Category: Seinfeld

  • Days Like These
    Days Like These

    Days Like These was an ITV remake of That 70’s Show, which was created by Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Mark Brazill Caryn Mandabach, and Linda Wallem, and adapted for British screens by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain. It was another in a longish line of remakes following on from the success of The Upper Hand,…

  • The Fifth Seinfeld
    The Fifth Seinfeld

    This isn’t quite the fun of the fifth housemate in The Young Ones, or the mystery of the dog bowl in Bottom, but after Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer, the character who appears most in Seinfeld is Ruthie Cohen. She appears in 101 of 180 episodes, and has a speaking role in three (The Gum,…

  • It’s Clips Jerry, Clips
    It’s Clips Jerry, Clips

    Way back in 1981, Jerry Seinfeld was gracing British TV screens, and sharing a sofa with Des O’Connor. He was even named in the listings, like here in the Daily Mirror, on October 19th. Then there’s this interesting little nugget, from the Derby Daily Telegraph, on the 7th July 1987. Here’s a bit of those…

  • George And Plenty
    George And Plenty

    Here’s a brief appearance from a pre-Seinfeld Jason Alexander in an advert for Good And Plenty. Not sure why, but he reminds me of William Shatner here for some reason. Good And Plenty is a brand of candy in the US, what we here in the UK call Liquorice Comfits. Looks like he’s having a…

  • The Seinfeld Set
    The Seinfeld Set

    I’ve embarked on a little hobby project of making a scale model of the Seinfeld set. Luckily there are hours and hours of screen references, and plenty of behind the scenes photos. So, for instance, I’ve learned that the fridge is an Amana Automatic 25, and that it doesn’t techincally fit into the kitchen. This…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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