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#1 fenderjazz

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:21 PM

I kid you not.  A comedy writer, Billy Domineau (he's worked for The Onion and has written TV Scripts) recently wrote a 9/11 Seinfeld episode.  It's really great and worth the short read that it is.  Try to hear it in the characters' voices.  Probably the funniest and most wrong thing I've read in a long time:

 

https://drive.google...k5CX0NMbkU/view


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#2 fast eddie

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:08 AM

Sounded a lot like a typical Seinfeld episode, other than the tragic subject matter, don't know if there'll ever be a "right time to wring comedy out of that...still too soon, eh???
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 03:31 AM

Yes, definitely still too soon, but that's the insensitivity of the Seinfeld characters to begin with.  They're all reprehensible, that's the show.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:02 AM

He kind of captures the spirit of the show, but it reads as though he's borrowed from other episodes.

 

Elaine pressured to date a Tower survivor - on the show she's compelled to stay with an older lover after his stroke, and then there was the Junior Mint guy.

 

George pretending to be something he's not - he did that at least once a season. 

 

Jerry's germophobia was addressed in a few episodes.

 

As fan fiction it's not bad. It needed J. Peterman.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:02 AM

He kind of captures the spirit of the show, but it reads as though he's borrowed from other episodes.

 

Elaine pressured to date a Tower survivor - on the show she's compelled to stay with an older lover after his stroke, and then there was the Junior Mint guy.

 

George pretending to be something he's not - he did that at least once a season. 

 

Jerry's germophobia was addressed in a few episodes.

 

As fan fiction it's not bad. It needed J. Peterman.


Ob-la-di, ob-la-da

Ob-la-do, a deer, a female deer...


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 06:00 AM

Pretty clever. Many of the show's famous tropes are represented. If you hold your ear to the ground you can almost hear bin Laden laughing up from hell... "Oh Georrge! You'rrre incorrrrigible!!"


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 02:21 PM

It does hit on all of those things.  It certainly would have made a better series ender than the travesty they closed out with.  There's a Modern Day Seinfeld twitter that has been incative for a while but go back and read some of the gems:  https://twitter.com/...ldtoday?lang=en

 

Also a Reddit dedicated to Seinfeld fanfic in all periods of time.  Hello,.. Baldrick..:  https://www.reddit.c...WritesSeinfeld/



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 08:14 PM

Larry David took a stab at this in Curb Your Enthusiasm. I just looked back at the date of this episode and it was only 2 1/2 years after. 

 

 


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 08:40 PM

It does hit on all of those things.  It certainly would have made a better series ender than the travesty they closed out with.  There's a Modern Day Seinfeld twitter that has been incative for a while but go back and read some of the gems:  https://twitter.com/...ldtoday?lang=en

 

Also a Reddit dedicated to Seinfeld fanfic in all periods of time.  Hello,.. Baldrick..:  https://www.reddit.c...WritesSeinfeld/

The finale was great.  Too bad you bought into the ridiculous notion that it sucked.



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Posted 16 August 2016 - 12:48 AM

The finale was great. Too bad you bought into the ridiculous notion that it sucked.


I just disliked the idea that they discovered, thanks to French laws, what shitheads they were. They should always be oblivious to that.

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Posted 25 January 2020 - 10:34 AM

Never watched Seinfeld.



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Posted 25 January 2020 - 12:55 PM

Never watched Seinfeld.


When it was first on (basically the 90’s) I don’t think it was shown here in the UK. It might have been on Sky (when a lot less people had it) but I don’t think it was on terrestrial TV. 



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Posted 25 January 2020 - 04:24 PM

The author lost me with Kramer knowing Mo Atta. Can't read it after that.



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:20 AM

When it was first on (basically the 90’s) I don’t think it was shown here in the UK. It might have been on Sky (when a lot less people had it) but I don’t think it was on terrestrial TV. 

 

I always heard the humor didn't translate well across the pond.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:44 AM

I always heard the humor didn't translate well across the pond.


I’ve seen a few episodes and found it mostly amusing but never hilarious. In 1992 I watched an episode in Montreal with my Canadian cousin and his family. They were in hysterics but I could only raise a smile. With this sort of comedy it’s not always immediately funny, you have to invest in watching a lot of episodes to understand the characters so you can then see the humour in the situation. 



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 03:20 AM

I always heard the humor didn't translate well across the pond.


I don’t even think it transferred well across the country. It really takes a New Yorker to get all of the cultural references well. Low flow shower heads, Giuliani and fat free yogurt, the ins and outs of taxi and subway etiquette. Their ambivalence to everyone and everything going on around them was a New York version of boomer/genx attitude that probably just came off as mean. They weren’t mean. They just didn’t give a fuck.




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