Friday favorites: Seinfeldia
True confession: We watch Seinfeld re-runs almost every night. For years we’ve been doing this. And every time we laugh–even when we know exactly what’s going to happen.
Serenity now! Yada yada yada. Master of my domain. Costanza–can’t stand ya. Kenny Rogers Roasters. They’re real, and they’re spectacular. Vandelay Industries. Marine biologist. Man hands. The puffy shirt.
Kind of embarrassing, but it’s the truth.
Recently I discovered this book, Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything, by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong. While you’ve been doing your summer reading, taking in great literature and the latest in contemporary fiction, I’ve been reading all about the juicy details behind the production of this show. How they cast the characters; how Jason Alexander was angry enough to quit after the episode, “The Pen,” which featured only Jerry and Elaine; how they fired the writers regularly in order to keep the staff fresh, and so much more.
It’s a light read, yes, but sometimes books are escapism for me. And these days, anything that takes me away from political news is good.
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