History Headscratchers / Seinfeld

20th Jun '16 8:23:09 PM Luppercus
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** I think most women want to be with an experienced man on bed who knows by heart what he's doing, having a man-child reading notes may not be offensive but certainly will shock a lot of women.
3rd Jun '16 10:33:23 PM Brandon
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* In "The Fusilli Jerry", why was George's girlfriend so offended by the fact George had notes on his hand for performing a sexual move? I mean, she said after sex she really enjoyed it. What's the big deal?
5th May '16 6:23:29 PM Bdem
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* Why was Marla so disgusted by the titular concept of "The Contest?" Wouldn't a thirty-something virgin have an inimical response to masturbation, if anything? Or was she so pro-masturbation that she was disgusted by the lack thereof? Either way, it barely seems like enough to leave in a huff over.

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* Why was Marla so disgusted by the titular concept of "The Contest?" Wouldn't a thirty-something virgin have an inimical response to masturbation, if anything? and welcome abstinence from it? Or was she so pro-masturbation that she was disgusted by the lack thereof? Either way, it barely seems like enough to leave in a huff over.
4th May '16 1:57:38 PM Bdem
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* Why was Marla so disgusted by the titular concept of "The Contest?" Wouldn't a thirty-something virgin have an inimical response to masturbation, if anything? Or was she so pro-masturbation that she was disgusted by the lack thereof? Either way, it barely seems like enough to leave in a huff over.

**Furthermore, it's brought up in "The Finale" as means to shock the small town jury. Again, wouldn't they be appeased by this knowledge? Even if just the mere THOUGHT of a character discussing masturbation at all was enough to upset them, it still seems like a small offense. Perhaps this was RuleOfFunny alone, but it's always bugged me.
15th Apr '16 9:11:18 AM Prossor_Kobras
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** She doesn't understand why they won't step outside the maximum area that they deliver food to. This is positively infuriating to her, and she refuses to give up before she succeeds in making them deliver.



**** [[InferredHolocaust That would mean everyone else in the courtroom is dead.]] [[FridgeHorror What killed all of these different people, all over and outside of New York City, all at once?]]



** Because her father's just an innocent, confused old man. It's not his fault that he destroyed George's car some how. In her opinion, anyhow.



* Is anyone else besides me just sick and tired of the way ''Seinfeld'' on TV keeps getting cropped, recropped, squished, requished, letterbox, pillarbox, etc... ''why'' do they keep doing that? Why can't they just leave the show alone?!

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* Is anyone else besides me just sick and tired of the way ''Seinfeld'' on TV keeps getting cropped, recropped, squished, requished, resquished, letterbox, pillarbox, etc... ''why'' do they keep doing that? Why can't they just leave the show alone?!alone?!
**Changing television formats, I would assume.


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** George was also spotting dimes from across the room, he wasn't certain what to think.
24th Mar '16 6:00:55 PM nombretomado
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** ^That. Even {{Dom Com}}s like ''TheCosbyShow'' would have a theme, usually illustrated through PlotParallel so you couldn't miss it, and a moral at the end accompanied by a SentimentalMusicCue. And of course ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was "about something" -- it was social commentary largely about race relations, which is about as "about something" as you can get. There's a reason this show is the TropeNamer for SeinfeldianConversation and formerly for Sein Language (now TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn) -- its distinctive style of comedy is mainly about discussions of completely inane questions like the placement of buttons on a shirt or the vagaries of social interaction like "the stop-and-chat" and "the kiss hello," which everybody can identify with but nobody had yet commented on, and not only commenting on them but talking them to death because these are characters who don't care about their jobs, don't have families and know perfectly well their current relationships will probably be over within the week. "About nothing" doesn't mean nothing happens in the episode, it means there's no ''point'' to anything that happens in any episode.

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** ^That. Even {{Dom Com}}s like ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' would have a theme, usually illustrated through PlotParallel so you couldn't miss it, and a moral at the end accompanied by a SentimentalMusicCue. And of course ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was "about something" -- it was social commentary largely about race relations, which is about as "about something" as you can get. There's a reason this show is the TropeNamer for SeinfeldianConversation and formerly for Sein Language (now TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn) -- its distinctive style of comedy is mainly about discussions of completely inane questions like the placement of buttons on a shirt or the vagaries of social interaction like "the stop-and-chat" and "the kiss hello," which everybody can identify with but nobody had yet commented on, and not only commenting on them but talking them to death because these are characters who don't care about their jobs, don't have families and know perfectly well their current relationships will probably be over within the week. "About nothing" doesn't mean nothing happens in the episode, it means there's no ''point'' to anything that happens in any episode.
23rd Mar '16 5:01:05 AM MegaMarioMan
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* How come Elaine's family was never explored? Both Jerry and George's parents were RecurringCharacters (and Jerry's Uncle Leo also appeared frequently), and we had ASpecialEpisode where Kramer faces his mother again for the first time in years (and we learn his first name is Cosmo). So how come we never saw Elaine's parents? We know that her father had collected Dixieland records, and he apparently left when she was really young (''that'' may or may not have been a lie since she was trying to hold onto her GuyOfTheWeek), but other than that...

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* How come Elaine's family was never explored? Both Jerry and George's parents were RecurringCharacters {{Recurring Character}}s (and Jerry's Uncle Leo also appeared frequently), and we had ASpecialEpisode AVerySpecialEpisode where Kramer faces his mother again for the first time in years (and we learn his first name is Cosmo). So how come we never saw Elaine's parents? We know that her father had collected Dixieland records, and he apparently left when she was really young (''that'' may or may not have been a lie since she was trying to hold onto her GuyOfTheWeek), but other than that...
23rd Mar '16 4:57:40 AM MegaMarioMan
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* It's been a long time since I've seen the episode so I might be missing something, but in the one where George gets in trouble with his boss for comparing him to another African American and having it misinterpretted as the "all black people look the same" racial remark, and resorts to getting his black exterminator to tag along and [[NWordPrivelages agree about his boss's resemblance]], why does he need to hide the fact that he's an exterminator? When the exterminator lets that slip George makes up a hasty excuse that that's just his nickname, and when his boss finds out the truth he realizes George's ploy simply because of the lie making it obvious. Why not just say "Yes, my friend works as an exterminator" the first time?

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* It's been a long time since I've seen the episode so I might be missing something, but in the one where George gets in trouble with his boss for comparing him to another African American and having it misinterpretted misinterpreted as the "all black people look the same" racial remark, and resorts to getting his black exterminator to tag along and [[NWordPrivelages [[NWordPrivileges agree about his boss's resemblance]], why does he need to hide the fact that he's an exterminator? When the exterminator lets that slip George makes up a hasty excuse that that's just his nickname, and when his boss finds out the truth he realizes George's ploy simply because of the lie making it obvious. Why not just say "Yes, my friend works as an exterminator" the first time?
18th Mar '16 11:23:44 PM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 7:13:29 AM Hossmeister
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** ^That. Even {{Dom Com}}s like ''TheCosbyShow'' would have a theme, usually illustrated through PlotParallel so you couldn't miss it, and a moral at the end accompanied by a SentimentalMusicCue. And of course ''AllInTheFamily'' was "about something" -- it was social commentary largely about race relations, which is about as "about something" as you can get. There's a reason this show is the TropeNamer for SeinfeldianConversation and formerly for Sein Language (now TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn) -- its distinctive style of comedy is mainly about discussions of completely inane questions like the placement of buttons on a shirt or the vagaries of social interaction like "the stop-and-chat" and "the kiss hello," which everybody can identify with but nobody had yet commented on, and not only commenting on them but talking them to death because these are characters who don't care about their jobs, don't have families and know perfectly well their current relationships will probably be over within the week. "About nothing" doesn't mean nothing happens in the episode, it means there's no ''point'' to anything that happens in any episode.

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** ^That. Even {{Dom Com}}s like ''TheCosbyShow'' would have a theme, usually illustrated through PlotParallel so you couldn't miss it, and a moral at the end accompanied by a SentimentalMusicCue. And of course ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was "about something" -- it was social commentary largely about race relations, which is about as "about something" as you can get. There's a reason this show is the TropeNamer for SeinfeldianConversation and formerly for Sein Language (now TheCatchPhraseCatchesOn) -- its distinctive style of comedy is mainly about discussions of completely inane questions like the placement of buttons on a shirt or the vagaries of social interaction like "the stop-and-chat" and "the kiss hello," which everybody can identify with but nobody had yet commented on, and not only commenting on them but talking them to death because these are characters who don't care about their jobs, don't have families and know perfectly well their current relationships will probably be over within the week. "About nothing" doesn't mean nothing happens in the episode, it means there's no ''point'' to anything that happens in any episode.
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