Skip to comments.'These Aren't Special People': Seinfeld Ridicules 'Absurd' Royal Wedding
Posted on 04/14/2011 9:18:28 AM PDT by Judges Gone Wild
The Royal Wedding has divided the nation - some breathlessly counting down the days, others rolling their eyes over the growing excitement. And now Jerry Seinfeld has weighed in on the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, calling the wedding 'a circus act.' The comedian, promoting his stand-up show at the O2 on June 3, will undoubtedly
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It is funny to see Hollywood realize that they are just the useful idiots of the powers that be.
He’s right. The attention being paid to these people is embarrassing.
I though he and his pals were in jail in Vermont or New Hampshire
It is absurd indeed..
Its funny to hear a Hollywood entertainer ridicule anyone else for considering themselves more important than anyone else.
>>”We don’t have anything like that”
What about America’s Royal Family, the Kennedys?
Why? Its there party might as well let them have fun...
He may be right but he is a lib and Christian hater.
They are just as special as Seinfeld is.
It's a couple getting married, albeit a "royal" couple. I think if it brings some joy in the lives of people, then great!
They are not special and neither is Seinfeld.
Great post, skeeter. Seinfeld’s comments were the usual Hollywood boobishness and insularity.
There is always excitement in Great Britain over a royal wedding. Mostly because the royals do it up sooooooo beautifully. As someone who witnessed the opening of Parliament one year, I can attest to their genuis for pageantry. I’m now getting postcards from my English friends celebrating the event. Also, every street in England generally throws a “block party” on these occasions. I’ll probably watch to see her wedding dress. Absolutely nothing wrong with that!
Sadly, Kate Middleton is no Diana in terms of either beauty or charisma. Hope her marriage works out better,though.
open mouth, insert hoof...
Who can forget our own royal family? Those beautifully-orchestrated weddings where Uncle Teddie probably threw up on the bride and Papa Joe probably raped the maid of honor! How I long for those old days before we abolished the Kennedys!
Well, the romance and spectacle of the thing has its appeal for many people, even here. I get that, and I’m a guy’s guy, myself. I can tell you I’d rather stay up and watch that for however long it’s on than the comparable number of “Seinfeld” episodes. Or even one, for that matter. Kate Middleton alone is worth it.
p.s. My wife grew up in England, so this is a big deal for her. Even though she never wants to move back.
>>We dont have anything like that
...we certainly do! As you said the Kennedys. The Clintons. The Cuomos. The kenyans.
These people were not.
Are you kidding? We have THE MESSIAH!!!
As you point out, there are the Kennedys. And I don't recall being able to escape news about Chelsea's wedding.
Or the latest Hollywood "wedding" for that matter.
The royals are symbols of the nation at large, and of Britain's past and heritage. I personally wish Britain were more like it was, say, 100 years ago than it is now.
Bunch of incessant whiners on this thread.
Comedian is bad. Couple is bad. Hollywood sucks. She is no Diana, he hates Christians, what about the Kennedys, who cares about celebs...? Sheesh. Just jump off a bridge if everything offends you.
It’s too early in the day to be drunk, WTH are you thinkin’?
What did you mean by that?
What I find most funny about this thread is the apparent assumption for some that Seinfeld is NOT speaking as a comedian, but rather as a social commentator.
Uh folks, he’s a sarcastic comic making sarcastic observations.
Trying to deconstruct his comments so that they reflect poorly on him is silly. He is doing what he does.
The only thing that offends me are Seminoles.
“Hey, how ‘bout that Royal Wedding...what’s up with that?”
Chopping my own penis off with a butter knife would be more funny and far more entertaining than Jerry Seinfeld could EVER be.
Your mileage may very.
I guess it takes a circus act to know one.
“He is doing what he does.”
Yes. But his body of work is so shallow and vapid, I find it amazing he can look in the mirror in the morning after criticizing someone else for being shallow and vapid.
Besides, I'm sick of the iconoclasts in this country who destroy our traditions for no other reason than thats what iconoclasts do.
He’s so gay!
Yeah, they’re a circus act - but when the same type and degree of hoopla and media attention is given to butt-headed actors and actresses (and comedians) from Hollywood... now THAT’S show business!
Someone’s a little bit full of himself.
One day, this couple will likely be King and Queen of all 16 nations of the Commonwealth realm. As King, William would be “Head of State” for each of those nations (including the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand ...). Also, as King, William would be “Head of the Commonwealth”, an organization of 53 nations, with a population over 2 billion people. While the epicentre of wedding frenzy will be in Britain, the event will be meaningful for over 1/3 of the world's population.
We, in the Commonwealth realm, separate the roles of “Head of State” and “Head of Government”. We venerate the former, as the symbol of our respective nations (and a common link). We treat the later with no more or less respect than any elected politician deserves.
The U.S.of A. had a successful revolution, to rid itself of the Monarchy. By not separating the roles of “Head of State” and “Head of Government”; you have allowed many of the trappings of monarchy to slide back in, and rest on the office of the POTUS. Consider the pomp and circumstance surrounding the “State of the Union” address, and the excessive difference shown to the POTUS at these events.
Interesting point. Perhaps, one day soon, America will rid itself of it’s oppressive (and hidden) Head of State.
They are “rich welfare”....
You’ve put your finger on it exactly. These royal events bring out in droves what’s left of patriotic British “subjects”. That’s a VERY good thing. I think when the Queen goes though, the whole country is going to fall apart. That is: unless Prince William turns out to have all her genes (which I doubt) and kicks his dad to the curb (which I also doubt).
And so many people in this country tear down our traditions because it seems to be the fun thing to do. This has always confused and appalled me. I love tradition. It’s what ties us to our past and future.
There isn’t enough make up on earth to make that mug look good.
Remember: his father - that fat head Prince Charles - is going to get there first. Pity that poor country!
After posting a dig at Seinfeld here on FR, I picked up my mail to discover my husband had just bought all of “Seinfeld” on Amazon! Actually, I think it’s one of the most brilliant shows ever created - and completely non-political.
The Spanish Royal family must have been insane to marry close relatives like that.
The couple is special to their families and to their countrymen. They seem like a delightful pair and I want their wedding to be all they hope it to be.
It becomes a spectacular when the same forces, that put Seinfeld where he is, are doing their thing — and his mouthing out on it.
excessive difference — should be: excessive deference (doh!)
Hey, modern day Hollywood DOES suck, Kate Middleton is NO Diana and the Kennedys ARE pathological freaks who vomit at weddings. Personally, I enjoy saying these things and have NO intention of jumping off a bridge.