The Surrogate


Episode Info

When Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) asks Larry (Larry David) to get a present for Betty Dusenberry's (Eliza Coyle) baby shower, Larry wonders if he should also get a present for the surrogate mother (Elizabeth Beckwith). Cheryl is in a frisky mood, but Larry is still healing from being bitten by Oscar. The next day, Larry visits his doctor (Jack Gallagher) to take his required physical for +The Producers, but his heart rate spikes when Renee (Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon) comes in, and the doctor won't sign the necessary forms unless Larry agrees to wear a heart holster for a day. Larry's friend Richard Lewis is actually dating Renee, and confides to Larry that because Renee is black, and has presumably dated black men, he feels insecure about the size of his "equipment." The two wonder if it's really a myth. Later, Wanda (Wanda Sykes) catches Larry mistaking a black man for a valet, and attempts to figure out his logic: "Anytime I see a black man in a tie and a suit, I automatically think, 'You must park cars for a living.'" Larry also creates problems at the baby shower, inadvertently convincing the surrogate to keep her baby. He continues to alienate his +Producers co-star, David Schwimmer, and he uses his apparent heart problem to his advantage when he encounters a potentially violent case of road rage. Mel Brooks and Muggsy Bogues make guest appearances.


Larry David
as Larry David
Jack Heller
as Irving Schwimmer
Cheryl Hines
as Cheryl David
Jeff Garlin
as Jeff Greene
Mel Brooks
as Himself
Thomas Jones
as Valet Offendee
Richard Lewis
as Richard Lewis
Ryan Yu
as Paramedic #2
Erica-Madri Alexander
as Car Alarm Guy
Mark Griffin
as Paramedic #1
as Nurse
Murray Rubin
as Elderly Man
Frank John Hughes
as Angry Driver
Jane Piper
as Receptionist
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