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The Finale was pure genius

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Stan The Caddy







PostPosted: February 16, 2003 5:05 PM 

What did you think of The Finale Read the script of The Finale Download the full epiosde video of The Finale Discuss The Finale ? The final Seinfeld episode was one of the most anticipated series finales of all time. And whenever there is a lot of hype, its often difficult to live up to such expectations. From the people that I have talked to, you either loved it, or you hated it. My contention is that true Seinfeld fans should have loved it. Those who truly understand the show realize that it was the perfect way to summarize what the show was about. Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld, did not write for the show for the latter seasons. But he returned to write the finale, and the result was pure genius. How do you end a show about nothing, a show in which the characters learn no lessons? David's solution was to highlight, perhaps for the first time, the "no hugging, no lessons" approach to the characters. More on this in my next post...

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PostPosted: December 15, 2003 4:12 PM 

Yes I agree, the finale was great. Although after closer examination of that episode I noticed that after being sentenced to jail, Jerry at some point says "...Well, it's only a year. That's not so bad. We'll be out in a year, and then we'll be back.."

I was so sure that it meant Seinfeld would be back on the air the next year. Sadly that was not to be.. Sad

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Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: December 25, 2003 8:22 PM 

Well, I have mixed feelings about the finale. I thought it was a little abrupt to end the show, but I like how the Finale brought all the "Cameo" Seinfeld characters back into one room and episode and I cracked up when the Soup Nazi took the soup away from Poppe and when Mickey won money from Keith Hernandez in a game of pool. Combining the cameo characters together like that was cool.

Now, I have a question for you. Did you notice that in the jail scene, that the guy who told Jerry "I'm Gonna Cut You" was the voice of Larry David?

Brett
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PostPosted: January 5, 2004 12:23 AM 

Stan you are dead on. I argue with people who are not as big of Seinfeld fans as I am about this all the time.

There is this idea that a finale has to be a tear jerker or something big has to happen. Take for example Friends, I wonder if Ross and Rachel will get together. Its so obvious. I hear people say they think that Jerry and Elaine should have got together but that would not have been a correct way to end a show like this.

This was the best finale ever I think.

Anonymous
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PostPosted: January 17, 2004 4:38 PM 

i liked how the very last line was the very first line from the pilot, that was people cool

Cory
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PostPosted: January 19, 2004 5:36 PM 

haha yeah that was awesome

art vandelay
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: October 12, 2004 8:44 AM 

That's gold jerry! gold!!!

FDR
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PostPosted: October 18, 2004 12:35 AM 

I've had the same experience as you guys. My hardcore Seinfeld fan friends all loved it, and any else I've ever talked to about it has hated it. It was perfect, though! Ultimate poetic justice! They finally get retribution for being such terrible people for all those years. Plus the format allowed for all those cameos, which reminded the seinfeld fans of all the great times they'd had over the last 9 seasons... And the beautiful thing was, Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer were apathetic about being sent to jail, too! They showed the same lack of emotion that they had shown throughout the whole series. My guess is Larry and Jerry wanted a controversial finale -- their show was always different from the rest, and hey, people are still talking about it!

HatetheDrake
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PostPosted: March 8, 2005 3:08 PM 

I thought the final episode was awful. And pretty much everyone I've talked to hated that last episode. It really did not properly send off the show, it seemed real last minute put together by writers and producers strung out on coffee and Drake's coffee cakes. The ending with them in jail was completely ridiculous and just left you with a bad taste in your mouth. The courtroom scenes were somewhat funny but predictable. To this day I still believe the Merv Griffin episode should have been the last one. If they had tweaked the ending it would have been a perfect end. Imagine the Merv Griffin set's lightbulbs shorting out at night becuase of the hawks rampage causing Kramer's wood paneled apartment to catch on fire. Scenes jumping from Newman's lair in flames having to go through another fire due to his insane friend Kramer. Jerry with George sleeping over is stuck in his blazing apartment with George doing another cowardly exit flying out of the apartment and pushing past everyone to get out. Some obscure character should die in the fire, like Lomez, or even better, the man with a lot of potatoes in his apartment. Man-Hands would save a passed out Jerry with the camera only showing those unforgettable hands dragging him to safety. Kramer would have to go back in and return munching on a bushel of burnt and semi cooked potatoes. Everyone would be outside watching the entire apartment burn down and other characters like Bubble Boy and Jackie the Attorney would see it on television. Of course George would be put on live television as a coward with footage of him fleeing. Other hilarious events could happen ultimately ending in the coffee shop with Jerry and the gang and others discussing the fire and trying to find a new place for him to stay as well as Kramer. A building over by the Jiffy Park, refusing to move near "lopper" territory (he was never caught), Bob Sakamano's old place, room with Putty, Jerry's parents insisting he move in with them, refusing to move in with Man-Hands, California. Jerry would have to get up and leave Manya style completely irritated and covered in dirt and smoke, "that's it I've had enough" with Kramer following with more ridiculous suggestions and Elaine leaving arguing with Putty for flirting with Man-Hands and George leaving only to be confronted by t.v. cameras wanting to talk to a coward. And a elderly man from the building in a scooter hitting him again. Now that would be a classic ending.

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PostPosted: March 9, 2005 1:05 PM 

I like your ideas for an ending. Some funny stuff there. But....

... don't ever go against the family, HatetheDrake. Twisted Evil

your comment "I thought the final episode was awful" is intollerable, inexcusable, salacious, outrageous!

Got to LOVE the finale

stay outta the deep end

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Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 9, 2005 6:18 PM 

You're correct Ramon, HateTheDrake is my bizzaro side and I should not have unleashed his dark side into this world. It was still an original ending and still was part of the funniest show ever put on air. However if ever I should meet HateTheDrake, worlds will collide. Now if you'll excuse me, once again, I'm going to make love to your mother.

My opinion means nothing
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PostPosted: March 9, 2005 6:50 PM 

I agree that the finale was genius. I think the people that don't like it just watched it because of the hype. I agree that there was too much hype. It was like Jason Alexander said it was built up like the second coming.

redrules
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 10:30 AM 

Have just seen The Finale for only the second time. I have to say I liked it but do agree it felt rushed. Season nine already had two half hour clip episodes and then to finish on an episode that is fluffed out with clips makes it seem cobbled together. An what is with the news reader/reporter pieces. These are the worst scenes in the whole of Seinfeld in my opinion, I hate them.

Bob Sakamano
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PostPosted: March 3, 2007 2:05 AM 

The finale was awesome because it showed everyone who didn't realize how much these people didn't care about anyone else, not even each other.

To reiterate everyone else, true Seinfeld fans loved it, others thought it sucked.

Also that Elaine was a whore.

ThisJimmySucks
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PostPosted: March 31, 2007 12:44 AM 

"Also that Elaine was a whore."

WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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PostPosted: May 30, 2013 10:15 AM 

The finale seems to have been based on the novel, The stranger by Albert Camus.

klimatyzacja


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