History Trivia / Seinfeld

29th Dec '16 10:50:12 AM nombretomado
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** In addition, Bob Balaban's recurring role of Russell Dalrymple, the fictitious president of NBC who works with Jerry and George on a television pilot and later becomes Elaine's love interest, was modeled on then NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield, who had allowed David and Seinfeld to produce the ''Seinfeld'' pilot. Balaban later went on to play Littlefield outright in the 1996 film ''The Late Shift'', a dramatization of the struggles that occurred at NBC when Littlefield selected Jay Leno to replace Johnny Carson on ''TheTonightShow'', instead of DavidLetterman.

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** In addition, Bob Balaban's recurring role of Russell Dalrymple, the fictitious president of NBC who works with Jerry and George on a television pilot and later becomes Elaine's love interest, was modeled on then NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield, who had allowed David and Seinfeld to produce the ''Seinfeld'' pilot. Balaban later went on to play Littlefield outright in the 1996 film ''The Late Shift'', a dramatization of the struggles that occurred at NBC when Littlefield selected Jay Leno to replace Johnny Carson on ''TheTonightShow'', ''Series/TheTonightShow'', instead of DavidLetterman.Creator/DavidLetterman.
7th Dec '16 10:24:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Julia Louie-Dreyfus had just gotten pregnant when "The Subway" was filmed. All of her disgruntlement you see is a combination of hormonal distress and a herculean effort not to throw up.

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** Julia Louie-Dreyfus Creator/JuliaLouieDreyfus had just gotten pregnant when "The Subway" was filmed. All of her disgruntlement you see is a combination of hormonal distress and a herculean effort not to throw up.up.
* HideYourPregancy: Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus was pregnant while shooting part of this series. Her pregnancy was disguised with her carrying props to hide her changing body.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: Jason Alexander rather impressively sings badly on purpose for George's answering machine message, despite being an accomplished Broadway singer.

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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Jason Alexander Creator/JasonAlexander rather impressively sings badly on purpose for George's answering machine message, despite being an accomplished Broadway singer.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Larry Miller was originally cast as George, but it was decided that, just to make George a little bit more pathetic, he needed to be short. Miller eventually appeared as a [[DiabolicalMastermind doorman]] that could give [[Series/{{Scrubs}} The Janitor]] a run for his money.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Larry Miller WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/LarryMiller
was originally cast as George, but it was decided that, just to make George a little bit more pathetic, he needed to be short. Miller eventually appeared as a [[DiabolicalMastermind doorman]] that could give [[Series/{{Scrubs}} The Janitor]] a run for his money.money.
** Creator/SteveBuscemi, Creator/DannyDeVito and Creator/NathanLane were considered for George.



* WriteWhatYouKnow: Larry David based the George character off of himself, and many of the plotlines allegedly were based on real life experiences he had, and how he reacted to them.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Larry David Creator/LarryDavid based the George character off of himself, and many of the plotlines allegedly were based on real life experiences he had, and how he reacted to them.
21st Oct '16 11:43:55 AM NWolfman
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Creator/JasonAlexander is, by all accounts, the exact opposite of George in real life. As an amusing demonstration of this, during the show's early days Alexander often complained to Larry David and the other writers that the character and his associated plots were too unrealistic because [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil he couldn't fathom how a real person could behave like that]], at which point David told him those stories were based on events from his own life.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Creator/JasonAlexander is, by all accounts, the exact opposite of George in real life. As an amusing demonstration of this, during the show's early days Alexander often complained to Larry David and the other writers that the character and his associated plots were too unrealistic because [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil he couldn't fathom how a real person could behave like that]], at which point David told him those stories were based on events from his own life. Alexander claims that the first time he showed ''Seinfeld'' to his son Gabriel (now an actor himself), he turned to his father and remarked "Wow, Dad, you're a real asshole!"
21st Oct '16 11:38:34 AM NWolfman
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** The famous Soup Nazi was based on a real soup kitchen owner in New York. He did not take it well, and banned the entire cast and crew of the show from ever coming to his kitchen.

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** The famous Soup Nazi was based on a real soup kitchen owner in New York. He did not take it well, and [[IResembleThatRemark banned the entire cast and crew of the show from ever coming to his kitchen.kitchen]].
15th Oct '16 6:25:37 PM NWolfman
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Jason Alexander rather impressively sings badly on purpose for George's answering machine message, despite being an accomplished Broadway singer.
15th Oct '16 5:50:59 PM NWolfman
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Writers Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin have admitted to changing Jerry Stiller's lines during production of "The Fatigues" to get Frank Costanza to speak with noticeable pauses.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: EnforcedMethodActing
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Writers Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin have admitted to changing Jerry Stiller's lines during production of "The Fatigues" to get Frank Costanza to speak with noticeable pauses.pauses.
** Julia Louie-Dreyfus had just gotten pregnant when "The Subway" was filmed. All of her disgruntlement you see is a combination of hormonal distress and a herculean effort not to throw up.
29th Apr '16 2:51:07 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Too many examples to list. For example, George and Jerry combined dated about 120 different women; all, but a small handful have shown up in other well known films and shows.
26th Apr '16 4:58:00 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: J. Peterman's actor can unmistakably be heard as the voiceover in current Coors Light commercials.
3rd Apr '16 10:45:47 AM nombretomado
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* DuelingShows: ''EverybodyLovesRaymond''

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* DuelingShows: ''EverybodyLovesRaymond''''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''
19th Mar '16 4:23:16 AM Hossmeister
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