Thoughts on Latest Episode of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

July 29, 2011

……A friend of the JIDF said how hypocritical and interesting that the gang had such a problem with Funkhouser trying to recite the blessings over the wine and bread, but how they were all on the the “Jewish” side when protesting a “palestinian” chicken joint opening across the street from a Jewish deli. If you have not seen the episode you can see it here. You can see the points I am responding to here. In regards to the “palestinian” chicken place probably not being Kosher: the point Curb was exploring was the man “Funk” was merely having a mid life crises. This is why they could not care less about ritual. (I DON’T BLAME THEM. I hate when liberals become control freaks and use religious rituals).

Humor from a Palestinian newspaper. The chicken is holding a sign that says:

What JIDF liked about the latest Curb:

  • explored how/why our enemies cling to Jews who aren’t nice to other Jews.
  • was biased in favor of Jews- rightly portrayed “palestinians” as antisemites wanting to destroy Jews/Israel
  • It explored the idea of Jews who sit on the fence on the conflict
  • Larry Miller was in tonight’s Curb, and he’s strongly pro-Israel in real life
  • After watching tonight’s Curb, I realize that i can be called upon to be a “social assassin” – i’m like Larry in that i don’t hold back.
Quotes JIDF liked:
  • “…What is this, the raid on Entebbe? Let’s just walk in there casually.”- Larry to Funkhouser, who’s wearing a kippah, trying to enter “palestinian” Chicken place.
  • “…if Rabin can break bread with Arafat, i can have chicken at this antisemitic s***hole” –Funkhouser
  • “A date is an experience you have with another person that makes you appreciate being alone.” -Larry

  • The “No Terrorist Chicken” sign at the protest
    (1) as far as I can see… A Palestinian is anything,,, and I have indeed met many hot women who associated themselves ethnically as one. The fact that there has never been anyone called Palestinian means that a lot of stupid young pretty women find identity through a lie. I think the rabbi was thought about and was done purposely. They can’t spell it out to the audience that Hollywood assumes itself as Conservative, Reform or Re constructionist. (not true at all by the way, but it would take too much time and kill the plot to explain that. I suppose they could of done a gag, but then they would of offended themselves. Keep in mind that Jerry Seinfeld is a deep leftist and It is safe to assume that his pal is too.) The problem I had was they compared a Mosque to a Chicken. I question Larry David’s understanding of the first Amendment. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” …which means you might have a right to believe what you want, but not practice it. To compare serving Chicken to a non peaceful assemblage is faulty logic.
    I think the show was disengenuous by presenting both sides of the conflict as flawed… even though in the context of the actual narrative it was indeed the case. The danger is that the audience might come away thinking the Jewish side and the Palestinian side are indeed always flawed, but that would be the general theme of Larry David… which you have to believe when you watch Larry David that they are only talking about within the world of Larry David and are not setting up any general critiques of greater Jewish culture.