Category: Seinfeld

  • 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…

  • Jerry On Benson
    Jerry On Benson

    Jerry Seinfeld’s first sitcom role was a short-live recurring one on Benson. He was soon fired. I have no idea if this is referenced in Bee Movie, with Jerry voicing Barry B. Benson. Benson was a spin-off from Soap, and both shows were created by Susan Harris, who also created The Golden Girls. Benson aired…

  • An Advert For Seinfeld’s Fridge
    An Advert For Seinfeld’s Fridge

    If you want to see an original advert for the fridge that Jerry has in his apartment in Seinfeld, you’ve come to the right place. It’s an Amana Side By Side Ice And Water fridge, and was first sold in 1979.

  • Everything’s Relative (Twice)
    Everything’s Relative (Twice)

    Mitchell Hurwitz created a sitcom about a man who is trying to rid himself of a troublesome family. It starred Jeffrey Tambor. It was not Arrested Development. A few years before he created that show, he created Everything’s Relative, for NBC. It was cancelled after just four episodes, leaving two more unaired. It’s not to…

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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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