20 Years of Curb Your Enthusiasm Cameos
Twenty years and 10 seasons after Curb Your Enthusiasm first premiered on October 15, 2000, two things haven’t changed: Larry David looks exactly the same, and celebrity guest stars are bound to equal more trouble for Larry.
Whether playing themselves or embodying a character designed to push Larry’s buttons, Curb’s cameos keep our core characters on their toes — and lead to some pre-ttay, pre-ttay, pre-ttay memorable episodes.
To celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary, watch some of the most unforgettable cameos and stream the full episodes listed below (and all 10 seasons!) on HBO Max.
Season 10 Episode 8: “Elizabeth, Margaret, and Larry”
When John Hamm (as himself) shadows Larry to prepare for an upcoming role, suddenly there are two Larrys.
Season 2 Episode 2: “Thor”
Wanda (as herself) takes issue with Larry’s butt joke in this episode where he seeks revenge against pro-wrestler Thor Olson.
David Schwimmer, Stephen Colbert, Mel Brooks, and Anne Bancroft
Season 4, Episode 10: “Opening Night”
Celebrity guest stars abound in the Season 4 finale when Larry opens in 'The Producers' on Broadway.
Season 4, Episode 2: “Ben’s Birthday Party”
At Ben Stiller’s birthday party, Larry reconnects with Michael, his blind tormentor, with bad results.
Season 2, Episode 8: “Shaq”
Larry is villainized for accidentally tripping Shaquille O'Neal at a Lakers game.
Michael J. Fox
Season 8, Episode Ep 10: “Larry Vs. Michael J Fox”
Larry’s feud with NY neighbor Michael J. Fox (as himself) comes to a head in the Season 8 finale when Larry accuses him of harassment.
Elizabeth Banks and Damon Wayans Jr.
Season 9, Episode 3: “A Disturbance in the Kitchen”
Larry gets ticketed by overzealous cop Officer Jenkins, played by Damon Wayans Jr., and Elizbeth Banks (as herself) goes a little overboard with their alibi.
Season 6, Episode 9: “The Therapists”
Larry tries to curry favor with Cheryl by influencing her therapist Dr. Bright (played by Steve Coogan) while Leon and Loretta make matters worse. (This episode also features regulars J.B. Smoove and Vivica A. Fox as Leon and Loretta)
Season 10, Episode 9: “Beep Panic”
Larry develops a debilitating habit and takes pity on a waitress, played by Abbi Jacobson, with questionable personal hygiene.
Season 10, Episode 10: “The Spite Store”
When Larry finally opens up his “Spite Store,” Latte Larry’s, other celebrities like Jonah Hill (as himself) jump on the bandwagon.
Season 10, Episode 6: “The Surprise Party”
A friend of Larry’s throughout Season 10, Marty Funkhouser’s half-brother Freddy (played by Vaughn), helps Larry test out his new toilets at Latte Larry’s.
Season 7, Episode 3: “The Reunion”
Larry resists Jeff’s suggestion to do a Seinfeld reunion special with the four main cast members — until he figures out a compelling personal reason to do so.
Season 7, Episode 5: “Denise Handicapped”
Larry learns to embrace the upside of disability without actually being disabled, and looks to disprove the rumor that Rosie O’Donnell can kick his ass.
Season 10, Episode 5: “Insufficient Praise”
Larry causes trouble with Richard’s new girlfriend Carol, played by Isla Fisher, when he suspects her of being a “fake crier” to obtain Larry’s vintage mink stole.
Season 6, Episode 5: “The Freak Book”
A book about freaks, coupled with a chauffeur's incapacity, sets Larry up for a string of ejections involving Ted Danson, John McEnroe (as himself), and a group of mourners.