Jump to content


Photo

Seinfeld 9/11 Script


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 fenderjazz

fenderjazz

    Insert witty title here

  • Administrators
  • 5,462 posts
  • LocationNYC Area Suburbs

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


  • DarthLen and fast eddie like this

#2 fast eddie

fast eddie

    Advanced Member

  • Hat Award Winner
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,295 posts

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???
< He's flippin' off The Man, see...

#3 fenderjazz

fenderjazz

    Insert witty title here

  • Administrators
  • 5,462 posts
  • LocationNYC Area Suburbs

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.


  • chemistry1973, DarthLen and A Rebel and a Runner like this

#4 Soddy

Soddy

    Advanced Member

  • Administrators
  • 981 posts

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.


Please buy my books so I can send my girl to a decent school.

 

http://www.kathrynlively.com


#5 Soddy

Soddy

    Advanced Member

  • Administrators
  • 981 posts

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.


Please buy my books so I can send my girl to a decent school.

 

http://www.kathrynlively.com


#6 Three Eyes

Three Eyes

    Advanced Member

  • Peeps*
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,604 posts

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.


#7 fenderjazz

fenderjazz

    Insert witty title here

  • Administrators
  • 5,462 posts
  • LocationNYC Area Suburbs

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/



#8 The Macallan

The Macallan

    Advanced Member

  • Peeps*
  • PipPipPip
  • 817 posts
  • LocationLong Island

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. 

 

 


neil-presto-scarf.jpg


#9 Gandalf

Gandalf

    Advanced Member

  • Peeps*
  • PipPipPip
  • 273 posts

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.



#10 fenderjazz

fenderjazz

    Insert witty title here

  • Administrators
  • 5,462 posts
  • LocationNYC Area Suburbs

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.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users