... but it really seems wrong to approve of the breakup of a marriage. And yet... wouldn't Larry?
IN THE COMMENTS: Saul writes:
The show -- "Curb Your Enthusiasm" -- is so much about Larry's attempt to fit in a marriage and his wife's tireless efforts to make him fit that it's hard to see how it could be the same show. Of course, we can't lose Cheryl Hines -- she's the crucial second character. But he could get a whole season out of them breaking up. And whatever happens in the plot of the show, the writer's life experience should affect the tone and the humor. For example, he could keep the couple together, but present a much darker, crueler perspective on marriage. The two could come to despise each other and even cross a new line and wrong each other. As the show has been, the marriage anchors everything. We are periodically reassured that Larry must be basically good, because his wife cares about him and he listens to her. He argues, but in the end he does what he is told. What if that fell apart?