October 14, 2017

“Curb Your Enthusiasm”: Why this “out of touch” show is needed more than ever

David MenziesMission Specialist

In its 8-season run, Curb Your Enthusiasm emerged as a brilliant, ground-breaking sitcom, mostly because Curb creator Larry David tackled subject matter nobody else would dare touch.

Now, after six long years, it’s coming back, but not everyone is happy about its return.

Nothing was off-limits when the show ran from 2000 to 2011, but in 2017, Toronto Star columnist Joanna Schneller and her ilk think the world has moved on in in ways that make Curb “embarrassing”.

The inherent irony is stunning, given that Curb’s bailiwick is to push the envelope when addressing “taboo” subjects. But Schneller feels such bravery makes the show “completely out of touch” due to a lack of PC sensitivity.

In a way, she has a point. If you hang in progressive circles and don’t subscribe to the tyranny of political correctness, then you are “out of touch” and will be shunned or pilloried.

As time passes, it seems more subject matter is indeed becoming taboo. What was hysterical yesteryear is verboten today.

Regardless of Schneller’s sensitive sensibilities, I say the type of humour served up in both Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm shouldn’t be shelved or shunned but is needed more than ever.

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commented 2017-10-17 00:14:05 -0400
…oh, well then the height thing does not apply. SHE probably wears falsies, and bum padding, or maybe she is butch and needs a special pronoun. Hard to say for sure on that, but ‘she’ is an obnoxious elitist stuck up snob.
commented 2017-10-16 15:56:28 -0400
Liza, when Andrew Stephenson wants to add some height to HER stature, she can wear stilettos. Andrew has admitted to using a male pseudonym on this site.
commented 2017-10-16 14:30:36 -0400
“Oh, and I don’t apologize for using big words.”
Andrew you got nuth’n. Little man syndrome. You probably wear lifts in your shoes.
commented 2017-10-16 13:49:47 -0400
Poor Andrew, your limited scope can’t seem to process the notion of politically incorrect issues on all sides can be a source of humour. Why would anyone need to acknowledge to you Larry David “is extremely left wing himself” when posting rebuttals to you?!!
Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm shouldn’t be shelved, Schneller of the Toronto Star is the one that is out of touch.
commented 2017-10-16 11:13:11 -0400
Ironically, those who attack me attack “leftists” without acknowledging that Larry David is extremely left wing himself.

Which is it, Rightists? Are you attacking the Left or defending it? Larry David’s anti-Trump diatribes are legendary. You like that? LOL.

Oh, and I don’t apologize for using big words. If they exceed your own processing capacities, that’s your problem, not mine. Perhaps you should have stayed in school.
commented 2017-10-16 09:01:13 -0400
My pit bull reference is not to smear this breed; I’m talking about pit bulls who were raised to attack & fight; the improperly socialized.
commented 2017-10-16 08:59:19 -0400
I guess I shouldn’t look for Monica’s dress among the exhibits at the Smithsonian!
What is widely available are interviews with the women who were raped by Bill Clinton, and Hillary’s pit bull reaction to these women coming forward. I’m sure a few of the passenger manifests for the Lolita Express must be kicking around, whether Bill and Hillary flew to Levin’s island on the same flight….Democrats intervened once again to protect a pedo network.
commented 2017-10-16 02:10:52 -0400
Funny how Robert thinks we are prudes when it is the left who has a friggin cow over jokes and games and movies and tv shows. By the way Robert i bet good money you would be a prude compared to me.
commented 2017-10-16 02:09:47 -0400
Robert Evans please tell us when he actually did that against any womans will,and Clinton is officially known as a rapist. LMAO! And the left are the prudes, not us.
commented 2017-10-16 01:06:29 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

Only President Trump is known officially now as President Pussy Grabber, but you already knew that. If I was talking about Bill Clinton, I would simply say Bill Clinton, who is no longer President.
commented 2017-10-16 00:01:58 -0400
I will never stop watching this show. Thanks to the links Liza posted I just watched it for an hour.
commented 2017-10-15 23:49:29 -0400
Tammie that is a good question.
commented 2017-10-15 23:24:00 -0400
Robert Evans… Leftist’s and liberal pedophiles will never understand.!!
If you’re lucky at this point it will come to you.
commented 2017-10-15 22:39:18 -0400
Robert Evans said in part, " President Pussy Grabber is all about Jesus".

Now Jack, why are bringing Bill Clinton into this?!!!!
commented 2017-10-15 22:21:05 -0400
Sarah Jimmy Bob, is that the best you can do? You are getting more pathetic by the post.
commented 2017-10-15 21:03:30 -0400
Robert Evans… Just world is upside down and shake it because there’s "not enough Jesus in it "
commented 2017-10-15 20:55:47 -0400
Tammie Putinski-Zandbelt,

I am glad you like Curb.

Typically shows that talk about sex, have liberal characters and have endless coarse language will tend to turn off people here – because those shows don’t have enough Jesus.
commented 2017-10-15 17:16:22 -0400
BRING THE FATWA!….Curb Your Enthusiasm is BACK!! The storylines are still developing (and WONT be PC). For more Curb and Larry D insights and behind the scenes pix—check this:
www.amazon.com/LOST-EPISODES-Curb-Your-Enthusiasm/dp/1977545971
commented 2017-10-15 14:08:22 -0400
No, the real story here is leftards engrossed in the misanthropic dogmas of PC are regressing intellectually, morally and socially. The only thing that determines the success of an entertainment venture is if people watch it, nothing more. Politicizing life’s most innocuous frivolities is part of leftist ideological regression.
commented 2017-10-15 12:02:56 -0400
No, the real story here is poking fun at stupid stuff until the leftists belch insipid, vacuous lines such as:
“The hollow resistance of the rightists, who refuse to acknowledge societal change is the real story here.”
bla bla bla
…but if it helps you maintain the illusion Andrew, then give’r.
commented 2017-10-15 11:49:09 -0400
They have their moments, but at the same time, that doesn’t make them occasionally anachronistic. There is no doubt that some episodes of Seinfeld/Curb have aged terribly.

The hollow resistance of the rightists, who refuse to acknowledge societal change is the real story here. Kind of sad … just like Leciticus’ peculiar accusation. I’m not sure that particular comment really addresses the issues that angst you so, but hey, if it helps you maintain the illusion, give’r!
commented 2017-10-15 00:00:53 -0400
Robert Stevenson or is it Andrew Evans .. Either way it doesn’t matter but just letting you know I think you are the same troll distinguishable by your writing style. And either one is Pale and boring.!!
commented 2017-10-14 23:46:35 -0400
For those trolls who not aware, political correctness isn’t funny; so, Curb episodes are hilarious.
commented 2017-10-14 23:19:33 -0400
Seriously, you two are pathetic.
commented 2017-10-14 19:50:28 -0400
Fantastic show. I am sure most here would find it offensive.
commented 2017-10-14 19:34:06 -0400
Ironic that the Rebel would profess support for a guy who has frequently and loudly directed his “potitical incorrectness” at Trump and other assorted right wing shenanigans.
commented 2017-10-14 17:51:19 -0400
Just another example of dour Marxists need to suck the spirit of living out of the culture. Things that lift the spirit like laughter.comedy -well, das is verbotten by the goose-stepping regressive left. We must all be sullen political puritans – or else!
commented 2017-10-14 15:10:17 -0400
I know this post is about comedy, but I’m sticking this in here anyway. Islam ain’t funny.

Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 34,189 Attacks, 220,220 Killed, 301,228 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-10-14 12:31:49 -0400
Thanks for the clips Liza!
Joanna Schneller needs to curb her political correctness.