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History YMMV / Seinfeld

22nd May '16 4:16:22 AM Keys2theARC
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** "The Cigar Store Indian": After Jerry accidentally offends Elaine's Native American friend, Winona, he goes to great lengths to police his language, even avoiding using the word "reservation" (as in, a restaurant reservation). In recent years, Jerry Seinfeld has been very open about his criticism of political correctness, arguing it has stifled comedy.

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** "The Cigar Store Indian": After Jerry accidentally offends Elaine's Native American friend, Winona, he goes to great lengths to police his language, even avoiding using the word "reservation" (as in, when talking about making a restaurant reservation).reservation. In recent years, Jerry Seinfeld has been very open about his criticism of political correctness, arguing it has stifled comedy.
22nd May '16 4:15:18 AM Keys2theARC
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** "The Cigar Store Indian": After Jerry accidentally offends Elaine's Native American friend, Winona, he goes to great lengths to police his language, even avoiding using the word "reservation" (as in, a restaurant reservation). In recent years, Jerry Seinfeld has been very open about his criticism of political correctness, arguing it has stifled comedy.
11th May '16 11:48:58 AM erforce
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** As far as the show itself goes, Creator/CourteneyCox appears as Jerry's girlfriend (and fake wife) in "The Wife", [[Series/LoisAndClark Teri]] [[Series/DesperateHousewives Hatcher]] is Jerry's amply-endowed girlfriend in "The Implant", [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles Thomas Dekker]] is a child actor working with Kramer in "The Stand-In", Creator/JonFavreau is a birthday party clown in "The Fire", and Creator/SarahSilverman is Kramer's Jimmy-legged girlfriend in "The Money".

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** As far as the show itself goes, Creator/CourteneyCox appears as Jerry's girlfriend (and fake wife) in "The Wife", [[Series/LoisAndClark Teri]] [[Series/DesperateHousewives Hatcher]] is Jerry's amply-endowed girlfriend in "The Implant", [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles [[Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles Thomas Dekker]] is a child actor working with Kramer in "The Stand-In", Creator/JonFavreau is a birthday party clown in "The Fire", and Creator/SarahSilverman is Kramer's Jimmy-legged girlfriend in "The Money".
30th Apr '16 6:15:29 AM AdamC
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* AssPull: Kramer and Newman not reporting seeing Jerry's stolen car in Ohio to the police, claiming they don't want to get in trouble for misuing a mail truck. The police wouldn't bother checking if the truck or occupants if they reported seeing a friend's stolen car while on a routine mail run.

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* AssPull: Kramer and Newman not reporting seeing Jerry's stolen car in Ohio to the police, claiming they don't want to get in trouble for misuing a mail truck. The police wouldn't bother checking if the truck or occupants if they reported seeing a friend's stolen car while on a routine mail run. Justified in that they're idiots.
15th Mar '16 8:05:24 AM case
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** Also in "The Butter Shave," Jerry is miffed that Bania's simple humour is becoming more popular, and that George says he's the voice of a new generation and that's it's nice that you don't have to think about the jokes too hard. The whole thing seems oddly similar to the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS10E3CartoonWarsPartOne Cartoon Wars]]" which complains about ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' for the same reasons but also has characters argue in favour for it the same way George does.
8th Mar '16 12:56:10 PM speedyboris
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** George's unexplained hatred over Ted Danson is even more hilarious now considering that in ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', Larry David (whom George was largely based on) his "friends", but often gets in fights with, Ted Danson.

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** George's unexplained hatred over Ted Danson is even more hilarious now considering that in ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'', Larry David (whom George was largely based on) his is "friends", but often gets in fights with, Ted Danson.
7th Feb '16 1:52:44 PM AdamC
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*** Jerry in particular is adamant that Superman ''must'' have a great sense of humor (possibly a case of childish projection, being he's a comedian and Superman's his hero). After ''Film/ManOfSteel'' came out, the real Jerry Seinfeld criticized it for taking out the human elements of the character and making him too action-focused and humorless.
29th Jan '16 7:03:34 AM case
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** To a lesser extent, The Betrayal. Fans either like the backwards narrative, or hate it (which is silly, considering that there is a version of the episode with a non-reverse narrative).

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** To a lesser extent, the original version The Betrayal. Fans either like the backwards narrative, or hate it (which it. There is silly, considering that there is a another version of that puts the episode with a non-reverse narrative). events in order, however.
3rd Jan '16 5:11:51 AM maxwellsilver
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment / HarsherInHindsight,
** In the episode "The Fire," George Costanza overreacts to burning food in the kitchen during a birthday party, and then flees by shoving over, among others, an old lady in a walker and a birthday clown to flee out of the door, earning him the wrath of several birthday attendees. It becomes significantly more uncomfortable to watch after similar behavior was witnessed on-board the Costa Concordia when it capsized and sank.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment / HarsherInHindsight,
** In the episode "The Fire," George Costanza overreacts to burning food in the kitchen during a birthday party, and then flees by shoving over, among others, an old lady in a walker and a birthday clown to flee out of the door, earning him the wrath of several birthday attendees. It becomes significantly more uncomfortable to watch after similar behavior was witnessed on-board the Costa Concordia when it capsized and sank.
FunnyAneurysmMoment:



** The BannedEpisode "The Puerto Rican Day". Here he accidentally sets fire to the Puerto Rican flag and comments that riots are common in Puerto Rican neighborhoods. This one is worse thanks to Michael Richards' racist outbursts at The Laugh Factory.
** In "The Face Painter," Kramer tried to apologize to a chimp for throwing a banana peel at him, only for the chimp to spit water on his face. Shortly after the Laugh Factory incident, Michael Richards tried to apologize on ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman Late Show with David Letterman]]'' for his racist outbursts, only for the audience to laugh at him. The Letterman example was fascinating to watch, since it was that rare moment where truly nobody seemed sure what was going to happen.

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** The BannedEpisode "The Puerto Rican Day". Here he accidentally sets fire to the Puerto Rican flag and comments that riots are common in Puerto Rican neighborhoods. This one is worse thanks to Michael Richards' racist outbursts at The Laugh Factory.
** In "The Face Painter," Kramer tried to apologize to a chimp for throwing a banana peel at him, only for the chimp to spit water on his face. Shortly after the Laugh Factory incident, Michael Richards tried to apologize on ''[[Creator/DavidLetterman Late ''Late Show with David Letterman]]'' Creator/DavidLetterman'' for his racist outbursts, only for the audience to laugh at him. The Letterman example was fascinating to watch, since it was that rare moment where truly nobody seemed sure what was going to happen.



** In "The Blood," Kellie Waymire plays a friend of Elaine's who is seriously ill and wants Elaine to take in her son if she dies. Waymire had already been diagnosed with heart trouble, and died five years later.



** At the end of "The Millenium," Mrs. Hamilton is seriously ill and can't call for help because [[LoveMakesYouCrazy she hid Jerry's number under her poison control button]]. Her actress Louan Gideon died of breast cancer.



** Jerry revealing himself as a comedian to George's girlfriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext in the middle of a depressed facade]] in "The Visa" is PlayedForLaughs because of how implausible it sounded at the time for a depressed person to have such a job. Nowadays, especially after Robin Williams's suicide, it is common knowledge that a fairly large amount of comedians do in fact struggle with depression and turn to comedy as a sort of coping mechanism.

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** Jerry revealing himself as a comedian to George's girlfriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext in the middle of a depressed facade]] facade in "The Visa" is PlayedForLaughs because of how implausible it sounded at the time for a depressed person to have such a job. Nowadays, especially after Robin Williams's Creator/RobinWilliams's suicide, it is common knowledge that a fairly large amount of comedians do in fact struggle with depression and turn to comedy as a sort of coping mechanism.



* HarsherInHindsight:
** The BannedEpisode "The Puerto Rican Day". Here he accidentally sets fire to the Puerto Rican flag and comments that riots are common in Puerto Rican neighborhoods. This one is worse thanks to Michael Richards' racist outbursts at The Laugh Factory.
** In the episode "The Fire," George Costanza overreacts to burning food in the kitchen during a birthday party, and then flees by shoving over, among others, an old lady in a walker and a birthday clown to flee out of the door, earning him the wrath of several birthday attendees. It becomes significantly more uncomfortable to watch after similar behavior was witnessed on-board the Costa Concordia when it capsized and sank.
** In "The Blood," Kellie Waymire plays a friend of Elaine's who is seriously ill and wants Elaine to take in her son if she dies. Waymire had already been diagnosed with heart trouble, and died five years later.
** At the end of "The Millenium," Mrs. Hamilton is seriously ill and can't call for help because [[LoveMakesYouCrazy she hid Jerry's number under her poison control button]]. Her actress Louan Gideon died of breast cancer.



* {{Misblamed}}: In the finale Babu's story of how Jerry ruined his life is treated InUniverse as a MoralEventHorizon by the jury and seals the group's fate. The irony being that it's one of the few things that ''wasn't'' Jerry's fault. Babu failed at running a restaurant because he was a poor businessman and he got deported because the mailman was incompetent.

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* {{Misblamed}}: In the finale Babu's story of how Jerry ruined his life is treated InUniverse as a MoralEventHorizon by the jury and seals the group's fate. The irony being that it's one of the few things that ''wasn't'' Jerry's fault. Babu failed at running a restaurant because he was a poor businessman and he got deported because the mailman was incompetent. Plus Babu apparently never even tried to get replacement visa renewal papers.
3rd Jan '16 5:04:54 AM maxwellsilver
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* {{Misblamed}}: InUniverse, in the finale Babu's story of how Jerry ruined his life is treated as a MoralEventHorizon by the jury and seals the group's fate. The irony being that it's one of the few things that ''wasn't'' Jerry's fault. Babu failed at running a restaurant because he was a poor businessman and he got deported because the mailman was incompetent.

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* {{Misblamed}}: InUniverse, in In the finale Babu's story of how Jerry ruined his life is treated InUniverse as a MoralEventHorizon by the jury and seals the group's fate. The irony being that it's one of the few things that ''wasn't'' Jerry's fault. Babu failed at running a restaurant because he was a poor businessman and he got deported because the mailman was incompetent.
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