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Porno Gil 

A bizarre chain of events finds Larry having dinner with a porno star (Bob Odenkirk). The party turns out to be one disaster after another when Larry breaks a lamp, is forced to take off ... See full summary »


Robert B. Weide




Episode complete credited cast:
Larry David ... Larry David
Jeff Garlin ... Jeff Greene
Cheryl Hines ... Cheryl David
Bob Odenkirk ... Gil
Sandy Brown Sandy Brown ... Dinner Guest
Paul Greenberg ... Dinner Guest
Jackie Harris Greenberg ... Dinner Guest (as Jackie Harris)
Melanie Hoopes Melanie Hoopes ... Gil's Wife
Mina Kolb ... Jeff Greene's Mom
Nan Martin ... Woman on Road
Louis Nye ... Jeff Greene's Dad
Brian Palermo ... Brian
Peter Steinfeld Peter Steinfeld ... Dinner Guest (as Pete Steinfeld)
Castle Castle ... Adult Film Star #1
Bianca Bianca ... Adult Film Star #2


A bizarre chain of events finds Larry having dinner with a porno star (Bob Odenkirk). The party turns out to be one disaster after another when Larry breaks a lamp, is forced to take off his shoes, loses his watch, gets lost along the way, and has to do the dreaded "double goodbye". Meanwhile, Jeff undergoes emergency surgery and asks Larry to go to his house and retrieve his porno collection so Suzie doesn't see it. Written by halo1k

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Release Date:

29 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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16:9 HD
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The character Gil Thelander is named after Patrik Thelander (second camera operator). See more »


Gil: You know what tabasco's good for? Keep you hard. Yeah. Only you gotta stick it up your ass. I'll tell you how I find out about that... I was doing a scene and it was supposed to be a two girl scene, right?
[to Cheryl]
Gil: You mind if I, uh... you don't mind?...
Cheryl David: [uncomfortably] Oh... your house...
Gil: I mean, you guys have heard half these stories, you guys are all right... so I'm doing this scene, it's supposed to be two girls, and I keep waiting, we keep waiting for the other girl to show up, and I'm ...
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References Mind Games (1997) See more »


Composed by Luciano Michelini
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a masterpiece of awkward humor
1 November 2017 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Every step of the way, you know there will be a misstep. The anticipation is strong, but the payoff is somehow always stronger, packing the greatest punch no matter how subtle that punch may be.

This episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" nails its depiction of life's most absurdly awkward moments in a laugh out loud fashion. As the episode progressed, it just got funnier and funnier, and everything led up to a fantastic sequence in which Larry David has the most uncomfortable encounters at an eccentric (but not over the top) dinner party with a porn star and his zany, explosive wife. All in all, an entertaining gold mine of comedy.

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