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Christmas Comes Early

At least it did for me. My wife got me the complete Larry Sanders Show dvd set. It arrived in the mail last week. She said, “G’head, open it.”

Hey, Now.

I only saw about a dozen episodes when the show was originally aired so this is my first time watching it through.

I’m a heppy ket.

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1 Jon Weisman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 10:37 am

Boy, are you in for a treat. What a great series.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 10:40 am

Did it alter much during the 6 years? Is there a prime season?

3 Sliced Bread   ~  Dec 16, 2010 10:59 am

[2] dude, they're all good. I'm definitely picking it up at some point. One of my all-time favorite series. Seasons 3-4 might have been the best (off the top of my head) but I could never chose one over the others.

4 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 11:01 am

I need to own that set. I was only a dedicated viewer for the last couple of seasons, saw a smattering of episodes in the early seasons. Just great.

They wound up the series so damn well, too.

5 Diane Firstman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 11:27 am

I was never a Seinfeld fan, but I thought I'd pass along that the box set of all the seasons is on sale right now at Amazon:


6 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 12:09 pm

5) Seinfeld is the single most overrated show in TV history. Bunch of tight ass yuppy jackoffs. The supporting characters have their moments but overall...yeesh.

7 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 12:16 pm

[6] Oh how incredibly wrong you are on this one. The show KNOWS they are jack-offs, hence the finale that the audience hated where the show called them out on their shitty selfish behavior. There's just so much inspired bizarro comedy happening, you gotta look past that surface. I find that most people who hate Seinfeld tend to do so because something about the surface of the show reminded them too much of real life people they hate.
And really, for an Albert Brooks fan to complain about characters being tight ass yuppy jackoffs?

8 NoamSane   ~  Dec 16, 2010 12:52 pm

[7] Good corrective for [6] Matt. It needed to be done. I'm not a huge Seinfeld fan, but right is right, and you're right.

I do like me some Curb Your Enthusiasm though. Ultimately it's just Seinfeld West (for cableTV).

9 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 1:43 pm

7) Seinfeld didn't make me laugh, Albert does. I don't give a shit about the Meta nature of the comedy.

Blow me.


10 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 1:48 pm

[9] Nothing meta about it, ya blowhard - although Kramer recreating the Merv Griffin show in his living room is f'in funny.

But never mind that shit, Blake Edwards has passed away.


11 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 1:50 pm

10) Oh, shit. That's a bummer.

12 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 1:53 pm

[11] What's with our fucking language today, Alex? We're cursing like stevedores.

And yeah, bummer about Blake Edwards. Here's a guaranteed smile, courtesy of Mr. Edwards and his partner in crime, Peter Sellers.


13 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 2:24 pm

12) I kid because I fuggin love.

Remember "SOB"?

14 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 2:42 pm

[13] Edwards had that nice late 70s-early 80s run of "adult" comedies - 10, S.O.B. and Victor/Victoria. I need to see those again, I remember loving them.

15 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 2:54 pm

I don't think 10 holds up. But Victor/Victoria is still fun.

16 Matt Blankman   ~  Dec 16, 2010 2:58 pm

[15] Have you seen "10" lately though? I think it might work now as a window on 70s attitudes, plus there are a couple of really funny comedic moments - Moore trying to walk across the hot sand, Moore loaded on painkillers from the dentist, et al. I also really like the scenes between Moore and Brian Dennehy as the bartender.
While the Bo Derek mania doesn't hold up, I think the movie might. I'll have to look at it again.

17 Alex Belth   ~  Dec 16, 2010 3:13 pm

16) Saw it a few years ago. It's very long and slow. I don't mind the Bo mania. Had a poster of her in my room as a kid. LOL

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