Comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently said in an NBC interview with Brian Williams that while watching a play that had a character with autism, he found himself relating to some of the common traits of that developmental disability such as “When people talk to me and they use...
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In Larry David’s fake real-life world on the HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” he is tapped by Mel Brooks to take over the Zero Mostel-Nathan Lane role of Max Bialystock in the megahit Broadway adaptation of “The Producers.”
Just as Max and accountant Leo Bloom set out to make...
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Mixed Feelings on Holocaust Comparison
Danielle Berrin’s piece (“Will America Re-Examine Its Shame?” Feb. 21) certainly has its virtues about what needs to be recognized as America’s sin, shame or national disgrace of 350 years as a house of bondage for black people — a story...
May 8, 2013 | 12:44 pm
Every time my son, Jonathan, left for school, for camp, for college, I felt a heartbreaking sense of loss. That’s because your main instinct as a mother is to keep your child as close to you as possible. But your main job as a mother is to prepare your kids to separate. It’s the...
January 3, 2013 | 2:06 pm
“Seinfeld” was never really “a show about nothing.” Rather, not unlike the Bible, it was a work of the imagination that had something to say about nearly everything.
One episode, for example, focuses on the moral ambiguity of old people stealing from a chain store. The culprit...
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It has been years since I’ve watched old episodes of ‘Seinfeld’. I usually come across it, watch for a few minutes then move on. Today’s show, however made me pause and think. It was the one where Elaine tries to change a homosexual man into a heterosexual unsuccessfully. ...
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This blog is about thrifty living, and one of my mantras – especially for chronically unemployed free-lancers like myself – is “Say yes to everything.” I figure a day’s work is better than staying home and re-organizing my spice rack.
My agent called one day with an...
May 31, 2011 | 1:18 pm
Lately I’ve been thinking about the many jobs I have had, all through my teenage years and adulthood. The reason I started thinking about them is simple: every time my children talk about what they want to do when they grow up, and it changes daily, I usually have a funny anecdote...
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Despite a vast acting resume, Len Lesser’s career as a character actor probably didn’t prepare him for his late-career fame as Jerry Seinfeld’s annoying but lovable Uncle Leo on the 1990s sitcom “Seinfeld.” Lesser died Feb. 16 at 88.
Lesser’s “hawklike profile and Noo...
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One of the many characters that made “Seinfeld” was Uncle Leo. My favorite scenes is shown above, in which Jerry reminds Leo what a disgusting old man he is and tells him he should take back his girlfriend. Uncle Leo objects: “She’s an antisemite.” To which Jerry responds: “Can you...
February 16, 2011 | 5:33 pm
Veteran actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.
“It was very peaceful,” his daughter, Michele Lesser, told CNN, saying the family had hoped for a quick and painless death. “He was a great...
November 15, 2010 | 4:56 pm
Vice President Joe Biden, Jerry Seinfeld and Bette Midler headlined a festive opening weekend for the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.
The gala events marked the culmination of a decade-long, $150 million effort to move from a small space adjoining a...
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Not long ago on “Charlie Rose,” the talk show host kept asking Jerry Seinfeld if he wanted to do more TV. Jerry was adamant: After his wildly-successful NBC series “Seinfeld,” he had been there, done that. Sorry. Now it seems the king of 1990s observational comedy—who is perhaps...
July 2, 2009 | 8:12 pm
There have been a string of great “Seinfeld” re-runs on lately. Right now, TBS is airing “The Conversion,” in which George converts to Latvian Orthodoxy for a girl and Kramer tries to rid himself of the kavorka. Enjoy.
December 20, 2008 | 1:24 am
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS… JEWS
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is…
I wont ask for much this Christmas
I dont even wish for snow
Just want a Jew who runs show...
August 25, 2008 | 2:49 pm
The “Yada, Yada, Yada” episode of “Seinfeld” was, without a doubt, one of the best in the series’ nine-season history. It aired again Friday on TBS, and I thought it would be worth posting a short clip for your viewing pleasure. This portion actually isn’t my favorite moment of the...
June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am