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The Nanny From Hell is the fourth episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 3. It is the twenty-fourth overall episode.


Hugh (Tim Kazurinsky), one of the investors in the restaurant, invites Larry (Larry David) and the other investors to a pool party at his house. Larry confirms that Hugh's company publishes "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations", and tells Hugh that Richard Lewis wants to be included in the book for coming up with the expression "[blank] from Hell." Hugh is skeptical, but agrees to look into it. Larry finds out that Jeff (Jeff Garlin) plans to go to the party, and Jeff also tells him that he's moving back in with Susie (Susie Essman), his estranged wife. He asks Larry not to tell anyone that Susie is pregnant.

Larry and Cheryl (Cheryl Hines) stop off at their favorite bakery to buy a cake for the party, and learn that it's going out of business. Larry insists on buying a sponge cake, which Cheryl thinks no one will eat.

When they get to the party, Jeff says the cake is "like eating a delicious sponge." Larry needs to use the bathroom, but Hugh's nanny, Martine (Cheri Oteri), won't let him into the house, telling him that Hugh has insisted that guests use the cabana. Larry persuades her to let him in, promising he'll "take full responsibility." During the party, Larry notices that Hugh's young son has a large penis.

A few days later, the investors meet at the restaurant, where they discuss the trouble they've had finding a new chef. Larry tells Hugh privately that his son's "got some penis.", outraging Hugh.

When Larry gets home, Martine is there with a suitcase. She tells him that she's been fired because the chef told Hugh she let someone use the bathroom in the house and reminds Larry that he said he would take responsibility. Her previous job was working at the Looney Tunes Lodge for 15 years, during which hearing the Looney Tunes song over and over irritated her immensely. Larry can't ask Hugh to forgive Martine for his sake due to the penis remark, so he recommends Martine to Jeff and Susie. Larry takes Martine over to Susie and Jeff's along with 12 sponge cakes for Jeff. Not wanting Jeff to eat so much sweets, Susie throws the sponge cakes in the alleyway next to the garbage can. Later Martine hears the Looney Tunes song from the TV, snaps, and attacks Susie. Martine pushes Susie over the balcony railing and her fall is broken by the sponge cakes.

Hugh and his son attend Richard's comedy premiere. Larry gets in a verbal disagreement with both of them.


The pregnancy is never mentioned again. Jeff Garlin said “Yeah, we actually did episodes when she was pregnant. That being said, the next year, we were like, ‘Nah, let’s not do that.’ We’ll open a restaurant, the next year, no restaurant. Each season is its own journey.”[1]


  1. Gina Salamone, Don’t expect consistency on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ — here’s why, New York Daily News. (January 22, 2020).