By Matt Snyder
First things first, consider this a spoiler alert. If you don't want the latest episode of HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm ruined, stop reading now and come back after you've seen it.
Anyway, Larry David was the co-creator of Seinfeld and now has a show on HBO called Curb Your Enthusiasm. Put simply: If you love to laugh and haven't heard of this show, you're missing out. The episode that debuted this past Sunday had an utterly brilliant sports tie-in.
The nuts and bolts of the storyline are that David and Rosie O'Donnell are competing for the affections of a bisexual woman. Larry gains the upper hand due to his, um, prowess in the sack, after using a little blue pill. David got the pill from his always-hilarious friend Leon (played by J.B. Smoove) and the two called it "juice." When David asked Leon if should "juice," Leon simply replied, "I want you to win."
Fast-forward to after Larry juiced and performed well, winning over the woman, named Jane ... and you have the segment below (it is safe for work, which is not normal for this show):
As if the Rafael Palmeiro vs. Congress reference in the above clip wasn't awesome enough, the end brought everything home. David was headed to the Cooperstown with his new ladyfriend, Jane, and was caught by her with the little blue pill on the steps of the Baseball Hall of Fame. She ended the relationship on the spot and he asked, "what about the Hall of Fame?" Jane's reply: "You're not getting in."
David even said the pill wasn't for performance and was instead for "recovery," a classic excuse from players in the PED era. David also said everyone was doing it and he just wanted to level the playing field.
Sure, I'm biased because Curb is my favorite comedy, but it was an incredibly creative way to work in the storyline and bring it home.
For more on the episode, David was a guest on ESPN Radio in New York with Mike Lupica for about 20 minutes. Take a listen by clicking here.
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