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‘I don’t know how you men carry those around all day.’
This week on Up to 90 we head down the wormhole with the very hilarious comedian extraordinaire and King Comedy Roaster Jim Elliott.
A native of Washington DC, Jim explores the cultural significance of a little-known sitcom called ‘Seinfeld’. The show itself reinvented television in a myriad of ways, but it was the show’s mean-spirited and unlikeable characters that really captured the world’s imagination.
The brainchild of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, ‘the show about nothing’ garnered a cult following and mass critical acclaim before it became a ratings hit in season 4 with its ‘meta-narrative’ take on television production.
We chat Elaine dances, Festivus, George’s fiancée’s untimely demise, Kramer’s ability to storm through doors, Jerry’s ability to play himself, and many, many in-jokes.
We discuss Soup-Nazis, masturbation competitions, family grievances and laughing at muggings amongst other wafflings about getting abs, earthworms, Naked Gun, Pretty Woman, condoms, parental supervision, Jim’s hatred for Friends, the curse of the ‘silly girl’, syndication, ‘comedic errors’, 3 Arena gigs and Jason Alexander never playing the Dane.
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