Monday, November 20, 2006

Come To Think Of It...

...besides Jackie Chiles and that black family that George busts in on to watch Breakfast At Tiffany's for his book club, were there any black people on Seinfeld? Maybe it was all Kramer's doing...

Here's the story you're gonna hear about all day: "Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping, and TMZ has obtained exclusive video of the ugly incident."

As my friend Henge suggested, Look to the cookie, Kramer.

14 Comments:

At 10:57 AM, Blogger DannyNoonan said...

There was that housekeeper for the guy whose records they took. And the guy that ran the marathon but splashed coffee in his face at teh end. But neither of them were "African American."

I guess I just assumed that there were no black people in NYC. Is that not true?

 
At 11:24 AM, Blogger poophopanonymous22 said...

dont forget about the exterminator, george's "high school linebacker" friend

obviously that guy doesnt know what he is talking about with regard to Richards having just Seinfeld, he was fantastic in Problem Child

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the lawyer? the Johnny Cochran guy...

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger DannyNoonan said...

Oh yeah, Jackie Childs. I guess there are black people in New York.

Richards was also great in UHF.

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger ScuffyMcgee said...

How about the Pledge Drive episode, there's 2 in that one...Morgan who works for the Yanks and cuts his Snickers with a knife, and the immortal Danny Tartabull

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous stealy_fan said...

Also, what about the owner of the coffee shop? Monk? He was all black, baby.

 
At 2:17 PM, Anonymous Velvet Sea is ghost white said...

the show is pretty realistic, i mean it's supposed to take place on the upper west side which is mostly white.

 
At 2:25 PM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

This is worse than when Michael Scott did the Chris Rock "What you want a cookie?" monologue.

Also, Kramer dated the black girl and showed up at her house after falling asleep in the tanning bed, which led to -- You guessed it -- hilarity ensuing.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger MDS said...

The black guy at the coffee shop's name was Larry. I'm not sure that he was the owner; seemed to me that he was just the manager. (Although he did disappear after it was sold to the father of the large-breasted waitresses.)

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Lozo said...

i just remembered. how about the "black" guy elaine dated? sure, he wasn't really black, but the show did acknowledge black people existed and even mentioned africa. that might bave been the blackest episode of them all.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger John Flowers said...

There was also the "Desperado" episode with the comedian (not the ex-Alabama gov) George Wallace as the chief surgeon at the end.

 
At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You cracker ass motherfucker."

"Thats why you don't got no movies."

I suppose if he would have called him illiterate then the shit would have really hit the fan.

 
At 1:39 AM, Blogger Alex Fritz said...

"The Black and White" was on TBS this evening. Coincidence?

 
At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Rashid Muhammad said...

I never watched Seinfeld much so my only real impression of the guy is as Stanley Spadowski in UHF. That is a fairly lame physical comic.

What bothers me is, isn't this guy Jewish? If so, he would have gotten strung up with a fork in his ass right next to his hecklers for touching a "pure" white woman in the not-so-distant American past. How pathetic.

Whatever the case, we have all said stupid shit when we get rattled. In my experience in these situations (much more extensive that I would like) a white person saying "nigger" and invoking hanging bodies is a last-resort visceral response that is used because it virtually guarantees the upper hand in any war of words against a black person. More of a cheap "death blossom" type rhetorical move than an exposition of strong views of racial superiority and tendency to discriminate.

 

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