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  • yegon 13 May 2012 10:36:02 5,218 posts
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    Saw him last night in Manc, very good! Looks worryingly like a healthier Tony Blair these days.

    Couple of seats down from me was Roy Walker, he advised me to go see Ken Dodd bizarrely. Temptation to say "It's good...but it's not right" was immense.
  • Lukus 13 May 2012 11:01:10 19,050 posts
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    I'd no idea he was 58! He looks good (for his age, haha).)

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  • yegon 13 May 2012 11:09:34 5,218 posts
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    Heheh, getting married at 46 must be good for you. The warmup guy wasn't bad either.

    I'm no prude, I'll laugh at anything, am offended by virtually nothing and swear like a trooper at work (unfortunately), but you have to applaud Seinfeld's ability to do a great set without resorting to swearing or rude jokes. A rare skill.
  • Deleted user 13 May 2012 11:27:00
    @yegon You lucky person ! I hadn't occurred to me you could still see Seinfeld doing stand-up for some reason. Watched every episode of Seinfeld, usually once a year. Is his material now similar to the stuff he used to do in the stand-up sections of the show ?
  • yegon 13 May 2012 11:38:45 5,218 posts
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    I don't think he tours that often but one of my old uni mates, who originally introduced me to Seinfeld, told me about it. Instantly booked two tickets, quite possibly a once in a life time opportunity!

    Material is similar to his Seinfeld stuff but with a modern twist - he mentions smartphones, eBay etc. One joke that he definitely recycled from the show was about the way a man dresses, till his dying day, the same as "his last good year" i.e. when he was single and free. Otherwise, it all seemed new to me.
  • maniac_mouse 13 May 2012 22:37:25 59 posts
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    I remember when this first aired on sky in the early 90s. I just couldn't get into it, it was too American' in its comedy (much like friends) and it really just wasn't funny. Watched a few recently and there just as bad now as then.
    Weirdly, I love curb, which is quite similar.
  • yegon 13 May 2012 22:48:57 5,218 posts
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    It's an acquired taste. My uni housemate had loads of em on video and was constantly watching em. Initially I just couldn't get past the twangtwatwangtwangtwang every 5 minutes, but I started paying attention to George and started to grudgingly like it. This turned into loving it. Watched all 9 seasons now twice, only season 8 and select season 9 episodes suck ass.

    Rate Curb much higher, but that's a lot to do with coming to Seinfeld late, so it'd dated a little, whereas Curb was at the forefront of new and ultra offensive comedy (at the time) and I watched it as it was broadcast.

    Edited by yegon at 23:09:07 13-05-2012
  • monkehhh 13 May 2012 22:56:54 3,294 posts
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    If you could watch Seinfeld in order, and get past the dated-ness of the earlier stuff, you'd probably love it. But then you're probably not gonna shell out for 9 seasons of something you might hate! I've watched them all through twice and it's brilliant :)

    No soup for you.
  • M83J01P97 1 Oct 2012 00:17:22 6,595 posts
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    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Really nice episode of Seinfeld's ace web series with Michael Richards, in which he comes clean about his 'outburst'. Fairly touching if its as genuine as it seems to be, Richards has defiantly withdrawn himself from the world since it happened so there probably is an ounce of truth to it.
  • Tom_Servo 3 Feb 2014 12:34:09 17,538 posts
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    Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with... George Costanza
  • Mola_Ram 4 Feb 2014 01:33:25 7,222 posts
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    Wow... George looks amazingly like The Penguin now.

    Also, Newman! I was expecting him to be thinner, on account of Wayne Knight going on a diet. Maybe he had a fat suit on or something.
  • M83J01P97 6 Jul 2014 21:32:49 6,595 posts
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    So this weekend has been the 25th Anniversary of Seinfeld... Jesus I feel old.

    But on the bright side, Seinfeld is just as funny today and has never been bettered.

  • TheBlackDog 6 Jul 2014 22:05:54 384 posts
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    I've watched the 180 or so episodes multiple times and I don't remember the episode in that gif. Having a shit memory is great sometimes, but I'd stil re-watch them all every couple of years even if I could remember them all in detail.
  • lexxx 6 Jul 2014 22:11:34 166 posts
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    That's the one with the black and white cookie and the cinnamon babka. I think its called The Party.

    Fans of Seinfeld and fans of podcasts might like these recently done recaps of early episodes http://postshowrecaps.com/category/seinfeld/ - they intend to do more I think
  • Jono62 6 Jul 2014 23:35:18 14,054 posts
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    http://media20.giphy.com/media/PlyIt4cqmZz56/giphy.gif?w=320
  • TheBlackDog 7 Jul 2014 11:13:57 384 posts
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    @lexxx Aahh. Cinnamon babka rings a bell. I probably remember the episode but not all of the stories in the episode. I introduced my daughter to Seinfeld recently and we watched them all over about 9 months so it's weird not to remember the guy holding the cookie. Still, there are so many stories in each episode. Genius
  • M83J01P97 7 Jul 2014 11:20:43 6,595 posts
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  • caligari 7 Jul 2014 11:33:07 17,022 posts
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    I thought I'd better post this here, for the two of you who have yet to see it:

    http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/george-costanza-the-over-cheer

    Hah - just scrolled up and realised it was there all along. Soz!

    Edited by caligari at 11:35:13 07-07-2014
  • M83J01P97 7 Jul 2014 11:39:57 6,595 posts
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    I think I'd die happy if they decided to get together again and do a proper reunion episode/series (other than the Curb season that is, which was great... but not the same thing).
  • TheBlackDog 7 Jul 2014 15:14:18 384 posts
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    Gaah. A reunion wouldn't work for me I don't think. Part of the enjoyment of watching Seinfeld is that nothing really changes, not just the apartment but the characters. Sounds a bit naff writing it but it's like seeing friends, kind of enjoyable watching them just because of them being who they are, no matter how good the script, story, in jokes, etc. And superficial thing is, they look so different now, especially Jerry, that it'd be too weird.

    Kind of why I still like the Simpsons even though it has gone downhill - just seeing Homer being Homer is enough.
  • kalel 7 Jul 2014 15:18:21 86,955 posts
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    The Curb thing was the perfect reunion. It gave you everything you could want from a reunion without any of the crushing disappointment you'd get from a real one.

    That tiny snippet they did recently for the Super Bowl should be all anyone needs to convince them a proper reunion is a bad idea.
  • CosmicFuzz 7 Jul 2014 15:23:38 23,850 posts
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    Yup, totally agree. Curb season was the perfect loophole to get them back, but I don't want them to do another season. I didn't want another Curb if I'm honest, it was such a great ending for that too.

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  • kalel 7 Jul 2014 15:25:37 86,955 posts
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    Yeah, it should have been the last series of Curb as well, agreed. I think they know that as well which is why they kind of limped out of series 9 of curb.
  • CosmicFuzz 7 Jul 2014 15:28:44 23,850 posts
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    I've still not seen the stuff after the Seinfeld season, I really should get around to it.

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  • nickthegun 7 Jul 2014 15:32:08 59,429 posts
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    Has Michael Richards 'recovered' enough to even do a reunion? Thats the kind of thing that kills careers.

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    He totally called it

  • kalel 7 Jul 2014 15:33:53 86,955 posts
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    Again, he was in the Curb thing. There was even a (slightly terrible) joke about that whole incident.
  • kalel 7 Jul 2014 15:34:24 86,955 posts
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    CosmicFuzz wrote:
    I've still not seen the stuff after the Seinfeld season, I really should get around to it.
    There was one fantastic episode (Palestinian Chicken) but the rest wasn't so good.
  • CosmicFuzz 7 Jul 2014 15:34:50 23,850 posts
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    Haha, that's right, I'd forgotten that. I liked the fact they just went, 'fuck it' and brought it out in the open.

    edit: The Michael Richards thing.

    Sorry to hear the season after Seinfeld isn't great.

    Edited by CosmicFuzz at 15:35:38 07-07-2014

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  • M83J01P97 7 Jul 2014 15:36:17 6,595 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Has Michael Richards 'recovered' enough to even do a reunion? Thats the kind of thing that kills careers.
    He did an episode of Comedians in Car's getting Coffee where he gave a very brutal and honest explanation of 'the incident' and seemed genuinely disappointed in himself more than anything else for letting it happen.

    As many people have pointed out over the years since, he never struck them as being a racist person, it was just a case of being annoyed by a heckler and saying a horribly wrong thing at a horribly wrong time.

    Edited by M83J01P97 at 15:37:09 07-07-2014
  • kalel 7 Jul 2014 15:38:26 86,955 posts
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    I think even at the time anyone with a brain could see what he was trying and failing miserably to do.
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