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(Onion AV Club)   ...and what's the deal with the cast of TV's greatest sitcom, Seinfeld, officially reuniting?   (avclub.com) divider line 73
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2014-01-30 09:04:50 PM
Wouldn't this be more interesting if Curb Your Enthusiasm did an entire season about this?
 
2014-01-30 09:58:54 PM
Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.
 
2014-01-31 12:00:02 AM
Gold, Jerry!
 
2014-01-31 12:09:52 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.


Elaine has. She was the talented one anyway.
 
2014-01-31 12:11:47 AM
What does Seinfeld have to do with cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show?
 
2014-01-31 12:19:54 AM
Could I BE any less interested?
 
2014-01-31 12:47:22 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.


Julia Louis Dreyfuss has pretty much established herself as one of the great comediennes of her generation. She's done great.
 
2014-01-31 01:02:26 AM

Mugato: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.

Elaine has. She was the talented one anyway.


I wasn't aware that Jason Alexander had lacked for work, either.
 
2014-01-31 01:19:14 AM
Bazinga!
 
2014-01-31 02:47:22 AM

DrBenway: Mugato: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.

Elaine has. She was the talented one anyway.

I wasn't aware that Jason Alexander had lacked for work, either.


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2014-01-31 04:54:23 AM
Wait, that's not about Night Court.
 
2014-01-31 05:02:06 AM
My guess is a Superbowl ad of some sort.
 
2014-01-31 05:16:21 AM
It's not a Seinfeld reunion unless Patrick Warburton comes back as Puddy.
 
2014-01-31 05:20:05 AM

DrBenway: Mugato: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.

Elaine has. She was the talented one anyway.

I wasn't aware that Jason Alexander had lacked for work, either.


Jason Alexander doesn't really need to work anymore. He's made a killing off his book "Acting Without Acting".

/Please do another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry. Please!
 
2014-01-31 05:23:10 AM
Aren't most their fans in nursing homes now? Kinda targeted a old audience when it was on.
 
2014-01-31 05:49:24 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.


Michael Richards achieved a little post-Seinfeld fame.
 
2014-01-31 05:56:10 AM

DubyaHater: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.

Michael Richards achieved a little post-Seinfeld fame.


That's gold, DubyaHater, gold!
 
2014-01-31 06:00:24 AM
Serenity Now!
 
2014-01-31 06:57:33 AM
Jeff Conaway died a couple years ago, so no, the cast of Taxi is not reuniting.
 
2014-01-31 07:07:15 AM

LaChanz: My guess is a Superbowl ad of some sort.


yeah.  What we got is:

A part of the 'crew' tips off photographers, who arrive at the filming just in time to catch the actors leaving.  Damn just missed them, but at least got the shot of them walking away.

Its hush hush and no one can talk about it, but lets do 1000 vague ass interviews about it!

<1 minute

All of this a few weeks before the super bowl, where IIRC Seinfeld has done a few other commercials.

Get ready for a stupid mastercard commercial where George's card gets denied or something and Jerry busts out his 'Master Card Accepted Everywhere!'.

//not that I'm not a seinfeld fan, just saying this is pretty obvious
 
2014-01-31 07:32:55 AM

NickelP: Get ready for a stupid mastercard commercial where George's card gets denied or something and Jerry busts out his 'Master Card Accepted Everywhere!'.


George's wallet explodes.
 
2014-01-31 07:35:02 AM

macross87: Serenity Now!


Reunion shows later
 
2014-01-31 08:01:03 AM

Old Man Winter: Aren't most their fans in nursing homes now? Kinda targeted a old audience when it was on.


We watched it in high school.

/I'm dating myself
//well I did that too
///still watches Seinfeld reruns
 
2014-01-31 08:10:24 AM

Marmilman: /Please do another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry. Please!


I used to love Curb but Larry turned from a hapless misanthrope to just a total unlikable dick. I guess it's a fine line.

DrBenway: I wasn't aware that Jason Alexander had lacked for work, either.


He tried a few sitcoms that didn't pan out. Like I said, obviously none of them need to work but some actors miss the spotlight. Elaine's in a show on Showtime or something that I haven't seen but got nominated for Emmys and shiat. Like I said, she was the real talent. Jerry was the straight man, Kramer was the doofus, George was the hapless Woody Allen New York Jewish guy (even though he played an Italian) but Elaine was sarcastic, biatchy, charming, flirty, manic, a loser yet classier than the others. And kind of hot. And a bit of a tramp.
 
2014-01-31 08:46:27 AM
Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

*SLAP BASS*

Jerry
: "What's up with that?  Also, I'm dumping my girlfriend for a strange and/or stupid reason because I'm an asshole."
George: "Ha! I'm an asshole and a loser.  Beat that!"

*SLAP BASS*

Kramer
: "Uh, I'm wacky! I also have an idea that's so wacky, it just might work!"
'Quirky' minor character/Newman: "Hey, check me out...I'm quirky!/Seinfeld"
Seinfeld: "They're quirky!/Newman."
Elaine: "F*ck you all."

*SLAP BASS*

'Quirky' minor character/Newman
: "I'm still quirky!/Seinfeld"
Seinfeld: "Yup, they're still quirky!/Newman."
Kramer: "Uhhhh...still wacky."
George: "Still an asshole."
Elaine: "Look, I'm charming now, you shiatheads."
Seinfeld: "What's up with that?"

*ROLL CREDITS*
 
2014-01-31 08:48:44 AM

Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

*SLAP BASS*

Jerry: "What's up with that?  Also, I'm dumping my girlfriend for a strange and/or stupid reason because I'm an asshole."
George: "Ha! I'm an asshole and a loser.  Beat that!"

*SLAP BASS*

Kramer: "Uh, I'm wacky! I also have an idea that's so wacky, it just might work!"
'Quirky' minor character/Newman: "Hey, check me out...I'm quirky!/Seinfeld"
Seinfeld: "They're quirky!/Newman."
Elaine: "F*ck you all."

*SLAP BASS*

'Quirky' minor character/Newman: "I'm still quirky!/Seinfeld"
Seinfeld: "Yup, they're still quirky!/Newman."
Kramer: "Uhhhh...still wacky."
George: "Still an asshole."
Elaine: "Look, I'm charming now, you shiatheads."
Seinfeld: "What's up with that?"

*ROLL CREDITS*


Smarted.
 
2014-01-31 08:51:01 AM

DrBenway: Mugato: Benevolent Misanthrope: Because they've all had so much other work since Seinfeld folded.

Elaine has. She was the talented one anyway.

I wasn't aware that Jason Alexander had lacked for work, either.


I'd watch a reunion if those were the only two coming back. Seinfeld's humor gets old quick or me, and the "Kramer" character is way too "wacky" for my taste.
 
2014-01-31 08:52:16 AM

Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.


 So everyone who liked it was a moron  It was the show that everyone watched, loved and talked about around the water cooler.  So, what you are saying is that basically everyone in America is a moron.  What makes you.......oh, wait at minute....


(I liked it)
 
2014-01-31 09:01:39 AM
Too much of the cast of M*A*S*H has died to make it worthwhile.  And the rest are too damn old.
 
2014-01-31 09:01:58 AM

Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:


Ok, that's you're opinion. There's little reason to be a dick about it. I like the show and people smarter than me like it as well. I happen to think The Office, Community and Modern Family are obnoxious but I don't personally attack their viewers. But whatever. It's admittedly a very '90s show that doesn't appeal to everyone. I don't think it tries as hard to be quirky as some of today's sitcoms do and it doesn't make fun of Chevy Chase being past his prime which is more sad than funny but to each their own.
 
2014-01-31 09:04:06 AM

BizarreMan: Too much of the cast of M*A*S*H has died to make it worthwhile.  And the rest are too damn old.


Yeah, if you can't get 11 years of comedy out of a 3 year bloody war then you've failed as a comedy writer.
 
2014-01-31 09:05:42 AM

Mugato: Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

Ok, that's you're opinion. There's little reason to be a dick about it. I like the show and people smarter than me like it as well. I happen to think The Office, Community and Modern Family are obnoxious but I don't personally attack their viewers. But whatever. It's admittedly a very '90s show that doesn't appeal to everyone. I don't think it tries as hard to be quirky as some of today's sitcoms do and it doesn't make fun of Chevy Chase being past his prime which is more sad than funny but to each their own.


Huh, as a fan of Seinfeld I would have thought you would find people being assholes to one another to be funny.
 
2014-01-31 09:06:50 AM
I'd say it's a matter of three people doing Richards a solid to help him get his career back.
 
2014-01-31 09:07:16 AM

Flaumig: *ROLL CREDITS*


If you never watched the show, I could see how one would get that impression. To me, the most incredible thing is how well the show is paced. In a single episode, you'll often have twenty scenes. A single scene may have three entrances and exits (that completely change the momentum of the scene). The show is fast paced, but never feels frenetic, and never feels rushed. And then they'll rush to the opposite end of the spectrum and build an entire episode around a single monoscene (but keeping the same editing so that it has the same energy as a "normal" episode).

Sitcoms don't  do that kind of editing, or at least didn't before "Seinfeld". Even now,  most sitcoms stage things in cover with a few cuts to closeups. Scenes usually run long and are blocked in a theatrical fashion. You see this the most in the "Fat Guy/Hot Wife" genre of sitcoms.

(I recently built a complex model to guide players through generating a Seinfeld episode, in the vein of the game  Fiasco, because I am a giant nerd)
 
2014-01-31 09:18:03 AM

Weatherkiss: Puddy


Let's not forget Tim Whatley. I hear he's done ok for himself too.

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2014-01-31 09:22:21 AM
What a waste of time...
 
2014-01-31 09:22:22 AM
Up here, they're already reunited

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2014-01-31 09:23:00 AM

Flaumig: Huh, as a fan of Seinfeld I would have thought you would find people being assholes to one another to be funny


You mean the Chevy Chase thing? I just think it's a little sad that he's just not funny anymore and he's more the butt of jokes than making the jokes. I actually haven't seen enough of Community to judge it either way. Really, I haven't watched any of the shows I listed enough to give them a chance. I don't watch a lot of TV and almost no comedies. Unless you count Psych as a comedy. And Archer.

Speaking of 90s sitcoms, anyone remember News Radio? Now that was the shiat. Everyone on that show was great, even Andy Dick, who is universally reviled, was subdued and not such a pervy creep.

RIP Phil Hartman
 
2014-01-31 09:27:11 AM
The cast of TV's greatest sitcom can't officially reunite, because Dermot Morgan is dead.
 
2014-01-31 09:27:39 AM

Mugato: Flaumig: Huh, as a fan of Seinfeld I would have thought you would find people being assholes to one another to be funny

You mean the Chevy Chase thing? I just think it's a little sad that he's just not funny anymore and he's more the butt of jokes than making the jokes. I actually haven't seen enough of Community to judge it either way. Really, I haven't watched any of the shows I listed enough to give them a chance. I don't watch a lot of TV and almost no comedies. Unless you count Psych as a comedy. And Archer.

Speaking of 90s sitcoms, anyone remember News Radio? Now that was the shiat. Everyone on that show was great, even Andy Dick, who is universally reviled, was subdued and not such a pervy creep.

RIP Phil Hartman


I think he's referring to the end where they get put in jail for being assholes and not helping someone getting robbed..
 
2014-01-31 09:32:29 AM

Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

*SLAP BASS*

Jerry: "What's up with that?  Also, I'm dumping my girlfriend for a strange and/or stupid reason because I'm an asshole."
George: "Ha! I'm an asshole and a loser.  Beat that!"

*SLAP BASS*

Kramer: "Uh, I'm wacky! I also have an idea that's so wacky, it just might work!"
'Quirky' minor character/Newman: "Hey, check me out...I'm quirky!/Seinfeld"
Seinfeld: "They're quirky!/Newman."
Elaine: "F*ck you all."

*SLAP BASS*

'Quirky' minor character/Newman: "I'm still quirky!/Seinfeld"
Seinfeld: "Yup, they're still quirky!/Newman."
Kramer: "Uhhhh...still wacky."
George: "Still an asshole."
Elaine: "Look, I'm charming now, you shiatheads."
Seinfeld: "What's up with that?"

*ROLL CREDITS*


Except it wasn't even real slap bass, just synth bass.

/bass
 
2014-01-31 09:33:18 AM

mjones73: I think he's referring to the end where they get put in jail for being assholes and not helping someone getting robbed..


Well, that's just the one example where they suffered truly negative consequences for their poor behavior. The one consistent thread in the show was that they were all assholes who used others and had no real relationships outside of their dysfunctional little family.
 
2014-01-31 09:34:49 AM
Sienfeld certainly had its moments, but at the end of the day the writing was no less formulaic than any other sitcom.  Plus the "show about nothing" was actually about a bunch of unlikable characters being shiatty to each other and the people around them.  I just got tired of the "Hey look, Jerry/Elaine/George/Kramer is being an utter tool.  Isn't that funny?"

/I also don't like Curb your Enthusiasm for the same reason
//People being dicks isn't inherently funny, imo
 
2014-01-31 09:36:04 AM

mjones73: I think he's referring to the end where they get put in jail for being assholes and not helping someone getting robbed..


Yeah, I thought the finale was kind of stupid. Throughout the whole series they never got away with anything, really. They usually ended up getting screwed. They didn't have to be put on trial for it on top of everything else. And where'd they find people like the guy who sold Elaine her Sponges? Anyway, I think even they thought the episode wasn't great.
 
2014-01-31 09:41:04 AM

Mugato: Old Man Winter: Aren't most their fans in nursing homes now? Kinda targeted a old audience when it was on.

We watched it in high school.

/I'm dating myself
//well I did that too
///still watches Seinfeld reruns


are you me? am i you? you sound like me.

/had the "can't stand ya" tshirt in high school
 
2014-01-31 09:48:09 AM
Seinfeld was a sitcom without the situation part.  Did nothing for me.
 
2014-01-31 09:49:30 AM

Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:



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You must be a real joy at parties. You're that stupid drunk that always dares someone to punch him. And then whines like a little biatch when it happens.
 
2014-01-31 09:53:00 AM

Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

*SLAP BASS*

*SLAP BASS*

*SLAP BASS*


It wasn't a real bass guitar.  Done on a keyboard, the pitch bend gives it away.
 
2014-01-31 09:54:58 AM

Mugato: Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

Ok, that's you're opinion. There's little reason to be a dick about it. I like the show and people smarter than me like it as well. I happen to think The Office, Community and Modern Family are obnoxious but I don't personally attack their viewers. But whatever. It's admittedly a very '90s show that doesn't appeal to everyone. I don't think it tries as hard to be quirky as some of today's sitcoms do and it doesn't make fun of Chevy Chase being past his prime which is more sad than funny but to each their own.



I think it's backlash from back in the days when the show was huge. Back then, all those annoying talkative people who corner anyone who's too polite to escape and recount every detail of something they laughed at, at a volume somewhere between 'shouting' and 'screaming' - you know the type, almost every workplace has a few - they all loved that show and couldn't shut up about it. Several years of their weekly bellowing and guffawing have engendered a prejudice against Seinfeld in some of us that will last for decades.
 
2014-01-31 10:03:50 AM

ristst: Flaumig: Seinfeld wasn't funny.  Anyone who thinks that show was funny is severely mentally disabled.  Every episode of Seinfeld ever:

*SLAP BASS*

*SLAP BASS*

*SLAP BASS*

It wasn't a real bass guitar.  Done on a keyboard, the pitch bend gives it away.


Everyone's a critic.

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