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PostPosted: December 15, 2003 7:08 PM 

funniest character in the show. Enjoys dinners at Mendy's.


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PostPosted: December 16, 2003 4:01 AM 

"That's gold"

Jim M.

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PostPosted: December 16, 2003 4:42 PM 

I've been workin' out, I'm huge!!


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PostPosted: December 19, 2003 1:37 AM 

my favorite banya quote..
"jerry, i didn't know you like soup!"

hard to believe..


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PostPosted: January 7, 2004 1:52 AM 

I just stopped by to thank you. That risk management stuff you wrote
for me? It's killer!
Aw, it's gold, Jerry! Gold! I got all these corporate gigs and even
Cynthia took me back.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: February 6, 2004 7:07 PM 

I just met the actor today (2/6/04) having lunch at Rock Bottom in San Diego. Very cool guy. I told him Banya is my favorite character. He thanked me, shook my hand, and introduced himself as "Steve."

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: February 6, 2004 7:27 PM 

Well, his name IS Steve Hytner! Laughing

Puke? That's a funny word. Can I use that?

J. Peterman

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PostPosted: February 9, 2004 8:38 PM 

he loves ovaltine...

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: February 11, 2004 4:05 PM 

One Kenneth J. Banya

Art Vandelay
Rabid Anti-Dentite

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PostPosted: March 2, 2004 2:36 PM 

one of the most annoying characters of the show...

but fun to watch!!!


Art Vandelay
Rabid Anti-Dentite

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PostPosted: March 2, 2004 2:40 PM 

bania: I am looking for a new suit. I can’t find anything I like. That's a nice suit!


Bania: hey that's the women's dressing room.
kramer: There's nothing in there that I haven't seen before...


son of dad
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 14, 2004 8:37 PM 

"try the swordfish jerry. best swordfish in the city.. the best"

"ahh, i think i'll go with the samoln"

"yes i'm mr he penny packer, wealthy industrlist, philaranthpiest, uh bicyclest" - kramer

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: May 22, 2004 3:20 PM 

Kenny: You worn the suit yet?

Jerry: Yeah, actually I did. I put it on last night and slept in it.

Kenny: You did?!?

Jerry: No, I'm only joking!

Kenny laughs.

Frank Costanza's Lawyer (With The Cape)

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PostPosted: June 21, 2004 11:13 AM 

How did everyone forget the all-time funniest Banya moment: "Jerry, ever been to Mendy's? Oooooooooh." Laughing

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: June 21, 2004 1:20 PM 

Banya: Hey, Jerry, did you see me up there? I
was killing, Jerry. Killing. I killed.

Jerry: Killed?

Banya: Killed. I'm gonna go pick up some chicks. Good looking ones, too!

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: June 22, 2004 5:38 PM 

I duuno, I found her her number on the back of that cleaner's ticket before it got ruined. Hope she's good looking!

White Boy

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PostPosted: July 26, 2004 12:23 PM 

Banya kills ovaltine

White Boy

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PostPosted: July 26, 2004 12:23 PM 

Banya kills ovaltine

The Puffy Shirt
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: August 20, 2004 4:13 AM 

Peter, for lunch did Banya (Steve) have soup or a sandwich? Laughing


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PostPosted: May 30, 2005 11:41 AM 

I could swear that the Kenny Banya character was based on Joe Piscopo. My clues? There's the weightlifting thing, the fact the he's an unfunny comedian, and a slight physical resemblence. Does anyone know if Kenny Banya was based on anyone Seinfeld knew?


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PostPosted: March 25, 2006 11:24 PM 

I just had lunch yesterday with the "real" Kenny Bania. He is my Fathers Cousin, and he was here visiting from Queenstown, NZ.

He was best friends with Larry David in high school, in Brooklyn. He told me that in 1990 he went to the 25th year school reunion with Larry David, and their other friend "The Drake". During their reunion, a broke and unknown Larry told Kenny that he had signed a deal with NBC to do a pilot with a guy named Jerry Seinfeld, which he was sure was going to fail. Kenny asked him what the show was about, and Larry described it as a show about nothing.

My Father's Cousin, Kenny Bania, told me that since that trip to their high school reunion, he has only spoken to Larry 2 or 3 times.

So there you go, the real Kenny Bania. I should also tell you that he is NOTHING like the character on the show - the name was an homage to Larry's boyhood friend, and nothing more.

I don't know "The Drake" personally, so I don't know if everyone "loves" him. Next time I see my Cousin when he visits in August, I'll ask him about "The Drake."

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