‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ finale ends with Larry David ‘Seinfeld’ callback

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By journalsofus.com

[This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “No Lessons Learned.”]

And, this is the finale of Larry David curb Your Enthusiasm.

The series finale of the Emmy-winning HBO improv comedy began with a big-circle twist, much the way the final season began, with Larry heading to Atlanta to support David (played by series creator-star David) in his trial. There was a group of visiting artists.

For a refresher: Season 12 started with Larry being arrested for violating a 2021 voting law in Georgia after he gave Leon Black’s (JB Smoove) Aunt Rae (played by Elia English) a glass of water , while she was waiting in line to vote. Larry didn’t know the law, but he became a liberal hero nonetheless, with people like Stacey Abrams, Bruce Springsteen, and Sienna Miller becoming his new fans.

However, an unfortunate issue with a replacement lawn jockey resulted in Larry being found not guilty of obstructing the election process in the state of Georgia – punishable by up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine – and the trial could proceed. Is. , an incident that dominated the entire season.

Larry’s actions of being a good person prompted comparisons to the series finale. seinfeld and there is speculation that curb’Its ending could address the series finale of the classic comedy, in which four people, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards, were thrown into a jail cell because they were deemed bad Samaritans by the law. . The ending was divisive. And curbThe collaborative duo of David and executive producer Jeff Schaeffer appeared at the reception, as this season was filled with references to how David ended that beloved comedy.

One of the main storylines in the series finale is that Leon is watching too much. seinfeld the first time when curb The crew lands in Atlanta for Larry’s test. Jury selection is underway and the judge has decided to sequester the jurors due to the flurry of media scrutiny surrounding the high-profile trial.

Ted Danson (played by himself) uses the opportunity to lead a protest against the Election Integrity Act (which is an actual law in Georgia), and Richard Lewis (played by the late comedian) confronts a dishonest woman (played by Rekindling an old romance with. Guest star Allison Janney) who inadvertently runs Larry and Leon off the highway.

As one of Larry’s ghosts, the list of guest stars continues to open up. curb The past comes to the courtroom to haunt his prospects of verdict. Larry and his lawyer (played by Sanaa Lathan) face a strong opponent with the prosecutor (played by Greg Kinnear) on the other side of the courtroom, as well as the judge on the bench (played by Dean Norris).

Susie Green (played by Susie Essman) gave the first hint of what the decision might be like when she called out Larry for never learning a lesson in his life. “It’s up to the jury to decide what kind of man Larry David is,” news broadcasters said in announcing the headline-making trial.

In the end, Larry’s list of crimes is too big to ignore – as the jury is informed about some of his worst behavior, like stealing shoes from the Holocaust museum, “maliciously” giving COVID to Bruce Springsteen, Giving up, hugging a 9-year-old (after stuffing a water bottle in his pants) and giving him therapy for 21 years, used the N-word, stole from several dead people, served as a city councilor Bribed the man, hired a prostitute so he could drive in the carpool lane and pretend to be an incest survivor named Todd.

Season 11 guest star, whistleblower Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman (playing himself) declared, “I will not tolerate corruption from Trump, Putin or Larry David.”

The trial proved Larry to be a “petty, scheming and frankly spiteful man”, newscasters summarized before Larry was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison.

But as the audience thinks curb Larry could be left to rot in a prison cell, complaining about the minutiae of daily life to acquaintances seinfeld Fashionista, Atlanta visitor and much-awaited guest star Jerry Seinfeld arrives to save the day.

Due to a chance encounter at a nearby restaurant, Jerry was able to out one of the jurors for breaking the forfeiture rule. A mistrial is declared and Larry’s conviction is vacated.

Larry, Jerry Bellows, is a free man!

“You don’t want to end up like this. Nobody wants to see this. Trust me,” Jerry said with a wink. seinfeld,

As the pair walk out of the prison cell together, they think about things that could have been.

Larry says, “Oh my God, we should have ended the finale this way.”

“Oh my God, you’re right, how did we not think of that?” Jerry asks.

“Ah,” they say in unison, raising their hands.

The episode, directed by Schaefer, ends with them debating whether to put the shades up or down on their airplane back to Los Angeles. “Go to hell, Larry. Go back to jail, Larry!” Susie screams in one of the last explicit lines of the series.

Schafer hinted when talking about Larry’s fate in recent weeks hollywood reporter Larry will not be punished – equating his situation to that of former President Donald Trump, which was once again invoked this week with a resurfaced shot of Larry’s Trump-like mugshot.

“The former chief criminal is now supposed to be prosecuted four times, and none of them are happening! TV Larry must be jealous of how [former President Donald] Trump is delaying all these things. So, who knows what’s going to happen next curb, Schaefer said recently.

Now, Schaefer offers this heartin a little rare curb reflection:

“What I love about the finale is that it touches on something bigger than the show. We often blur the line between the real Larry and the TV Larry, but there is no line here: Both Larrys have never learned any lessons – and thank God for that.

Come back heart Tune in for more from Schaefer on Monday when he unveils the series finale — titled “No Lessons Learned” — with heart, curb Your Enthusiasm Streaming on Max.

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