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The return of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ in one chart


'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Season 9 Premiere - Arrivals
Looking pretty, pretty good.
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For all the talk of asynchronous, Netflix-fueled, on-demand binge watching, there’s still nothing like a live, shared cultural experience.

So here’s what it looks like — through the lens of U.S. Google search queries — when your favorite TV show — HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” — returns after six years, and employs a relatively obscure, memorable word — “foisted!” — in the plot and episode title.

Google Trends chart for Foisted Screenshot / Google Trends

Via Google’s related search topics, it appears people also took the opportunity to study up on the topics of fatwa, the Ayatollah and actor Ted Danson. Why? We won’t spoil anything. For those who missed it live... well, it’s available on demand via HBO’s streaming apps.

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