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The 18 Best Curb Your Enthusiasm Episodes, Ranked
By JOE GARZA
18. Special Section
Larry's mother dies, and he learns her remains are in the cemetery's "special" section for criminals because she has a tattoo. He recruits friends and family to move her body to a proper section, and in a pure Larry David moment, he takes a situation most people would consider tragic and uses it as an excuse to avoid people, but then it blows up in his face.
17. Larry vs.…
Larry thinks Michael J. Fox, his neighbor, is deliberately trying to make his life miserable, but Michael says his behavior results from Parkinson's disease, so to put things right, Larry offers to attend a charity event Michael is hosting. This episode is a perfect example of how every time Larry tries to do a good thing, he inadvertently screws it up.
16. Denise Handicap
Larry becomes romantically involved with a woman who is in a wheelchair and uses her medical condition to receive benefits for himself — like sympathy from acquaintances and priority restaurant seating. This episode perfectly straddles the line between lighthearted and uncomfortable humor without becoming outright offensive.
15. The Watermelon
When a vegan, Woody Harrelson, questions Larry about his coffee creamer, Larry lies and tells him he got it on his farm, which leads to Larry inviting Harrelson to Joe's, a KKK member, farm under the guise of Larry's farm — as expected, Harrleson's pacifist views contrast with Joe's hateful views. This episode is as uproarious as ever, packing in a lot of zany storylines.
14. Trick or Treat
Larry refuses to give a couple of girls candy on Halloween because he believes they are too old to be trick-or-treating, and the next day, Larry and Cheryl discover their house covered with toilet paper and an expletive sprayed on their door. Larry's signature pettiness is on full display here, and it's an absolute blast.