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Was the "George" character based on anyone real?

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Mike







PostPosted: March 12, 2004 10:18 AM 

I was just curious and thinking if George was based on a real person. I know Kramer was a neighbor of Larry David and the Elaine character was based on Jerry's wife. Which leads me to ask if anyone knows anything about George? Was he also a friend of Jerry's like on the show? OR a friend of Larry's? Or was he just completely made up to add to the comedy of the show?

rio
Latex Salesman

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PostPosted: March 12, 2004 10:23 AM 

George was actually based ON Larry David. They are so much alike it's scary. Check out some episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Gack
Wigmaster

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PostPosted: March 12, 2004 10:40 AM 

i particularly like it in 'the car salesman' when people keep talking about what a complete loser george costanza was and larry gets all indignant and defensive.

Justin
Germaphobe

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PostPosted: March 15, 2004 12:55 PM 

Sorry to bastardize this thread, but what is Curb Your Enthusiasm??? I have never heard of it, and yes we have TV's in Houston Smile

Justin

lovin' every minute of it
Magnificent Bastard

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PostPosted: March 15, 2004 3:25 PM 

Justin,

Check it out:

Curb Your Enthusiaism

Excellent show. Download a few and check it out.

Harry Fong
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 15, 2004 4:01 PM 

George was a composite of Larry David and Mike Costanza, who was a school friend of Jerry's. If you ever see a photo of Mike Costanza it's quite eerie how much Jason Alexander looks like him.

Chef Groovy
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: March 20, 2004 12:12 PM 

Don't forget, George also has a little Ralph Cramdon and Woody Allen in him.

George Louis Costanza
Low-Talker

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PostPosted: March 30, 2004 2:33 PM 

If i didn't know better i'd say he's based on me...i'm not bald...but our personalities are so alike it's scary



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