How to Ruin a Party: The Philosophy of Curb Your Enthusiasm - Wisecrack Edition

10 févr. 2020
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What is it about Larry David's show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, that so reliably escalates the most banal situations into a nails-on-a-chalkboard level of discomfort? Let's find out in this Wisecrack Edition on The Philosophy of Curb Your Enthusiasm why nobody knows how to make us cringe quite like Larry David.
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Written by: Myles McDonough
Hosted by: Michael Burns
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Motion Graphics by: Luke Gibson
Editing by: Mark Potts
Produced by: Evan Yee

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  • Larry understood athleisure. Zero errors detected.

    Kimberly Michelle ThomasKimberly Michelle ThomasIl y a 4 jours
  • 1 Mississippi 2 Mississippi 3 Mississippi 4 Mississippi 5 Mississippi

    רועי שלמ שכטררועי שלמ שכטרIl y a 5 jours
  • I never saw this show but I think he could be an autist. I personally know this kind of problems with social consensus because of my autism.

    MegaAlchemist123MegaAlchemist123Il y a 12 jours
  • I feel like a Larry because I agree on almost anything with him

    emiel actonemiel actonIl y a mois
    • nachoprime I would make a slight correction regarding your comment and say that he actually says what most people would not say but actually think which is actually why people would perceive him as an ass (even though he is absolutely right the majority of the time). But yeah you are right

      emiel actonemiel actonIl y a 14 jours
    • Well larry is usually in the right, the problem is hes such an ass that he ends up getting himself in trouble when he would normally correct and succeed.

      nachoprimenachoprimeIl y a 14 jours
  • I guess the question is whether Larry studied Goffman or is he just naturally talented at awkwardness?

    reginaldino enchilladareginaldino enchilladaIl y a mois
  • I always catch myself getting angry for Larry half the moments I see him in I would be screaming at the top of my lungs

    Grant SmithGrant SmithIl y a mois
  • I'm not amerian, so i can't really relate how vulgar and how americans don't have shame or don't like social norms. Watching a horny old man being selfish, rude, and bang every woman in sight isn't funny to me.

    Dauri noorDauri noorIl y a mois
  • Would you make a video about Louie show? I'd love to know your perspective about it.

    Hamed VahebHamed VahebIl y a 2 mois
  • I really like Larry

    Omid MoaddabOmid MoaddabIl y a 2 mois
  • This episode made me exstreamly uncomfortabol because I relized why I was put into special education - to learn all these social norms. I had no idea there was a whole book writen about these structures and thats what I was taught. I guess comedy has a source in truth after all. Thank you for making this video. Now I have something to show my loved one to fix a few things. . .

    ilikepie21234ilikepie21234Il y a 2 mois
  • This video doesn't give justice to the genius Larry, justify the aggressive of the others. In a social convención you give all responsibility to Larry. So, he is not allowed whom to give treats, but the girls are entitled to act this way and write bald fuck?! And the aggressive woman who is yelling for a tiny detail, he didn't get off the shoes, but she is entitled to scream like a crazy? She could have said, calmly, "you are in my house, though". So, you say there are implicated many people and the only responsibilities goes to Larry? And all responsibilities, of all social contractors? With the water, he has the Santos cojones to tell what everybody, repeat EVERYBODY, was gossiping behind and he is the bad guy?! It's like in jumanji, there's a box and an curious boy opens it and the hell is out of there. Is his fault that the people sweep under the carpet for generations and acumulate shit, is his fault they rather live a lie than addressed. "It is just water, why are you so sensitive about? " if amongst friends you can't say a tiny thing.... Let's shut down the store and get the fuck out of there

    radudanannradudanannIl y a 2 mois
  • Pretty sure Larry David ghost-wrote my life.

    Bennie Saying ThingsBennie Saying ThingsIl y a 2 mois
  • Some babies are actually physically unappealing, something that Larry David had the balls to say. God bless him....

    Karma Police JamesKarma Police JamesIl y a 2 mois
  • I'm definitely a bit of a social assassin. I need to watch this show I'm sure I'd enjoy it.

    Eric DunthorneEric DunthorneIl y a 2 mois
  • Larry's character is my real life mother. It sucks, it's not funny, it's watching an adult 5 year old throw a fit because the world hasn't conformed to her needs yet.

    Wesly ZWesly ZIl y a 2 mois
  • 18:30 well......I watched the show and didn't laugh or cringe.

    CaramelLeekCaramelLeekIl y a 3 mois
  • also dont use one source for your entire video... use multiple perspective and draw your own conclusion. This is probably the worst "philosophy" i've ever seen.

    taemrtaemrIl y a 3 mois
  • working consensus? bias confirmation or group think or mob mentality is not ok and should not be acceptable. i hate social norms because they change arbitrarily.

    taemrtaemrIl y a 3 mois
  • im larry david

    taemrtaemrIl y a 3 mois
  • My girlfriend's ex-husband is Italian, so we regularly eat at a Polish Cafe where there's little chance of bumping into any of his Italian friends.

    OatyReadingOatyReadingIl y a 3 mois
  • why do people get unconformable when the working consensus is being reexamined by someone? some people are just more interested in the truth of the situation rather than the social acceptance of the situation I like Larry. I am somewhat of a Larry myself.

    Shady GanemShady GanemIl y a 4 mois
  • I giggle at emergencies my Larry David moments

    sashaelvira5 Elvirasashaelvira5 ElviraIl y a 4 mois
  • ** I love that lunatic he is ALWAYS good for a laugh!!!**

    KceeKitKceeKitIl y a 4 mois
  • I misread the title and thought it was about euthanasia. Boy was i surprised when really cheery music came up

    Ammar DakerAmmar DakerIl y a 4 mois
  • Larry David (the character) is not only a frequent victim of circumstance, but he's also *usually IN THE RIGHT, and only calls people on their bullshit.* More people should behave socially like LD.

    Mike, from TexasMike, from TexasIl y a 4 mois
  • My dad told my aunt once, "Ooooh are you expecting?" She was not.

    DicloniusDicloniusIl y a 4 mois
  • I think that one of the issues with Larry's character on the show is that he believes in some social conventions so strongly that he can't accept other people not following them, but he rejects other conventions and refuses to follow them himself. His opinions on social conventions wouldn't be a big deal if he could keep things to himself, let things go, or sometimes make small sacrifices to make someone else's life easier, but that's never how things go on the show. (And of course, it's common for other characters to fail to keep things to themselves, let things go, or make small sacrifices to make someone else's life easier.) It seems like the only way to avoid conflict while hanging out with Larry is to always let him decide which conventions should be followed and which ones should not.

    ZoeZoeIl y a 4 mois
  • A great explanation of Curb's humor, but I have to say I almost always agree with Larry! :D

    William FarrisWilliam FarrisIl y a 4 mois
  • Mabel, the old lady from "The Marble Rye" is Erving Goffman's older sister.

    snappycatchysnappycatchyIl y a 4 mois
  • 18:17 - "flouting"

    Ferdinand CesaranoFerdinand CesaranoIl y a 4 mois
  • Larry is heroic.

    Ferdinand CesaranoFerdinand CesaranoIl y a 4 mois
  • I am this guy at parties...

    deprogramrdeprogramrIl y a 4 mois
  • In trick or treat situation Larry read the situation wrong. Normally when kids say trick or treat kids are giving us a false choice. If you say trick those kids have got nothing. They're kids. What are they going to be able to do? When grown up kids are asked to provide a trick they are capable of providing a trick. And they do. The better idea would have been to call little kids out on the trick or treat promise. But I'm sure Larry David thinks he knows better.

    Sukhbir SekhonSukhbir SekhonIl y a 4 mois
  • What makes me laugh is when Larry sometimes shows he is shocked that he is being kicked out of somewhere. And other times he just walks out.

    Sukhbir SekhonSukhbir SekhonIl y a 4 mois
  • My social norms are mainly based on Larry Davids best moments - works perfect for me.

    Rogue BuddhaRogue BuddhaIl y a 4 mois
  • This is excellent. I know Goffman's work, and I've never seen the connection, but he's totally right about what makes Larry Larry.

    Charles PaineCharles PaineIl y a 4 mois
  • Wow, brilliant video! It really clicked for me when you described Curb Your Enthusiasm as analysis of social interactions. It's truly the study of one's persona and effects of breaking it up.

    Igor NowickiIgor NowickiIl y a 4 mois
  • Just like Woody Allen... ''I hate myself, but not because I'm a jew !''

    John Michael PatrickJohn Michael PatrickIl y a 5 mois
  • RIP Super Dave.

    Antonio StarsAntonio StarsIl y a 5 mois
  • Larry is the honesty that society lacks but sorely needs.

    Antonio StarsAntonio StarsIl y a 5 mois
  • I watched two minutes of this and realized it was some asshole explaining jokes. I want a refund.

    Mathew CalawayMathew CalawayIl y a 5 mois
  • Larry had the cape!

    Daniel GomezDaniel GomezIl y a 5 mois
  • We don't get in line for seconds

    rsxbulmarsxbulmaIl y a 5 mois
  • I was at a sales rally and the owner of the company walked in and got a standing ovation with applause. I didn’t want to stand, hadn’t heard anything yet worthy of a standing ovation, and almost didn’t get up. Eventually I did stand up and golf clapped because I was still relatively new to the position and didn’t want to lose it over something so stupid. Afterwards a friend of mine commented on the fact I almost didn’t get up and looking back now, it was my total Larry David moment. Too bad I gave in. This story might be infinitely better if I had stayed sitting! Haha

    ProudPapaJDProudPapaJDIl y a 5 mois
  • This was very interesting. Now that I have some vocabulary to talk about it, I guess you could say I try to find consensus as quickly as possible, very often by overriding my own wishes. I have had to work hard in my adult years to be more assertive. It doesn't come easy

    tertrihtertrihIl y a 5 mois
  • You can argue that pausing from the critics of the comedy with confirmation gives time to reflect the views presented.

    Baba AymanBaba AymanIl y a 5 mois
  • So...he’s being a....jew......

    Michael GomezMichael GomezIl y a 5 mois
  • 10:50 good editing on this video

    Don IguanaDon IguanaIl y a 5 mois
  • Terrible analysis.

    acephalicatvacephalicatvIl y a 5 mois
  • Do the philosophy of Seinfeld.

    John MoseleyJohn MoseleyIl y a 5 mois
  • This analysis is full of hot air. Larry calls out thin-skinned skin bullshit and everyone overreacts. Larry is the smartest dude in the room condemned to interact with snowflakes.

    House GreyjoyHouse GreyjoyIl y a 5 mois
  • Larry takes the mantle of "stand for your own convictions" to an absolute. Building on that, he deconstructs social norms to their building blocks -it's at this level his true genius in the show flourishes. The fact that he can agree with the overwhelming majority of another person or group's creed, but unabashedly attack the latter's views as 'not of his own, therefore incorrect'. Through the years many of the shows plots have been magnificent.

    George GeorgievGeorge GeorgievIl y a 5 mois
  • Apparently after a decade of curb, Larry's on screen persona has started bleeding into his real life. The example he gave was someone showed him a picture of their dog and was like "isn't he cute?" And he said "ehhh not really"

    Moxie LoftonMoxie LoftonIl y a 5 mois
  • Curb your Enthusiasm > Seinfeld

    BaraZuluBaraZuluIl y a 5 mois
  • Anytime Larry starts the phrase “ Ya know, I couldn’t help but notice...” then the battle is about to begin

    FootballJunkieFootballJunkieIl y a 5 mois
  • Larry, my mans

    Eden RaeEden RaeIl y a 5 mois
  • Larry is right though most of the time, I think the people going against him are wrong, false and awkward. They, imo, are the cause of the prickly feeling, Larry just amps it up by overreacting.

    Lynne McGeeLynne McGeeIl y a 5 mois
  • "You know, we're living in a society!!!" - George. I feel this everyday.

    Lynne McGeeLynne McGeeIl y a 5 mois
  • It's better to be right.. but not be an asshole

    blackdynamitebigsexyblackdynamitebigsexyIl y a 5 mois
  • see you say these things against larrys social interactions, but larry is always correct

    ullup drostullup drostIl y a 5 mois
  • There was a regular customer at my store who was Eastern-European, I think. Old guy who looked a bit like Larry David and had a similar demeanor. Anyway, a woman in front of him at the express lane had more than the item limit, which I think was maybe 14 items. So the regular was getting mad at the customer and the cashier, who let her go through the lane when there was another big lane open. The regular was arguing that if there is a limit on the items you have to follow it. And the customer was saying that the cashier let her in and it wasn't a big deal and they were arguing back and forth. Then when the female customer finished up, she was just done with the argument and she said as condescendingly as she possibly could, "have a nice day." And the regular didn't understand what she meant and argued back at her and then she said "have a nice day" again and it just made him more mad, so he said, "why do you care so much about my day?" in an accusatory tone. And she just repeated it with a smug look on her face and left. I think she was going for the whole "he's really grumpy so he must be taking his mood out on me so therefore I'm right because I am the calm one" thing so that was her way of getting the upper hand, but I think she just equally confused and angered the guy. All the same, it was very entertaining to watch.

    OptimistPrime69OptimistPrime69Il y a 5 mois
  • Larry David is chaotic neutral

    Hugh FraserHugh FraserIl y a 5 mois
  • I am Larry's utter disregard for "social contracts" Now I am become Larry, the destroyer of norms.

    Modupe SandaModupe SandaIl y a 5 mois
  • Elaine doesn't tell the parents that their baby is ugly. She tell the baby's doctor that the baby is ugly.

    ZeusATPZeusATPIl y a 5 mois
  • I've never identified with someone so much

    tarzz25qwetarzz25qweIl y a 5 mois
  • Classic.

    hi personhi personIl y a 5 mois
  • I do the same thing Larry David does by challenging social situations and presumption. Like the presumption that you can talk about masturbation in a online you tube chat video. However, I'm not a Jew and dont have a TV show.

    Don QeyDon QeyIl y a 5 mois
  • The issue is his disagreement with the very trivial, and second his inflexibility and escalation.

    kidazkidazIl y a 5 mois
  • I disagree with this clip maker’s entire interpretation of Larry David’s intent.He doesn’t set out TO CAUSE friction, rather he doesn’t cut other a slack when they violate a social norm or when others have acted in ways that violate common principles

    Sernie BandersSernie BandersIl y a 5 mois
  • That cob salad thing is relatable

    Lacy LamereLacy LamereIl y a 6 mois
  • I want Larry David and Ted Danson to costar in a show or movie.

    Aza SmithAza SmithIl y a 6 mois
  • Fascinating to watch in the midst of stay at home and social distancing orders. Could not be a more ripe territory for David’s scruples and foibles.

    Jason AbdillaJason AbdillaIl y a 6 mois
  • My favorite scene is definitely when Larry discovers his “real” parents to be gentiles and becomes a thoughtful, considerate person for an episode. He basically turn into turns into Andy Griffith

    glover136glover136Il y a 6 mois
  • I think this video is great at pointing out how the show shows Larry being in tolerant. However, he is clearly intolerant of all the terrible characters and terrible stupid things they say. Its not social norms, its calling people out, but he doesnt feel the impact of social rejection like normal people would making him an absolute polarising character, which in turn makes him a sentinel of the bastion of cutting through crap camp

    Xtreme NailageXtreme NailageIl y a 6 mois
  • Idk if you can call him narrow viewed. Remember Palestinian chicken?

    will koestnerwill koestnerIl y a 6 mois
  • This is the most autistic shit I’ve ever seen in my life.

    Q AQ AIl y a 6 mois
  • Larry is rarely wrong tho..

    Marcelo SouzaMarcelo SouzaIl y a 6 mois
  • Hey ya cool video whatever, but WHAT THE FUCK IS ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK

    Number 1 VillainNumber 1 VillainIl y a 6 mois
  • cant watch this. @1:30

    JoezppyJoezppyIl y a 6 mois
  • Hi Michael! I enjoy these type of shows with you, but the podcasts are all just boring. Please stop the podcasts. Your overall shows are great!

    k3daevink3daevinIl y a 6 mois
  • What I find very interesting is how the structure of languages impacts the social role we play or find acceptable. I often can see a fairly clear difference between these forms.

    Leif SinclairLeif SinclairIl y a 6 mois
  • I love awkward. btw....I took a on-line IQ test there's that.....

    Mark989Mark989Il y a 6 mois
  • Could wisecrack make a best on Netflix video?

    Wyatt VanattiaWyatt VanattiaIl y a 6 mois
  • whats the episode at 9:55?

    Marilyn MaloneMarilyn MaloneIl y a 6 mois
  • Season 10 of curb is terrible. I really wanted to like it but it just sucks compared to the previous seasons. I'm not going to write an exposé why but it was rubbish

    Tom CayzerTom CayzerIl y a 6 mois
  • There are so many people who says they feel like outsiders socially but the moment they are social they try to fit in.

    Cookie MonsterCookie MonsterIl y a 6 mois
  • honestly Larry reminds me of being in high school or any high school asshole come to think of it. Just confrontation to a fault hahaha "I'm getting kicked out?!"

    C MC MIl y a 6 mois
  • Yeah never thought Curb as Cringe or even Larry. Cringe is teens dancing and singing with pedos on Tic Tok. Or people who cant sing or preform trying to when everyone knows they shouldnt. Larry is most situations is right. Just because he is blunt and a straight shooter doesnt make him cringe.

    Joseph AlexanderJoseph AlexanderIl y a 6 mois
    • I guess im a real world Larry.

      Joseph AlexanderJoseph AlexanderIl y a 6 mois
  • Who is this bald dude?

    E BGE BGIl y a 6 mois
  • Larry David: a victim of circumstance

    Brian NavarreteBrian NavarreteIl y a 6 mois
  • It’s easy to feel fake after having social interactions right after watching a bunch of Curb, because it completely calls out and dismantles the ridiculous social obligations we’ve all come to expect.

    Colin McHughColin McHughIl y a 6 mois
  • This show is horrible for my anxiety.

    Giselle WamplerGiselle WamplerIl y a 6 mois
  • hypernormalisation: "I know that you know, that I'm lying"

    mnml:rgrtmnml:rgrtIl y a 6 mois
  • the whole show is fighting social norms crossed with absurdly coincidental interactions.... its seinfeld all over.

    mark kaymark kayIl y a 6 mois
  • This is also why the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges were soooo popular.

    Jeffrey SternJeffrey SternIl y a 6 mois
  • excellently told bravo to you guys for this insightful piece

    LenergyLenergyIl y a 7 mois
  • this narrator guy pisses me off

    RIP Pop SmokeRIP Pop SmokeIl y a 7 mois
  • virtual predator network

    Karlis KristapsonsKarlis KristapsonsIl y a 7 mois
  • Marlon Brando already said we're all actors, we act to survive.

    Octavio M. V. OnetoOctavio M. V. OnetoIl y a 7 mois