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(Tablet Magazine)   'Seinfeld' re-ups for a 5th round of syndication, bringing the syndication revenue to over $3 billion or $17 million per episode. Giddy up   ( divider line
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2013-04-07 05:52:00 PM  
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weirdneighbour: darch: Tax Boy: bugcrusher: "Apparently, other cast members from the show are not sharing in the billions.
Co-stars Jason Alexander, Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Good thing she already has $billions from The Louis Dreyfus financial group, then.

Seriously. The woman comes from OLD money. Not "rich" money, but old world WEALTH.

/still hot as fark

Well her dad was a famous author.

Funny guy, huh? I knew a funny guy in Korea. Got his brains blown out over the Pacific.
2013-04-07 03:40:39 PM  
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NeoCortex42: Hoban Washburne: NeoCortex42: A huge chunk of the plots don't even work in a world where cell phones exist.

I've heard this criticism pretty much every time Seinfeld is brought up, and I fail to see the point.  Cell phones would be handy in Game of Thrones too, but hey they don't exist.  I think that anyone who is a Curb Your Enthusiasm fan will tell you that Larry David is perfectly capable of creating comedy in a world with cell phones.  They just simply WERE NOT COMMON during most of Seinfeld's run.  I got my first cell phone, the generic Nokia brick that everyone had, in 2001.  It wasn't strange at all to see people on tv without cell phones in 1998.

I don't mean it as a criticism. I just think it would be interesting to see it from the perspective of younger viewers who never knew a time when the couldn't easily contact anybody they knew at any time.

Sure, plenty of other sitcoms didn't have cell phones, but Seinfeld stands out for so many of their plots relying on the characters not being able to readily contact each other. A show like Cheers (which I'm currently working on rewatching through Netflix) doesn't have this problem. Aside from a few instances, almost none of the plots hinge at all on communication problems.

I remember watching a Dirty Harry movie with some of my younger relatives. There is one point in the movie were Dirty Harry is trying to warn his partner that the bad guys are after him, so he runs to the nearest pay phone and tries to call the guys apartment, but he isn't there so he can't warn him. Well his partner ends up getting killed.

The point is that one of my younger relatives, after that scene, commented that it was phony and said why didn't he call him on his cell. Then went on to say that he hates these older movies because they are phony because they never call anybody on their cell phones when they are in danger.  All of the people in the room that were older than 21 just quietly turned and looked at him.

How hard is it for younger people to realize certain things didn't exists and to keep a frame of reference when you are watching movies from different eras or that are set in different eras.
2013-04-07 07:12:03 PM  
1 vote:

NeoCortex42: The Bubble Boy episode would have been different if Jerry had been able to call George after he lost track of him on the road and got lost.

He could have also googled "Moops"
2013-04-07 05:48:16 PM  
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Oh, NOW I get it.  It's actual Gold...
2013-04-07 03:47:28 PM  
1 vote:

ongbok: How hard is it for younger people to realize certain things didn't exists and to keep a frame of reference when you are watching movies from different eras or that are set in different eras.

There was an episode of Beavis and Butthead (one of the few I watched) where Beavis asks Butthead, "Hey, what did people do before tv?" There was an uncomfortable silence, and then Butthead replied, "Shut up! There was always tv, there just used to be fewer channels."
2013-04-07 03:10:19 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-07 02:48:57 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: /hottest girl, Paula Marshall in the one where she outed them

Teri Hatcher ftw. They're real, and they're spectacular.
2013-04-07 02:32:24 PM  
1 vote:

T-Servo: To be fair, BBT claims to be nerdy, which by definition is the opposite of edgy.

Aren't they all hipster douchebags, isn't that edgy? Only saw like 20 minutes of it.
2013-04-07 01:20:20 PM  
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Peter von Nostrand: As huge fan of Seinfeld I can honestly say the majority of the series hasn't held up well. Although the first season is close to 25 years old

Stop making me feel old!

/Shakes tiny fist.
2013-04-07 12:21:17 PM  
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