Thursday, August 05, 2004

Saved By the Curb

One of the best Saved By the Bell episodes of all time was the two-parter where Jesse's wicked step-brother Eric moves from the mean streets of New York to the sunshine daydream of Bayside, California. Eric soon wreaks all kinds of havoc on the Bayside crew, turning their fantasty world upside down. One of the main plots centered on the fact that Zack had skipped school for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in order to go to the matinee Dodger game (how Mr. Belding didn't know his good buddy Zack wasn't Jewish is beyond all comprehension, but you gotta suspend disbelief with this show). Meanbrother Eric happened to tape of the game, saw Zack catch a foul ball and proceded to blackmail his new rival. Ahh, high school.

Ace, what's that got to do with the price of apples, you say? Well, not much, but it was the first thing I thought of when I heard the following story...just shows you where my head is, always in the television, very Dream On. Incidentally, Dream On should clearly be on re-runs somewhere right now, we need to start a petition for that.

A 24-year-old Los Angeles man was recently wrongly accused of murder and arrested in front of his family, only to be let out of jail after outtakes from an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm proved that the man was indeed at the Dodger game like his alibi said. It's everyone's favorite episode of Curb, or at least it should be, the one where Larry takes the hooker in the HOV lane to the ballgame and ends up getting stoned with his glaucoma-afflected pops. This episode not only made countless Americans fall off the couch in laughter, it now could be the key piece of evidence in the civil lawsuit this man filed against the LAPD yesterday. What a country! Larry David wore a cape as Mr. Costanza's lawyer in an episode of Seinfeld, but who knew that he'd be the hero to get this guy out of trouble and into millions of dollars. That's not schwag at all.

Now maybe some of you forgot, or didn't know at all, that Larry David was the cape-wearing lawyer in that episode where George's parents get divorced. But he's in a handful of episodes, either pictured on screen or yelling something out. Aside from the recurring George Steinbrenner character, I can name a few, and I'd love some help with identifying other ones I'm not familiar with.

--LD portrays the cape-wearing lawyer
--LD yells out "Is anyone here a marine biologist?"
--LD yells out "I ordered a kosher meal" on the flight when Elaine's in coach
--LD portrays some guy in a TV movie that causes Jerry to dream and write something down that he can't make out in the episode with Ned Ryerson/Werner Brandis as the holistic healer

There are a handful more, but I'm drawing a blank. Anyone?


At 1:01 PM, Blogger Seyeko said...

"Like flaming globes, Sigmund. Like flaming globes!!"


At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just saw LD in the "that's a lotta gum" episode. He is a store clerk who won't take Costanza's $20 because he doodled big red lips on Pres. Jackson.

Happy birrrrthday, Mr. President, John Tyler..
- Dick Groat

At 1:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Salami, Salami, Salami, Bologna"
"Cleveland 117-San Antonio 109"

By the way since we've been discussing a lot of Seinfeld lately. One of my favorite aspects of the show in addition to the fake movie titles, is the use of crew names as character names. Such as one of the writers Alec Berg "Alec Beeeeerg" , the guy who gives Jerry and Kramer Rangers/Devils tix which Jerry never thanks him for. Or Pete Papanickolis (sp?) as the guy on the second floor who saw Newman jump off the roof and just lie on the ground-very early episode before we've ever actually seen Newman.

At 2:14 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

So apparently everyone has memorized the Ned Ryerson episode! That's some funny stuff right there.

Aleeeec Beeeerg. You know, I still shout "Devils" like Puddy every time I mention that team...

At 2:37 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

here's one: LD as a new stand guy saying to George, "Excuse me, but we don't accept bills with lipstick on the president"

At 2:39 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

oops, someone already said that one. sorry to be the loser who repeats the exact same thing someone said two minutes earlier.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger Bart Starbux said...

You kind of talk like Puddy anyway, Bullet.

Here's one: The wheelchair guy's voice that says, "You never get tired of seeing these things" in the episode where George tries to learn Russian.

At 3:08 PM, Blogger Bart Starbux said...

Here's another: Jerry has a friend coming in town and scores 4 Yankee tickets for a Friday night game. He asks George if he's in, but George declines because Susan and her friends are going out with a gay man and insists that George tags along.

Oh wait, that's not a Seinfeld. That's me today as Jerry. Don Fiedler is George. Irene is Susan. And the gay friend is played by himself.

Donnie, what happened?

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Good work, Hoobs. At least you caught your own mistake, coulda been a lot worse. The Slacksters woulda had your head...

I do talk like Puddy. Gotta support the team. Sorry to hear about Donnie sucking so much...I've heard he sucks big time.


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