Curb Your Enthusiasm : The Doll (2001)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Josh Ralske

Larry (Larry David) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are pitching a new show to ABC, and ABC exec Lane Michaelson (Zach Grenier) seems excited about it. He invites them to a screening of the first installment of ABC's new miniseries that night, and to a get-together at his house afterward. Larry, Cheryl (Cheryl Hines), and Jeff (Jeff Garlin) show up for the screening, where Jeff tries to avoid his estranged wife, Susie (Susie Essman). Larry is constantly drinking bottled water as his doctor suggested, but when he tries to bring his water into the screening room, he's stopped by an officious young woman, Amy (Merrin Dungey), who tells him there's no food or drink allowed in the theater. After disposing of his water, Larry sees Amy sitting in the theater. He asks if she works there, and she says no. "What are you, the hall monitor here?" he scoffs, and the two bicker as the lights go down. Later, at Lane's house, Larry discovers that Amy is a friend of Lane's wife, Anne (Rita Wilson). Larry needs to use the bathroom but the lock downstairs doesn't work, so he sneaks upstairs to look for another bathroom. He runs into a little girl, Tara (Bailey Thompson), who gives Larry permission to use her bathroom to "go potty." Larry chats with the little girl about her doll. She asks Larry to cut the doll's hair, and he does. He returns to the party downstairs, where Cheryl asks him to guard the door to the bathroom while she uses it. But when Tara comes down screaming about her doll and pointing the finger at Larry, he leaves his post by the bathroom door, allowing Lane to inadvertently enter the bathroom while Cheryl is in there. This incident has serious repercussions for Larry.