Posted in TV | video on November 25, 2009

Seinfeld

HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" finale / "Seinfeld" finale redux was the most-viewed "Curb" closer in more than five years.

About 2 million viewers tuned in from two telecasts Sunday evening, putting the total number of viewers 24% higher than last season's finale in 2007.

"Curb" is averaging a gross audience of 5.1 million viewers this season when you combine linear airings, DVR and HBO On Demand, up 36% from last season. [Hollywood Reporter]

If you missed it, check out the video featuring Michael Richards, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and co-creator Larry David, below...

Only Larry David could have gotten away with what he just pulled off on Curb Your Enthusiasm. That's not just praise for his ability as a brilliant sitcom writer and improviser -- it's also a plain fact. After Larry and Jerry Seinfeld ended Seinfeld when it was the top-rated show on television, Larry, the behind-the-scenes co-creator, went out on his own. He created Curb, playing an exaggerated version of himself: Larry David, the guy who co-created Seinfeld, made skillions of dollars, but still found endless irritations in everyday life.

He was the first of the Seinfeld gang to succeed in a new venture, and the premise set him up, years later, to attempt the unthinkable: to bring everyone back for a Seinfeld reunion show. He and Jerry would never think of doing it for NBC, their old bosses, for real. That would be too ordinary. But to do it for HBO, as part of a complicated plot that has the TV Larry agreeing to do an NBC reunion special only so he could get back together with his estranged wife -- that's not only different. It's perverse. [NPR]

In related news, I went to see the Fela! musical the other night (11/19 - a few days before the reunion aired), and Michael Richards was in the audience! At first, I just thought it was an awesome Seinfeld celebrity sighting. By intermission I realized how funny it was that my first encounter with Michael was not only the first time I really thought about him since he was last making headlines (not the first thing I remembered about him when I saw him), but was at a play whose themes include Black Power. The incident I'm referring to is parodied in the reunion (video above).

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Comments (30)

I thought it was a good finale...

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 2:50 PM

bestshowever - Seinfeld that is..

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 2:55 PM

you dont respect wood

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:08 PM

how's her pussy?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:13 PM

Curbed your Enthusiasm is hilarious!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:16 PM

Curb is far better than Seinfeld ever was -- and even Larry will never top "Crazee Eyez Killah."

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:16 PM

amazing episode/season

Posted by Slob | November 25, 2009 3:18 PM

^------ agreed!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:19 PM

she's an icon!

he's an icon!

icon!

no-con!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:26 PM

it was pretty good, pretty pretty good

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:34 PM

I went in that room and whited that shit the fuck up!...let me tell you how well he bought, he's gonna give me $200,000 to invest for his ass. I danny dubersteined the fuck out of that man in that room. fuckin WALLAH!

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:48 PM

The episode was good. But having said that it really wasn't as god as so many other Curb episodes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:52 PM

Yeah, classic episode - love Curb. Having said that, BV should stick to posting about music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 3:53 PM

danny duberstein is good at two things, math and fucking

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 4:09 PM

Everything tasted like peaches.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 4:57 PM

This is the episode where Kramer explodes on a rant on the crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 5:15 PM

3:53 - hutsa upa

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 5:19 PM

The Officer Krupke and Rosie/wheelchair episodes were much, much better.

Posted by Craiz | November 25, 2009 5:23 PM

This is kramer dancing with a little person.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfbqNi2zezo&feature=related

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2009 9:09 PM

I enjoy lowest common denominator forms of entertainment.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 12:30 AM

this season was definitely a return to form for curb. so fucking good from start to finish.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 3:04 AM

the best Seinfeld episode is the one where Kramer drops a dion and the belmonts cassette tape into a bowl of hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 4:57 AM

did u fuckin' bring it larry?

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 5:02 AM

Crazee Eyez Killa is still the best Curb by far.
"Are you my Caucasian, Larry?"

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 5:06 AM

seinfeld was fucking amazing. curb is hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 2:20 PM

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Posted by Aaron | November 26, 2009 9:21 PM

Leon needs to have his own show....

Posted by Anonymous | November 26, 2009 9:56 PM

@ 9:56pm. im sayin!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2009 2:04 PM

we need a show with just Leon and Larry. need to get rid of Cheryl. she brings the show down.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2009 1:52 PM

I loved this season, the "episode" of Seinfield was even funny and pretty authentic.

Posted by Mini Freezers | February 4, 2010 12:58 AM

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