Skip to comments.Seinfeld and Co. ruined my life
Posted on 12/03/2004 6:38:40 PM PST by qam1
I look around me everyday and I see beautiful women. It could be very tempting to go out and date them. Going out every weekend to the clubs and picking up an assortment of chicks like so many kinds of chocolates in a Valentine's Day gift. But I will not!
It has taken me years, but I am finally getting over the lasting effects of "Seinfeld."
Yes, "Seinfeld." What is considered the greatest show/sitcom of all time has also been the biggest plague/curse on my life.
Students currently attending the University are part of the "Seinfeld" generation. Society has branded us "Generation X," and that might be so, but within the all encompassing "Generation X" lies a subset of post-pubescent adultlings.
Growing up, we "Seinfeldites" would come to learn of the adult world through the dark shadow that is "Seinfeld."
There are two role models for men in "Seinfeld" -- Jerry and George.
If you could have your pick, Jerry is the obvious choice.
He has lots of money, travels all the time; his crazy friends get into all kinds of amusing trouble, and he meets women faster than a shirtless Colin Farrell at a sorority house holding DVD box sets of Friends and the most recent "embattled woman fights for her rights" Julia Roberts movie.
All I am saying is that he was getting laid, constantly. He was getting the fine booty that all men crave.
This left an indelible impression on a young man. This, I assumed, was the fate of all halfway decent looking men.
Life would be like an RPG in which you find the best women you can at the time, until someone better comes along. Then you level up. The goal of the game is to get the level up as much as possible while using the least amount of continues.
However, Jerry was not the only character that has influenced our nation's youth. George Costanza or "Can't Stanz Ya" depending on your pronunciation, has left the best minds of our time with serious mental diseases and complexes.
No matter how slick you think you are, enough Costanza in your life will cause you to doubt yourself and all you believe in. George was obviously the most despicable and interesting character on the show.
He would lie his way into sex, jobs, marriage, out of marriage, fake disability, race old people in 9-volt scooters, take naps under his desk, have sex with cleaning ladies in his office and was the cheapest bastard on the face of the earth.
As awful a person as he might seem on the surface, there is a little George Costanza in all of us.
And the more you watch him, the larger that little Costanza inside you grows, until there is nothing left but a 35-year-old bald man with no job, no prospects and no reason to get up in the morning -- except to read the daily news.
Just think what kind of a result just these characters have on the psyche of children. And these are only two of many sexual deviants and immoral miscreants "Seinfeld" would propagate!
What does a boy learn by watching Elaine or Kramer?
From Elaine you learn that most women have little sense of humor and are only funny when extremely pissed off.
And from Kramer you learn that you can get by in life, with no job and no money just by mooching off the guy across the hall.
Having spent years getting over the mental strain and irregular development caused me by this show, I have filed a class action lawsuit with Jerry Seinfeld and the creators of "Seinfeld."
The suit is being brought now, in part due to the fact that the DVDs were recently released, and I fear that I will have a re-lapse and years of therapy will have been for naught.
Students can get in on this suit by going to www."Seinfeld"_ruined_my_life.com
I could never catch on to this show. Every freaking line goes right over my head, just like Rocky and Bullwinkle. I guess I was born out of phase.
Proving once again the educational value of Seinfeld.
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I never got Sienfeld either.
how old are you?
Rocky and Bullwinkle was very political, and unless you know ther era, you'll miss things.
My daughter, who is 12, has no patience for it, and doesn't understand why i STILL giggle at it.
I loved Rocky & Bullwinkle but never got into Seinfeld. My boss, however, is obsessed with Seinfeld.
I'm a Simpsons guy. Just look at my tagline.
First, we go sit around diner and drink coffee. Then, get moose and squirrel...
Note to author: It is just a TV show. Repeat this phrase in your mind until you learn that sitcoms are fantasy and not a guidebook for living your life.
What's a "sitcom?"
On the other hand, I never got what was so great about Survivor, American Idol or those AWFUL films Jurassic Park and Twister.
"Rocky and Bullwinkle"
Are you kidding? Twister is a classic! "Left hand - red..."
No plot, sh-tty acting, BORING!
I see that Shecky Green has entered the room...
Who is the most political - Boris and Natasha, Dudley DoRight or George of the Jungle?
do you remember the "Ruby Yacht of Omar Khaiyem"?
I was SOOOoo mad at the movie a few years ago... completly wrong.
It's overrated, the characters are obnoxious and self-centered, inconsistent (in writing), but compared to what else was and is out there, it looks good. Its good moments are when it sometimes becomes pure, nonsensical slapstick, with the best characters the least developed ones, the most two dimensional, Newman, Mr Peterman and George's parents. But then the producers can overdo it as well, as in the opus of the president of NBC (he becomes a Greenpeace terrorist.)
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