Who the HELL directed
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curb your enthusiasm ???
Weide returns to Curb Your Enthusiasm after a two-year absence to direct his 27th episode of the series. Weide was the Principal Director and Executive Producer of “Curb” for the first five seasons, and directed the original one-hour special upon which the series was based. During that time, he received a Golden Globe award, an AFI Award, eight Emmy award nominations (winning “Best Comedy Direction” for his episode “Krazee-Eyez Killa”), and a DGA Award nomination for his episode “The Carpool Lane.” His triumphant return this season with “Palestinian Chicken” has been lauded by critics across the board. It also earned Weide the prestigious DGA Award (Directors Guild of America) for comedy direction, and an Emmy nomination for the same. (Scroll down for reviews.)
Eric Garkinkel, Gersh Agency:
Robert B. Weide:
“Palestinian Chicken” will become a series' classic —one of the funniest 30 minutes of Curb ever put to film.
-- Verne Gay, Newsday
“Palestinian Chicken,” is one of those brilliant episodes the cliché “instant classic” was invented for.
-- Caryn James – IndieWire
An instant classic.
-- Brian Lowry, Variety
Genius. As good as anything the show has ever done.
-- Ray Richmond, DeadlineHollywood.com
“Palestinian Chicken,” is one of the most outrageous episodes ever.
-- Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone
Curb’s most uproarious episode of the season. One of the best and most satisfying in a while. A savage farce.
-- Matt Roush, TV Guide
Directed by Robert B. Weide, "Palestinian Chicken" pushes its comedy provocation style to envelope-pushing, jaw-dropping levels.
--David Bianculli, NPR
LOL! Very funny.
-- Tim Goodman, Hollywood Reporter
“Palestinian Chicken” is uproarious.
-- Hal Boedeker, Orlando Sentinel
Forget pushing the envelope – “Palestinian Chicken” sets the thing on fire.
-- Shiela Marikar, ABC News
“Palestinian Chicken” may end up in the pantheon of classic Curbs.
-- Edward Copeland, PressPlay
A spirited assault on political correctness.
-- Alessandra Stanley, New York Times
The "did they really just go there?" element that (Curb) thrives on may reach its pinnacle with “Palestinian Chicken.”
-- John Sellers, The Wrap
Hilarious. With ludicrous precision, it manages to lampoon both the Middle East situation and the controversy over the Islamic center near Ground Zero.
-- James Poniewozik, Time
Directed by Curb mastermind Robert B. Weide… back in fine form with vintage Jewish humor.
-- Eric Kohn, ScreenRush.com
Curb returns, kicking ass… sublime and over the edge.
-- Roger Friedman – Showbiz411
Great comedy… joyful and clever.
-- Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
New viewers should start watching now. Witty and laugh-out-loud funny.
--Tom Conroy, Media Life
Delectable. An ingenious blend of high wit and low comedy… reveals a heightened ambition and a reach for complexity that exceeds any the series has shown before. (Curb) shows no signs of slowing down.
-- Dorothy Rabinowitz, Wall Street Journal
· Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (pilot) · The Pants Tent · Porno Gil · The Bracelet · AAMCO · Beloved Aunt · The Group · The Car Salesman · Thor · The Doll (Emmy nom.) · The Massage · Chet's Shirt · Club Soda and Salt · The Terrorist Attack · Krazee-Eyez Killa (Emmy win) · The Grand Opening · Ben's Birthday Party · The Weatherman · The Car Pool Lane (Emmy & DGA nom.) · Wandering Bear · Opening Night · The Larry David Sandwich · The Christ Nail (Emmy nom.) · Kamikaze Bingo · Lewis Needs a Kidney · The Seder · The Anonymous Donor · Palestinian Chicken