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PEE Poll: I know it's sacrelige, but I don't think Seinfeld's funny
Seinfeld's so overrated   -6 (19.4%)
Seinfeld's so great   -19 (61.3%)
Powerless third party   -6 (19.4%)
Total Voters: 31

asianlightning

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« Reply #40 on: 05-28-2003 15:36 »

Seinfeld.....I'm torn.
Strat

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« Reply #41 on: 05-28-2003 15:49 »

Would it not be possible to think it is both great and overrated?   I mean, I a big fan, but that doesn't mean I don't think people might tip their hats to it a little much.
mikey

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« Reply #42 on: 05-29-2003 04:06 »

it was very good television.
Stuart

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« Reply #43 on: 06-05-2003 13:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Strat:
Would it not be possible to think it is both great and overrated?   I mean, I a big fan, but that doesn't mean I don't think people might tip their hats to it a little much.

Vote 'powerless third party'!

So I still don't understand why Seinfeld's so popular - were Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld very famous before it started? I thought Jerry Seinfeld presented Saturday Night Live (although I might be wrong).
FishyJoe

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« Reply #44 on: 06-05-2003 23:12 »

Larry David--no. He was just a writer/producer type guy. It wasn't until his new HBO show when he suddenly thought he would be great as a star.

Jerry Seinfeld--kinda. He was popular as far as stand-up comedians go, I guess. But it's not like people were saying "oh my god, Jerry Seinfeld's in a new show! We have to see this!"
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #45 on: 06-06-2003 16:51 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2003 16:51 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
But what about Kramer? He doesn't do anything, and he lives in an apartment just as fancy as Jerry's. And the situations that they always got into were nowhere near realistic.

Kramer was based on real-life person Kenny Kramer who stills lives out of a similar apartment and lives a similar lifestlye to our Cosmo Kramer.

Many of the situations were based on the real-life experiences of Larry David.

Go figure.

If you're after over-rated sitcoms look no further than the afore-mentioned Fawlty Towers.  Yeah, it's funny but it's certainly not the greatest.

 
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Originally posted by Stuart:
So I still don't understand why Seinfeld's so popular - were Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld very famous before it started? I thought Jerry Seinfeld presented Saturday Night Live (although I might be wrong).

It's popular because it's incredibly funny. And why would it matter if they they were famous before it started? People might watch something if there's someone famous in it, but if it's crap overall they soon work it out and leave it well alone.  Numerous star-vehicle sitcoms have gone this route.

Larry David was also a stand-up comedian's stand-up comedian, meaning audiences didn't laugh but other comics loved him.

FishyJoe

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« Reply #46 on: 06-06-2003 18:32 »

Well of course. Comedians love it when other comedians aren't funny.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #47 on: 06-07-2003 07:14 »

Yeah, they're saying "Look at that loser, I can't lose if I follow him!"

Larry David is magnificent and Curb Your Enthusiasm is fantastic.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #48 on: 06-07-2003 20:13 »

Is it? I have to admit, all clips I've seen have looked sucky. But it seems to be popular amongst the Seinfeld crowd...I'd give it a shot, but I don't have HBO.

Do you have any recommended episodes? Maybe I could try other means of watching it, sometime.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #49 on: 06-07-2003 21:09 »

I liked the first episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I got bored during the second, and couldn't be bothered watching the third.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #50 on: 06-08-2003 04:42 »

If you're a Seinfeld fan, I would definitely recommend the season two premiere, "The Car Salesman".

To get a good idea what it's all about, with Larry just getting into trouble as usual, try season one episode six, "The Wire". There's also a treat for Seinfeld fans there too.
Hedgecore

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« Reply #51 on: 06-09-2003 16:24 »

seinfeld is a great show iw ant the dvd bad
AClosetFan

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« Reply #52 on: 06-14-2003 17:27 »

Seinfeld? not funny? BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!
Satan

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« Reply #53 on: 06-14-2003 17:42 »

Seinfeld=Funny
Stuart

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« Reply #54 on: 06-16-2003 05:53 »

 
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Originally posted by AClosetFan:
Seinfeld? not funny? BURN THE HERETIC!!!!!

Aw, that's your solution to everything.


boingo2000

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« Reply #55 on: 06-16-2003 21:20 »

I've seen four episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.  I though the thried one (Larry goes to a porn party hosted by Bob Odenkirk) was great, much better then the other three.  So, of course, I haven't watched it since.  (I just keep forgetting it's on.)

As for Seingeld, I don't not like it, but I hardly ever watch the reruns or anything.  It had a lot of good episodes, but a lot of not-so-much as well.
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