Curb Your Enthusiasm
Season 4, Episode 9
Air date March 7, 2004
Written by Larry David
Directed by Larry Charles
Episode Guide
Wandering Bear
Opening Night

The Survivor is the ninth episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 4. It is the thirty-ninth episode overall.


Larry and Cheryl are preparing to renew their wedding vows for their tenth anniversary. Larry's present, the offer to sleep with another woman once (discussed first in the episode Mel's Offer) has almost reached expiration, as Larry only has till midnight on their anniversary to fulfill this. He gets an offer from a sexy Hasidic woman named Anna who works at the laundromat.

Larry also asks his rabbi if this is an okay thing to do within the Jewish faith and the rabbi assures him that if Cheryl permits it, it's okay. The rabbi also says he is bringing a "survivor" to Larry's dinner party. Larry believes that he means a Holocaust survivor, so he brings his father's friend Solly, a real Holocaust survivor. He is dismayed to realize that the rabbi has only invited Colby from the television show, Survivor who gets into an argument with Solly about who had it harder.

Larry and Cheryl are writing their own vows, and Cheryl includes the line that their marriage will continue into the afterlife. Larry is annoyed and says he thought they were able to fool around in the afterlife because "till death do us part". On their way to the vow renewal ceremony, Solly's glass eye reflects light which hurts Larry's eyes. Solly believes Larry's covering his eyes is a mockery, and gets annoyed to the point of accidentally spilling wine on Cheryl's dress. At the vow renewal ceremony, Larry offends Cheryl with his insincere vows, and he also offends the rabbi by saying "let's roll" since the rabbi's brother-in-law died on September 11, uptown, in a bicycle accident.

Larry asks Jeff Greene for advice about sleeping with Anna, and Jeff suggests Larry bring a sheet with a hole in it. Anna says to Larry "You really believe that shit?" but is open to sleep with him anyway. However, there is an earthquake and Larry must leave the motel, wearing only the sheet with the hole in it. He sees Colby there, who says, "Larry, we survived!"