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(Guardian)   Larry David returns for the ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm after nearly a decade hiatus. The return of the funniest sitcom on television is finally here. It's your Curb Your Enthusiasm Discussion Thread, 10pm ET on HBO   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2017-10-01 09:36:17 PM  
10 votes:
Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."
2017-10-01 10:26:41 PM  
6 votes:

nburghmatt: Teufelaffe: Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

really?


Yes, really.  CYE is basically half an hour of an asshole being an asshole to a bunch of other assholes.  It has its moments, but it's not even remotely the funniest show on TV.
2017-10-01 10:48:36 PM  
5 votes:

Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."


Ironically, this sounds like something Larry David would say on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

"Cringe humor" may be one of the most polarizing forms of comedy to become mainstream. Either you love it, or you hate it. If you love "cringe," Curb is brilliant. If you hate "cringe," Curb sucks. There's no middle ground.
2017-10-01 11:58:07 PM  
4 votes:

Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.


The IT Crowd
Arrested Development
2017-10-01 10:18:43 PM  
4 votes:

Teufelaffe: Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


really?
2017-10-01 03:30:23 PM  
4 votes:
WKRP is back?
2017-10-01 10:10:48 PM  
3 votes:
I'm pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty pretty excited.
2017-10-01 09:53:49 PM  
3 votes:

Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."


Name one that's better.
2017-10-02 01:13:10 AM  
2 votes:

thornhill: Teufelaffe: nburghmatt: Teufelaffe: Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

really?

Yes, really.  CYE is basically half an hour of an asshole being an asshole to a bunch of other assholes.  It has its moments, but it's not even remotely the funniest show on TV.

That's what it is on the surface. But if you think about it a bit more, there's a lot going on under the surface, such as lots of meta jokes.

I'm sorry you don't get that.


Ah yes, the ever popular "you're just not smart enough to get it" defense that always gets trotted out for "sociopaths are funny!" crap like Seinfeld, CYE, Rick & Morty, etc.
2017-10-01 11:36:02 PM  
2 votes:

BullBearMS: Courtney Cox-Zucker: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Ironically, this sounds like something Larry David would say on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

"Cringe humor" may be one of the most polarizing forms of comedy to become mainstream. Either you love it, or you hate it. If you love "cringe," Curb is brilliant. If you hate "cringe," Curb sucks. There's no middle ground.

The weird thing is that when I think of this style of humor, I'm thinking about Curb, Larry Sanders, Veep, and Seinfeld, none of which I particularly cared for.

However, looking up cringe humor their list included shows that I very much enjoy(ed).

Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fawlty Towers, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Parks and Recreation as examples.


I could argue the reason you prefer Always Sunny over Curb is that the characters on Always Sunnyare so amoral that, when they say or do things that are cringe-worthy, you feel more comfortable laughing at their expense. On Curb,Larry David is presented as a far more empathetic character, so when he crosses lines that we as viewers may or may not cross, the "cringe" can feel far too personal.
2017-10-01 10:38:55 PM  
2 votes:
fark you, you car wash coont! I had a dental appointment!
2017-10-01 10:23:19 PM  
2 votes:

mod_reright: Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.

Veep.

But Curb Your Enthusiasm is up there.


I would imagine you liked Seinfeld and The Larry Sanders Show as well.

It's a specific style of deadpan humor.
2017-10-01 01:47:38 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net

it's gonna be big.
2017-10-02 10:52:04 AM  
1 vote:
Has anyone been watching The Good Place? Netflix up here in Canada just got the 1st season and we watched it in less than a week. Very similar feel to Parks & Rec and we're loving it.
2017-10-02 10:26:48 AM  
1 vote:

Flaumig: thornhill: Teufelaffe: nburghmatt: Teufelaffe: Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

really?

Yes, really.  CYE is basically half an hour of an asshole being an asshole to a bunch of other assholes.  It has its moments, but it's not even remotely the funniest show on TV.

That's what it is on the surface. But if you think about it a bit more, there's a lot going on under the surface, such as lots of meta jokes.

I'm sorry you don't get that.

Ah yes, the ever popular "you're just not smart enough to get it" defense that always gets trotted out for "sociopaths are funny!" crap like Seinfeld, CYE, Rick & Morty, etc.


It's not because the characters are sociopaths, it's because those shows have better writers and their target audience isn't the lowest common denominator.
2017-10-02 08:06:22 AM  
1 vote:
Huh just 33 comments from the targeted smart geezer demographic on Fark.  It really is still a cult show I guess.

/have never seen it
/don't particularly care to
/he wasn't funny on Fridays
/Seinfeld was mostly meh and the lead was both unfunny and a terrible actor
2017-10-02 01:03:38 AM  
1 vote:

Teufelaffe: nburghmatt: Teufelaffe: Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

really?

Yes, really.  CYE is basically half an hour of an asshole being an asshole to a bunch of other assholes.  It has its moments, but it's not even remotely the funniest show on TV.


That's what it is on the surface. But if you think about it a bit more, there's a lot going on under the surface, such as lots of meta jokes.

I'm sorry you don't get that.
2017-10-02 12:58:09 AM  
1 vote:

realmolo: "Veep", on the other hand, just sucks.  Everyone is just obnoxious, and not in an original or funny way. It's just stupid.


memegenerator.net
2017-10-01 11:10:10 PM  
1 vote:

Courtney Cox-Zucker: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Ironically, this sounds like something Larry David would say on an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

"Cringe humor" may be one of the most polarizing forms of comedy to become mainstream. Either you love it, or you hate it. If you love "cringe," Curb is brilliant. If you hate "cringe," Curb sucks. There's no middle ground.


The weird thing is that when I think of this style of humor, I'm thinking about Curb, Larry Sanders, Veep, and Seinfeld, none of which I particularly cared for.

However, looking up cringe humor their list included shows that I very much enjoy(ed).

Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Fawlty Towers, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Parks and Recreation as examples.
2017-10-01 10:42:01 PM  
1 vote:
That disguise was farking hilarious.
2017-10-01 10:13:12 PM  
1 vote:

Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.


Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2017-10-01 09:57:03 PM  
1 vote:

Army dude: Teufelaffe: Never trust anyone who thinks that Curb Your Enthusiasm is "the funniest sitcom on television."

Name one that's better.


Veep.

But Curb Your Enthusiasm is up there.
2017-10-01 09:49:27 PM  
1 vote:
But The Big Bang Theory never left television.
2017-10-01 01:22:58 PM  
1 vote:
Yes!
 
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