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The Larry David Show 

A movie about something, sort of

Wednesday, May 13 1998

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"We wanted to keep people interested in the story, and one way was to keep the outcome unpredictable. We did one episode that opened things up in a way, and that was the Junior mints episode. Up until then the comedy was still grounded in reality. But [in that show] Jerry and Kramer go to watch this operation and the Junior mint falls in the body, and all of a sudden that opened us up to do some crazier things." Things get even crazier in Sour Grapes. Without giving anything away, let's just say the action includes a unique form of double-jointed fellatio and the transformation of a TV heartthrob into a fluttery soprano. David says, "It's a black comedy; you don't want any sentiment or people in the audience feeling sorry for anyone on screen. You just want people laughing.

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