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  1. fungi rl

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    Not wearing flip-flops has damaged yo intelligence, cherry.
    Too tight of a squeeze.
     
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  2. BenderIsGreat White Belt

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    What always confused me was how George constantly got women out of his league. Most times he had no job or money and lived with his parents. He is short, bald and overweight . Someone please explain this to me.
     
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  3. RollSonnenRoll On the square. On the level.

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    This clip shows you just how good Jason Alexander is. When he can instantly transform into George, it’s just amazing
     
  4. RollSonnenRoll On the square. On the level.

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    He just gets stuck in your head

     
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  5. usmctanker242 Red Belt

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    I love things like this where you see how the actors have actually "made" the character over the years. I love the back story to this particular shoot as well ; Jason Alexander was not part of that shoot, and Larry David called him up panicking because Larry wasn't able to "play George" and he thought the whole scene was going to fall apart. So on Jason's day off he drove to the set to coach Larry David on how to play George. LMAO
     
  6. fungi rl

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    Now that is an astute observation.
    Butt, a person has gotta strive for better, improve, evolve. Don't be a George.

    Be a Kramer!!!
     
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  7. Seano Hands of bone

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    This George outro was is one of my favorite George scenes. Timestamped-

    "Yeah? Well the life support machine called...."

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  8. TheOneAboveAll3 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    This is what I mean, Larry seems more of a good nature guy while George is spiteful, pathetic and cowardly. Jason was just perfect to play george.
     
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  9. RollSonnenRoll On the square. On the level.

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    You can really appreciate how much work goes in from the clip. It’s easy to assume that since he’s not playing the damn Joker or something that a TV actor just shows up, says the line and collects a check. When he goes from one sentence to another as Jason to George you can really see how much of a performance it is
     
  10. usmctanker242 Red Belt

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    Agreed...also find it funny that Jason's character on Curb wrote a book called "Acting Without Acting" which was essentially exactly what you stated; the concept was that the person watching doesn't "see the craft" and instead can just enjoy it. I always really loved how they mingled Jason's book with the reunion episode, and it makes your observation pretty astute.


    Just adding this as reference for those who aren't aware...timestamped.
     
  11. raty tat tat Brown Belt

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    Absolutely love that scene such a great cast.
    Another favorite scene from that show
     
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    Cosmo Kramer
     
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  13. sissypunch Cat lives matter

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    Seinfeld for life. Best sitcom ever.
     
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  14. BigGucciSosa Red Belt

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    Frank Costanza >>>>>

    I'd also put Cotton Hill and Dale Gribble ahead
     
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    Remember sherdoggers, always do the opposite of what your instincts tell you !

     
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    I love George's character.....and I was ready to dispute your claim, then I took a long look back at Dale, Cotton, and Frank. Now I cant dispute your claim at all.
     
  17. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    The shame of it is that Richards absolutely deserved his two wins and Alexander still could have won in another year- Seinfeld was on 8 seasons after all.

    Hyde Pierce was a big problem for them as he and Grammer were awards-eating machines during a chunk of Seinfeld’s run. cant object to that either as Niles Crane was a pretty brilliant comedic performance in its own right.

    but Alexander never being honored when he was arguably the funniest of four hilarious performances is a travesty.
     
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  18. Mr. Shickadance Uncrowned drunk war room champ!

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    Yeah but Larry in curb is basically the same guy but a little funnier I think but it’s not more than a razors edge.

    and yes I know George is based on Larry, because he is the co-creator of Seinfeld
    [​IMG]
     
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  19. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    I always felt Larry on Curb was very much like George in a lot of ways but he always struck me as MUCH more confident. Even though Larry does the self-deprecating neurotic schtick at times, I think his version of himself on Curb is way more willing to assert himself without worry than George.
     
  20. ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Thanks for the correction. Don’t know why I messed that up. Probably was thinking eight years (90-98).
     

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