Rapper Wale released The Mixtape About Nothing in 2008, a hip-hop album that heavily sampled and referenced Seinfeld and even featured an appearance from Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Now, for his follow-up, Album About Nothing, he's got Jerry Seinfeld himself on board to make an appearance. Seinfeld explains in the below video, "Wale wanted me to do something with him and I didn't understand it, but he did, and I kinda liked the guy, I dug the guy, I liked his music, so I said 'Alright, I'll do it,' even though I didn't know what I was gonna do." No word yet on when the mixtape will be released, but, [...]
As two neurotic, kvetchy comedy legends with strong ties to absurdism, Larry David and Woody Allen have a lot in common to the untrained eye. But you don’t really believe that do you? You do? Then come closer, friend. Come enter my apartment and see the truth. Look over the space, covered with newspaper clippings, empty ding-dong wrappers, and obsessively scrawled doodles of Larry David’s face. Sit for a moment and let me field-strip a revolver while I tell you just how wrong you truly are.
“We both have some disdain for the human race” — Larry David on comparisons between himself and Woody Allen
The novice looking for [...]
Jerry Seinfeld loves baseball and comedy and baseball comedy, which is why this Thursday he'll be appearing in Costas & Seinfeld: Who's on First? on the MLB network (the home of classic comedy). He told the New York Times that Abbott & Costello was a big influence on Seinfeld. Seinfeld points to Jerry and Kramer's "write off" conversation as maybe the closest they got to "Who's on First?" (Both are below, what do you think?) They even gave George the middle name Louis in honor of Costello. Ok, ok, that sounds good and all but seriously who is on first?
Duels, or “classy show-downs” as they are often called by no one, have been solving hot debates for ages. They're useful for delivering crowds a champion, through often unpredictable means (just ask Alexander Hamilton). Television loves a surprise, so what better way to measure and battle elements of TV than with a duel? Here, we will battle two characters in an imaginary contest of wills. Sometimes a winner will be crowned because of pertinent facts, and sometimes in spite of them.
This week’s duel? Friends' Central Perk v. Seinfeld's Monk’s Café in Online Reviews.
Central Perk 9/28/1995 ****
I LOVE this café! That blond waitress never gets my order right, but it’s [...]