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The Producers on season finale of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm tonight!
Posted by Alvin and My Sheepdog Rex 2004-03-14 17:03:39


I was just reading HBO's previews for tonight (Sunday) and listed for the season finale of Curb Your Enthusiasm is Larry David making his opening debut on Broadway as Max Bialystock in The Producers. Guest stars listed include Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, although I would anticipate others.

As some may know, The Producers has been a running theme on Curb throughout the season, culminating in whatever happens tonight. My guess is that Larry David will develop stage-fright at the last minute and refuse to go on.

Whatever happens, it should be fun!

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Posted by BrdwyThtr 2004-03-14 18:08:57


Nathan Lane and Cady Huffman will also be appearing.

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Posted by CaTheatreGirl 2004-03-14 18:34:12


Add Susan Stroman to the list of Producers people making an appearance on tonight's show. Nathan et al, but Matthew is conspicuously missing.

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Posted by MasterLcZ 2004-03-14 18:50:13


Richard Kind (my hoped-for future Max) will also be appearing.

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Posted by johny0828 2004-03-14 20:13:54


i actually stopped watching this season but i'll watch tonight.

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Posted by Broadwaylilhead 2004-03-14 22:10:51


I don't really like the show--- I don't find Larry David funny.... but I'll watch tonight as well....

Did you know that spicy food makes a man's..... never mind

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Posted by EddieVarley 2004-03-14 22:14:55


You didn't know THAT?! C'mon! It is funny so far tonite....

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Posted by Broadwaylilhead 2004-03-14 22:17:47


Ok- the tipping thing is kinda funny cause it's something I always make cracks about....

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Posted by Broadwaylilhead 2004-03-14 22:21:53


ok.... YOU WILLLLL FAAAAIIIILLLLLL was pretty damn funny

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Posted by Broadwaylilhead 2004-03-14 22:41:44


Thank God Larry David isnt really doing this show-- HE SUCKS

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Posted by orchajaws 2004-03-14 22:58:13


wow...I love "curb" but this episode was pretty fair. the only truly funny thing was Richard Kind in back of the guy with the turban. otherwise, disappointing. best episode this season, by far: "the car pool lane."

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Posted by tkts 2004-03-14 23:13:17


They did the movie! Did anyone here get that??? It was an incredible morphing of TV, Broadway and film. 99% of America did not get it.

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Posted by billyweeds 2004-03-14 23:15:03


Loved the twist at the end. Larry David proved the equal of Agatha Christie, who was the master of the plot turn that is accepted so completely that you don't realize it is the twist. In this case, you accepted that Mel Brooks had made an error in judgment that you assumed would pay off. Little did you realize it was all part of a Brooks-and-Bancroft master plan. Brilliant. And of course I adored the virtually shot-by-shot recreation of the "Springtime for Hitler"/LSD sequence from the original movie.

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Posted by thirdrowcenter 2004-03-14 23:16:24


Last week's episode was much funnier. Larry and his wife were renewing their marriage vows and his Rabbi asks if he can invite a survivor. Larry invites one of his father's friends who is a survivor of the holocaust thinking they might like meeting each other. Needless to say, the survivor the Rabbi invited was Colby from "Survivor." Anyway, last week's show was funnier.

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Posted by iflitifloat 2004-03-14 23:16:36


I thought the twist at the end was pretty good and I didn't see it coming. And what a roster of guest stars!

And of course, when Richard Kind was onscreen, I kept thinking...there's Master.... Lordy.

A Brillant Episode!
Posted by Alvin and My Sheepdog Rex 2004-03-15 02:24:32




"billyweeds" and "tkts" got it! This episode was Brillant!! The idea of recreating the intermission bar scene from the 60's movie with Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft emulating the personas of the original Max and Leo, Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder, was something that only the minds of Mel Brooks and Larry David could create. Also, the way the audience responded to Larry forgeting his lines, first by walking out, but then returning as he improvised was a wonderful recreation of the scene in the movie with Dick Shawn as LSD playing Hitler.

Other Cool Moments:

Jerry Seinfeld walking out on Larry David's performance.

Larry David refusing to have sex with Cady Huffman because she had a picture of George Bush in her dressing room.

Larry's cousin, Richard Kind, making a scene during the performance when the man with the Turbin sat in front of him blocking his view.

This was great FUN!!!

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Posted by Karma76 2004-03-15 09:20:47


best episode this season, by far: "the car pool lane."


I have to agree orchajaws I was laughing so hard during that episode.

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Posted by CaTheatreGirl 2004-03-15 09:36:34


I loved the recreation of the bar scene from the movie. The last 15 minutes of the show was great.

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Posted by Auggie27 2004-03-15 10:00:17


I agree with all posts -- very clever idea, and a bit of a risk for Mel, to let a non-performer like Larry appear in so much of the show (was that his voice doing the opening number?) It wan't a howl a minute, but it paid off the season, and who didn't love Brooks and Bancroft at the bar, in homage to his own film?

Independent of its use on CURB: I do wonder what THE PRODUCERS looked like to those out there who have not seen the show. I thought, minus compelling real performers, it looked rather cheesy -- more like a parody of a b'way show. Which admittedly, in some ways, it is. I'm not sure this clips with the non-musical Larry fudging hiw way along will help sell it. Interestingly enough, this ENTHUSIASM episode supports a lot of the ongoing debate -- looming again, as the star-vacating month of April nears -- that the show isn't all that wonderful without Nathan and Matthew.

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Posted by Broadwaylilhead 2004-03-15 10:01:49


Overall, it was a funny episode and I loved all the cameos... hysterical. I didn't get the "movie" joke...maybe I should watch it :)

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Posted by tkts 2004-03-15 12:11:04


Am I the only one who gets a weird felling that maybe in real life David and Schwimmer are to be next on Broadway? They still have not announced who takes over on April 5th.

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Posted by EddieVarley 2004-03-15 12:21:52


A truly wonnderful end to a season that at times kept me wondering, and Anne Bancroft is so hot!

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Posted by Karma76 2004-03-15 13:11:22


tkts I thought the same thing, I mean they already have the marquee and posters..haha

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Posted by sabrelady 2004-03-15 20:11:41


I though I saw Lovitz mentioned some where as a replacement Max?

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Posted by Sumofallthings 2004-03-15 20:16:04


Also I heard John Lithgow mentioned...there needs to be a list somewhere

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Posted by orchajaws 2004-03-15 21:55:33


It's going to be Lovitz and Martin Short...Lovitz is replacing the originally rumored-to-be-Max Kelsey Grammer. After this, there is a good chance that Richard Dreyfuss will be returning from London to play the part, probably opposite David Schwimmer or Martin Short (if he elects to stay in the role). There is also a rumor that, upon Lovitz's departure, Martin Short will start playing MAX, opposite a Leo yet to be named (I'm hoping for Seth Greene or Dana Carvey). Larry David will NOT, and I repeat, NOT be doing "The Producers" on Broadway.

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Posted by bronte604 2004-03-16 05:19:23


First....LOVED the Stroman cameo.

Second, I thought when Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft went the the bar after seeing the show taking a turn for the worse etc. For people who saw the original movie, you know what I mean. It's been mentioned but I thought it was hysterical o I had to mention it again.

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Posted by johny0828 2004-03-16 20:43:46


it was fuuny! but now i understand why that shows a half hour long. larry gets annoying after awhile. i thought it was funny that mel brooks only put larry in the show cause he secreted hates the producers and wants it to close.