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PostPosted: December 18, 2003 9:26 AM 

Elaine's gruff father, who appears in The Jacket. He is an author. When they are getting ready to go outside in the snow, Jerry turns his leather jacket inside out, revealing a pink and white lining. Alton makes him turn the leather outside, and the snow ends up ruining Jerry's expensive jacket.

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PostPosted: January 13, 2004 6:15 PM 

There are MANY hilarious moments in the scenes in which Benes is involved. One my favorites is when Jerry and George are in the can plotting how they can get out of the brutality which was their talk with Benes. George says something like, "Say you have the crabs. He was in the service, He will understand something like that".

Gold - just gold!

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PostPosted: February 16, 2004 8:25 PM 

He'll smack out heads together, like Moe.

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PostPosted: February 17, 2004 1:45 PM 

Not in the episode featuring Mr. Benes, but it was funny when Jerry says "booze is not a religion" and Elaine replies "tell that to my father."

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PostPosted: February 25, 2004 4:44 PM 

"Pendant? Those bastards!"


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PostPosted: February 26, 2004 9:22 PM 

What was that song George kept singing during "The Jacket" episode, which Elaine's father started singing right at the end?? Laughing

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PostPosted: February 26, 2004 11:33 PM 

Master of the House from Les Miserables

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PostPosted: March 2, 2004 3:19 PM 

jerry: I turned my jacket inside out.
Alton Benes: Well, you look like a damn fool!!...


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PostPosted: October 5, 2004 6:56 PM 

"Pipe down chorus boy!"

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PostPosted: November 17, 2004 9:46 AM 

Just watched the "Inside Look" on the Season 2 DVD about this episode. It seems that Lawrence Tierney (who played Alton B) was, in Julia L. D's words, "a nutjob". He stole, or tried to steal, a knife from the set of Jerry's apartment...for whatever reason, and apparently the whole cast was terrified of him. I've heard Tarantino (I think) say something similar about the guy.

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PostPosted: June 12, 2006 4:45 PM 

I saw Lawrence Tierney in an old B movie, "Born to Kill." He played a psychotic tough guy--quite a stretch. (Rimshot) But seriously, folks, his acting was awful. Fortunately, the other performances are pretty good and the story is all right. I give it two thumbs not-quite-straight up. Maybe at a 45-degree angle.

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