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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by That Announcer, May 27, 2005.
Thanks guys, I think i'll start with season 4 because it's in between seasons 3 and 5.
Season 4 does improve about halfway through - particularly episodes involving Jerry and George and their pilot for NBC (which itself fictionalized Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David dealing with the network when selling the show).
In some ways Seinfeld parallels M*A*S*H. Both shows took a few seasons to hit their stride, and their final episodes set record numbers. And cast members from both shows found varying degrees of success (or failure) afterwards, but left behind some ensemble work, the best of which is unmatched.
You're right, there are parallels now that I think of it: M*A*S*H did so poorly in its first season, it was on the verge of cancelation, but summer reruns saved it and it became a hit in its second season. But M*A*S*H definitely went downhill fast in its last few seasons.
As stated already the pilot and most of the show until season 3 is pretty slow and wasn't well recieved. Here's a list of episodes I think you should watch.
The Soup Nazi
The Parking Garage
The Chinese Resturant
The Little Kicks
The Bizzaro Jerry
The Junior Mint
The Puffy Shirt
That's a list of good episodes I can think of off the top of my head.
There's an occasion or two on the show where George talks about how he'd love to drape himself in velvet, "if it were socially acceptable."
So, is wearing velvet somehow not socially acceptable? Is velvet like sweatpants or something?
I'm surprised George would want to wear velvet. As a fabric, it doesn't breathe. He should stick with cotton, like the Yankees uniforms he ordered.
Or best of all... Gore-Tex! 8)
Apparently frolf is a real thing, or more accurately, "disc golf":
And here I always thought it was some odd thing the SEINFELD writers made up.
Remember the episode where Elaine had an obsession with exclamation points? The more I think about it, it almost sounds like the song "Morning Train" (a.k.a. the "Corporate Kramer" song) was actually written by her . . . I mean, pay attention to the refrain:
My baby takes the morning train!
He works from nine to five and then!
He takes another home again!
To find me waiting for him!
*Sigh* If only...
Oh man, I definitely would pay to see something like that!
And holy crap! Is the She Jerry actually a man now?!
Not gonna lie, that actually looks pretty epic.
If money was no object, I'd be like Kramer and build various levels into my living room.
How does Kramer "fall ***-backwards into money" anyhow? It's been said that's how well-off he is, because we otherwise see he has no actual job to speak of, yet he lives in a sweet rent-controlled NYC apartment, and somehow able to afford to do things to his apartment like install a hot tub, but he otherwise mooches everything else (sustenence) off of Jerry.
Ooh! Ooh! Here's the SEINFELD reunion sketch from Frank Caliendo's short-lived sketch show:
Wasn't there an episode where he said an air conditioner fell on him? I always assumed he sued over that and won a bunch of money in court.
I don't know about that, but I do know there was an episode where he installed an air conditioner in Jerry's apartment, but a door slam wiggled it loose and fell out the window onto a passerby's dog.
Holy crap! I missed an opportunity to meet the actor who played the Soup Nazi!
He was in my town this past week (well, more specifically, a snooty community in my town that think it's too good to be part of a larger town, so it succeeded and became its own separate town, even though it's still technically just a community of the town) at the grand opening of a new grocery store, endorsing the real Soup Nazi's new line of instant soups. I didn't even know about this until it was printed in the paper today.
I love how the real Soup Nazi was infuriated by how he was portrayed (supposedly vividly accurate) in the TV show to the point of really "No Soup For You"-ing Jerry in real life, and supposedly his then current girlfriend for coming back to try and buy soup for Jerry.
Then, I guess he thought, "Holy crap! That TV show is pretty much shooting customers out of a cannon right at my store!" and embraced his fleeting celebrity and all the money those Seinfeld fans were throwing at him.
He's still in town! He was just on the local news hawking the product.
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