Seinfeld: 11 Bits Of News And Recent Revelations
These Seinfeld tidbits and fun facts have been captured and collected from the wild. Add these pieces of information to your encyclopedic knowledge of the show about nothing, and impress all your friends at the next Sein-Con.
Jerry Stiller Never Got Notes On Set
Jerry Seinfeld said on the “Netflix Is a Joke Radio” show on SiriusXM, “Those packages of just Jerry Stiller bits on my show are so unbelievably funny. What I loved about him is, he so completes the George story. When you meet the father you go, ‘Oh, now I understand why he’s like that.’ He had the most amazing comedic stuff that he– we didn’t know if he was planning it or it just came out that way, or he couldn’t remember the line, or we didn’t know what it was, but we did not want to disturb it in any way.” “We never gave Jerry Stiller a note. I never adjusted his performance once. Whatever he did, that’s it. We’re putting that out there. I don’t know why he did it like that. I don’t know why he screamed on that line. It doesn’t matter, it’s funny. I am such a dedicated believer in, if it’s funny, don’t touch it. I don’t care why it’s funny, I don’t care what the line was supposed to be, he said it that way, we’re doing it that way.”
George's Answering Machine Was Based On A Real Woman’s
Seinfeld writer Jeff Schaffer had found a girl’s answering machine message which was set to the tune of the Greatest American Hero theme and the writers played it every morning for two weeks as a joke. Writer Spike Feresten recalled someone saying, “We’ve got to do this as a story. We’ve gotta give it to George.” They added it to the show and left a message on the woman's machine saying, "Watch Seinfeld tonight."
Seinfeld Set To Twin Peaks Music Is A Surrealist Nightmare
Twitter user @DuganAmanda shared the deep tonal shift that takes place when you set Seinfeld to the music from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
Fans Voted On Seinfeld’s Most Moral Character
A poll posted by R/DighdKShrude on Reddit gives us the unequivocal answer to who was the most moral character on the show. According to the 900 voters, Cosmo Kramer is by far the most moral character on the show, with uncle Leo in second place. Is it any wonder Kramer won? He’s the only guy who accidentally does terrible things instead of on purpose like the rest of the gang. R/Bobafett317 added, “Anyone who voted against Uncle Leo is an anti-Semite!”
Wayne Knight Explains Why He Thinks The Finale Is Hated
Larry David has defended the Seinfeld finale over the years saying the reason so many people found it disappointing was because they had already written their own finales in their heads. He said, “If they just tune in during the week to a normal show, they’re surprised by what’s going on. They haven’t written it beforehand, they don’t know what the show is. But for a finale, they go, ‘Oh, well this should happen to George, and Jerry and Elaine should get together,’ and all that. They’ve already written it, and often they’re disappointed because it’s not what they wrote.”
Wayne Knight recently added his own thoughts on the matter, saying he thinks any finale would have been disappointing, but one issue he thinks with Seinfeld's was Jerry always wanted the characters to be having a bad time, “And as a concept, that works, but I don’t know if it works as a finale.”
The Scene Jason Alexander Thought Was Over The Line
Jason Alexander mentioned in an interview that one of the only disagreements he had with Larry David on the show was about the writing of “The Bris.” Alexander felt that the caricature of the mohel was anti-Semitic. He said “The version of it that came to the table the character of the mohel was disgusting. I think it remains disgusting in the show.” So Alexander refused to appear in the episode.
Larry David’s George Costanza Impression Is Circling The Net
Larry David’s scene from the Seinfeld reunion Curb Your Enthusiasm has recently resurfaced, for its showcasing of Larry David’s George Costanza impression. A writer of a character based on the writer impersonating that character is pretty genius. However, David should not quit his day job.
The Junior Mints Were Originally Popcorn
Writer Andy Robin revealed to HuffPost that instead of having a Junior Mint end up in a man’s open chest cavity, it was originally planned to be popcorn. The reason popcorn was the first choice was to make Kramer look more like a movie go-er, but Robin said he called his brother who said, “No, make it Junior Mints because it's funnier.'" So that’s exactly what he did.
Larry David Refused The “Elaine’s Dancing” Storyline
Larry David was completely against the storyline of Elaine’s bad dancing in “The Little Kicks” and so writer Spike Feresten only got the idea approved after David left the show. Feresten said many people were afraid the story wouldn’t land, adding “I remember walking through at rehearsal. Jennifer Crittenden pulled me aside after Julia did the dance for the first time and said, 'Are you sure about this? Are you sure you're not ruining Julia Louis-Dreyfus' career?' 'No, I'm not.' That's the year she won an Emmy."
The Name “Delores” Was An Audience Suggestion
In “The Junior Mint,” when Jerry is trying to remember the name of his girlfriend, he learns that it sounds like the name of a female body part. Originally, the name was never going to be revealed on screen, but an audience member yelled out “Delores!” and got a huge laugh, leading to the writers deciding to have Jerry use it as a button for the scene.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Viral New Photoshoot
Fans are calling Jerry Seinfeld’s new modeling campaign for Kith 2022 Collection, “Incredibly surreal and strange.” The now 68-year-old comedian looks like he catcalls girls from his Toyota Corolla in Brooklyn. At first glance, it completely feels like someone photoshopped Jerry’s face onto a 25-year-old’s body, but that is indeed Jerry Seinfeld sporting those baller sweats.
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