Two great shows set to merge
Without a doubt, Seinfeld is the greatest sitcom ever made. Many moons ago, we rated it our number one. So it was with an excited quivering hand and a strange sick/elated feeling deep within our loins that we heard news of an intriguing reunion, all set to take place during series seven of Curb Your Enthusiasm – which, by the way, would probably rank around five or six in our favourite comedy shows ever. Hence this is astonishingly good news indeed, and we’ve pretty much been squealing with delight ever since we first caught wind. The premise appears to be that Larry David will spend a big portion of the next season attempting to get the cast to agree to a reunion, which, of course, would be great. Especially for Jason Alexander – the little man who played the wonderful George Costanza – and Michael Richards (Kramer), both of whom have enjoyed little success since the show finished over ten years ago. Richards did enjoy a brief moment in the sunshine when he decided to stop telling jokes and started shouting racist insults at a couple of confused black gentlemen in the middle of a comedy routine, but Alexander hasn’t been quite so fortunate. Meanwhile, Jerry and Julia Louis Dreyfus have kind of been okay, despite the so-called Seinfeld Curse.
The show airs in September in America, which means we’ll probably get it next year or something. Can’t wait.
A vodka moment, part two
One of our heroes, Larry David, turns 62 today, and what a 62 years. Around 40 of them were pretty much wasted doing nothing, and then eventually he came up with Seinfeld, which eventually led him to Curb Your Enthusiasm. He will no doubt be spending the evening having an enormously over-elaborate conversation with a waiter about whether or not he secretly tried a corner of a 62-year-old man’s birthday cake when no one was looking. He’s just that kind of guy. Hence, we thought we’d get him a gift, so we wandered down a busy shopping street looking angry and confused, before it boiled down to a toss up between a framed five pound note or a similar clip to the one we gave to Mike Tyson the other day. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Larry David!
Richard Lewis, stand up, 1981
Richard Lewis – that’s right, Richard Lewis – turns 62 today, and what a life so far. He claims to have invented the phrase “the … from Hell”, which is more or less a lie, we expect. He has also starred alongside Larry David in the excellent Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he puts in one heck of a show as the best friend from Hell. Hence we decided to buy him a gift, so we went to the worst pub we could find – the pub from Hell – and started conversing with the locals from Hell before it boiled down to a toss up between some apples from Hell, or a clip of his old stand up routine. Not from Hell. In the end we got him both. Happy Birthday Richard Lewis!
This guy got to be in two of them…
Oh no, that’s right, American’s aren’t funny, with their trash cans, their silly prom outfits, their big outlandish cars, their war on terror. That’s bullcrap, man! Bullcrap. Americans are just as funny as the rest of us, sometimes even more so. Here are Interestment‘s top four US Sitcoms to prove it:
Not only is this the best sitcom ever, but until The Wire it was the best TV show ever too. Four brilliant characters – Jerry the everyman, George the idiot, Kramer the maniac, and Elaine the sexy ball breaker – it has set the standard for every sitcom since. Co-creator Larry David famously went on to make Curb Your Enthusiasm, in which he essentially stepped into the shoes of his vintage alter-ego, George Costanza: