Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thank God for Larry David

Things I learned while watching the most recent Curb Your Enthusiam, checking on Wikipedia to see why the Cheryl and David on the show got a divorce, and ultimately learning something unexpected:
In 2003, Juan Catalan, a resident of Los Angeles, was cleared of premeditated murder charges against a material witness (a crime eligible for capital punishment) after outtake footage shot for the “Carpool Lane” episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm showed him and his daughter attending the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game some 20 miles from the crime-scene at the time of the murder, resulting in a $320,000 settlement against the City of Los Angeles. On hearing of the incident, Larry David commented that “Now I’ve done at least one good thing in my life, albeit inadvertently.”
This is something I did not know. This is something I did not expect to learn.

Incidentally, Cheryl left David because he hung up on her while she was calling from a plane experiencing turbulence because he was with the TiVo guy and “couldn't hear” her.

Thank god for Wikipedia, too.


  1. I forgot about that, too! It makes sense now that the scene Cheryl was reading to get the part of "George's wife" involved George and the TiVo man.

  2. your blog is very good. He is good witter as well as good actor. He is excellent comedian. I am huge fan of him. I have seen his performance in Curb your Enthusiasm. He has instilled life in this serial. I want to watch curb your enthusiasm online also.