Who is the best character in Curb?
With all the hype surrounding the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm (so much hype) people have been re-watching episodes of Curb and talking about their favorite character on the show. Let's break it down. (For the record, I completely judge favorite character by who is funniest in their role because Curb's sole purpose is to make you laugh)
Larry: The obvious choice. If you said Larry is your favorite character on Curb I can't disagree because he is the funniest man alive, but I think it's just too basic to choose LD as the best character. Some of Larry's best moments even though he's guaranteed to make you laugh at least once an episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0TRoYszjmY
Leon: Another popular choice. Plays off of Larry perfectly and is simply hilarious every time he's on the show. He's not in the majority of the episodes though and he sometimes takes the spotlight away from LD which people don't like. I can respect anyone who chooses Leon as their favorite. Here's some Leon highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GzAmLozd6Y
Jeff: Jeff's the man. Always in trouble with Susie because he just does not care about her at all and just does the dumbest shit all the time. He's also fat and makes fun of himself for it a lot which is always funny. For some reason I also love every scene when he and Larry go to lunch. Not the popular choice for favorite character, but there is definitely some argument for it.
Susie: Pretty much all she does is yell at Larry and Jeff. I mean it is usually pretty funny when she freaks out on them but she isn't funny unless she's with Jeff or Larry so I don't see her as a good choice for favorite character...Best episode of all time is "Palestian Chicken" when Sammy (Susie's daughter) blackmails Larry into telling Susie to stop making the "hiss noise". Some of Susie's best scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KZhJmZk99k
Cheryl: Cheryl is great in Curb. She plays a great role when she's married to Larry as the wife that is married to Larry David so she has to deal with all the ridiculous shit he says. Also very hot. Great character but certainly not the best.
Marty Funkhouser: Before Leon came along the Funk man was definitely my favorite character. (Leon took over after that). He's just such a doofus and does some completely outrageous shit. It seems like him and Larry think oppositely on every thing they talk about and have to fight with each other every time they speak. Unreal scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qh4vZYIZsU.
Definitely am a big fan of the Funk man and think he's a good candidate for best character, but Leon is the clear winner. Can't wait for Curb season 9