Seinfeld

SEINFELD BLOG

Seinfeld DVD Complete Series Box Set

Seinfeld Script Search:

Is Geoprge Costanza Jewish??

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Next
Author Message
Maureen







PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:08 PM 

I'm trying to determine if George is Jewish...his last name is Italian...they have relatives in Italy..and yet my distinct impression is that George is Jewish!! But I can't come up with specific references!! are there episodes that clearly state this fact!
THANK YOU!!

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 1



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:10 PM 

He's Italian and Catholic.

Ross
Low-Talker

Posts: 6

Reply: 2



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:12 PM 

well, i'm definetly SURE jerry and elaine are jewish, it's highly likely George is too, but because his father is insane and celebrates "festivus", it's hard to catch any conventional references.

Maureen
Low-Talker

Posts: 4

Reply: 3



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:16 PM 

Thanks for that info....how did I miss that??!!
Do you know what episode(s) tell us that!!

Thanks for not making fun of my TYPO!!!!!!!!!

Maureen
Low-Talker

Posts: 4

Reply: 4



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:18 PM 

I don't think Elaine is Jewish...............??

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 5



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:21 PM 

He's Catholic because his father belongs to the "Knights of Columbus".

But, unless he un-converted, he's still Latvian Orthodox.

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 6



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 8:25 PM 

Ross, Elaine is NOT Jewish. What makes you so "definitely sure"?

DRS
Bob Sakamano

Posts: no

Reply: 7



PostPosted: August 10, 2004 11:11 PM 

Elaine can't be jewish, because she's a chicksen, a non jewish girl

Nick
Low-Talker

Posts: 11

Reply: 8



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 12:48 AM 


George is based on Larry David. Almost all of George's action are of Self Interest and somehow money related. He is basically reprising Larry David and therefore you got confused. He does everythign Larry does which is a lot of Jewish things, but George is Catholic.

Ross
Low-Talker

Posts: 6

Reply: 9



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 4:42 AM 

oh i got it mixed up, but Jerry definetly is Jewish, i would think George is as well (as well as festivian) but if someone has proof otherwise, ok.

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 10



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 4:49 AM 

Well, it's a fact that the Costanzas are not Jewish...
And Nick: I didn't know that "Self Interest and Money-related" were "Jewish things" as you say...I'm surprised you're able to type while wearing that white hood and robe.

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 11



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 5:53 AM 

Oh, just for the record, i'm not Jewish so im not being defensive. But "Self-interest and money related" sounds just as WASPish or Catholic as it does Jewish.

Serenity now
Low-Talker

Posts: 3

Reply: 12



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 8:34 AM 

Elaine, George and Kramer are not jewish. If they were, we would have known don't we?

George doesn't care for his religion anyway.

Ro
Bob Sakamano

Posts: no

Reply: 13



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 9:17 AM 

Elaine is jewish.
Dreyfuss is a jewish name.
Maybe in the serie she is not jewish, but she has a jewish name.

Anonymous
Bob Sakamano

Posts: no

Reply: 14



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 12:47 PM 

We're not talking about Julia Dreyfuss...We're talking about the character "Elaine Benes", who is NOT Jewish. We're also talking about the character "George Costanza", not the actor Jason Alexander.

Jose
Wealthy Industrialist

Posts: 451

Reply: 15



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 2:33 PM 

George's family is supposed to be Italian or Italo-American and not Jewish but with so much Jewish influence in the show it's not hard that they come out Jewish most of the time.

Ern
Bob Sakamano

Posts: no

Reply: 16



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 2:38 PM 

Pretty strange for Italian people to be eating Kasha

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 17



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 3:13 PM 

Jesus! What year is this??? I never heard such narrow-minded stupididty in my life. One guy saying that George seems Jewish because of his "Self Interest and Money-related" personality, someone else saying that an Italian family wouldn't eat Kasha. So, i guess none of you who happen to not be Chinese have never eaten Chinese food. What a bunch of narrow-minded racists.

Once and for all: George Constanza is NOT Jewish, and Elaine Benes is NOT Jewish. Sorry to disappoint all you wanna-be Hitlers.

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

Posts: 2065

Reply: 18



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 3:50 PM 

Gendison is freakin' out ! You don’t want to freak out Gendison. He may use a tee on you. By the way Gendison, I agree with you on the fact that George and Elaine are not Jewish. And I'm not just saying that because of the tee thing.

Gendison
Bad Breaker Upper

Posts: 3306

Reply: 19



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 4:24 PM 

Ok, so i might have over-reacted a bit...hehe...but i am a little surprised at some of the statements. The "Italians eating Kasha" was (probably) just a statement and (probably) nothing derogatory was meant by it, so i apologise to Ern for my reaction to that. But a few other comments, one in particular that i already quoted twice, are so ignorant...that it's funny.
As far as Elaine and George not being Jewish, there is proof. In George's case, not only are they Italian, but his father belonged to the Knights of Columbus, which is a Roman Catholic organisation. If anything, like i said, George is either Roman Catholic or Latvian Orthodox, since we saw him convert, but not un-convert.
In Elaine's case, she is a "shiksa", which is a non-Jewish woman that Jewish men are attracted to. The whole male side of the Lippman family renounced their Judaism just to get a piece of her gentile ass.
Also, in the episode when the Rabbi is telling everyone everything Elaine told him in confidence, she asks Jerry why, and Jerry says something like "Elaine, let me tell you about the Jewish people..." which would strongly imply that she is not Jewish.
So, it's not just my opinion that George and Elaine are not Jewish...it's a FACT.

Ross
Low-Talker

Posts: 6

Reply: 20



PostPosted: August 11, 2004 5:21 PM 

honestly though, i "AM" jewish and i've never heard of anyone getting that comfortable with a bowl of Kasha as Georges dad did, alot of people i know dont even know what Kasha is, more or less prepare and eat it as a snack in bed.

(some of it could also stem from the fact that Jerry Stiller the actor is a really Jewish persona).

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 Next

Join the discussion:
















Very Happy Smile Sad Surprised
Shocked Confused Cool Laughing
Mad Razz Embarassed Crying or Very Sad
Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil Rolling Eyes Wink
Powered by MTSmileys








Copyright ©2003, Mark Carey.