Fifty Shades of George

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‘It Lurches, Where it Should Glide’: Watching The ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion in Context

Los Angeles Times Television Critic Robert Lloyd notes: 

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)

If you felt like there was something missing from the “‘Seinfeld’ reunion” as it played on Sunday’s Super Bowl, it’s because there was. Some five minutes were cut from the complete version, a now-available episode of Jerry Seinfeld‘s Web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” for which the Super Bowl spot served as an ad…

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…Doubtless the spot raised the profile of Jerry’s little Internet show. But though clearly made to be seen in the context of the game, during whose halftime it takes place, as shortened for Sunday’s broadcast it lacked the existential essence, the rhythms, the music of what made “Seinfeld” “Seinfeld.” It was as if you took an old familiar Beatles song and removed three out of every four measures. It lurches, where it should glide.

 Lloyd recommends the unabridged original, which you can find here.

strangelove-tinyAlso, From yesterday’s punditfromanotherplanet post, Seinfeld in the news [VIDEO] Jerry Seinfeld On Diversity In Comedy

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[VIDEO] Small Ball: ‘Shrinkage’ of Presidency Will Be on Display in State of the Union Adress

“In baseball you play what’s called small ball — stealing bases, bunting — when you can’t do anything else,” Will said. “This is the miniaturization of the president’s agenda…”

George Costanza Will previewed Tuesday’s State of the Union address on Sunday, arguing that the president will focus on initiatives like universal pre-K and increasing the minimum wage because his major policy initiatives have been hamstrung.

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 “I was in the pool! I WAS IN THE POOL!”

— George Costanza

“In baseball you play what’s called small ball — stealing bases, bunting — when you can’t do anything else,” Will said. “This is the miniaturization of the president’s agenda.

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