor extraordinaire Roger Nygard, who has edited 22 episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm (including this one) to take us through the episode and what didn't make it in. You can buy his book on editing comedies here. Then, in a Pretty Pretty Pretty Good first, we have a guest just for the Postm…
 
Alex and Av each share a secret they've never told anyone before on Season 11, Episode 5 "IRASSHAIMASE!" Original Air Date: November 21, 2021 Synopsis: While he and his date swap secrets, Larry runs afoul of the rules and regulations at a sushi restaurant. No good deed goes unpunished for Freddy Funkhouser. Check out Alex's map of Larry's shortcut …
 
That sound you hear isn't a shofar, it's the voice of the great Chappel who returns to the podcast to break down all the highs and lows of Season 11, Episode 4 "The Watermelon" Original Air Date: November 14, 2021 Synopsis: After agreeing to take Susie's new rabbi golfing, Larry then cashes in on her favor. Later, Larry's appeal to Woody Harrelson'…
 
We team up with Josh Wigler and Akiva Wienerkur of Post Show Recaps for a Curb crossover event days in the making (plus a little Av and Alex bonus time before and after) for our coverage of Season 11, Episode 3 "The Mini Bar". Original Air Date: November 7, 2021 Synopsis: In a last-ditch effort, Larry enlists Cheryl's help with a project and concoc…
 
Will the doggy bag go down smooth as Season 11 continues with "Angel Muffin." Original Air Date: October 31, 2021 Synopsis: Larry is forced to attend an ill-fated work meeting and investigates the truth behind a faulty toilet. Determined to unravel a mystery of his own, Jeff employs Larry's detective skills. Send us your comments, questions, feedba…
 
We're back baby! Plop down on your couch, grab a glass of your favorite wine and settle in for our recap of the Season 11 premiere, "The Five Foot Fence." Original Air Date: October 24, 2021 Synopsis: While his latest venture is threatened by forces outside his control, Larry attends an unprecedented event at Albert Brooks' house. Send us your comm…
 
With the new season just days away, Alex and Av do a deep dive on the Season 11 trailer, break down the announced guest stars and make some uneducated predictions about what to expect in Season 11. Curb Season 11 premieres on October 24 at 10:40pm! Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.com Follow us on Twit…
 
Over the first 8 seasons, Larry has romantically pursued and been pursued by a number of women. Samantha Mathis (Donna - "The Hero") stop by to talk about them and help us determine which one will be the initial holder of The Larry Love Interest Championship Belt. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.com F…
 
As we await the start of Season 11, we continue our series of bonus episodes covering various Larry David bonus projects from the six-year interregnum between Seasons 8 and 9. This week, it's "Fish in the Dark", the 2015 Broadway play that LD wrote and starred in. If you haven't yet, you can listen to a recording of the play here: https://drive.goo…
 
It's another bonus episode, as this week we dive into the 2013 HBO comedy "Clear History." The movie stars Larry David and was written by him together with the Berg/Mandel/Schaffer Curb trio. You can watch "Clear History" streaming on HBO Max. Next week, we will be discussing Larry David's 2015 play "Fish in the Dark". You can listen to a recording…
 
As we await the new season next month, we kick off our interregnum with the first of several bonus episodes. Mike Bloom joins us to help us simulate a season of Survivor played by some of our favorite Curb characters. 2.5 hours, 22 characters, ONE SURVIVOR. If you would like to see the tribe breakdown or follow along as you listen, you can find the…
 
We conclude Season 8 with a battle for the ages. It's "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" in Season 8, Episode 10. Original Air Date: September 11, 2011 Synopsis: Larry accuses his neighbor Michael J. Fox of harassment; Jeff takes a bullet for Susie; and Larry is scolded for giving an inappropriate birthday gift to Jennifer's son Greg. Send us your comments…
 
Alex and Av go deep talking Mets, Red Sox, Mookie, Buckner, ice cream, orgasm inducing cars, minyan men and much much more on Season 8, Episode 9 "Mister Softee". Then at the 1:54 mark, they talk to author Abby Ellin about her experience growing up as a Red Sox fan and her essay "On Bill Buckner’s Greatest Catch (with a Little Help from Larry David…
 
Zach Brooks of The Movie Ladder drops by to reunite with Av and share some zany invention ideas. After some extended banter that touches on movies, milestones, board games and even MURDER, we dive into Season 8, Episode 8 "Car Periscope" around the 28:00 mark. Original Air Date: August 28, 2011 Synopsis: Larry and Jeff weigh an investment opportuni…
 
Alex and Av compete for the affection of a bisexual on this week's episode: Season 8, Episode 7 "The Bi-Sexual". Original Air Date: August 21, 2011 Synopsis: Larry and Rosie O'Donnell try to court the same woman. Larry takes Leon's advice, which gives him an advantage, but he finds it doesn't always work in the long run. Send us your comments, ques…
 
Dan Bakkedahl sneaks onto the podcast without either Alex or Av noticing. We talk about his background with Second City and his breakout on Veep before turning to Season 8, Episode 6 "The Hero". Original Air Date: August 14, 2011 Synopsis: Larry accidentally becomes a hero on the flight to New York, earning him the respect of the woman sitting next…
 
For the first time in 10 episodes, it's just Alex and Av without any guest. We break down some details from the Yucky Juice Tournament, review some recent Curb stories in the news and eventually cover this week's episode: Season 8, Episode 5 "Vow of Silence". Original Air Date: August 7, 2011 Synopsis: A friend who has taken a vow of silence create…
 
This week's episode opens with our interview with Antoinette Spolar-Levine, who played Larry's assistant for 8 seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm. We do a deep dive on her time on the show, touching on some of our favorite Antoinette moments from the 13 episodes she appeared on, including The Smiley Face. Then, at 59:47, Alex and Av jump into the epis…
 
Season 8, Episode 3 "Palestinian Chicken" is here and Anne Bedian is in the house. She joins these two filthy Jews to regale us with behind the scenes stories and dazzle us with her Hebrew pronunciations. But can she fuck the Jew out of us? Tune in to find out. Original Air Date: July 24, 2011 Synopsis: Larry plays the ultimate "social assassin" at…
 
Alex and Av are joined by friend of the podcast Ari Feder to talk ice cream, burlesque shows and breast reductions on Season 8, Episode 2 "The Safe House". Original Air Date: July 17, 2011 Synopsis: Larry becomes an unlikely role model for battered women; Richard Lewis's relationship with a burlesque performer is put to the test; Leon survives a ca…
 
After 2 weeks of Bonus Episodes, Alex and Av are finally back to discussing an actual episode of Curb, as they embark on Larry's post-nuptial life with Season 8, Episode 1 "The Divorce". In need of a Jewish lawyer to guide them on any legal questions, they brought along Dan Jablons, who played Hiram Katz in the episode. Original Air Date: July 10, …
 
A special bonus on the topic of Jewish Themes on Curb Your Enthusiasm in which we explore the show's portrayal of Jewish identity, interactions between Jews and Gentiles, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. We are joined by two great guests: Iris Bahr is an actress and comedian and host of the X-RAE podcast. She is best known for her recurring role as…
 
Friend of the podcast and Seinfeld superfan Jared Jerome stops by to talk Curb and Seinfeld in this bonus episode about "The Reunion", a podcast about a show that makes a show about nothing. You can watch the reconstructed episode of Seinfeld here. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.com. Follow us on Twi…
 
We wrap Season 7 and the Seinfeld Reunion storyline with legendary Seinfeld alum and Curb showrunner Jeff Schaffer as we tackle Season 7, Episode 10 "Seinfeld". Original Air Date: November 22, 2009 Synopsis: Taping the Seinfeld reunion proves to be difficult after Larry's fight with a local coffee vendor alienates Jason Alexander and costs him qual…
 
Vicki Lewis is here and her references are impeccable. She stops by to talk Seinfeld and Curb, Ada and Stacey on Season 7, Episode 9 "The Table Read". Original Air Date: November 15, 2009 Synopsis: Rehearsals for the Seinfeld reunion show get complicated when Larry's text message exchange with a 9-year-old Seinfeld fan lands him in trouble with the…
 
Alex and Av are joined by the incomparable MJC to talk all things West Side Story on Season 7, Episode 8 "Officer Krupke". Original Air Date: November 8, 2009 Synopsis: While Cheryl competes for a role on the Seinfeld reunion, Larry is forced by Jeff to embrace his feminine side after a series of bizarre events leads Suzie to think he's having an a…
 
Alex and Av are joined by the magnificent Dana Lee, who portrays the legendary Mr. Takahashi for the first time on Season 7, Episode 7 "The Black Swan". Original Air Date: November 1, 2009 Synopsis: Larry makes some grand financial gestures, but he has bad luck on the same golf hole twice when he is blamed for a country club member's heart attack a…
 
Alex and Av rent an RV to go on tour to share their urinary miracles on Season 7, Episode 6 "The Bare Midriff". Original Air Date: October 25, 2009 Synopsis: Larry inadvertently creates a miracle when he fires his assistant for exposing her waistline around the office. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail.…
 
Alex throws Av's blackberry in the ocean on Season 7, Episode 5 "Denise Handicapped". Original Air Date: October 18, 2009 Synopsis: Larry embraces the upside of disability when he courts a handicap woman to take to a recital at a friend's house, but she doesn't return the favor when Suzie throws Larry's cell phone in the ocean and Larry loses her n…
 
Alex claps Av off the stage prematurely on Season 7, Episode 4 "The Hot Towel". Original Air Date: October 11, 2009 Synopsis: Larry burns his hand on an airplane towel and he persuades his doctor to give him his home number and later accidentally abuses his trust. Elsewhere, Larry is peeved when his expensive anniversary present to Ted and Mary Dan…
 
Todd Stashwick reprises his role as Sandy Goodman and joins Alex and Av and the Core Four on Season 7, Episode 3 "The Reunion". Original Air Date: October 4, 2009 Synopsis: Larry is dead set against filming a `Seinfeld' reunion and is about to tell Jeff and NBC that he won't do it when he bumps into Cheryl. She tells him she's just got back into ac…
 
Alex and Av welcome the legendary Wayne Federman (aka Neighbor Dean Weinstock) to Pretty Pretty Pretty Good. After peppering him with some questions about his book (The History of Stand-Up : From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle), his podcast (The History of Standup) and his other book (Pete Maravich: The Authorized Biography of Pistol Pete), we reflec…
 
Alex and Av reunite for the start of new season on Season 7, Episode 1 "Funkhouser's Crazy Sister". Original Air Date: September 20, 2009 Synopsis: Larry attempts a preemptive breakup with an ailing Loretta, and learns with Jeff that you can't make an "empty gesture" to a Funkhouser. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at Cur…
 
Chris Williams (aka Krazy-Eyez Killa) returns to the podcast to tell us his Curb origin story and regale us with stories from the set. He even shares some never before seen footage, which you can check out below. Then, he stuck around to be the tiebreaking vote for our inaugural Come With Guy Bracket as 16 Curb guest stars battle for the title of u…
 
Alex and Av get dressed to the nines for the Season 6 finale on Season 6, Episode 10, "The Bat Mitzvah". Original Air Date: November 11, 2007 Synopsis: The Blacks learn some good news: they get to go home. As Larry says goodbye, he once again offends the wrong person, who takes his revenge on Larry by spreading a nasty rumor involving him and a ger…
 
New Alex and New Av channel their best selves on Season 6, Episode 9, "The Therapists". Original Air Date: November 4, 2007 Synopsis: Larry tries to use Cheryl's therapist to get back into her good graces after getting bad advice from his own, and Larry's miffed at Marty's participation level in an Alzheimer's walk. Send us your comments, questions…
 
Alex and Av talk about Season 6, Episode 8, "The N Word" for a while before being joined by a surprise guest midway through. Original Air Date: October 28, 2007 Synopsis: Larry tries to do Auntie Rae a favor, but ends up offending her instead. Jeff's stay at the hospital to get a 'snore job' opens up new opportunities and creates new problems for L…
 
Tim Conlon drops by the podcast to talk about his time on Curb and his portrayal of Cheryl's new boyfriend Glenn in Season 6, Episode 7, "The TiVo Guy". He also counsels Alex and Av on how to step up our underwear and socks games, secure more 5-star ratings and brings along all sorts of big surprises. Original Air Date: October 21, 2007 Synopsis: W…
 
Alex and Av topsy turvey the motherf**ker on Season 6, Episode 6, "The Rat Dog". Original Air Date: October 14, 2007 Synopsis: A slow toaster makes life tough for Loretta, Leon, and Cheryl. Meanwhile, Larry is flummoxed dealing with a deaf woman as well as by an exterminator working for the Greenes who tries to befriend him. Send us your comments, …
 
Alex and Av buy adjoining cemetery plots on Season 6, Episode 5, "The Freak Book". Original Air Date: October 7, 2007 Synopsis: Larry is obsessed with a book about freaks, a drunk limo driver creates trouble for Larry and John McEnroe; also, the Davids, the Greenes, Ted Danson, and Mary Steenburgen plan to be all buried together. Send us your comme…
 
Alex and Av challenge each other to a colon contest on Season 6, Episode 4, "The Lefty Call". Original Air Date: September 30, 2007 Synopsis: Larry regrets getting Cha Cha a job in his building when she monitors his bathroom habits. He then runs into further problems with her when he is required to make phone calls `lefty-style'. Meanwhile, the Bla…
 
Alex and Av rob a series of funerals on Season 6, Episode 3, "The Ida Funkhouser Roadside Memorial". Original Air Date: September 23, 2007 Synopsis: Marty Funkhouser is outraged when flowers from his mother's memorial are stolen, Larry complains about `sample abusers' in stores, while Jeff and Susie find knowing Larry to be a liability when trying …
 
Alex and Av record a podcast anonymously but then tell everyone it was them on Season 6, Episode 2, "The Anonymous Donor". Original Air Date: September 16, 2007 Synopsis: It's moving day for the Blacks and the Davids. Larry's prized jersey is lost at the dry cleaners, he's irked at Ted Danson's anonymous donation, and Cheryl is grossed out by a sem…
 
Alex and Av meet the Blacks on Season 6, Episode 1, "Meet The Blacks". Original Air Date: September 9, 2007 Synopsis: The Davids take in a family whose life was destroyed by a hurricane, and Larry comes up with a way to avoid going to parties he has no desire to attend. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail…
 
Alex and Av find out that they are actually gentiles on Season 5, Episode 10, "The End". Original Air Date: December 5, 2005 Synopsis: Larry finally learns the truth regarding his possible adoption and makes his final decision about a kidney donation for his friend Richard Lewis. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPos…
 
Alex and Av lose all their money betting on basketball on Season 5, Episode 9, "The Korean Bookie". Original Air Date: November 27, 2005 Synopsis: Larry's thorough investigation to find the truth behind Jeff's missing dog, Oscar, leads him to suspect his Korean gambler. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at CurbPostman@gmail…
 
Alex and Av pose as Orthodox Jews on Season 5, Episode 8, "The Ski Lift". Original Air Date: November 20, 2005 Synopsis: Larry and Jeff aim to get Richard Lewis at the top of a hospital waiting list, but faces a tricky situation. For starters, Larry has to pretend to be an Orthodox Jew. Send us your comments, questions, feedback and suggestions at …
 
Alex and Av drink 4 cups of wine, hide the afikoman and welcome a sex offender on Season 5, Episode 7, "The Seder". Original Air Date: November 13, 2005 Synopsis: A sex offender moves into the neighborhood and Cheryl is furious when Larry invites him to their Seder. But Larry is more concerned with who is stealing his paper. Send us your comments, …
 
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