September 2, 2009

The "Seinfeld" reunion.

It's the story line of this season's "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
“Doing it with Larry and on his show just seemed like the only possible way it would be fun….We would never do the type of thing that these shows usually do. That wouldn’t be our style. But something like this — that was sillier and a little more offbeat — felt like it might be right for us.”

9 comments:

Pogo said...

One of these days I will have to watch an episode of Seinfeld.

Nevertheless, I know all the characters. How strange.

Sofa King said...

Well, when you do get around to it, you're in for a real treat. It's hilarious, in a way that is obvious but also utterly believable.

EDH said...

Besides being absurdly funny, there was never a show so crammed full of life's smallest lessons as Seinfeld.

Bissage said...

I’m looking forward to the “making of” documentary that tells us the story of Larry David trying to reunite the Seinfeld cast to be on his show so he can try to reunite them.

Marcia said...

Pogo -- When you do watch it, I recommend you start from Season 1 and watch it in order.

It's episodic, but it's also self-referential, so some of the jokes are better if you have the foundation.

It's also interesting to watch it evolve from a really ordinary sitcom into something much more innovative. (And frankly, also interesting to watch it partially cave in on itself the last couple seasons.)

Randy said...

Reunion shows are rarely worth watching. IMO, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" hasn't been worth watching for years.

al said...

Pogo - don't be too shocked if you watch Seinfeld and wonder why so many people find it entertaining. It wasn't that good.

Joan said...

Every single character in Seinfeld was despicable. There was not one sympathetic character that I can recall over the course of the entire run of the series.

Seinfeld made being cynical and obnoxious fashionable, and portrayed anyone who even thought of acting in considerate way as an idiot -- why would you want to do that? Back when it first aired, all the obnoxious things the characters did were funny because they made you gasp -- no one in real life acted that way, so the behaviors had shock value. By the end of its run, what was on screen was starting to be reflected in the culture, and now it's everywhere.

I make it a point to be considerate, especially to people I spend a lot of time with. It's the height of stupidity to mock the people you live and work with -- why would you want to create a hostile environment where you're spending the majority of your time?

I wonder what our culture would be like if there had been no Seinfeld.

And I can't watch Larry David's show, I spend too much time wincing.

J. R. said...

@Joan:

...by the end of its run, what was on screen was starting to be reflected in the culture, and now it's everywhere.

I wonder what our culture would be like if there had been no Seinfeld.

Oh yeah, a show about nothing caused the cultural decline of America. Right. Do you have any idea how completely idiotic that sounds?