August 30, 2002
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The trailer for the new Seinfeld movie is the first I've seen which really takes the piss out of the whole trailer "In a time that land forgot.." sort of thing. I laughed, but I download these things from apple every day and then forget about the actual movies. I just know I'm alone...
posted by Zootoon (14 comments total)
Screw Seinfeld. I wanna see a movie about that old Jack guy!

"When laughter was king! In a land before time! One Man! A renegade robot cop! At an outpost! On the edge of space! A joke! A combination of words leading to a sentence! With an amusing conclusion! When everything you know is wrong! Irony! Satire! Tickle parody with a feather! Against its navel! ...ssssSexy!"

A whole hour and a half with that guy rambling on incessantly while the sound crew tries unsuccessfully to drag him out of the booth. That's what I'd pay eight bucks to see.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:03 PM on August 30, 2002

i had absolutely no urge to see this movie when i first heard about it, but that trailer was pretty excellent.

"... a robot renegade cop... "


[Damn ZM, you beat me to the line]
posted by quin at 5:06 PM on August 30, 2002

And yeah, i would totally fork over $8 to see Jack rambling.
posted by quin at 5:07 PM on August 30, 2002

I, for one, welcome our new robot renegade cop overlords.
posted by luriete at 5:19 PM on August 30, 2002

I saw that last week and I couldn't stop laughing. In the same vein is Movie Trailer Cliche Theater, check it out.
posted by owillis at 5:45 PM on August 30, 2002

You are alone. We all are.
posted by Wizzle at 5:46 PM on August 30, 2002

owillis: I found the mp3 to be a lot funnier then the trailer, actualy.

Btw, has anyone seen that new jerry seinfeild childrends book? I saw it at the book store, and was a bit suprized.
posted by delmoi at 7:15 PM on August 30, 2002

luriete: I, for one, welcome our new robot renegade cop overlords.

That brought a genuine smile to my face. Not a laugh, not a guffaw, just a long warm smile. Thank you.

I join the crowd asking for 90 minutes of following Jack around watching him do trailer v/o. Pablo Francisco could be his stunt double.

I mean, we only hear the ones THEY KEEP! The creme de la creme. Imagine how bad some of them must be...

"In a world where cream cheese is king, one dairy fights to survive, in the shadow of MEGACORP".
posted by Ynoxas at 7:44 PM on August 30, 2002

Maybe not a whole movie, but I think they should make the Jack bit a bit longer, maybe a 10 minute short film for the web? To drive people to the movie's web site.
posted by benjh at 7:57 PM on August 30, 2002

I think the trailer was perfect at this length. I'm not sure if the movie is going to work, but here's hoping.
posted by jragon at 8:09 PM on August 30, 2002

the mp3 at Modern Humorist was funny, but went a little overboard on the record scratching.
posted by ODiV at 9:34 PM on August 30, 2002

That's a wonderful trailer. I am certain that the voice is actually the famous Don LaFontaine, and is being lip-synced by the actor. Don has done the voice-over for the trailer of almost every movie released in the last 20 or 25 years.
posted by evanizer at 12:39 AM on August 31, 2002

Well, the guy in the trailer doesn't look like the picture of Don L on the link above, but the voice sure sounds like him.

What I don't get is why go through the trouble of lip synching, etc? Why not just put a camera on the real v/o guy? I mean, he had to be there anyway to record the v/o.... seems terribly inefficient.

Or maybe that is him and the picture is just several years out of date? Grey/thinning hair and a beard could certainly make a difference...

Something not quite clicking with me on this...

And if it is a lip sync job, it's one of the best I've seen. Maybe Jerry thinks lip synching a voice over guy is funny?

posted by Ynoxas at 9:00 AM on August 31, 2002

I've been using the phrase "You're fired!/I'm fired!" (for instance, when someone double-dips or doesn't put down the toilet seat) for years.

I may not now. Since hearing Jack's version, mine is somehow...lacking.
posted by brittney at 9:52 AM on August 31, 2002

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