Season 2 of Curb Your Enthusiasm began on September 23, 2001 on the HBO Network.
Larry David pursues a new television project, first with Jason Alexander, and then Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Based on Alexander's complaints, the premise is about an actor who starred in a megahit sitcom who finds it difficult to maintain a steady career afterward because of the public's perception of typecasting. Larry pitches the idea to various networks, but eventually ends up alienating or offending everyone he makes a deal with, and anyone else attached to the project.
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|Picture||Episode||Episode Number||Season Number||Production Code||Original Airdate|
|The Car Salesman||11||2||September 23, 2001|
|Larry shocks his wife and friends by deciding to take a job as a car salesman, but is foiled when "high-maintenance" Richard Lewis shows up at the dealership. Larry and Jason Alexander contemplate making a new TV series about an actor who can't find work because he is typecast as his character from a hit television show.|
|Thor||12||2||Setpember 30, 2001|
|Larry seeks revenge on pro wrestler Thor Olson (Deron McBee), who he's convinced slashed his tire after an argument on the road, and recruits Jeff to redress the wrong in return for Larry's delivering Jeff's clothes to his hotel after he and Susie had separated. Larry decides to meet with Jason Alexander about their new show, but the two end up getting into an argument about where they should have the meeting.|
|Trick or Treat||13||2||October 7, 2001|
|Larry refuses to give candy to uncostumed teenagers on Halloween. As a result the vengeful teens toilet-paper his house and spray-paint "Bald Asshole" across his front door. Larry and Cheryl attend a handicapped friend's movie premiere.|
|The Shrimp Incident||14||2||October 14, 2001|
|Larry accuses HBO executive Allan Wasserman of stealing shrimp from his Chinese food; Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants to pitch the show to HBO.|
|The Thong||15||2||October 21, 2001|
|Larry wants to discontinue his counseling when he sees his therapist (John Pleshette) in a thong; Rob Reiner convinces Larry to do a lunch as a prize in a "Groat's syndrome" charity auction, only for him to annoy the winner when he starts eating first.|
|150px||The Acupuncturist||16||2||October 28, 2001|
|Larry lends $5,000 to an old friend and offers another $5,000 to his acupuncturist (Keone Young) if he can cure his neck problems.|
|The Doll||17||2||November 4, 2001|
| Larry and Julia successfully pitch the show to ABC; Larry then traumatizes the executive's daughter by cutting her priceless doll's hair off. He then makes things worse by stealing the same doll's head from Sammy's collection.
Note: "The Doll" was also the name of a Seinfeld episode.
|Shaq||18||2||November 11, 2001|
|Larry accidentally trips Shaquille O'Neal at a Lakers basketball game, which works out to be beneficial for Larry. Shaq is a big Seinfeld fan, and the knee injury is better than feared.|
|The Baptism||19||2||November 18, 2001|
|Larry and Cheryl run into a score of problems as they travel to attend her sister's Jewish fiancé's baptism simply because Larry misplaced some plane tickets; Richard Lewis accuses Larry of stealing his outgoing answering machine greeting.|
|The Massage||20||2||November 25, 2001|
|Larry and Julia make a final attempt with CBS. Taking a night out with Cheryl, Larry attempts to walk the etiquette minefield with their driver, leading to an embarrassing situation.|