now, seinfeld is great. agreed?
the sad thing though is that ever since jerry first came up with this observational humour thing - everyone seems to think that ANYTHING is comedy if the words "have u ever noticed..." or "whats the deal with..." are put before it.
well, I got news for ya... that AINT comedy.
Prattling on endlessley about pretty much ANYTHING is NOT funny.
"jeeze, the sky is BLUE - now whats the deal with THAT?? huh? huh? you hearin' me?"
No. we aren't.
The Simpsons best explained that with Krusty's reinvention into a modern comic when he says "i'm quittin' coz comedy aint funny anymore, 'oh, look at me, I cand program a VCR, I cant open a bag o' peanuts - I'm a freakin' MORON' "
Seinfeld IS FUNNY becuase there is actually a JOKE behind it, it isnt mindless winging.
For example, I LOVE the "baby" routine he did on Letterman a while back, it went something like:
"I have a little baby. and I love the baby, I cant get enough of the baby, I wanna kiss the baby and hug the baby and smell the baby, BUT... let us make no mistake about why these babies are here...they're here to replace us.
next time you look into those cute little baby eyes, you'll only see one thing...'only a matter of time grampa. You're tired old ass cant hold on for ever. Yeah, have another piece of cake, thats a GOOD idea. yeah, I'm drooling, I'm drooling over all o'your stuff.' "
Man, that was gold, the way he played it was excellent.
you can d/l the full routine at lettermans site at CBS.com