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Lucy







PostPosted: October 30, 2004 3:34 AM 

Hi was just wondering if anyone knew of anyone who didn’t like Seinfeld and there reasons why?? In particular the episode, The Contest, but any people would be fine. I need to find out what people who don’t like it dislike about it.

Thanks!
Lucy

Gendison
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PostPosted: October 30, 2004 3:39 AM 

I work in a gym , and just the other day I heard a few people saying that they never got into Seinfeld because everyone's always shouting. And the one person said he didn't like it because the characters aren't "likeable" people....he has a point in the sense that they are selfish to a certain degree, but i guess he wanted everyone in a sitcom to be like John Ritter...falling all the time and delivering predictable punch lines with a smile on their face.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: October 30, 2004 5:18 AM 

Everyone Jimmy's ever met, who didn't like Seinfeld, has always had one thing in common... they'd never seen it. In a way, Jimmy can understand it, because Jimmy hates a lot of shows (Dawson's Creek, ER, NYPD Blue, and everything else dramatic) because Jimmy never has, nor ever will, give any of them a chance... not even one episode! Remember when Jerry proudly says, in one episode, that he's never, ever seen "I Love Lucy?"... Well that's how some people feel about Seinfeld. Jimmy HAS recruited a few people who are now addicted, but some people just refuse to see what they're missing. Poor bastards. Let us pray for them

lucy
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PostPosted: October 30, 2004 5:35 AM 

that is so right, in who I've asked about it. the people who always groan when i say im chnging the channel to watch Seinfeld, I thought they'd be shoe ins to help me answer this question but then when I go to them all they can really say is ohh well, I havent really seen that much of it... I dont know, suppose I dont actually dislike it etc.

dhathal
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PostPosted: October 30, 2004 1:45 PM 

Had a roommate who didn't like it. I'd make him sit sometimes, and one of the weaker episodes would show up, giving him more ammo. One particular episode, and one line, started turning it around for him though. It was when Jerry hangs up on the telemarketer telling him "Now you know how I feel!"

He's still not a total convert, but doesn't have the aversion he used to have.

For the record too, the guy had a poor sense of humor (Big surprise!)

Jenn
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 30, 2004 5:22 PM 

Yeah, most of my friends who don't like Seinfeld have never really seen it... one of them says that when she has seen it she didn't think it was funny, but when i tell her lines from the show she always cracks up so i think she likes it now... also, other people have told me they just don't get the jokes, you have to have a certain sense of humor i think to enjoy seinfeld

O'Brien
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: November 1, 2004 9:41 AM 

"How could anyone not like him?"

Joe's Fruit Stand
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PostPosted: November 1, 2004 8:26 PM 

My best friend doesn't like Seinfeld and he says it's because he can't watch a show about nothing. I've tried to explain that it's not really about nothing. It's just that the "something" isn't pulled from the Holy Sitcom Bible like:

Situation 67-H: All characters are trapped in an enclosed space and recount their wacky misadventures through flashbacks.

But my friend and I are even because I tried watching a few episodes of The West Wing and fell asleep every time.

rio
Latex Salesman

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PostPosted: November 2, 2004 1:40 AM 

My roommate's girlfriend, who is annoying as hell, hates Seinfeld. She seriously reminds me of the really annoying girl from The Fire Read the script of The Fire Download the full epiosde video of The Fire Discuss The Fire , she laughs just like her and it's so unbearable. Anyway, I overheard her talking to my roommate about it today: The Red Dot Read the script of The Red Dot Download the full epiosde video of The Red Dot Discuss The Red Dot was on, and it was the scene where Mr. Lipman fires George. This is what I heard:

Mr. Lipman: It has come to my attention that you have engaged in sexual intercourse on your desk with the cleaning lady.
George: Who said that?
Mr. Lipman: She did.

At this point, the roommate's girlfriend says, "if there was no taped laughter, you wouldn't know to laugh... blah blah blah... this is why I hate this show." Quickly after this she flipped channels and started watching "Friends", laughing uncontrollably at every freakin predictable, overplayed line. Rolling Eyes

Jimmy


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PostPosted: November 2, 2004 3:06 AM 

loser!

Gack
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PostPosted: November 2, 2004 4:11 AM 


my mom doesn't like 'seinfeld,' but that's because my mom, bless her, is pathologically daft when it comes to pop culture. a good example: i once sat her down to watch 'goodfellas' with me, and she got up and started doing other things after about twenty minutes. couple hours later, she was in front of the tv, completely engrossed by some made-for-tv flick about a woman with breast cancer.

rio
Latex Salesman

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PostPosted: November 2, 2004 8:20 AM 

I don't think moms count. Cool

Joe
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PostPosted: January 29, 2005 1:25 AM 

Seinfeld really is NOT funny. Have you ever actually repeated any one of the "jokes" or "gags" in the show. SOOO unfunny. And, yes, the entire cast is very annoying. I think is blind cult following that carries this show.

cousin jeffrey
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PostPosted: January 29, 2005 12:57 PM 

i'm speechless. I have no speach. wait, i do. Joe, i'm not going to call you an idiot, but i will say that you're not smart. but it's ok, without the unintelligent, how would we know who the intelligent are. so people like you DO serve a purpose in society. don't worry. i know i've developed quite the acid tongue lately, but i'm telling you this is not just a rant. I'm sure there are plenty others here who could agree with me on this.

Anyway, on to my next thought. i'll try to be as objective as possible in trying to explain why some people don't like the show. For one, i truly do think that one's appreciation for the show depends at least partly on the intelligence of the viewer. I guess all the other shows are a lot like Bagna's act, you don't have to think too much. Whereas Seinfeld exercises the brain a bit, and at the same time entertains. But some people, believe it or not, can't handle it. Seinfeld can be very subtle, which only a few of us can appreciate.

As for the likeability of the characters, i think they can all be pretty cruel and conniving, but the writers have been careful not to step over the line. Most of their antics are provoked by a set of unfortunate circumstances. The other times, we can still relate their bad behaviour to the thoughts that have undoubtetly entered our minds at some point or another. so i think that was just a cop-out by those guys at the gym. they might not be getting at the real issue, which is that they're probably idiots. it's like a therapy patient. you need to get them to open up i guess.

Kevin
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 29, 2005 1:24 PM 

my friends don't like the show. as other people have mentioned they've never seen the show, so they have no reason to hate it.

i make them watch it sometimes and they just make unintelligent remarkes about it. i think they can't enjoy it when they watch it because they allready have a set mind that they think the show is dumb..

but i think the show is hilarious, and i laugh at alot of the jokes..

and elaine, is a likable character.

QueenOfTheCastle
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PostPosted: January 29, 2005 7:28 PM 

I say if someone doesn't like the show, it's their loss. But, people are different, with different tastes so it doesn't surprise me. I can't watch certain shows that other people love just as much as I love Seinfeld.

I think it's the most creative show ever made, very funny....with so many classic moments! Very Happy

cousin jeffrey
Vile Weed

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PostPosted: January 30, 2005 2:35 PM 

i've noticed that you like to use the emotion icons a lot. From what i can tell, your favorite seems to be the *wink*. Wink

did someone squirt grapefruit in your eye? Wink

Bookman
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PostPosted: January 30, 2005 8:28 PM 

I'm still miffed at the number of people who claim to dislike, or even hate, "Seinfeld," yet come on this site to post. Anybody who dislikes or hates the show, yet posts messages here, has way too much time on his hands.

Simon
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: January 31, 2005 1:28 PM 

All my mates hate Seinfeld , but living in England its not unusual to find people that don't get Seinfeld. They all love Friends though ?

QueenOfTheCastle
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PostPosted: January 31, 2005 4:44 PM 

"i've noticed that you like to use the emotion icons a lot. From what i can tell, your favorite seems to be the *wink*.

did someone squirt grapefruit in your eye?"

I love to laugh! It's great.....really, really great!!
Very Happy Wink

Soren
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PostPosted: February 9, 2005 7:22 PM 

This thread started out with a simple question about why people wouldn't like Seinfeld, and here's my opinion:

I think Seinfeld is extremely well-written and as a result, I have seen a lot of episodes. I still don't like it though, and I'll try to explain why: Personally, I need at least one good character to balance out all the unsympathetic ones, otherwise it gets to one-dimensional - unless it's pure caricature, like Married With Children. In the case of Seinfeld, Jerry is just to weak (not to mention a bad actor) to be that counterpart; if he's supposed to be the good guy, it doesn't make sense why he would hang out with Kramer and George. And while on the subject of George, I definitely agree that there's way too much yelling - if Jerry Stiller is in the scene too, I'm switching channels. I'll give you another example of a show I can't watch, for much the same reasons: Everybody Loves Raymond. Ray's wife Debra is supposed to be the good character in the show, but for a show format that is basically realistic, enduring 9 years of abuse from her family (and I'm including her husband here) is weak, not strong - and that's not funny. For those of you familiar with british television, the one show that I hate above everything else, is Keeping Up Appearances. It just doesn't make sense that not one of the many characters connected to Mrs. Bucket is able to stand up to her - it makes them seem weak and therefore unsympathetic.


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