Mon 20 Nov, 2006 11:33 am
I was one of the very late comers, when it came to appreciating Seinfeld.
But by the time it went totally into syndication, I was on board and lovin' it. I still never miss an episode, when I get a chance to catch one.
But I'll never be able to look at Kramer the same again after witnessing this **** by Michael Richards onstage at the Laugh factory:
Captioned, that's unusual, and appreciated.
Good to see all those people walking out on him.
He's a great physical comedian, when given a script. That was odious though.
I couldn't understand a word being said, and couldn't read the captions, they were all hazy....
I'll take your word for it though....there was a lot of yelling.
I don't like yelling.
Yeah, it was too unclear to understand a single word...
Richards had a failed TV series after Seinfeld folded.
I loved Seinfeld from the first episode. I predicted to my wife: "I love that show; therefore it will only last half of the season." Happily, I was wrong.
The one who played Elaine is in the second season with a show of her own, but I never like to watch it.
are you serious?
I really couldn't unstand much...I heard f*ck, but a lot of comedians do that.
The preview says it's racist, so it isn't hard to guess what kinds of stuff it's saying.
seriously, if there's a bunch of people being loud or talking at the same time, I have a really hard time deciphering what's being said, it get's all garbled.
I'll take everyone's word for it that Kramer has fallen on hard times.
You couldn't see the captions, though? It wasn't hard for me at all, but I guess I'm used to that kind of thing.
I never watched Seinfeld in prime time. I got caught up in it when it went to reruns. I think that besides Jerry, Elaine was the only one who still has a pretty good career. George does commercials, which pays the rent, but is probably not very satisfying creatively.
I am not surprised by this, because from the few times that I've seen him do interviews or just be himself, it always seemed that he was a little bit off somehow. He's a kook.
But I still love him on Seinfeld.
Actually, with a little tweaking I can imagine this as a Seinfeld episode. Kramer makes people laugh and suddenly gets it into his head that he can do stand-up. Then a heckler makes him go ballistic and the crowd walks out on him and he wanders off the stage, muttering to himself. The "ballistic" part would probably be a little different, but...
eh....i was never much of a kramer fan anyway...too annoying.
i got bored with the whole seinfeld thing pretty quickly anyway.
then again, i'm not much for TV.
I am at a computer with no sound and the captions were completely unreadable.
If anyone happens upon a transcript, I'd appreciate it.
Is there no way this was satirical?
Keep in mind I have no idea what was said.
Phoenix's link has a lot of it.
...fodder for incredibly interesting discussion, I'd say....
How so? I don't see much potential for much of a long discussion, unless someone wants to seriously posit that he didn't slip, but was trying some avant garde irony.
Did anyone consider it a slip? You don't repeat a slip five times.
Okay - insert whatever you like as a description for what he did, that isn't a wry attempt at irony.