I wasn’t expecting to love Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Season 10 premiere as much as I did, but I couldn’t stop laughing throughout the whole episode. Larry David and company really knocked Episode 1 out of the park, and it’s already looking like Season 10 is going to be one of the best seasons yet. This article will have spoilers for the Season 10 premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
This Is Already Looking Like One of the Best Seasons Yet
It’s hard to put into words just how funny this episode was. My husband and I watched it live and there were literal “laugh out loud” moments all through the premiere that kept catching us by surprise. From the MAGA hat gag to the “long goodbye” — both of which are ideas that viewers have probably secretly wanted to try at some point — the jokes landed solidly and set the stage for a great Season 10.
One of the best gags of the episode involved weaponizing the MAGA hat. Larry learned that if he wears a MAGA hat, he can scare off people that he really didn’t want to hang out with anyway. It works over and over (and even works in reverse when a biker’s mad at him and then sees the hat and is suddenly really nice and polite.)
I just have to wonder how many people are going to try this MAGA idea, seeing as it will probably work.
The wobbly table bit was perfection too. Who doesn’t know somebody who gets positively obsessed with wobbly tables to the point that they must be fixed or everything grinds to a halt?
And I bet there were some viewers who are those people.
Oh, and the pigs-in-a-blanket. I have to confess, I’ve been to some parties where there was one appetizer that I really wanted and kept missing. We’ve all been there.
The show is also kicking off a #MeToo storyline that is bound to have some interesting twists and turns.
And the joke about Jeff Garlin looking like Harvey Weinstein was pretty spot on. Viewers commented on how they really do look alike, they just never realized it before.
And some people did notice the resemblance before, all the way back to 2017. (Not to mention, Garlin played “Harvey, probably” in Full Frontal who was an homage to Harvey Weinstein.)
The cold coffee bit was great, as is Larry’s upcoming coffee war with Mocha Joe. I can’t wait to see what develops from that.
From the over-the-top selfie stick scene to the nose-in-the-cold-coffee, the episode kept delivering laughs from start to finish.
One of the best parts was Cheryl and Larry’s reunion. This promises great things for the new season. (She likes being with him because she feels morally superior — that was a great line.) The show will only shine even more brightly if Cheryl is more involved this season.
You may have to watch the episode more than once to catch every joke. Did you realize that Larry was riding a Peloton bike?
I enjoyed Season 9, but Season 10’s premiere was everything I had hoped Season 9 would be. It looks like we’ll have simpler plots with even better Curb jokes. I can’t wait to see what’s next for this show.
It’s going to be pretty, pretty, pretty good.