I think my all time favorite storyline from the show was when Larry wanted to spice up things in the bedroom with his wife. She'd mentioned missing his visits down below so one day he decided to indulge her with a mid-afternoon romp including the requested act. Well cut to everyone satiated in the bed and Larry suddenly clearing his throat – ahem, ahem, - he had a “hair” caught in his throat. Now, this may not be funny to some but it was a riot, the look of horror on Larry’s face was priceless. The storyline carried on to the next episode when he told his friends and finally visited a doctor for his “ailment.” Needless to say I cried with laughter.
You may be sitting there asking yourself why is she talking about this? Well, when I was in the shower the other day with my razor I thought about all of the shaving that women have to do to be “properly groomed.” We remove hair from everywhere – our eyebrows, upper lip, underarms, legs, bikini area. You name it, we shave it. What if we all went on a shaving holiday? Unibrows would abound. Stray chin hairs would distract people from having normal conversations. Let’s not talk about what hairy armpits would do to the psyche of men(and women for that matter – I can’t stand to see a hairy armpit). And that image helped to cease all thoughts about the end of hair removal.
My brief moment of being enamored with the idea of never shaving passed quickly. This daily ritual is not one I would be able to give up – hair removal is high on my list of priorities, I don’t think a foray into an alternate universe where hair abounds is a place where I could comfortably exist.
You try it. Think of the hair removal holiday. Now think about the increase that would cause in the number of men visiting the doctor like Larry David.
In the words of the dearly departed Bernie Mac – “Let’s move on.”