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Curb Your Enthusiasm
Season 3, Episode 4
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Air date October 6, 2002
Written by Larry David
Directed by Larry Charles
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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.

DescriptionEdit

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 seems dubious, 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 is exceptionally well endowed.

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." Hugh doesn't respond well.

When Larry gets home, the unstable Martine is there with a suitcase. She tells him that she's been fired, and that he's responsible. Larry recommends Martine to Jeff and Susie. Larry takes Martine over to Susie and Jeff's along with 12 sponge cakes for Jeff. Susie throws the sponge cakes in the alley way next to the garbage can. Later Marinte hears the Looney Tunes song, snaps, and attacks Susie. Marinte pushes Susie over the balcony railing and her fall is broken by 12 sponge cakes.

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

Inconsistencies Edit

The pregnancy is never mentioned again. Jeff Garlin saidm “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]

NotesEdit

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