George is Wrathful

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George is Wrathful

How bizarre.

The Seinfeld season 8 DVD boxset came through the post this morning. I’m a big fan of Seinfeld, and used to avidly watch it on BBC2 during the 90s, but I never saw much of the last two seasons due in no small part to erratic BBC scheduling. This evening Clare and I watched the first disc worth of episodes including season 8 opener – The Foundation – which I’d never seen before.

By way of a set-up, the fiancée of self-proclaimed ‘Lord of the Idiots’ George Costanza died at the end of season 7 in a rather tasteless manner. She’d accidentally poisoned herself after licking the toxic gum on a batch of cheap envelopes that were to be used for their wedding invites. Needless to say, George bought the envelopes.

Season 8 opens with her funeral, and – in light of this week’s sad news about Ricardo Montalbán – I was rather suprised to find that the fist episode contained numerous references to his finest hour, Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.


2017-05-25T14:24:36+00:00

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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.

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