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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 1:02 AM 

In one episode George runs out of the van screaming "I knew it wasnt Berkowitz". Can someone please explain that?

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Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 9:09 AM 

testing.......sorry, i'm having trouble posting Crying or Very Sad

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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 9:10 AM 

David Berkowitz was a serial killer in New York in the 70’s. He was nicknamed “Son of Sam”. He preyed on people in their parked vehicles and shot them. When Fragile Frankie Merman sees Jerry’s van in the woods, he says “Seinfeld’s van” and George thinks he’s saying “Son of Sam”. George is frightened that this guy is the real “Son of Sam” and it wasn’t Berkowitz after all. George thinks that “Son of Sam” is still on the loose.

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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 9:57 AM 

Ah yes, that was one of my biggest "laugh out loud" moments ever on Seinfeld...

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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 11:51 AM 

You see, now I have a suggestion: make a page or a thread explaining cultural references from Seinfeld which are difficult to understand for someone not familiarized with certain facts. In my case, I am Brazilian, but I've seen Americans here asking questions like "who was the actor who played Keith Hernandez"!!!!!

Seinfeld is especially rich in references to showbiz and comedy names that seem to be hard even for Americans, let alone for foreigners. It took me ages to know who were Abbot and Costello, for instance.

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PostPosted: January 4, 2005 11:54 AM 

CTB, there is, or was, a thread of that very nature here within the past week or so. Hunt it down, post your questions and someone will give you a smart-ass answer (and it may even be correct)!

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PostPosted: January 5, 2005 12:08 PM 

Hi there; Im a mexican fan of jerry, and also of serial killers. There´s another reference of berkowitz in the 108 chapter, when kramer bets arrivals and departures in the airport, and ask for newman help, because he is loosing. Newman got the mailbag of son of sam. So you remember?
PS Excuse my bad english...

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: January 5, 2005 12:21 PM 

Oh, you weak, weak man....

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Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: January 5, 2005 12:36 PM 

Si, si Rafael. Recuerdo esa escena bien. Smile

rafael daniel
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PostPosted: January 5, 2005 10:23 PM 

I don't remember the name of the episode, but there's also a conversation between george and newman, that I suppose is about son of sam. Here is it:

"George: Let me ask you something. What do you do for a living, Newman?
Newman: I'm a United States postal worker.
George: Aren't those the guys that always go crazy and come back with a gun and shoot everybody?
Newman: Sometimes..."

Bookman
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PostPosted: January 5, 2005 10:28 PM 

That's "The Old Man," from Season 4.

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PostPosted: January 8, 2005 8:20 AM 

yes, newman used to work in the cubicle right next to "Berkowitz", as well as took over his route. Guess there are alot of dogs along the route lol

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PostPosted: January 8, 2005 4:07 PM 

So is that why Kramer wanted to call "The Loper" , "Son of Dad" in The Frogger episode ?



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