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Excited for the upcoming Seinfeld reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm? Well, until then you can practise your Seinfeld knowledge by trying to identify all of the references in this picture.

Hint: there are 99, with a couple extras apparently only for BIGTIME fans.
posted by Midnight Rambler (48 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Damn I only got 6.
posted by norabarnacl3 at 3:26 PM on March 30, 2009


Well I notice that Michael Richards is positioned as far away as possible from the Cigar Store Indian, the only thing resembling a minority in the picture, so that's probably a reference to his gig at The Laugh Factory.

Oh, and I guess I see The Big Salad in there as well. How many is that?
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:28 PM on March 30, 2009


The cameos will mark the first time that all four actors have appeared together in a scripted TV show since...

Research fail.

And from the first link's comments:

This forum is excellent proof that people just don't have the capability to get along with each other. Most people in this world (I guesstimate around 80%) are idiots and/or assholes.
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:28 PM on March 30, 2009


I get a 404 off the picture link.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:35 PM on March 30, 2009


No bite-sized Three Musketeers?

I guess this fan was just too BIGTIME for them.
posted by Joe Beese at 3:35 PM on March 30, 2009


Is that Bill Gates on top of the Frogger machine?
posted by Artw at 3:35 PM on March 30, 2009


It's supposed to be about Seinfeld but I see David Duchovny EVERYWHERE!
posted by mazola at 3:40 PM on March 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


This forum is excellent proof that people just don't have the capability to get along with each other. Most people in this world (I guesstimate around 80%) are idiots and/or assholes.

I'll buy that, and if you think you're part of the 20%, you're part of the 80%. Seriously.
posted by jonmc at 3:50 PM on March 30, 2009


3/4ths of your links are 404s. You fail indeed.
posted by GuyZero at 3:52 PM on March 30, 2009


NO LINKS FOR YOU!
posted by Flashman at 3:55 PM on March 30, 2009


Research fail.

Uhhh...there are scripts for "Curb" episodes. It's not a reality show.
posted by Curry at 3:58 PM on March 30, 2009


Curb my enthusiasm?

Nooo problem.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:59 PM on March 30, 2009


Even if it is retroscripting. And all the links worked for me.
posted by Curry at 4:00 PM on March 30, 2009


Yay, I only get like 3 or 4 of those! I guess my awareness wasn't as polluted with Seinfeld as I thought it was.
posted by gurple at 4:06 PM on March 30, 2009


I can't get too excited about it, because I've curbed my enthusiasm.
posted by Afroblanco at 4:08 PM on March 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Uhhh...there are scripts for "Curb" episodes. It's not a reality show.

Actually David gives all the participants an outline of the scene, and they improv their way through it. That's not "scripted" to my mind. "Retroscripting" sounds like transcripting.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:11 PM on March 30, 2009


45 and counting. In previous years, I did not go outside enough.
posted by Mikey-San at 4:15 PM on March 30, 2009


Turgid:

Thanks for sharing your opinion of what "scripted" means. In television industry parlance, written TV series are called "scripted," while reality programs are called "non-scripted" (though we all know than an episode of "The Hills" has more pre-planned plot points than an episode of "CYE"). A book featuring several episode outlines was published. Not transcribed.
posted by Curry at 4:20 PM on March 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Huh? Maybe the links are 404 only outside of the US: For American Eyes Only.
posted by Flashman at 4:25 PM on March 30, 2009


The ridiculous quibbling is, of course, completely appropriate.
posted by Artw at 4:27 PM on March 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


Gah. I have Season 1 on DVD, but it's in that limbo state where my wife would like to watch it enough that I shouldn't watch on my own, and yet does not want to watch it enough that we actually end up watching it.
posted by Artw at 4:29 PM on March 30, 2009


SERENITY NOW!!
posted by Curry at 4:30 PM on March 30, 2009


"You're not funny, that's why you're a reject, never had no shows, never had no movies. 'Seinfeld'. That's it."
posted by porn in the woods at 4:32 PM on March 30, 2009


I'm sorry that the links aren't working for some people, but they are all working just fine for me right now.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 4:44 PM on March 30, 2009


I'm in America but the youfail.com links are all 404 for me as well.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:46 PM on March 30, 2009


Actually David gives all the participants an outline of the scene, and they improv their way through it.

I read a while back that as the series has progressed, the scripts Larry writes have gotten longer and more like real scripts, whereas in the first season, it was just a one-page outline.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 5:20 PM on March 30, 2009


I only got 2.

but in my defense...

I WAS IN THE POOL!! I WAS IN THE POOL!!!!
posted by clearly at 5:22 PM on March 30, 2009


Okay, so, what is and what isn't a script aside, the trick with Curb Your Enthusiasm is that just about everybody on that show, with the exception of Larry David himself, is an absolute asshole. Thin-skinned douchenozzles, the lot of em!

"A little plumbing! Got to plumb! Plumb the depths! The depths of hell!"
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:34 PM on March 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I only ever saw one Seinfeld episode. And I see a reference to it!
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 6:01 PM on March 30, 2009


Okay, so, what is and what isn't a script aside, the trick with Curb Your Enthusiasm is that just about everybody on that show, with the exception of Larry David himself, is an absolute asshole. Thin-skinned douchenozzles, the lot of em!

Yeah, it's a lot like A Confederacy of Dunces in that regard. Ignatius is a complete douchebag, but the other characters make him seem pretty charming.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 6:06 PM on March 30, 2009


If you should find yourself unable to cope with the finality of a 404 error message, simply add "www." after the "http://" and it'll fix.
posted by diablo37 at 6:35 PM on March 30, 2009


The ocean called...
posted by Zambrano at 6:37 PM on March 30, 2009


Yeah, it's a lot like A Confederacy of Dunces in that regard. Ignatius is a complete douchebag, but the other characters make him seem pretty charming.

Interesting. I loved every character in Confederacy of Dunces. Cripes, I even stole part of my nick from Ignatius. It's my ambition to someday be as energetic as Ignatius, and have a girlfriend like Myra Minkoff to motivate me.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 6:44 PM on March 30, 2009


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posted by clearly at 7:00 PM on March 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


I got around 65. I'll make sure to save this for this year's Festivus party.
posted by burnmp3s at 7:33 PM on March 30, 2009


Ceci n'est pas une artiste bonne.
posted by mrnutty at 10:33 PM on March 30, 2009


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Viral marketing?
posted by Houyhnhnm at 5:54 AM on March 31, 2009


I got 18. I am too big of a nerd for the people that don't get it and yet I am too big of a loser to hang with the 30+ crowd.... sigh!
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:55 AM on March 31, 2009


This blue sponge, it vibrates?
posted by jester69 at 6:50 AM on March 31, 2009


Gah. I have Season 1 on DVD, but it's in that limbo state where my wife would like to watch it enough that I shouldn't watch on my own, and yet does not want to watch it enough that we actually end up watching it.

That's the WORST.

I'm not even going to feign modesty here: I got all of them, in short order. I have probably averaged two episodes of Seinfeld every day since they started syndicating. After 15ish years of that kind of exposure, I could almost certainly conduct my day to day operations communicating strictly in Seinfeld dialogue. I am not proud of this.
posted by SpiffyRob at 7:26 AM on March 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Holy cow! I knew my quest to watch every single Seinfeld episode would eventually have a purpose.
posted by drezdn at 8:46 AM on March 31, 2009


Nope.
posted by stenseng at 9:15 AM on March 31, 2009


After watching several seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm, it's a bit disorienting to go back and watch episodes of Seinfeld—especially Jason Alexander's performance of George Costanza, which is basically Larry David lite.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:31 AM on March 31, 2009


"Holy cow! I knew my quest to watch every single Seinfeld episode would eventually have a purpose."

I love Seinfeld, but I think I've seen every episode in syndication at least ten times. I need to take a break from the reruns for a little while.
posted by krinklyfig at 3:42 PM on March 31, 2009


Hmm.... You take one show I never watched more than ten minutes of and simply fail to give a crap about... add a second show I've never watched and simply fail to give a crap about, and... nope. Adding them together just doesn't change the fundamentals.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 8:59 PM on March 31, 2009


Thanks for stopping by to let us know!
posted by turgid dahlia at 9:59 PM on April 19, 2009


Thanks to turgid dahlia for making sure the last comment in this thread isn't a "oh hey I like to hate on things and then read things on the internet about those things and then hate on those things I hate on in the thing I'm reading about the thing I hate on" stinker. Insert your own Xzibit joke here.

Of course, now THIS comment will likely be the thread's last, which isn't much better.

...

OR IS IT?
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:18 PM on April 20, 2009


It's fine by me.
posted by Midnight Rambler at 7:25 AM on April 21, 2009


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