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10 Times Larry David Went Too Far On Curb Your Enthusiasm

The social assassin at his career worst.

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He may look like a harmless pensioner in a snappy jacket and slacks combo, but Larry David is a man of extremes. His Curb Your Enthusiasm character (who he admits is increasingly similar to his real life persona) is not a man lacking in passion and investment, and tends to go all in when he spots a societal issue he takes umbrage with, or a chance to prove a point.

Over 10 great seasons of Curb, Larry has indulged in some questionable behaviour, settled some ludicrous scores, and annoyed countless friends, acquaintances, and strangers. His behaviour is often somewhat justifiable (in fact Larry is more often than not in the right), but it’s fair to say he goes about things the wrong way.

These, though, are the moments in which he has truly crossed the line, times when even his most staunch defenders would have to distance themselves from his latest cause. Larry’s heart is often in the right place - he speaks truth to an unjust society - but his tendency to overreact and overcommit land him in trouble time and again.

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Joshua H. Mills likes Milhouse Van Houten, Tom Waits, and A Confederacy Of Dunces. You can find his content at www.twotownsover.com, and enjoy his 15 tweets @jharrymills