Jerry was flying first class and living it up (while Elaine suffered in coach) when this line came his way. His seatmate was marveling at a comment he’d just made about the fudge sundae they were eating (“They got the fudge on the bottom. You see? That enables you to control your fudge distribution as you’re eating your ice cream!”).
Who knows what Jerry will discuss in his “comedic distribution” this Wed, April 4, when he brings his stand-up again to Norfolk, Virginia. But I’ll be there, marveling at his comments. Marveling as I laugh, that is, at the insights of a guy whose brand of comedy is still relevant enough after all these years to play to packed houses. Even those who don’t laugh at Seinfeld–either his act or his show–have to hand it to a guy who gets a standing “o” as he takes the stage.
Let us all marvel then at more recent evidence of how Seinfeld continues to “live it up” in practically every section of our lives, from cars to politics to…
- MSNBC profiled a scientific study about “loud talkers”–and, of course, name-dropped the show that gave us the term “low talker.”
- Mitt Romney attempted to drop a Seinfeld reference during a CNN debate–and he gaffed not only the line but who delivered it. (Jerry, not George, said, “When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.” He was talking to George.) And George himself–actor Jason Alexander–tweeted in reply.
- Jerry starred in an Acura commercial, appearing as himself along with the Soup Nazi (and referring ironically to all the other Seinfeld characters). The ad aired during the Super Bowl–and more than 111 million people watched it. Acura’s website proved that a part of that audience was certifiably (still) smitten with Jerry: over 17,335,000 views logged on the “extended version” of the commercial by the Friday following the Big Game.
Tune in soon for a new Seinfeld-ism: a timely observation on spring (among other things) from a certifiable/smitten George.