History Headscratchers / Seinfeld

26th Jun '17 8:33:35 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also, non-Jewish troper asking: isn't Hanukkah a relatively minor celebration in the Jewish holiday calendar? IIRC it's kind of been inflated a bit because of its close proximity to Christmas and gentiles assuming it has the same significance. So in that sense it might almost be a RealityIsUnrealistic thing; most of the characters don't make a big deal of it because Jewish people as a whole don't make a big deal of it (or at least not as big a deal as non-Jewish people assume they do).

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** Also, non-Jewish troper asking: isn't Hanukkah actually a relatively minor celebration in the Jewish holiday calendar? IIRC it's kind of been inflated a bit because of its close proximity to Christmas and gentiles assuming it has the same significance. So in that sense it might almost be a RealityIsUnrealistic thing; most of the characters don't make a big deal of it because Jewish people as a whole don't make a big deal of it (or at least not as big a deal as non-Jewish people assume they do).
26th Jun '17 8:30:56 AM DoctorNemesis
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** He might have just gotten caught up in the moment.


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** Also, non-Jewish troper asking: isn't Hanukkah a relatively minor celebration in the Jewish holiday calendar? IIRC it's kind of been inflated a bit because of its close proximity to Christmas and gentiles assuming it has the same significance. So in that sense it might almost be a RealityIsUnrealistic thing; most of the characters don't make a big deal of it because Jewish people as a whole don't make a big deal of it (or at least not as big a deal as non-Jewish people assume they do).
23rd Mar '17 6:41:19 AM speedyboris
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* In "The Old Man", Sid Fields's son berates Kramer and Newman for trying to sell his dad's records, claiming they're extremely valuable. Two things: 1) Sid flat out gave Jerry permission for Kramer and Newman to take the records, dismissing them as "garbage". And 2) What business is it of Sid's son what happens to his records? Sid's an adult, he can make his own decisions.
16th Mar '17 9:27:32 AM speedyboris
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* In "The Old Man", Sid Fields's son berates Kramer and Newman for trying to sell his dad's records, claiming they're extremely valuable. Two things: 1) Sid flat out gave Jerry permission for Kramer and Newman to take the records, dismissing them as "garbage". And 2) What business is it of Sid's son what happens to his records? Sid's an adult, he can make his own decisions.
20th Feb '17 3:24:13 PM Stanislav_J
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* What is the Soup Nazi's ethnic background? In the original episode, he is offended when someone speaks Spanish in his line, yet in the finale, we learn that after Elaine ruined his business, he returned to...Argentina. (??) His name ("Yev Kassem"), revealed in the finale, sounds more Middle Eastern (Lebanese? Palestinian?) to me. Then again, if he is literally a Soup ''Nazi,'' taking refuge in Argentina makes perfect sense!

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* What is the Soup Nazi's ethnic background? In the original episode, he is offended when someone speaks Spanish in his line, yet in the finale, finale we learn that after Elaine ruined his business, business he returned to...Argentina. (??) His name ("Yev Kassem"), revealed in the finale, sounds more Middle Eastern (Lebanese? Palestinian?) to me. Then again, if he is literally a Soup ''Nazi,'' taking refuge in Argentina makes perfect sense!
20th Feb '17 3:23:09 PM Stanislav_J
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* What is the Soup Nazi's ethnic background? In the original episode, he is offended when someone speaks Spanish in his line, yet in the finale, we learn that after Elaine ruined his business, he returned to...Argentina. (??) His name ("Yev Kassem"), revealed in the finale, sounds more Middle Eastern (Lebanese? Palestinian?) to me. Then again, if he is literally a Soup ''Nazi,'' taking refuge in Argentina makes perfect sense!
20th Feb '17 2:32:15 PM Stanislav_J
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** I've been in many "noisy neighbor" situations in my life, and I've learned that most people are either (a) genuinely not bothered by stray noises, (b) annoyed by it, but not willing to confront the source for fear of reprisal, or (c) bothered by it, but never complain because they actually believe that they have a "right" to make whatever noise they want because they pay rent, too. (Please note: no, they don't. There's no constitutional "right" to annoy your neighbors. It's called "Disturbing the Peace.")
16th Nov '16 11:22:41 AM Chubzhac
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* In "The Red Dot", George has sex with a cleaning woman on his desk and when he doesn't pursue a relationship with her and gives her a defective sweater, she reports him to their boss and has him fired. But if having sex in the workplace was a fireable offense then shouldn't she have gotten fired too?
14th Sep '16 8:18:43 PM NewVirginiaCreeper
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*** Perhaps the prosecution thought him too unhinged and unpleasant to be an effective witness.
8th Sep '16 10:54:17 AM speedyboris
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** Pretty much. It begs another question, though: Why was Newman never brought to the stand? Surely he could've dished some dirt about Jerry and the gang.
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