Jerry Stiller

krish

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pRot3us

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He was central to one of my favourite episodes of Seinfeld :

 

Hillskill

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I made a tribute video today. Any thoughts and feedback are appreciated

 

krish

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Nice, liked, subscribed. Made me think, like you, perhaps I should watch KoQ, was never really on my radar. Have read that in some ways, it's a less psycho Frank Costanza, but we could probably say something similar with many other great comedy actors.
 

Hillskill

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Thanks. I dunno if I could have seen anything over than frank in other roles. Besides king of queens had passed me by. For him to more than hold his own in Seinfeld tells you everything I think. It was a one in a million show And cast.
 

richp007

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Thanks. I dunno if I could have seen anything over than frank in other roles. Besides king of queens had passed me by. For him to more than hold his own in Seinfeld tells you everything I think. It was a one in a million show And cast.
When I say Seinfeld and other people say Friends, I just lose the plot :laugh: Shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence (as I have just done!)

Jerry Stiller stole every episode of Seinfeld he was in though. I think I'll watch the 'Festivus' episode again this weekend.
 

Hillskill

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When I say Seinfeld and other people say Friends, I just lose the plot :laugh: Shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence (as I have just done!)
They are such different things. Seinfeld isn't really a sitcom in the same vein that Friends is. Friends is a template that ended up being cloned by How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory. all great in their own way but Seinfeld was a level above in its writing. It was adult but didn't rely on smut or profanity. Intelligent but silly. Oooof! Maybe I should make a video on sitcoms!
 

richp007

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They are such different things. Seinfeld isn't really a sitcom in the same vein that Friends is. Friends is a template that ended up being cloned by How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory. all great in their own way but Seinfeld was a level above in its writing. It was adult but didn't rely on smut or profanity. Intelligent but silly. Oooof! Maybe I should make a video on sitcoms!
Yeah Friends became so repetitive it was dire. Absolutely dire. Anyone could have written the script for an episode of Friends.

Seinfeld
was just pure class. Another reason why I love Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David is on another level with his observations of life. And has successfully turned them into 2 amazing shows.

Anyway, shan't detract from this obituary thread anymore on that. Will just say once again what a legend Jerry Stiller was!
 

rousetafarian

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Nice, liked, subscribed. Made me think, like you, perhaps I should watch KoQ, was never really on my radar. Have read that in some ways, it's a less psycho Frank Costanza, but we could probably say something similar with many other great comedy actors.
He was just adorable in KoQ
 

rousetafarian

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Search for the scene when he tells Doug to order pizza on the phone from a little local joint...
 

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