Friday, July 6, 2012

The "The Dealership" Award- Comedy Episode

Named For: "The Dealership" (Seinfeld, 911)
Awarded To: The best comedy episode of the season
2010 Winner: "The Table Read" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 709)
2011 Winner: "Threat Level Midnight" (The Office, 716)

10. "Episode 12" (Angry Boys, 112) 0 points

9. "Thanksgiving" (Suburgatory, 108) 1 point
5th by T-time

8. "Live From Studio 6H" (30 Rock, 618) 3 points
3rd by Matt, 5th by Me

7. "Everybody Loves Grant" (Happy Endings, 214) 4 points
4th by Jack and Bonz

6. "Basic Lupine Urology" (Community, 317) 7 points
1st by Matt, 4th by Me

5. "Anti-Social Network" (It's Always Sunny, 708) 11 points
2nd by Larry

4. "Remedial Chaos Theory" (Community, 304) 18 points
1st by T-time and Jaydon, 2nd by Me

3. "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 810) 19 points
2nd by Jaydon, Tyson, Cecil, Mags, and Bonz

2. "The Gang's Revenge" (It's Always Sunny, 713) 26 points
1st by Jack and Rizzo, 1st by Me

and the Poolie goes to...

1. "Palestinian Chicken" (Curb Your Enthusiasm, 803) 31 points
1st by Cecil, Larry, Mags, and Bonz, 3rd by Me

Including its two nominations this year, Curb Your Enthusiasm has now totaled three nominations for best comedy episode of the season.  This is the series' second win in the category.

Like I've said a bunch already this year, Curb didn't have its best season in 2011-12, but it's hard to keep up when you keep putting out great season after great season.  Sooner or later, there is going to be a letdown.  Fortunately for Curb, it still produced a number of instant classic episodes, and "Palestinian Chicken" was one of those.  It's when Larry became known as the social assassin, and darn it if LD isn't just hilarious sitting in a restaurant eating chicken.  Over the years Larry David has given audiences their fair share of laughs as well as awkward situations, but this episode early in Curb's eighth season was responsible for as many as any outing that came before it.

by Dan Forcella

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