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The 25 Best "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Episodes

23. "The Bare Midriff" (Season 7, Episode 6)

"The Bare Midriff" is one of the strangest, most absurd episodes Larry and co. have ever pulled off. It features a cartoonish flashback that sees LD playing the husband of a character we only meet in this episode. There's a mistaken, and controversy-baiting, miracle when Larry's intense urine spray (seriously) gets some pee on a painting of Jesus, creating the illusion of a single tear running down Christ's face. It also goes for a sight gag, a series rarity, by way of Jerry and Larry's flabby, crop-top favoring assisstant.

As off-kilter as all this sounds, the episode works because we get to see how Larry and Jerry work. Whether cooking up the script or just shooting the breeeze in a way we imagine they must do in real life, the pairing is complete fan service to lovers of both Seinfeld and Curb, and is a real treat to watch, with Richard Lewis and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss occasionally serving as buffers.

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