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J. Chiles







PostPosted: August 19, 2004 2:08 PM 

Even though George is incredulous to learn that Elaine thinks of him as cheap, we all know better. Of the many instances where George displays his, um, frugality, which are your favorites?

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 2:13 PM 

Ooops. Forgot to include a couple of mine.

When George thinks he’s having a coronary in The Heart Attack he has time, after seeing the bill at Monk’s to say, “I think you’ve made a mistake…..”

Even after George has enjoyed reveling in his monetary windfall in The Stock Tip, he reviews what he has left for a tip and tries to withdraw a bill from the hand of the waitress.

In The Old Man, after berating his “guy” for his views on aging, say to the man as he leaves, “But Mr. Cantwell, you owe me for the soup.” Smile

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 2:51 PM 

When he tries to get the death in the family fare for his airline ticket when accompanying his girlfriend to her aunt's funeral (the scene of the double dip).

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 2:59 PM 

His purchase of the cashmere sweater as a gift for Elaine. The one he got so cheap because of the red dot on it.

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 3:02 PM 

When they come upon the burning cabin and are staring at it in stunned disbelief, he says to Susan (something like), "Um, you forgot to pay me back the change for that toll..."

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 3:05 PM 

He keeps the Rochelle, Rochelle video for another night so that he doesn't have to pay the $2 fee for rewinding it. The extra night's rental cost $1.49 for a savings of 51 cents. Of course that backfires on him when someone steals the tape from Jerry's smelly car.

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 3:08 PM 

Moops, that may be my all-time favorite. I know it is my son's favorite!

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 3:42 PM 

The kid certainly knows his humor... Wink

I can remember at least two instances where George leaves his tip then reconsiders and takes some of it back. Just a classic George Castanza manuever...

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 5:29 PM 

I would have to say in The Dealership, when George borrows a dollar from Jerry for the vending machine. There are two of my favorite quotes about involving George in that script.

GEORGE: People can drop change down here, Jerry. And they’re too lazy to pick it up.

JERRY: Either that, or they’ve got a little hang-up about lying face-down in filth.

&


JERRY: Hey, can I have my dollar back?

GEORGE: It’s wrinkled. It’s worthless.

Gendison
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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 5:36 PM 

All good ones so far...

I got: The reason he goes to Tor Eckman (sp?)
the "holistic" healer is because it's only something like $35 (?) for the first visit.

When Jerry notices that the chick that paints a portrait of Kramer ripped off the poem she wrote Jerry from a Neil Simon movie, George strokes his chin and says "Maybe i won't pay her for that painting".

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 6:26 PM 

Oh come on!!!Nobody mentioned the fact that George's girlfriend took credit for his big salad despite the fact that he paid for it!!!

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 6:55 PM 

Come on yourself!!! That has nothing to do with hinm being cheap. He paid for it, didn't he??? That has more to do with his neurotic, insecure personality. If he was being cheap, he would have asked Elaine for the money for the BIG salad. In fact, she even offered him the money in the cab after, and he absolutely said "No"...That's why nobody mentioned it Einstein.

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 7:23 PM 

..yes, besides, this is post for listing ones that appeal to you. It isn't a contest to see who posts the "best" or most obvious example first. C'mon!

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 7:29 PM 

There is no need for anger, or hostility, not on a message board, cause nothing will ever happen. Unless of course you two know each other, in that case "It's go time!!"

Gendison
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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 7:45 PM 

No, but when some idiot come on here with a "What's wrong with you guys?" attitude, just because nobody used the same example he was thinking of, he deserves to be told what an idiot he is. Besides the fact that his example was completely WRONG and STUPID, which makes his attitude even more ridiculous, Jackie said it best also. It's not a competition about who can come up with the best or most obvious answer...Basically, what i'm saying is, he's an idiot.
Anyway, i feel no hostility...Serenity Now.

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 7:51 PM 

True, that did not need to be posted. The Serenity Now at the end of your post shows you cannot control you're anger, you may want to talk with Lloyd Braun about what Serentiy Now does to you, though. ( It may keep you out of the nuthouse.

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 7:51 PM 

True, that did not need to be posted. The Serenity Now at the end of your post shows you cannot control you're anger, you may want to talk with Lloyd Braun about what Serentiy Now does to you, though. (It may keep you out of the nuthouse.)

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 7:59 PM 

Couple of hoochie mama's for all ! Smile

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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 8:05 PM 

As long as I don't have to sell my van (down by the river)....

Gendison
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PostPosted: August 19, 2004 9:17 PM 

Golf anyone???

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PostPosted: August 20, 2004 7:45 AM 

Not with you, Gendison!


How bout when George hides the 40 short suit in the clothing store until the unadvertised sale.

He tries and take back the tip money from the jar because the guy didn't see it go in the jar . {THe Calzone}

DV

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