July 19, 2010
GEORGE STEINBRENNER had just one cameo on "Seinfeld" but "appeared" in a bunch of episodes. Tonight through Friday, TBS will pay tribute to the Yankees owner - who died last week at age 80 - by airing 10 "Seinfeld" episodes that "include" Steinbrenner. In all but the one appearance, actor Lee Bear portrayed Steinbrenner, although Bear's face was never shown. Larry David, the show's co-creator, provided Steinbrenner's voice. The Steinbrenner plots revolve around "Seinfeld" character George Costanza (actor Jason Alexander)
January 31, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - Ian Abercrombie, 77, the British character actor who played Elaine's demanding boss, Mr. Pitt, on "Seinfeld," died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his friend Cathy Lind Hayes. He suffered complications of kidney failure. As the eccentric Justin Pitt, Abercrombie appeared in seven episodes opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Elaine Benes in the high-rated sit-com. "I was a pain in the neck. I was a hypochondriac. I was many things, and I just made her life so miserable," Abercrombie said in a 1998 CNN interview.
December 29, 2015
THE Daily News Pet of the Week is Seinfeld, a 7-year-old brown, white and brindle pit bull terrier mix at the Pennsylvania SPCA. Seinfeld has a lot of energy and loves to play. He would do best in a home with children older than 10 and no cats. For information about Seinfeld, call the PSPCA at 215-426-6300; stop by the shelter on Erie Avenue near B Street, North Philadelphia; or visit pspca.org.
June 26, 2015 |
'Seinfeld'! All of 'Seinfeld'! Exult, all ye masters of your domains! As of Wednesday, all 180 episodes of the hallowed 1989-98 series Seinfeld will stream full-length on Hulu Plus. Hulu calls it, hilariously, the "Summer of George. " Arachnoid hero diversifies! Spider-Man is getting a new look, at least in the comics. Spidey has long been the alter ego of one Peter Parker , a white guy. But now meet Miles Morales , of Puerto Rican and African American descent.
February 23, 2000 |
A Wisconsin appeals court yesterday reversed a $25 million jury award to a Miller Brewing Co. executive who was fired after a coworker complained that he had harassed her by discussing a racy episode of Seinfeld. Jerold Mackenzie was fired in 1993 for "poor managerial judgment" five days after recounting a scene in which Seinfeld's title character tried to remember a girlfriend's name that rhymed with a part of the female anatomy. Mackenzie then sued, alleging that being fired for merely discussing the episode was unfair and that Miller executives had been looking for an excuse to fire him from his $95,000-a-year management job. The 1997 jury award of $25 million came after Mackenzie, now 56, argued that the company had downgraded his position 10 years earlier without notifying him and that by the time he was fired he was too old to find comparable employment elsewhere.
May 12, 1998 |
Seinfeld has given us more than curmudgeonly characters, complex plots, and the indelible memory of Mr. Costanza in a "manssiere. " It has given us a language - a rich stew of neologisms, catch-phrases and of-the-moment slang. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) Want to master the domain of Sein language? Read on. Atomic wedgie. Humiliation that the young George Costanza endured in high school. Bosco. George's ATM code, which he refused to reveal - not even to save a dying man. (Superman aficionado Jerry's code is Jor-El.
May 27, 1997 |
The people at Entertainment Weekly have been watching lots of Seinfeld episodes and keeping score. In what's billed as "The Ultimate Seinfeld Viewers Guide," the magazine has amassed a ton of trivia about the show. For instance, Jerry and company have gathered at Monk's Cafe 229 times, Kramer has made 252 of those bizarre entrances into Jerry's apartment, and the Seinfeld refrigerator has been opened 103 times. There have been 28 scenes in either a doctor's office or a hospital, and 95 in a car, but only eight on subways and one on a bus. There have been 11 references to Hitler or Nazis, and 10 to the Kennedy family.
May 7, 2000 |
Come back, Elaine! We miss you. And we miss hearing you bad-mouthing all your friends every week on Seinfeld. OK, you've been off minding your kids for two years, but isn't all that diaper duty and meal-planning blunting your carbon-steel tongue? Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose tongue seems as soft as a marshmallow on this hot and sunny Los Angeles day, couldn't care less. "It's fabulous to be a full-time mom," she says. She has two sons, Henry, 7, and Charles, 2, with TV producer husband Brad Hall.
September 2, 1996 |
The first three words of Joel Wingard's new college textbook ask, "What is literature?" His answer, which takes 1,756 pages, might seem a little unusual. Under drama, for instance, you'll find Sophocles, Shakespeare - and Seinfeld. The lyrics of a Tom Petty song, "Mary Jane's Last Dance," are praised for their narrative value. Short stories cited are by such authors as Anne Tyler and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The essay section features the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham City Jail.
May 11, 1998 |
When everybody is done with Seinfeld, CBS hopes Everybody Loves Raymond. First, however, people have to meet Raymond, as in Ray Romano, the star of the critically praised CBS sitcom based on his family-focused stand-up comedy act. Introductions are taking place, gradually. Romano's show, CBS's top-rated sitcom in the latest Nielsen ratings report, is now ending its second season. It has been thriving this year on Mondays, where it ranks 35th in the Nielsen ratings and often beats the competition.