Don’t miss the Seinfeld reunion (sorta) this Sunday

Fans of Seinfeld, who’ve been missing the show since it went off the air in 1998 (or, at least, stopped producing new episodes—syndication will have it on late-night TV till the end of time), will want to tune in to this Sunday’s Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO, 9 p.m.), when the Seinfeld gang is back together again. But not so fast: This being Larry David (co-creator of Seinfeld) and Curb, it’s not a traditional reunion, but a tremendously funny, gratifyingly meta episode that’s not to be missed.

The story line (which will be threaded throughout the rest of the season) is set into motion when Larry is approached by NBC about a Seinfeld reunion, something he’s always said no to. Except this time he realizes it might be the perfect way to woo back his estranged wife. As he attempts to coax the rest of the cast on board (with inside jokes galore), each one brings up David’s earlier protestations that reunion shows are always lame. Trust us when we tell you, not this time.

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