Time and time again I hear that Seinfeld is based on Larry David's life. It is not hard to believe as the man wrote 62 of the episodes for Seinfeld, one of the most successful shows in American television history.
it is no wonder then that Curb Your Enthusiasm natually owns the model of success by having Larry as the semi-fictional character on the show. The key ingredient that's missing is the lovable comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, who does observational comedy so well.
To those who have watched Curb Your Enthusiasm, it is clear that there are so many similarities to Seinfeld (or Seinfeld Chronicles, as it was known when it first piloted on NBC). Tho formula which Seinfeld almost perfected over the many years of success is the key to many sit coms these days. Almost individual stories which emerge through the episode and ascend into the final moments with unexpected and hilarious outcomes done in a very adult - oriented way.
Larry, almost starring as himself, is more cynical than Jerry and doesn't have all the innocent lovable traits. it is almost like the stand up comedian was removed from the show and replaced by the real deal. Which is not far from the truth either.
I've thoroughly enjoyed Larry David's similar project to Curb Your Enthusiasm which is a motion picture, starring Evan Rachel Wood and directed and written by Woody Allen, "Whatever Works." David is thoroughly believable as someone who critisizes everythng and everyone and thinks no one is intellectualy worthy of his time on this Earth.
Funnily enough I always found Seinfeld and his friend George to have similar characteristic traits with the women they've dated and the view point they had on life. But that's just me.
Do you see the similarities between Larry and Larry?