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TV Moment of 2009: 'Seinfeld' Reunion on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Dec 27th 2009 9:00AM
Larry David -- Curb Your EnthusiasmIt wouldn't be a new season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' without Larry David doing something with a self-serving purpose.

After running into Cheryl and discovering that she liked things better when Larry had a job, Larry becomes enthusiastic about a 'Seinfeld' reunion, though he has a hard time convincing Jerry of his change of heart.

When the reunion gets picked up, Larry comes up with another one of his wacky schemes -- this time, to cast Cheryl as Amanda, George Costanza's ex-wife. This weaves in the running gag that barely any of that cast, especially Jason, realize: that George is based on Larry. Luckily for Larry, the scheme doesn't blow up in his face like it usually does.

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Can you count the Kramers? I couldn't

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 17th 2009 5:02PM
Hey there gentle TV Squad reader! Have you got nothing but time on your hands right now? Do you need a healthy activity to occupy your time? Have you completely lost the will to go on living? Then put down that suicide cocktail and pick a pen or pencil for this "Kramer Counting" challenge!

Someone at Funnyordie.com has compiled all of Cosmo Kramer's entrances from all 174 episodes of Seinfeld into one viral video. I've tried counting them and got three different totals on three different tries. See if you can count the number of entrances. As an added challenge, the only rule I made for myself is that they must include the actual Kramer played by Michael Richards coming through the door, not the guy playing Kramer on Jerry's show-within-a-show, Jerry. I also counted scenes where someone is opening the door for Kramer but not the final scene were Kramer is running out the door.

I gave up during the fourth try since my eyes completely melted out of their sockets, a sign that I should really stop doing something. The same thing happened when I tried to do a review of Michael Strahan's Brothers.



[via Mental Floss]

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Michael Richards on 'Curb Your Enthusiam': Rant Redux (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 16th 2009 10:05AM
In a sly nod to the epithet-filled tirade he went on in 2006 while doing stand-up at a L.A. comedy club, Michael Richards once again laid into a minority in public, but this time, the N-bomb he so famously used several years ago on black hecklers escaped him.

Richards, along with the entire 'Seinfeld' cast, has appeared on several episodes of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' this season as Larry David orchestrates a 'Seinfeld' reunion.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Preview the 'Seinfeld' Reunion on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Kelly Woo, posted Sep 18th 2009 4:00PM
Curb Your EnthusiasmJerry, Elaine, George, Kramer ... what are you doing here?

'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
returns for its seventh season this Sunday after a long hiatus (the show last aired in November 2007), and the big story will be Larry David putting together a 'Seinfeld' reunion. Yup, the gang -- Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards -- will be back together again.

When last we saw Larry, he'd hooked up with Loretta (Vivica A. Fox) after taking her Hurricane Katrina-affected family into his home. Now, as selfish as ever, he wants to break up her -- even though she's sick -- and reconcile with ex-wife Cheryl (Cheryl Hines). And to facilitate that, he cooks up a 'Seinfeld' reunion so he can offer her an acting part.

David has said
, "The more people I can offend, the better." The show even plans to address Richards' racist tirade scandal from 2006.

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The Seinfeld reunion on Curb will be about a Seinfeld reunion - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 30th 2009 9:59PM
Larry DavidIf the meta-ness of my headline confuses you, I apologize. It's the best way I could phrase it, because it's kind of mind-blowing in concept.

At today's HBO session at the TCAs, Larry David came on stage to talk about the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. In it, as we all know, he'll be reuniting the Seinfeld cast on the show. And what will they be doing? They'll be working on... a Seinfeld reunion episode.

"The context is that for years I've been asked about a Seinfeld reunion," said David, "and i'd say no it's a lame idea. And then i thought it might be very funny to do that on Curb, and I kept thinking about it and different scenarios of how to pull it off."

When he talked to Jerry Seinfeld and the cast about it, they were all game. "So doiung a Seinfeld reunion show on Curb we'll see writing read through rehersals show being filmed. You won't see the entire show, you'll see parts of the show get an idea of what happened eleven years later."

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The entire Seinfeld cast will appear on Curb Your Enthusiasm -- including Michael Richards

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 19th 2009 1:04PM
The cast of Seinfeld returning to Curb Your EnthusiasmIt's been a good long while since Michael Richards has been on television. If you don't know the reason why, then you either don't watch TV or you've been frozen since 1952 and had your body reanimated to combat the deadly disease for which you've found a secret cure.

If it's the second option, then stop being so selfish and share your cure with the world. Stop being so cold, no pun intended.

2009 could mark the beginning of Richards' comeback, as he and the rest of his Seinfeld pals will make an appearance during the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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My Name is Earl: Killerball - VIDEO

by Paul Goebel, posted Apr 25th 2008 8:44AM

My Name is Earl: Killerball(S03E18) " I got shoulder-humped by a doberman...to completion." - Tiffany Henson

I was wondering when the hospital would get around to giving Earl the boot. It only makes sense that Camden County's health care facilities are run just like everything else in the area. I love the idea of Camden Cash. I think I'll pitch the idea to some of our overcrowded hospitals here in Los Angeles.

Remember a few weeks ago, when I said how much I envied Jason Lee? Well, after seeing him wedged in that shopping cart and bounced around in that wheelchair, I am forced to rescind that statement. It's good to see Mr. Lee is still willing to work for a living.

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Kramer in blackface? Web satire becomes legitimate TV news story

by Richard Keller, posted Dec 7th 2006 10:39AM

Michael Richards in Blackface? No, just a joke.When I was a bright, young journalism student back at Rutgers University (Go Scarlet Knights!) I remember a mantra that my professors bore into our brains each and every week: check your sources. If you verify your facts with at least two or three other sources you are good to go. Apparently, the news editors over at WJZ, Baltimore's CBS affiliate, missed that day in class. And, because they did they ended up in an extremely embarrassing situation.

Earlier this week they reported that Michael Richards appeared in blackface at a roast honoring Whoopi Goldberg. They reported this as breaking news not once, but twice, and attributed the story to the website Dateline:Hollywood. Well, it seems that the news department over at WJZ didn't realize that the site satirizes Hollywood. Needless to say, they were red-faced about the entire blackface situation (place groans here) and they ran a brief correction during their 11 p.m. newscast. What they should have really done was fired the staff member(s) who discovered that information and didn't read further about Britney's private areas wanting to talk to the press. They may have gotten and idea that it wasn't a legitimate news site then.

Oh, and someone's internal alarm should have gone off when they saw that story, since it is so familiar to something that happened back in 1993. That's when Ted Danson, who was dating Whoopi Goldberg at the time, appeared in blackface at a Friar's Club roast. Really, it wasn't that long ago, newsies.

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My take on "Kramer Gone Wild"

by Jay Black, posted Nov 30th 2006 11:04AM
Michael Richards aka KramerMichael Richards' recent experimentation with Tourette's Syndrome has one fortunate outcome -- it provides a good excuse for me to introduce myself to the readers of TV Squad! I've been a professional stand-up comic for the last four years, and as TV Squad's newest writer I've been asked to give an insider's take on Michael Richard's use of the "N word."

I think the most important fallout from what I will from this point forward call "the Kramer incident" is that Jamie Masada, owner of the Laugh Factory where the Kramer incident took place, has banned the N-Word from his club. A club owner has the right to ban any kind of speech he'd like from his stage (I've worked places where you had to be Disney-clean and places where every foul word on the planet was not only acceptable, but encouraged), but Masada's PR move is fear-driven and wrong.

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Out of the Blogosphere

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 21st 2006 4:19PM
  • Battlestar GalacticaHave you checked out Trivial TV? It's a great site about, well, TV of course. But it has an incredible search engine for TV schedules. Type in the day, month, and year and you can see the TV network schedules for that night! Very cool.
  • Paul Davidson has two TV-related posts up at his blog this week. One is Prison Break: The Drinking Game, and the other is about Battlestar Galactica and Lucy Lawless' fingernail.
  • Ken Levine has some thoughts on the O.J. book/TV special (written before they were canceled).
  • Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blog says that John Stamos has pumped so much life into ER that the show just might be renewed for a 15th season.
  • A TV Guide reader tells Matt Roush that the reason why Jericho is a hit is because "it's Lost for Republicans."

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