Thursday, July 16, 2009

Missing Stars: Seinfeld

Seinfeld was a classic comedy sitcom running from 1989-1998 and spawned many famous catchphrases that are entrenched into popular culture. Who remembers the "Yadda Yadda Yadda", "You can't double-dip the chip" and "I'm flippin, I'm floppin". But where have the stars of the show ended up, The Extra Source's Missing Stars goes on the hunt.

Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry) the creator of the show has pretty much been out of the spotlight since the show ended in 1998, only doing a few stand-up shows, whilst living off his syndication royalties. But in 2007 he gave us the animated comedy 'Bee-Movie' in which he wrote and voiced to great acclaim. Only last week Jerry Seinfeld appeared in an Australian commercial for the Greater Building Society.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) won an Emmy in 2006 for her own sitcom 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' which has been very successful for her and shot down any theories of a Seinfeld curse.

Michael Richards (Kramer) has been pretty quiet since the show ended. Until he hit the stage in 2006 at The Laugh Factory in LA where he responded to hecklers with racist remarks during a stand-up routine which really hurt his image and lost him alot of fans. You'll hear him next in an animated comedy called 'Cat Tale' due out in 2010.

Jason Alexander (George) has done many TV guest spots in recent time like in 'Criminal Minds' and 'Friends' and also made some film appearances like in 'Shallow Hal'. Jason still performs stand-up and has also recently signed onto PokerStars and is making a living out of that.

In terms of any more Seinfeld action for the stars there was talk started by Jerry about shooting one last scene after they leave prison, with George saying to Jerry at Monk's Coffee House "That was brutal" in reference to their stint in jail.

I absolutely loved this show, I only became a fan since the show was released on DVD and never really watched it when it was on telly due to me being too young for some of the jokes. But I have now watched those episodes so many times and I'd have to say the jokes are timeless, they never get old and are still relevant today. Many of the situations are unbelievable but you can believe them happening to the characters. While other shows from that era aren't really talked about or referenced anymore, Seinfeld will always lay the platform for any adult situational comedy for years and years to come.

I just wanted to share with you a very clever clip that appeared on YouTube entitled Seinfeld: The Lost Episode see the link to view it