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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 5:25 AM 

Which Seinfeld catchphrase/s do you regularly or occasionally use in real life and please say why ?


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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 7:12 AM 

Good question KL.

Jimmy doesn't really use the catch phrases known by the casual fan; Yada, no soup, etc. Those lines make one appear to have just started watching the show, and has yet to become tired of them.

But Jimmy uses quotes, both the well-known, and the obscure, every single day since the show began. It's a sickness. Most people (even Seinfeld fans) don't catch them because they are often used in a different contex than they were used in the show. But Jimmy still gets a selfish sort of charge out of it. Many people (who obviously aren't fans) have told Jimmy he should get into comedy, thinking that the witty comebacks are Jimmy's own off the cuff. Of course, Jimmy never spoils it for them! Laughing

It's all a matter of being able to recall them instantly and use them quickly before losing the opportunity.

Then there are those close to Jimmy who could certainly do without any of it. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 8:44 AM 

"That statement alone reflects your burgeoning intelligence."

Not directed at you Jimmy, but it comes in handy more often that I would've ever imagined.

Other than that, the subtle ones like "This is what I do." or "I know less about than ... ... anybody."

And, as you might expect, I try to sneak the "... and maybe someday you can do a favour for me..." line in whenever possible.

As I suspect with most frequent posters here, it is near impossible to keep track of all the times when, in mid-conversation, your mind drifts off searching for the best possible quote/line/bit to drop, thus ruining the very pants you were about to return.

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 8:46 AM 

Sorry, that should've read:

"I know less about something than ... drawn out pause ... anybody."

J. Chiles

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 10:46 AM 

Jimmy hits on a good point. I find myself lacing Seinfledisms in normal conversation all the time. (my sons and I do it constantly, much to the chagrin of my wife). Sometimes, in non-familial settings, they go without much notice, sometimes someone will say "Seinfeld" or "George", and sometimes people will laugh, thinking it an original "me". If goes beyond a tee hee, I feel forced to give credit (probably to one of the Larry's). The other day people were wanting to leave work early before the weekend and I said I'd used up all the material in my "excuse rolodex". It went over so big, I was tempted to go out on a high note, but mentioned it was a Seinfeld, which took the edge off quite a bit. Sad

The one I probably use the most, though, is Kramer's "Oh".

Someone at work: "Will that approach really work on this project?"

Me: "Oh, it'll work!"

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 12:30 PM 

I'm with Jackie and Jimmy. A part of my brain is always scanning Seinfeld quotes, although my scanner is more of a Willard than a Wizard. Seinfeld quotes find their way into just about every conversation I have.

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 12:37 PM 

One phrase that certainly makes it's way into my conversations at least once a day is "That's a shame".

But like the others, Seinfeld phrases are now a part of me and I have no control of it.

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 1:11 PM 


my girlfriend always calls me on this one.

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PostPosted: May 31, 2005 1:14 PM 

when did i become a "hipster dufus"? i like.


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 12:11 AM 

I'm partial to using "whatevah!" when someone's gone on away past the socially contracted time limit.


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 12:40 AM 

We have no deal with THEM!

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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 9:42 AM 

"Yeah, that's right."

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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 12:47 PM 

i used the old 'may i have one of those, madame' when my g/f walked over to the couch with a plate of brownies last night.

saddly, although she is aware of my obsession, it went over her head.

i think i've actually graduated to the level of 'quoting' where lines will come out of my mouth before i consciously choose to say them.

for instance, a friend was saying to me that they were doing laundry on the phone last night. i replied that i hated doing laundry. this obvioussly launched me directly into the "my goal is to have 365 pairs of underwear" line. again, they didn't get it, and i didn't even realize that i'd quoted seinfeld until after i'd hung up the phone.

there is little hope for us.

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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 12:54 PM 

Which reminds me that I have used "hopelessness is our only hope" on more than one occasion. Wink

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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 2:07 PM 

I'm always asking someone to "Do me a solid?"


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 5:27 PM 

Jimmy's sitting here so overwhelmed with one memory after another. Words can't even describe how many stories come to mind...... don't even know where to start... Laughing

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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 6:02 PM 

Start with Act One, scene A: (Jimmy enters)


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 8:06 PM 

Just last night, I got caught in a bitchin downpour on the way home. Five minutes from my apartment, an old Korean woman saw me waiting at an intersection and offered me use of her umbrella. I wanted to explain to her that the umbrella would do me no good... once you're wet, you're wet. You can't over-wet. Unfortunately, that doesn't translate well into Korean.


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 8:19 PM 

KOREAN WOMAN: I'd give you a ride but I got Karl Farbman here.
GACK: Thanks for stopping by!


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PostPosted: June 1, 2005 10:34 PM 


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PostPosted: June 2, 2005 9:35 AM 

Gack, you speak Korean?

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