LARRY David began the new series of Curb Your Enthusiasm in a shower wrestling with a stubborn bottle of gel. He ended the show in the same shower getting chinned by his manager’s missus.
He’d had a lucky escape. In the course of one episode, he upset two lesbians, had a mullah slap a bounty on his head (just for writing Fatwa! – The Musical) and learnt all about the gentle art of “foisting”.
Curb thrives on the comic consequences of petty grievances, as Larry negotiates the minefield of modern morality.
Should a bloke hold a door open for a butch lesbian, for example? Will she be more annoyed if you do or if you don’t?
And when she tells you she’s getting married but that she, rather than her femme fiancée, will be the bride, isn’t diplomatic silence more appropriate than arguing the point?
Larry can’t help himself. He cheeses off more people than Pat Phelan, busting PC taboos with glee, but always suffers for it. Email me at: garry.bushell@ dailystar.co.uk or write c/o Daily Star Sunday,
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