Quick spoilers for tonight's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" coming up just as soon as I put the pie down...
After last week's out-and-out dud, "Curb" rebounds somewhat with "Denise Handicapped," which didn't work overall but at least had some funny isolated scenes: Larry struggling to make out with Denise, Leon scolding Larry for his technique ("You did your dizzle on her?"), Larry's BlackBerry panic when he spotted Sammy struggling in the water, and the sheer terror on Larry's face when Rosie O'Donnell ran up the stairs after him.
But other parts felt too underdeveloped. I don't see Larry getting all bent out of shape over someone else insisting on picking up a check, though of course the show once did a great episode where he got upset when someone wouldn't do it. It didn't feel like they did enough with the joke about Denise being disappointed that Larry was bald, and the screaming match with Ted Danson about the pie went nowhere; "Curb" when it's clicking ties everything to everything else. And Larry's whole chopsticks inquiry with the adoptive parents seemed another case, like most of last week, of Larry just being a dick, as opposed to Larry having a point somewhere, but being ignorant and/or obstinate about fitting it into social norms.
Still, I laughed a bunch of times, which is a major improvement over last week.
What did everybody else think?