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Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Sixth Season - comedy television series DVD review
Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America rating: 4 stars
Actors: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman
Creator: Larry David   Studio: HBO Home Video
DVD release: 29 January 2008   Runtime: 300 minutes
(2 discs)
Format: Full Screen, NTSC
Features: Audio tracks (Dolby Digital Stereo - English), Subtitles (English, Spanish, French), A Conversation With Larry David and Susie Essman, On the Set, Gag reel

Gotta say it: this show is absolutely hilarious, and season six is just as gut-bustingly funny as the previous seasons. The critically acclaimed show starring Larry David is in fine form as we watch his mishaps and mistakes turn into gems of comedy. If this is your first time watching it - it is not a Seinfeld spinoff, but simply Larry (who is essentially playing himself) portraying a rich, complaining, neurotic yuppie who is always misunderstood.

The two-disc set contains ten episodes: Meet The Blacks, The Anonymous Donor, The Ida Funkhauser Roadeside Memorial, The Lefty Call, The Freak Book, The Rat dog, The Tivo Guy, The N Word, The Therapists, The Bat Mitzvah.

The season six opener is a tremendously funny episode throughout; all the storylines create that CYE brand of awkward, self-depricating humor with the self-sabotaging Larry always blowing it with his cringe-inducing, foot-in-mouth comments. In "Meet The Blacks," Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) learns of a way to help families displaced by the hurricane, which leads Larry to bring in an African American family with the last name Black. He also has an unfortunate incident with a delicious cake that he didn't know was phallicly shaped, and even his plan to get out of a party backfires.

It's not only the first episode that is jam-packed; the sixth season is loaded with highlights. In episode two, Lorretta Black's (Vivica A. Fox) brother Leon (J.B. Smoove) moves in with the rest of the family. Cheryl finds a stain that is uniquely manly, and they quickly jump to conclusions that it had to be Leon who did it. In episode three, Larry finds himself in trouble with a "sample abuser" at the ice cream parlor, which turns into a lot of trouble for his friends Jeff (Jeff Garlin) and Susie Greene (Susie Essman).

There are two highlight shows of this season that stand out for me: episodes six and eight. In six, Larry not only offends a woman who is hearing-impaired but her husband as well when Leon and Larry have each other's phones. He also manages to insult the woman's dog, which then becomes the center of attention at a school play. In episode eight, the misunderstandings and quotes taken out of context are taken to a new level when Larry overhears an incredibly distasteful remark while in a bathroom stall. There are many more laughs, but overall, this is a great season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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