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Joseph Puglia







PostPosted: June 15, 2004 7:28 PM 

One thing that always baffled me was the exaggerated behavior of George on some of the final episodes. Specifically, the one where kramer and mickey act out the gonorrhea and the one where puddy gives jerry the insiders deal on the new car. The stuff George was doing seemed a little too over the top and out of character. Was this deliberate? Were they just trying to milk his persona in the waning hours of the show? Insights?

jon n
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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 5:12 AM 

I actually think it was deliberate, and I think it was really funny.

I think during the end of the run the characters just became more perfected at what they were supposed to be, and George is supposed to be outrageous when he's in a car dealership like that.

It was funny because all the people in the dealership didn't even care that he was screaming and didn't notice his overreacting.

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Cosmo 87
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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 1:47 PM 

George: Kramer, listen to me. I'm never gonna have a child. If I lose this Frogger high-score, that's it for me. Laughing

CLASSIC!

Jose
Wealthy Industrialist

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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 2:22 PM 

I think it was deliberate also, throughout the show there is an evolution (if you want to call it that) in the characters, George and Elaine are the ones that change the most, George becomes more neurotic and mentally unhealthy and Elaine changes from a somewhat sweet cute girl to a mean bitch, borderline psychopath in the last season.

Mitch
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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 3:30 PM 

I noticed that, too. I actually think the opposite of what one or two people in this forum has posted. I think his acting was getting worse and it became a little annoying...

sloppy joe
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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 5:01 PM 

Remember, too, that Kramer really overhauled his personality after the first season or two, at which point he was suddenly a step ahead of everyone else. Until then, he was always a step behind.

His metamorphosis went like this...butch neighbor who never left his apartment becomes lobster tee shirt wearing crack-head (the shirt actually became one of his trademarks) who suddenly claimed NYC was "his town."

I guess Kramer got over his social phobias once Newman was written into the cast as his sidekick?

Jimmy


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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 6:11 PM 

When George was acting like a chimp while demanding to be called T-bone it was definately too far-fetched, but still funny. Kruger sees him and suggests KoKo the monkey.

(By the way, when will people stop referring to chimps as monkeys!)

jon n
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: June 16, 2004 11:40 PM 

I think that some of the funniest episodes were in the last 2-3 seasons, and without the extreme behavior of the characters a lot of the funny situations wouldn't have been possible. It's a sitcom, not real life!

Just think, could Elaine even be with Putty if she was the same as she was at the beginning? And was the Soup Nazi overacting? If George wasn't so crazy, he wouldn't have flown to Akron for his "jerk store" line

Jimmy


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PostPosted: June 17, 2004 1:47 AM 

Absolutely agree jon n!

If it made us laugh, regardless of how rediculous, The show served it's purpose!

Seb
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PostPosted: June 17, 2004 1:56 AM 

Frank -What you saw it that van was a natural expression of a man for his lady
George -Aaahh...
Estel -Your father s right..its beautiful
Frank - and it was safe
George - Oh god!
Frank - now if you ll excuse me, once again..your mother and I..
George - Oh..make it stop!

haha i almost wet my pant Razz
i also think that the characters change a lot through the season, even Jerry.



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