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dhathal







PostPosted: August 21, 2004 5:34 PM 

For me, it's Mr. Bookman, hands down. The gravelly voice, stern face expression, the finger-wagging in the face, the overplayed self-importance were hilarious. Plus, his name was a stroke of genius. Bookman! I can imagine LD and Jerry laughing among themselves as they cooked up his character. Inspired comedy indeed!

'Let me tell you something, funny boy... You know that little stamp? The one that says New York Public Library? Well, that may not mean anything to you, but that means a lot to me. One whole helluva lot. Sure, go ahead, laugh if you want to. I've seen your type before -- flashy, making the scene, flaunting convention. Yeah, I know what you're thinking... Why's this guy making such a big stink about old library books? Let me give you a hint, junior. Maybe we can live without libraries, people like you and me.... Maybe. Sure, we're too old to change the world. What about that kid, sitting down, opening a book right now in a branch of the local library and finding pictures of pee-pees and wee-wees in The Cat in the Hat and The Five Chinese Brothers. Doesn't he deserve better? Look, if you think this is about overdue fines and missing books, you'd better think again. This is about that kid's right to read a book without getting his mind warped. Or maybe that turns you on, Seinfeld... Maybe that's how you get your kicks... You and your goodtime buddies... I've got a flash for you, joy boy. Partytime is over'

Rich
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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 12:21 AM 

That's a really hard choice...there's Jackie Chiles, Peterman, Steinbrenner, Babu, Putty, more.. I might have to go with Putty, he was one of the highlights of the later shows IMHO.

Gendison
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 12:41 AM 

hmmm...i'd have to call Puddy a regular, or at least semi-regular. Anyway, my choice would have to be the Mohel (spelling?) (pronounced "moyel")...that guy came in and took over the scenes he was in...a close second is a tie between J. Chiles and Bookman, both of who had the presence and skills to dominate the screen.

John Voight
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 12:47 AM 

I will have to go with Jimmy, I just love his personality. But if I could got with Puddy I would pick him, but he was just on the show too often to be a guest.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 7:10 AM 

Jimmy never like the mohel... zzzzzzz
But Jackie Chiles... Bookman.... Mickey... now THEY were characters!

"The Mohel"... Yeah, yeah... angry, screaming, yelling... whatever... go away! What episode's on next?

Crazy Joe Devola
Architect

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 8:21 PM 

Mickey and Putty definately.Mickey's dialogue with Kramer was always priceless and I love when Putty acts all cool with the straight look on his face.

the soup nazi :evil:
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 8:48 PM 

Well as a canadian I'd say it was nice to see
comedian Kevin McDonald from "The Kids In The Hall".Can't remember the episode's title though.

But my favorite cameo was John Lovitz as the fake cancer patient in "the scofflaw" episode.

actually seing Jon Voigt biting Kramer was quite amusing.

Too bad they never had Kenny Rogers on "the chicken roaster".

QQFarmer
Germaphobe

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PostPosted: August 22, 2004 9:50 PM 

Don't forget the Soup Nazi. If you do, no more soup for you!

Moops
Pigman

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PostPosted: August 23, 2004 12:09 PM 

Don't forget Lloyd Bridges -- Mr. Mandelbaum: "You think you're better than me, don't you?"

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: August 23, 2004 12:16 PM 

If guest/cameo means someone who is otherwise famous, I gotta go with Izzy!

If it is a character that isn't part of the "regular" cast, I gotta go with the Mohel (Jimmy must have hit his head when he went down on this one Smile ) or Mickey.

LC_Quest
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 23, 2004 12:22 PM 

I 2nd Mr. Bookman. That was quite a speech that he let off there. Brilliant. Especially this part...

Or maybe that turns you on, Seinfeld... Maybe that's how you get your kicks... You and your goodtime buddies... I've got a flash for you, joy boy. Partytime is over'

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: August 23, 2004 12:44 PM 

You know, I really liked Bookman, too. On the other hand, his character is a direct reference to Jack Webb's, Joe Friday, on the OLD "Dragnet" series. Having been weaned on programs of that era, I can't get past the original and immortal Jack Webb version. Just the facts, maam. Smile

vegatableLasagna
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 23, 2004 4:09 PM 

I'd say Lloyd Braun. I always laugh when he's asking Jerry about gum, or ringing the bell when he gets a computer sale(even though he never really sold any computers).

Mulva
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: August 23, 2004 7:14 PM 

two words: vegetable lasagna

but definitley the mandlebaums, the rabbi and everyone who witnessed the candybar lineup are my favorites too!!

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: August 25, 2004 3:06 PM 

Yes, the rabbi. I happened to find myself....

Other Walter
Rageaholic

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PostPosted: August 27, 2004 11:21 AM 

I like Elaine's roommate Tina.
'Hey who took my cake?"

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

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PostPosted: August 27, 2004 11:54 AM 

Actually, I'm glad they got rid of her. Besides Sally Weaver, she was the most annoying character on the show. If she was a regular, i would have stopped watching the show before i had time to appreciate it.



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