History YMMV / Seinfeld

23rd Nov '16 6:48:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Does Kramer have AspergersSyndrome? Even though he is unemployed and generally bumbles his way through life, he does display signs of intelligence throughout the series, particularly of the GeniusDitz / IdiotSavant variety (many of his business ideas and inventions are pretty clever). Moreover, he doesn't seem to understand the norms of social behavior or even general human behavior; he has no sense of tact (as evidenced by telling a woman she looks pregnant, and another that she should get a nose job), he's physically clumsy, he has odd tics and other repetitive behaviors, and he often doesn't pick up on Jerry's sarcasm. It's a wonder he has friends at all, let alone several girlfriends - but then again, he is the KavorkaMan.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Does Kramer have AspergersSyndrome? UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome? Even though he is unemployed and generally bumbles his way through life, he does display signs of intelligence throughout the series, particularly of the GeniusDitz / IdiotSavant variety (many of his business ideas and inventions are pretty clever). Moreover, he doesn't seem to understand the norms of social behavior or even general human behavior; he has no sense of tact (as evidenced by telling a woman she looks pregnant, and another that she should get a nose job), he's physically clumsy, he has odd tics and other repetitive behaviors, and he often doesn't pick up on Jerry's sarcasm. It's a wonder he has friends at all, let alone several girlfriends - but then again, he is the KavorkaMan.
23rd Nov '16 4:11:33 PM Anicomicgeek
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* DudeNotFunny:
** An intentional case in 'The Butter Shave' where Jerry purposely bombs on stage to make things harder for when Kenny Bania follows him:
--->'''Jerry:''' ''So, what's the deal with cancer?''
--->'''Audience member:''' ''I'' have ''cancer''!
--->'''Kramer:''' ''Ooh, tough crowd.''
** The show got in major hot water with the Puerto Rican community when "The Puerto Rican Day" featured Kramer burning the country's flag, despite it being an accident. The DVD set features interviews of everyone lamenting how the joke was blown out of proportion, and cast such a pall over the show right as it was ending.
** A number of viewers (including Larry David's own mother) had this response when Susan Ross was killed off, feeling they took that joke too far. Years later, after September Eleventh, Jerry asked that the episode be taken out of syndication (it has since returned to airing cycles); not because of the black humor in killing Susan, but because with the anthrax scare going on at the time, dying from licking envelopes had suddenly become a lot less funny (ironically, it was included in the first place because they figured it was the only funny way to kill someone).
** Jerry's stand-up about suicide might have produced more groans of disgust than laughs.
** An in-story example: Jerry, George, and Kramer start jumping for joy when "The murderer struck again!", thereby automatically clearing Kramer's name. They immediately stop when they see a grieving couple walking by.


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* InternetBackdraft:
** An intentional case in 'The Butter Shave' where Jerry purposely bombs on stage to make things harder for when Kenny Bania follows him:
--->'''Jerry:''' ''So, what's the deal with cancer?''
--->'''Audience member:''' ''I'' have ''cancer''!
--->'''Kramer:''' ''Ooh, tough crowd.''
** The show got in major hot water with the Puerto Rican community when "The Puerto Rican Day" featured Kramer burning the country's flag, despite it being an accident. The DVD set features interviews of everyone lamenting how the joke was blown out of proportion, and cast such a pall over the show right as it was ending.
** A number of viewers (including Larry David's own mother) had this response when Susan Ross was killed off, feeling they took that joke too far. Years later, after September Eleventh, Jerry asked that the episode be taken out of syndication (it has since returned to airing cycles); not because of the black humor in killing Susan, but because with the anthrax scare going on at the time, dying from licking envelopes had suddenly become a lot less funny (ironically, it was included in the first place because they figured it was the only funny way to kill someone).
** Jerry's stand-up about suicide might have produced more groans of disgust than laughs.
** An in-story example: Jerry, George, and Kramer start jumping for joy when "The murderer struck again!", thereby automatically clearing Kramer's name. They immediately stop when they see a grieving couple walking by.
17th Nov '16 3:58:44 PM fruitstripegum
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In "The Chinese Woman," Jerry strongly implies that he has impregnated at least one woman in the past. The instance is used almost as a throwaway line and never mentioned again.
** Jerry mentions a sister in "The Chinese Restaurant". Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In "The Chinese Woman," Jerry strongly implies that he has impregnated at least one woman in the past. The instance is used almost as a throwaway line and never mentioned again.
** Jerry mentions a sister in "The Chinese Restaurant". Such a character never appeared in any episode, nor was mentioned. It's especially odd in episodes that feature Jerry's parents.
25th Oct '16 7:07:50 AM speedyboris
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** Kramer and Jerry's paranoia that their accountant friend is a cocaine user due to his frequent sniffing is ''more'' hilarious due to the 2016 election, where the same accusation with levied against a sniffing Donald Trump during the debates.

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** Kramer and Jerry's paranoia that their accountant friend is a cocaine user due to his frequent sniffing is ''more'' hilarious due to the 2016 election, where the same accusation with was levied against a sniffing Donald Trump during the debates.
25th Oct '16 7:07:32 AM speedyboris
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** Kramer and Jerry's paranoia that their accountant friend is a cocaine user due to his frequent sniffing is ''more'' hilarious due to the 2016 election, where the same accusation with levied against a sniffing Donald Trump during the debates.
15th Oct '16 8:27:20 PM speedyboris
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** It's rumored that, at one point, Kramer was so popular that the directors had to insist that the studio audience not applaud for him, as it would go on for so long that it'd mess up the timing of the show.

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** It's rumored that, at At one point, Kramer was so popular that the directors had to insist that the studio audience not applaud for him, as it would go on for so long that it'd mess up the timing of the show.
15th Oct '16 8:07:59 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83885095/ This bit about answering machines]] sounds a lot like FaceBook.

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** [[http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83885095/ This bit about answering machines]] sounds a lot like FaceBook.Website/{{Facebook}}.
15th Oct '16 6:29:03 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Susan Ross's death is an outstanding practice of this trope. It began as a challenge for the writers to kill of a character that was neither melodramatic or made the other characters seem cruel, and their only conclusion reads like something out of the Website/DarwinAwards: getting poisoned from licking too many cheep stamps.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: CrossesTheLineTwice
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Susan Ross's death is an outstanding practice of this trope. It began as a challenge for the writers to kill of a character that was neither melodramatic or made the other characters seem cruel, and their only conclusion reads like something out of the Website/DarwinAwards: getting poisoned from licking too many cheep stamps.stamps.
** The ''Film/{{JFK}}'' parody.


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** It's rumored that, at one point, Kramer was so popular that the directors had to insist that the studio audience not applaud for him, as it would go on for so long that it'd mess up the timing of the show.
15th Oct '16 6:18:58 PM NWolfman
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** One episode had Kramer (Michael Richards) get overtanned in a tanning bed and going to meet his black girlfriend's father, who brands him a racist. In 2006, Michael Richards would be branded a racist for offensive behavior towards blacks.

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** One episode had Kramer (Michael Richards) get overtanned spending too much time in a tanning bed and going to meet bed, then showing up at his black girlfriend's apartment and seriously pissing off her father, who brands him thinks he's wearing blackface. This was a racist. In 2006, decade before Michael Richards would be branded Richards' infamous meltdown during a standup routine which ended with him screaming racist for offensive behavior towards blacks. obscenities at several black audience members.
15th Oct '16 6:13:13 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The reason why Susan Ross dies the way she does. The writers were trying to think of a humorous way to die that wouldn't break the show's down-to-earth style or make the cast look downright evil. The only way they could think of was "she dies from licking too many stamps", since that could pretty much ''only'' happen because Susan was an idiot, so it goes from messed up to humorous in a Website/DarwinAwards sense.
* DesignatedVillain: Newman really isn't any more evil than any of the main cast. In fact, in some ways he's a more moral character.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: The reason why Susan Ross dies Ross's death is an outstanding practice of this trope. It began as a challenge for the way she does. The writers were trying to think kill of a humorous way to die character that wouldn't break was neither melodramatic or made the show's down-to-earth style or make the cast look downright evil. The other characters seem cruel, and their only way they could think conclusion reads like something out of was "she dies the Website/DarwinAwards: getting poisoned from licking too many stamps", since that could pretty much ''only'' happen because Susan was an idiot, so it goes from messed up to humorous in a Website/DarwinAwards sense.
cheep stamps.
* DesignatedVillain: Newman really isn't any more evil than any of the main cast. In fact, in some ways If anything, he's a more the most moral character.one.
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