June 23, 2010

Jerry Seinfeld attempts to do a comic riff about Lady Gaga giving Mets fans the finger.

Seinfeld was asked about this because the singer was moved to his private box at the stadium the other day:
"This woman's a jerk. I hate her," Seinfeld said. "I can't believe they put her in my box that I paid for! You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we're living in now?"

"It's pathetic," he added....

"She's a jerk," he continued. "What is she giving the finger [for]? What's the finger anyway? Speaking of interesting and new, how old is the finger? How did it even get to be the finger?"
This finger incident happened a while back. All he has is "How old is the finger? How did it even get to be the finger?"? That's pathetic. If she'd just given the finger, I would have thought it was interesting to see how Seinfeld gets started working on one of his little what's the deal with that routines. But he's had time.

And, by the way, I remember the subject — "How old is the finger? How did it even get to be the finger?" — being discussed at great length back when the movie "Titanic" came out. It was an important moment in character development when Kate Winslet (as "Rose") gave some guy the finger. Was that an anachronism in a movie set in 1912? But I'm not going to do your research for you, Jerry. You're going on the radio. You've had some time to put some jokes together. Do some research!

42 comments:

Trooper York said...

Jerry Seinfeld: What's the story with Lady Gaga and the finger in the box?
Steve Sommers: I don't know I just wish it were my finger in the box and the whole migilla. Me here you there overnight on the FAN.
(Steve Sommers and Jerry Sienfeld on WFAN)

Trooper York said...

I happened to listen to the whole conversation which is not unusal as I listent to the FAN about six hours a day.

Trooper York said...

I bet you didn't know that Steve Sommers comments here under his internet name of ricpic?

Trooper York said...

Oh and Ritmo is really Mike Francesa.

Trooper York said...

If you listen to NY sports radio that is really freakin funny. Just sayn'

Original Mike said...

I got nothin to say on this topic, but I didn't want Trooper to be lonely.

Trooper York said...

Thanks Original Mike. But I can amuse myself.

Most of the time I am the only one who gets my jokes anyway.

Trooper York said...

AlphaLiberal is really Chris Russo.

Trooper York said...

And danielle is really Susyn Waldman

Trooper York said...

hdhouse is Pete Franklin.

Paddy O said...

"What's the finger anyway? Speaking of interesting and new, how old is the finger? How did it even get to be the finger?"

That's gold, Jerry! Gold!

E.M. Davis said...

And yet Mitch Hedberg is dead.

There is no justice in the comedic universe!

Dead Julius said...

It was a radio interview; not a tickets-sold, lights-on stand up routine, right?

Perhaps he was silly with the finger thing... not totally funny... so what? You didn't buy a ticket, did you? You can have back all the money that you paid.

Trooper York is creepy with all his strange commenting in this thread. I think he might be a psychokiller planning to eat someone...

AST said...

I think we need a better term for "giving the finger" or "flipping someone the bird."

How about "befurf"? Lady Gaga befurfed Mets fans.

Before I knew who Lady Gaga was, I watched an interview with her on the Fuse channel. She's 25 years old, and bisexual and shallower than dew in the Sahara.

Trooper York said...

"Dead Julius said...
Trooper York is creepy with all his strange commenting in this thread. I think he might be a psychokiller planning to eat someone."

Thanks Julie. I just bought some fava beans as a matter of fact but I prefer sangiovese. Just Sayn'

Trooper York said...

Dead Julius is Scott Ferrell.

Trooper York said...

I seem to remembe when Elaine used the finger to be the master of her domain. Just sayn'

rhhardin said...

Lou Ruffino did Steve Sommers on Imus on WABC just this morning. 7:13am to be exact.

Imus: "That's funny, if you know who Steve Sommers is."

traditionalguy said...

Jerry is sneaky to say that he doesn't believe that all publicity is good publicity as he grabs some of Gaga's publicity for himself.

traditionalguy said...

AST...Lady Gaga is the new woman. She is bi-sexual and shallow. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Trooper York said...

Steve Sommers is the overnight host of the sports station WFAN in New York. Orignially from San Fransico he is very popular but an acquired taste. He is a gentle and funny guy and a lot of insominacs like Jerry and me listen to him "Late night and under the covers."

A unique and easily recognizable voice.

Oh and Cedarford would hate his guts. Just sayn.

Trooper York said...

Jerry Seinfeld is a big fan of Sommers and calls in all the time.

He should let this be a lesson to him. You should always fill your box or someone you don't like will show up there.

That's why there are so many divorces in Hollywood. Just sayn'

rdkraus said...

Bad news for Seinfeld, he's not as funny as Sommers, who can be GREAT.

He and Francesca are really the only two hosts worth listening to, otherwise, go over to ESPN.

ricpic said...

I don't even know who Steve Sommers is. (Think they'll believe me? Not a chance.)

ricpic said...

Was that a double entendre on the word box? They can't call me unhip!

John Salmon said...

Never understood why people think Seinfeld-the man or the show-is funny.

Old Dad said...

When the Messiah takes over the internets we won't be able to post stuff about fingers in the boxes of slutty pop stars.

Speaking of old WFAN radio personalities, don't you think that Don Imus kind of looks like Betty White in drag but not as funny?

Trooper York said...

"victoria said...
Jerry Seinfeld, pot... kettle. Who died and made him the tastemaker."

Johnny Carson.

Trooper York said...

"Old Dad said...
Speaking of old WFAN radio personalities, don't you think that Don Imus kind of looks like Betty White in drag but not as funny?"

Come to think of it I have never seen them in the same place at the same time.

Sort of like the professor and Alison Arngrim. Just sayn'

Lyle said...

The finger symbolizes the penis Jerry.

rhhardin said...

Lou Ruffino (Imus's engineer at WFAN and now WABC) can do all the voices at WFAN in flawless sports-talk riffs.

A talent that in a few years will go to waste.

ricpic said...

By dissing both teams Gaga could render herself a baseball exile in New York. Reminds me of the way I exiled myself from the world of side street touch football. My buddy Bob Marotta was about 6' 2'' of solid muscle and he loved to throw humongous 2 and 1/2 sewer passes. I was the shrimpy end who was designated to catch the things. It was terrifying because Marotta threw a heavy ball which was hard enough to catch up to and nearly impossible to hold on to if you did catch up to it. My solution was to fake the effort and laugh off my failure to catch his bombs. Result? Benched by Bob and every other quarterback in the neighborhood. Like Gaga I let down the team (in her case both teams). My punishment fit the crime. Let hers be the same.

P.S. Bob went on to marry an Irish girl, thereby exiling himself from marinara sauce for life.

rhhardin said...

It's hot and humid enough to set off the Für Elise basement floor flood warning, from the condensation, for a stanza or so now and then.

I'm sucking cool air off the basement floor through an elaborate fan and duct arrangement, blowing it in the end on my computer desk chair.

The outdoor replacement air in the basement tends to condense on the floor.

This sets off the musical battery moisture detector.

rdkraus said...

Who is this Gaga Lady of whom you speak?

Is she a cartoon character?

A B movie actress?

A prostitute?

An underwear sales rep?

An excapee from a lunatic asylum? Wait a minute. Who has seen her and Cocaign in the same place? Hmmm.

AJ Lynch said...

If Seinfeld had Altzeimers, would he do old, stale bits and forget they were old, stale bits?

Fred4Pres said...

Haven't you figured out that the talent is all Larry David's.

Seinfeld got a free ride.

Trooper York said...

I thought that was Al Gore?

Trooper York said...

Oh wait. That was Laurie David.

Nevermind.

A.W. said...

i will say that sienfeld is actually a little funnier when he does learn the story. he had a great bit about how yo-yo's used to be weapons, imagining it in modern warfare, etc. it was much funnier than a tired "what is a yo-yo" routine.

still ga-ga is just an attention whore. i could care less what she did and seinfeld is only feeding her fame monster.

J Lee said...

It may not have been a good riff, but the funnier thing for an episode of 'Seinfeld' would be Jerry and George watching the Mets game on TV and seeing Lady Gaga in Jerry's box when Jerry already had given the tickets to someone else ("What's Lady Gaga doing in my box?"), and now he thinks people are re-selling his luxury box seats. Or everyone thinking Jerry can now get them Lady Gaga concert tickets at Madison Square Garden, or that Jerry's going out with Lady Gaga because she was in his Citi Field luxury box (which I suppose could end up with having Kramer somehow end up as one of Lady Gaga's dancers during her Garden performance. Or finding out that George's dad's a big Lady Gaga fan and now wants to sit in Jerry's box at the Mets game).

SMGalbraith said...

Speaking of anachronisms, the author (Eugene Sledge) of one of the books that the HBO series "Pacific" was based on says that the soldiers almost never used the "f" word during that time. Just too crude.

And when the marines were leaving Sidney, Australia after R-and-R, the reason they were throwing blown up condoms at the women waving goodbye was to mock them. It was, "Yeah, you're crying now that we're leaving but you can use these for the next group of marines you'll shack up with!"

reader_iam said...

Seinfeld got punched by both the recent and the younger. Absolutely that's an "alas" if you're both older and so yesterday.

FTR, here I'm offering an observation, not snark.