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Gerarddm
12-20-2012, 01:28 PM
Good story on Jerry Seinfield in today's online NYTimes, coming soon to the Sunday print edition.

He has a way of observing the mundane and in doing so, the humor sort of leaps out at you. I am paraphrasing the following, but this one did to me:

'Fathers wear what they wore their last good year'

OMG, I thought- he's right! I'm stuck in Newport in 1977, sans Topsiders. LOL.

Paul Pless
12-20-2012, 01:33 PM
When the Seinfeld show was really hot, visiting my mom one night, I turned it on and made her watch it with me. I laughed hard during the show, she laughed a bit. When it was over she turned to me and made this 'acute observation on Seinfeld', "Sure were a lot of Jews on that show."

Gerarddm
12-20-2012, 01:50 PM
Yes, actually.

ron ll
12-20-2012, 02:52 PM
*lol*

I loved the show, myself.... although I think they made one huge casting mistake: the actor who played Jerry's father was horribly miscast... that actor can do an Irish dad, but he was not in the least bit convincing, as a Jewish dad. Jerry Stiller was great as George Castanza's dad, but he could have played Seinfeld's dad far, far better.

Wasn't he the second actor to play Jerry's dad? Don't remember the details tho.

Here it is: Phillip Burns played Jerry's dad in the first season. He died.

http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2012114/425.ab.phil.021412.jpg

The actress who played Jerry's mom, Liz Sheridan, was James Dean's fiance.

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Dean-Harris-Eden.jpg/220px-Dean-Harris-Eden.jpg&sa=X&ei=mG_TUM2bF4XxigLGr4Bw&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFackuPUcdSI6Zv7OOtfma6p_woxQ

David W Pratt
12-20-2012, 05:00 PM
I liked his line about moving to Chicago
"I like New york, the crime, the dirt, but it's not cold enough"

ron ll
12-20-2012, 08:51 PM
The actress who played Jerry's mom, Liz Sheridan, was James Dean's fiance.

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/Dean-Harris-Eden.jpg/220px-Dean-Harris-Eden.jpg&sa=X&ei=mG_TUM2bF4XxigLGr4Bw&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNFackuPUcdSI6Zv7OOtfma6p_woxQ

Okay, a correction. Someone on the internet lied. Who would have thought.
Altho the statement above about Liz Sheridan and James Dean is correct, that photo is not. That is evidently Julie Harris with Dean, not Sheridan.

skuthorp
12-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Never watched an episode.