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2014-01-06 08:17:03 PM  
Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss
 
2014-01-06 08:38:09 PM  

AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss


Their new project will be called "Make me relevant again."
 
2014-01-06 08:39:46 PM  
Wife and I have been binge watching seasons of Seinfeld on dvd. I now understand why my mother would get I Love Lucy VHS tapes through a mail service. Timeless.
 
2014-01-06 08:40:51 PM  

AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss


Jerry made Larry's writing palatable for network television. A show starring Larry would not have worked on mainstream network TV. That's why Larry's Curb Your Enthusiasm is on premium cable, where I'm sure they don't pay him nearly as well.
 
2014-01-06 08:45:59 PM  
Larry's movie Clear History was pretty, pretty, pretty good.
 
2014-01-06 08:54:27 PM  

AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss


What's to discuss?
 
2014-01-06 08:55:09 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss

Jerry made Larry's writing palatable for network television. A show starring Larry would not have worked on mainstream network TV. That's why Larry's Curb Your Enthusiasm is on premium cable, where I'm sure they don't pay him nearly as well.


I'll buy that.  I just can't think of anything else Seinfeld has done since well.....Seinfeld.

I saw Jerry on his comedy tour after the show ended and he hadn't written any new material....it was all of his old stuff pre-seinfeld and jokes from the show.  I got up and walked out.

Maybe just maybe, they do need each other.
 
2014-01-06 09:04:51 PM  
you've had your day, now GTFO and retire your overexposed asses.
 
2014-01-06 09:29:42 PM  

AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss


Larry David is better at converting funny thoughts and jokes into a story structure, Seinfeld is a better comic.
 
2014-01-06 09:33:18 PM  

AGremlin: B.L.Z. Bub: AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss

Jerry made Larry's writing palatable for network television. A show starring Larry would not have worked on mainstream network TV. That's why Larry's Curb Your Enthusiasm is on premium cable, where I'm sure they don't pay him nearly as well.

I'll buy that.  I just can't think of anything else Seinfeld has done since well.....Seinfeld.

I saw Jerry on his comedy tour after the show ended and he hadn't written any new material....it was all of his old stuff pre-seinfeld and jokes from the show.  I got up and walked out.

Maybe just maybe, they do need each other.


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is pretty good, there are hits and misses but overall it is pretty good.

My Favorite Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.
 
2014-01-06 09:49:37 PM  

AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss


Jerry Lewis says Seinfeld understands comedy better than anyone. I would agree with that. It's entirely different plane of brilliance. I don't think there is anyone else even close. At least from what I have seen.
 
2014-01-06 10:07:08 PM  
Might be good, but more than likely their time has come and gone. Unless they pull a Woody Allen and let other younger people stand in to represent them.
 
2014-01-06 10:07:45 PM  
I have watched all
Of Seinfeld, but I found it terribly unfunny. Sure I laughed but infrequently. Also I watched when it came out and since then.
I watched all of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," reluctantly and found it very funny and very fun. I don't know how this happened but it did. I don't despise fans of either but I just figured my side of things might at least be odd.
Thoughts?
 
2014-01-06 10:14:56 PM  
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2014-01-06 10:24:30 PM  
Done in one. Jerry Seinfeld is about as funny as a stroll through a children's cancer ward.
 
2014-01-06 10:58:37 PM  
Comedians in cars getting coffee is great. It's also has good ideas for those who hate or suck at small talk
 
2014-01-06 11:04:04 PM  
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2014-01-06 11:08:07 PM  

Stargyn: I have watched all
Of Seinfeld, but I found it terribly unfunny. Sure I laughed but infrequently. Also I watched when it came out and since then.
I watched all of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," reluctantly and found it very funny and very fun. I don't know how this happened but it did. I don't despise fans of either but I just figured my side of things might at least be odd.
Thoughts?


Haven't watched all of the two shows, but I mostly agree. Seinfeld hasn't aged well. Definitely has its quotable bright spots, but for the most part it feels contrived. Curb is way crasser, has fewer quotable moments, but usually gets a belly laugh out of me--and I can't help but love its ad-libby production.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, however, is all-around fantastic. Very glad Seinfeld's keeping that going. I haven't watched the new Louis CK episode yet, but in addition to the Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner episode, the Chris Rock and Letterman episodes are my favorites. Go watch them now if you haven't yet.
 
2014-01-06 11:40:35 PM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss

Jerry Lewis says Seinfeld understands comedy better than anyone. I would agree with that. It's entirely different plane of brilliance. I don't think there is anyone else even close. At least from what I have seen.


So, with French subtitles.
 
2014-01-06 11:44:44 PM  

saintwrathchild: I haven't watched the new Louis CK episode yet


WATCH IT. At least for the animated telling of his crazy stuck boat story.
 
2014-01-06 11:50:47 PM  
Just do another season of CYA.  Please.
 
2014-01-07 12:23:08 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: saintwrathchild: I haven't watched the new Louis CK episode yet

WATCH IT. At least for the animated telling of his crazy stuck boat story.


or as I call it, "Jerry rips off his buddy Ricky."

/CICGC is great otherwise.
 
2014-01-07 12:29:17 AM  
Tom_Slick:

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is pretty good, there are hits and misses but overall it is pretty good.

I haven't seen it....I'll have to check it out.
 
2014-01-07 12:30:48 AM  

Stargyn: I watched all of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," reluctantly and found it very funny and very fun.


I stumbled upon a CYE marathon on TV one day and decided to watch it. The first episode, I laughed a lot. It was funny. The second episode, less laughs. The third episode, I was visibly annoyed at Larry, and the rest made me sick to my stomach.

That kind of humor, I learned, is best in small doses, like rich chocolate. Too much of it and it just grates on you. There is only so much whiny, neurotic NY Jew humor that one can handle before you're ready to reach through the screen and strangle the characters.
 
2014-01-07 01:02:27 AM  

AGremlin: Larry David - Genius
Jerry Seinfeld - Just along for the ride

/Discuss


Yeah, after watching "Curb" it's pretty clear that Larry David was the genius behind "Seinfeld" (and many of the best episodes he was the primary writer).

That being said, I've seen Seinfeld's stand up act a couple times, and he's a freaking genius at that.
 
2014-01-07 01:41:30 AM  
Seinfeld might seem hacky now but that's because he defined observational comedy. He's not top 5 or anything but he's still a comedy legend.
 
2014-01-07 07:25:55 AM  

Stargyn: I have watched all
Of Seinfeld, but I found it terribly unfunny. Sure I laughed but infrequently. Also I watched when it came out and since then.
I watched all of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," reluctantly and found it very funny and very fun. I don't know how this happened but it did. I don't despise fans of either but I just figured my side of things might at least be odd.
Thoughts?


Why would you watch every episode of a show you didn't like?  I don't like Family Guy and I don't watch it.
 
2014-01-07 10:15:05 AM  
No thank you, one show was too many.

/Seinfeld is terrible.
 
2014-01-07 10:20:33 AM  
Seinfeld is my favorite show ever, with CYA somewhere in the top 10. Agree that Seinfeld goes down easier than CYA in large doses, Larry David can be grating and some of my friends who like Seinfeld can't stand CYA because "I don't want to watch a show about an asshole."

Which Seinfeld basically was. My second favorite is Always Sunny which is also about assholes and has some Seinfeld parallels, so maybe that just says something about me. Don't really care much about whose individual contribution meant more to the end product, I just love the end product and would give any project from these two another try.

"from where i was standing i could see directly into the eye of the great fish"
"mammal"
"whatever"
 
2014-01-07 12:29:54 PM  
AGremlin:
I saw Jerry on his comedy tour after the show ended and he hadn't written any new material....it was all of his old stuff pre-seinfeld and jokes from the show.  I got up and walked out.

Nonsense. You saw Jerry on his practice run, during which he is getting his timing back with mostly old material, and a bit of new stuff.  This was well documented in the movie Comedian which shows his Boobies TV show walk on at amateur night in a small club, through acts like what you saw, all the way to his first big show at a proper venue, which was the start of the real tour.

I saw him shortly after 9/11 on the real tour, and it was all new material, as well as very polished and hilarious.  Yes, still observational, but very good.
 
2014-01-07 03:15:05 PM  

animal900: AGremlin:
I saw Jerry on his comedy tour after the show ended and he hadn't written any new material....it was all of his old stuff pre-seinfeld and jokes from the show.  I got up and walked out.

Nonsense. You saw Jerry on his practice run, during which he is getting his timing back with mostly old material, and a bit of new stuff.  This was well documented in the movie Comedian which shows his Boobies TV show walk on at amateur night in a small club, through acts like what you saw, all the way to his first big show at a proper venue, which was the start of the real tour.

I saw him shortly after 9/11 on the real tour, and it was all new material, as well as very polished and hilarious.  Yes, still observational, but very good.


No....I saw him in a large theater.   He was telling jokes mostly from his book Seinlanguage.

He didn't show his boobies during the show I attended.

/I like his comedy....he's a decent non-blue comedian.
 
2014-01-08 07:54:17 AM  
AGremlin:

I saw Jerry on his comedy tour after the show ended and he hadn't written any new material....it was all of his old stuff pre-seinfeld and jokes from the show.  I got up and walked out.

Maybe just maybe, they do need each other.


So you saw the tour where he performed his old material for the last time before retiring it forever, even going so far as to call the show "I'm Telling You For the Last Time," and somehow didn't catch on to what was happening?
 
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