I was a convert to his show. First time I saw it, I couldn't understand what the big hoo-ha was about. Today, I've got seven seasons on DVD and plan on getting the remaining two. Like other fans, I just loved the scripts and the characters (that one long post on Seinfeld lies with those other one long posts that never made it to the "Publish" click; and I'm just not into those linking-to-Seinfeld-scripts and going I-know-what-that-feels or OMG-I-lurve-it). I also admire the man for pulling the plug on the serial.
Superb article (and reading it on the Times Reader is so much better than on a browser.) Parts I liked was about how no one - self, obviously, included - really knew what Seinfelf was up to. The general impression was that he was in an exile of his own design.
Nor can Mr. Seinfeld understand why the industry seems to believe he has spent his post-sitcom career in a cushy exile of his own design, when he continues to appear at clubs and theaters as much as possible. “That’s what I do,” he said. “That’s all I can do. That’s what a comedian is. Our thing is not disappearing into other characters. It’s being this character that you are.”
Friends who have known Mr. Seinfeld for years say that he has always been sharply attuned to the fitness of his stand-up act, and eager to perform it no matter what else was occupying him in his personal or professional life.
“When he wasn’t out there for a period of time, he would start to get antsy and feel like he was losing his edge,” said Larry David, the co-creator of “Seinfeld” and star of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” “The phrase he would use was ‘out of shape.’ I never looked at it like that.”
That Mr. Seinfeld has, since 1999, been married to the former Jessica Sklar, the founder of the charitable organization Baby Buggy, and has a 6-year-old daughter, Sascha, and two sons, Julian, 4, and Shepherd, 2, does not seem to have diminished his fervor for hitting the road.
(I'm also a big fan of Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm". Seen it?). Given his perceived anonymity to the world at large, its not surprising that this is being seen as his comeback movie. I'm not sure it is, but how can you not get that reaction? Maker of hugely famous TV series goes back to stand-ups for years and is now doing a movie. Its Seinfeld and he's worked on the movie for 3-4 years. It's not about nothing. Its about bees. Can't wait to see it.
Meanwhile, read the article. Thats what weekends are for. Sinking into nice reading stuff that makes you come out saying hey, that was good.
So, found anything that you liked?