Friday, March 19, 2010

Top 20 Television Characters of the Past 10 Years

#4) Larry David (Portrayed by Larry David):

I'll be the first to admit that I enjoy Curb Your Enthusiasm more than Seinfeld. Although only winning once, the series has been nominated for dozens of awards, including 30 Emmys. Obviously, the series stars Larry David as a fictional version of Larry David (although I'm not so sure that the real life Larry David doesn't actually act pretty much the same [except a bit tamer]) getting into amazingly hilarious, neurotic, candid, awkward conversations and situations. Most of the show is improv--Larry just writes out the Plot and intersecting events. Each episode has an arc that ends with an incident (a sometimes predictable incident, although that doesn't make it any less funny) that pertains to an event that has happened earlier in the episode. There's really no point to talk about any specific episodes, only because there are over 30 or 40 that are so funny they make me giggle like a 10 year old school girl. Part of the reason of of why Larry is so funny is the interaction with the other characters, particularly Jeff, Susie, Cheryl, Richard Lewis and Marty Funkhouser. Whether Larry is listening to Porno Gil talk about sticking Tobasco Sauce up his ass to keep a boner, listening to Susie call him a sick fuck, or adopting a black family post-Katrina, his reactions are always priceless. Jeff Garlin recently said in an interview that Larry is working on Season 8, and I think that is prettttyyyyy pretttttyyyyy prettttty pretty good.

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