Magazine October 30, 2017, Issue

Curb Your Indignation

Larry David (HBO)

Longtime fans of Seinfeld know that the buzzkill squad at the “standards and practices” office — the comedy Comstockers, the prom chaperones — gave a wide berth to the show’s writers. An episode spoofing the JFK assassination? Shrug. Thirty minutes about masturbation? Fine. About the only thing the censors ever nixed was an episode that began with George reflecting, “I have never seen a black person order a salad.” NBC couldn’t handle the risk of being tagged as salad racists.

George’s alter ego and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David went on to create and star in Curb Your Enthusiasm, though, and it’s

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