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Gendison







PostPosted: October 2, 2004 11:37 AM 

Watching the episode where Elaine goes out with Craig, the dude with the pony-tail from the clothes store, I noticed a part that always makes me cringe. When Craig tells Jerry "I'll need your phone nuber on the back of the cheque"...then he looks at Elaine and says "Perhaps you can give me yours too" (or something along those lines). Elaine's laughs until the scene fades out. I find her laugh is so overdone and phoney, I'm surprised they didn't re-shoot it, but maybe that's just me.
Any other "over-acting" or bad-acting scenes that make you sort of cringe? That's the only one that really bothers me, but maybe some people don't like how Jerry can't deliver a punch line without giving it away with a smirk (I find that pretty cool, actually)...Or maybe Kramer is over the top sometimes (though I think his character calls for it)...discuss...no big woop...

Jose
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PostPosted: October 2, 2004 12:05 PM 

Maybe Elaine's laughs in that scene were intentional, I like Jerry's acting except for the pilot episode, he is terrible and I think he improved a great deal from the pilot to the first season and then by leaps and bounds until the fourth season.

Gendison
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PostPosted: October 2, 2004 12:27 PM 

I never said her laugh wasn't intentional, that has nothing to do with whether I find it overdone in that particular scene. Yeah, I think Jerry improved as an actor, but he'll never be mistaken for Jack Nicholson. But that's ok, I love how natural he is.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: October 2, 2004 12:42 PM 

It's a floozy laugh, and well placed I might add! Smile

Gendison
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PostPosted: October 2, 2004 12:57 PM 

it's definitely a floozy laugh, but i mau go into detail her. The initial part of it is good, but she continues it just a little too long for what was called for. Anyway, if that's as bad as it gets, it's not that bad, huh?

Lloyd Braun
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PostPosted: October 5, 2004 9:03 AM 

Speaking of Jerry and his acting, I like the way they poked fun at that very aspect when u think of the time they actually did the pilot for Jerry.When the woman remarks what the problem with the show is, and I quote:"Seinfeld can't act".That was too funny for words, as Seinfeld is def in a class of its own.I mean, a show that literally pokes fun at itself, and comes away scot free is the best.That's why we all maintain that its the best show ever.The best Jerry, the best.

rio
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PostPosted: October 5, 2004 9:14 AM 

I agree, Lloyd.

To answer Gendison's question, two overacting scenes in particular that do make me cringe: George in The Busboy Read the script of The Busboy Download the full epiosde video of The Busboy Discuss The Busboy , when he's at the busboy's house apologizing; and Elaine in The Busboy Read the script of The Busboy Download the full epiosde video of The Busboy Discuss The Busboy when she gives her monologue about driving to the airport. I seriously have to change the channel when either of those are on.



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