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  • David Buchanan
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    It looks like Hynes might end up being ineligible for guest appearing in 2/2 episodes so far.

    I agree, but as a fan I’d rather have her in more episodes than less (like Season 8, where I think she only appeared in the season premiere). Plus, there might be a lot of opportunity in Supporting Actress this year, so she might be able to get a second nomination that category, fingers crossed!

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    Atypical
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    The second episode wasn’t as funny as the season premiere, but I did like parts of it. Always great to get recurring players back. Bob Einstein is always a hoot. The “pickle gambit” was cute, yet flimsy to recur for an entire episode. The hotel scenes were pretty grating. I’m much more into where the “fatwa!” subplot is going. The callbacks to “Palestinian Chicken” were everything, bitches! JB Smoove is truly in the zone right now and supporting actor Emmy worthy. Jim Rash was superb! I’m curious where they’re going with Ted Danson and Cheryl Hines. It’s good that both are set for more episodes. Also interesting bringing back Mary Steenburgen like this, but I guess they had to do that lol.

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    lovelylovely
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    Felt like a typical Curb episode, which is great. Bob Einstein’s Funkhowser is one of my favorites so I was really glad to see him back. Tbh I’m not surprised by the Cheryl/Ted thing, their characters have always been weirdly close so this has probably been in the works for a while. Leon was also great, I love how they’re giving JB Smoove more to work with than they have in the past. The cookie tongs bit was such a Larry David thing I could actually imagine him doing something like that off-screen.

    Overall Grade: A-

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    pulp50
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    I didn’t like this episode too much, it was fine, but I didn’t think it was up to their usual standard. I’m wondering if I liked the premiere episode so much just because of the excitement, I need to rewatch and see. I loved the parts with Funkhouser, but didn’t really care for all the stuff with Larry in the hotel, or the Ted and Cheryl thing, which might turn into something good but right now it’s not really funny in any way. BTW, Bob Einstein looks pretty good for almost 75.

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    PerksofBeingGriff
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    Has anyone been watching this season? I’m curious about the Lauren Graham arc.

    “Someone is staring at you in ‘Personal Growth’.”

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    David Buchanan
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    Has anyone been watching this season? I’m curious about the Lauren Graham arc.

    I think Jeff Schaffer said in a recent THR interview that Lauren’s arc comes in the back-half of the season, so still a few weeks to go before she arrives.

    And yes, a handful of people here are watching the new season. There’s 2+ pages of reviews of the first two episode in this thread!

     

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    BenitoDelicias
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    First episode was excellent. Love having the show back, very glad to see that everybody was on board for this comeback.

    Second episode was also good. The pickle jar thing was hilarious and classing Seinfeld/Curb.

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    Atypical
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    Episode Title: “A Disturbance in the Kitchen”

    Synopsis: Larry turns to a writer for advice; searching for Susie’s missing “little sister,” he gets ticketed by an overzealous cop.

    Discuss.

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    Paul Vargo
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    another good episode

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    pulp50
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    I liked this episode, and I’m liking the season a lot too, but I also think this might be the worst season for me unless there are some really good episodes coming. That’s not really a bad thing, cuz I’ve loved every season, but so far it’s not quite on par with the other seasons I’ve seen.

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    Excellent episode! The “disturbance in the kitchen” scenes were my favorites. It’s Larry David doing his Larry David rants like no one else can (or should). Elizabeth Banks was great too. I’d like to see Larry have a steady girlfriend this season if Ted and Cheryl are going to be lasting thing. Didn’t really need to hear Salman Rushdie speak about “fatwa sex” or the disturbing visuals that conjures up, but whatever. Not enough of J.B. Smoove, but that was somewhat made up for by more Susie Essman with the missing “little sister” scenes. I wish that Damon Wayans, Jr. had something funnier to do if you’re going to hire him for comedy. The evading restaurant manager guy almost stole the show here, especially with the full-circle ending.

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    This season seems weak. I like the premiere best from the first three episodes. With the second episode being stronger than the third. The third died in every direction.

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    This episode was great. This season is not letting down. It makes me laugh more than any other show on TV.

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    Oof I legit loathed this episode. Not a single laugh in sight. The series seems so labored and uninspired vis a vis prior seasons. Also, everyone is grating and detestable.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1997) – As Good As It Gets

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    David Buchanan
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    I loved this episode, too. There was so much vintage Curb in this: the quibbles with social vernacular (“a disturbance in the kitchen”), the nuance of the car horn, and “nobody being above the beep.” I absolutely adored the Salman Rushdie appearance. I should’ve seen it coming, but it took my by complete surprise and I relished it. Rushdie kept the whole thing well under wraps when he appeared on late night talk a few weeks back, and I’m so glad they managed to keep it a surprise. Too bad it spells the end of Larry’s disguise, though, because that always made me laugh at its ridiculousness. Anyone think we’ll see some of “Fatwa: The Musical!” with Jason Alexander (or Hugh Jackman) by the end of the season? I wouldn’t hate it.

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