Curb Your Enthusiasm
Season 6, Episode 8
Air date October 28, 2007
Written by Larry David
Directed by Tom Kramer
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The N Word is the eighth episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 6. It is the fifty-eighth episode overall.


Larry David has started dating Dr. Shiela Flomm, a doctor who acts like a doctor even outside of work, such as telling Larry to get undressed in her bedroom five minutes before she comes in. When they are out to lunch at her hospital cafeteria, Larry uses the bathroom and overhears a man using the N-word over the phone. He comes back to the table and relays the story to Dr. Flomm, but a black doctor overhears Larry say the N-word, without the knowledge that he was quoting someone else. He gets very angry, and it just so happens that he is Jeff Greene's surgeon. Even though Jeff's hair does not need to be shaved for the procedure, he shaves Jeff's head in a fury. When Jeff wakes up bald, he is very upset and he sues the doctor for ruining his life. Larry must testify in court since Larry was the one who got the doctor so angry, but he is unable to say what happened in court because one of the jurors is black.