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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)
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
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.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
'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.
NEWS
February 23, 2000 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1998 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
LIVING
May 27, 1997 | By W. Speers This article contains information from the Associated Press, Reuters, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, New York Daily News, and People magazine
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.
LIVING
May 7, 2000 | By Nancy Mills, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
NEWS
September 2, 1996 | By Ralph Vigoda, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1998 | By Bill Keveney, FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1997 | By Robert Strauss, FOR THE INQUIRER
Long, long ago, back before Web TV and Friends; the Game Show Network and picture-within-picture; Sony Watchmen and Jenny McCarthy; back before the first Mary Tyler Moore reunion show, the deities of television decreed the 39-week year. Never mind that most mortals subscribed to a thing called "summer" that quaintly stretched the year by 13 weeks. There were vacations to be taken in TV-land, Riviera villas to be used, golf habits to be supported. Summer on TV, then, especially the second-half "dog days," has long been left for the reruns, the faint hopes, the completely escapist, and the absolute trash.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2015 | By Ed Condran, For The Inquirer
During a recent interview Drew Carey, the former sitcom star, was asked why he doesn't do stand-up anymore. "It's too much heavy lifting," Carey admitted. There are former stand-ups who, like Carey, graduated to TV and never looked back, and then there are such entertainers as Jerry Seinfeld, who performed over the weekend at the sold-out Borgata. Seinfeld, 61, capped his hour-plus concert noting that he felt compelled to return to stand-up after his nine-season Seinfeld run. But the explanation was superfluous.
NEWS
June 26, 2015 | Inquirer Staff
'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.
NEWS
November 8, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Seinfeld on autism spectrum Jerry Seinfeld 's sitcom character isn't the most socially adept person, but was he really autistic? The comedian tells NBC's Brian Williams that in real life he may suffer from a mild form of autism. "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the [autism disorders] spectrum. " For one thing, he says, "basic social engagement is really a struggle. " Seinfeld, 60, who stars in the Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee , says, "I'm very literal.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sex change: That's Ms. Thor to you, buddy! Good comic-book artists refresh their creations lest they become stale. So kudos to Marvel Comics, which is giving a serious face-lift to Thor, the character introduced in 1962 by creative genius Stan Lee with the help of scripter Larry Lieber and penciller Jack Kirby . A serious face-lift, indeed: The God of Thunder now is a woman. "The inscription on Thor's hammer reads, 'Whosoever holds this hammer, if HE be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.' Well, it's time to update that inscription," Marvel editor Wil Moss said in a statement on Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
J ERRY SEINFELD and Larry David are reportedly teaming up on a new project, but try to curb your enthusiasm. They won't say what it is. The Los Angeles Times reports that Seinfeld mentioned the project in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Q&A to plug his Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. " Asked about the most mundane thing David and Seinfeld ever obsessed over, Jerry replied: "We never obsess over anything that isn't mundane. Most recent was intentional mumbling.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WHO SAYS all comedians have a sense of humor? Jerry Seinfeld, a huge Mets fan - his dog is named Jose, after former Mets star Jose Reyes - chastised New York fans for booing at opposing players during the All-Star Game at Citi Field. "This is one of the lowest moments of my lifetime of Mets fandom, when the Citi Field crowd was booing [players] that they see as rivals to their Mets team," Seinfeld told WFAN. "And I'm standing there, I was in shock. I was embarrassed. I thought it was horrible manners.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | LOS ANGELES TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2011 | By Howard Gensler
D ONALD TRUMP , who seems to be mad at everybody these days, has added Jerry Seinfeld to his enemies list. Trump is angry because Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for son Eric Trump 's foundation, the New York Post reported yesterday. But is The Donald mad at The Jerry because he pulled out or because of why he pulled out? The benefit isn't until Sept. 13, so it's not as if Jerry left them in the lurch without a headliner - Trump has already gotten former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Bret Michaels to pinch hit. He did something worse.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2011 | By Dan Gross
YES, SOUP for you! Larry Thomas , who played the Soup Nazi on "Seinfeld," serves up soup from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the newly opened Doc's Gourmet Soup (169 W. Girard). Thomas, who you may also remember as the blackjack dealer in "Austin Powers," is proud of how closely identified he is with the Soup Nazi character. "I live in a community of journeymen, working actors who have been doing it for 30 years, like I have," Thomas says. "It's kinda cool to have something like that.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2010 | By Dan Gross
RESTAURATEUR Jolly Weldon was arraigned Friday on charges of making terroristic threats, stalking, harassment and reckless endangerment in an alleged dispute with ex-business partners in Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar (2006 Chestnut). According to a police report, on Sept. 8 Weldon threatened Timothy Smith , who owns the building, and two men physically restrained Weldon from attacking Smith outside the Center City piano lounge. Weldon also turned up at Smith's apartment the next day, according to police.
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