Two Larryisms to start off tonight’s episode: The first being everyone’s least favorite person – The person who takes up two spaces with their car. Unacceptable! The second is with Larry in full social assassin mode as he calls out a woman performing a ‘chat and cut’ in the food line at the going away party they are at. Larry calls her out and she backs down getting behind Larry and Jeff in line. Don’t mess with Larry, as good as your chat and cut skills might be.
It was nice seeing Michael McKean back on Curb as ‘Matt Tessler’, though I was a little confused as to the civility between him and Larry in this episode. In the Bat Mitzvah he propagated a not so true rumor about Larry having a gerbil stuck up his ass that quickly spread around town, so I would imagine Larry not even speaking to him instead of simply trying to avoid going to an event with him. But either way it was a nice method of pushing Larry into having to go to New York with Jeff and Susie.
The biggest linchpin of disaster for Larry in this episode was their friend Vance, whose spiritual adviser suggested he take a vow of silence. Vance had most of the funny scenes with Larry in the episode, particularly when a certain flashback occurs involving Jeff, Larry and some ice cream. My favorite part of the show was when Larry tells Vance that if he tattles to Susie on him and Jeff that he will burn in hell for being a tattletale. The way he delivered that line was just freakin’ brilliant.
There was a nice little side story with Richard Lewis which is always good and one of the characters is unfortunately no longer with us. I’m gonna miss that hairy son-of-a-bitch.
I give the episode 4 out of 5 bears. Hopefully now that Larry is getting to New York the season hilarity will really pick up. I mean come on, Ricky Gervais is in the next episode.