Two of the country’s most famous Jewish performers will highlight the opening of one of the most ambitious Jewish museum projects in years.
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I am a comedian and I have been lucky enough to have worked in my business for 20 years. This is a huge thing because most people in comedy never even work 20 days in 20 years. I have also been blessed to be part of a great group of comedians who have emerged in that time. Three of them are not just my peers, but also good friends. I both love and respect them as comedians and as human beings. Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser and Larry Miller.
You'll never find "The Cadillac," on any critic's list of top 10 "Seinfeld" episodes, but I don't care. "The Cadillac,"episode 124 in the Seinfeld oeuvre, IMHO (in my humble opinion, for those who don't use Internet shorthand), is the real thing, among the show's most authentically Jewish episodes, revealing the uncircumcised heart within a sitcom generally acknowledged to reflectonly callousness, narcissism and an urbane hipness in post-shtetl America. And, in a small way, "The Cadillac" changed my life.
Here's the plot of the show that ran February 8,1996 as a 60-minute "Seinfeld" special.
Elon Gold is an Orthodox Jewish comedian whoplayed an offbeat Jewish guy from Long Island on the recent WBsitcom, "You're the One." Though the short-lived series wascancelled, Gold has plenty of Jewish-themed TV and even movieprojects in the works. During a recent conversation with TheJournal's Naomi Pfefferman, he said he owes it all to"Seinfeld."