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They hired film company Visualez, who naturally decided the groom should play a transvestite and the video needed sound effects. A lot of sound effects. Read More
You don’t want to make Jerry Seinfeld angry, as Peter Lauria, business editor at Buzzfeed, found out during a snowy Monday night conversation with the comedy guru. Held in conjunction with CBS’s This Morning, BuzzFeed Brews, a live-streamed event, revealed what some of us Jerry-heads have known for awhile: We won’t like him when he’s angry.
“This really pisses me off,” Mr. Seinfeld said, after snarling at Mr. Lauria for questioning his use of mainly “white males” in his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. “Take a look over here, Peter,” he bristled. “What do you see? A lot of whiteys.”
Last night, in between Bob Dylan asking hypothetical questions about America and Axe body spray saving the world, one disgusting scent at a time, we saw the fruits of Jerry Seinfeld’s labor outside of Tom’s restaurant from a couple weeks ago. It was a Super Bowl commercial after all! Even though he promised us on Friday that the secret project with Jason Alexander was not going to be a commercial during the game, Seinfeld turned out to be a liar.
Praise the stars! It turns out that Jerry Seinfeld’s “secret project” with Larry David may, in fact, be related to his recent appearance at Tom’s Restaurant with Jason Alexander after all! And no, it won’t be a SuperBowl commercial (our first thought), or the next episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (our second). Based on his interview with Boomer & Carton on Thursday, the Seinfeld reunion (unrelated to the Broadway production he’ll be doing with Mr. David,) will be its own “short-ish” form project that will probably remain a one-off series.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
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In a popular Seinfeld episode from November, 1994, Elaine’s uncanny oldies knowledge wins her boss Mr. Pitt a spot holding the rope underneath a Woody Woodpecker balloon at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
But tragedy strikes when, at Tim Whatley’s party, Jerry accidentally pushes a small statue of the Empire State Building out the Read More
In case you missed it, the Seinfeld Food Truck–part of the Jerry Seinfeld Nostalgic Brand Experience™–was in New York today as part of its regional tour across the country. Parked outside of the PIX11 Studio (and baring the local station’s logo on the truck) in Midtown from 12-2 p.m.
The mobile food station served real Seinfeld-inspired food, like muffin tops (Episode: The Muffin Tops), junior mints (Episode: The Junior Mint), black and white cookies (Episode: The Dinner Party), Twix (Episode: The Dealership), Snapple (Episode: The Visa), and bottled water (not from any episode.) Of course, the pièce de résistance was mulligatawny soup Soup (Episode: The Soup Nazi), served by Larry Thomas, the actor who played the iconic chef on the show.
Here is one excited fan’s video experience of the event:
It must be something about having our cable indiscriminately taken away from us: we’re all back to watching re-runs of Larry David’s seminal show and getting misty-eyed.
First there was this week’s caption contest from The New Yorker, which ripped off Elaine’s idea from a 1998 episode. It involves a pig going up to a complaint box, and yes, Kramer’s answer is definitely the winner: “My wife is a slut.”
Because of Seinfeld‘s ultra-lucrative syndication, it’s safely assumed that creator Larry David resides in the highest income bracket. And once that’s established, there’s nothing stopping him from admitting that, yes, he is benefiting greatly from the tax cuts that his liberal political affiliation requires him to despise.
Just how greatly, you ask? Conveniently, the Curb Read More
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