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Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 5 (2005)

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"Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David (playing a fictionalized version of himself) is as socially inept as ever in the fifth season of the heavily improvised comedy, landing himself in more awkward situations in 10 episodes than most people do in a lifetime. Early on, Larry learns longtime pal Richard Lewis (as himself) needs a kidney, prompting Larry and Jeff Greene (Jeff Garlin) to ponder how far they'll go to help a friend in need. It's something Larry struggles with all season after getting the dreaded news that he is indeed a kidney match, and he goes to ridiculous lengths, like befriending the head of an organ-transplant organization, to ensure he won't end up on the operating table. In another story arc, a mumbled comment from his father (Shelley Berman) makes Larry wonder whether he was adopted, and he enlists private detective Omar Jones (Mekhi Phifer) to uncover the truth. Some of Larry's most memorable Season 5 gaffes include bringing a registered sex offender (Rob Corddry) to Seder; adopting a dog that Wanda Sykes (as herself) pegs as racist; buying a bra for his housekeeper (and upsetting her husband in the process); getting into a heated feud with an elderly bingo player at his father's nursing home; and accusing his Korean bookie of kidnapping Jeff's dog. Ted Danson, Rosie O'Donnell, Hugh Hefner, Kevin Nealon, Gary Player, Dustin Hoffman, Bea Arthur and Sacha Baron Cohen all make cameos.

Cast

Larry David
as Larry David
Cheryl Hines
as Cheryl David
Jeff Garlin
as Jeff Greene
Shelley Berman
as Nat David
Richard Lewis
as Richard Lewis
Matt DeCaro
as Dr. Skadden
Mekhi Phifer
as Omar Jones
Susie Essman
as Susie Greene
Bob Einstein
as Marty Funkhouser
Wallace Langham
as Man in Bathroom
Mindy Kaling
as Richard Lewis's Receptionist
Paul Dooley
as Cheryl's Father
Ted Danson
as Himself
Fido
as Sheriff the Dog
Hugh Hefner
as Himself
Ashly Holloway
as Sammie Greene
Mayim Bialik
as Jodi Funkhouser
Kenji Nakamura
as Sushi Chef #1
Charlie Hartsock
as Sitcom Actor
Kenji Nakamura
as Sushi Chef #1
Claudia Cohen
as Woman in Line
Kenneth Kimmins
as Dr. Sewell
Paul Ben-Victor
as Ticket Scalper
Lydia Cornell
as Bra saleswoman
Michael D'Amore
as Man in wheelchair
Julie Payne
as Cheryl's Mother
Mary Gillis
as Mrs. Seiderman
Markus Redmond
as Loud man at party
Crista Flanagan
as Mrs. Seiderman's Nurse
Jamie Elle Mann
as Sitcom Actor
Troy McKay
as Man #3 in Bathroom
Ann Ryerson
as Nan Funkhouser
Susan Mackin
as Graham's mother
Tracy Howe
as Security Guard
Melissa Paul
as Waitress
Lynne Marie Stewart
as Nurse in Nat's Room
Veronica Welch
as Woman at Party
Robb Skyler
as Man at Temple
Toshi Toda
as Sushi Chef #2
Alan Kirschenbaum
as Poker Player #1
Louisa Springs
as Nursing Home Resident
Kelvin Han Yee
as Newscaster
Timothy Brennen
as Police Detective
Beatrice Arthur
as Larry's Mother
Craig Robinson
as Attendant #1
Susan Yeagley
as Stewardess
Tennie E. Barnes
as Townsperson #1
Amir Talai
as Waiter
Jim Gleason
as Man #2 in Bathroom
Gerry Pineda
as Band Member
Larry Thigpen
as Handyman #2
Elaine Kao
as Miyuki
Victor Kobayashi
as Sushi Waiter
Robert Pine
as Ben Hogan
Pat Finn
as Car Owner
David Lee Fayram
as Townsperson #2
Tami Sagher
as Waitress
Craig Cackowski
as Man #1 in Bathroom
Steve Seagren
as Handyman
Wendall J. Yuponce
as Band Member
Terry Halvorson
as Band Member
Julius Wilson
as Townsperson #3
Kimberly Page
as Doctor's Girlfriend
Tom Virtue
as Man with Stutter
Melissa Paull
as Waitress
Curtis Brengle
as Band Member
David Wells
as Pharmacist
Phil Rosenthal
as Poker Player #2
Lew Schneider
as Poker Player #3
Nicole Randall Johnson
as Omar's Receptionist
Susan Griffiths
as Marilyn Monroe
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Curb Your Enthusiasm begins its fifth season with a return to classic form after last season's ill-begotten closer.

September 25, 2005 | Full Review…
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Nobody chronicles everyday life better than Larry David. Long may he rage!

October 18, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This partly scripted, partly improvised comedy boasts some deeply talented players who make all the annoyance and effrontery bounce.

July 16, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The stakes have been lowered but the message is the same: he will stay and fight, and he will be heard.

May 21, 2015 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This series still remains bracingly rude and funny.

September 25, 2005 | Full Review…

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