• Seinfeld

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    Seinfeld      Seinfeld ranks among the best situational comedies of all time. It has been compared to I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners, both of whom received praise for there pioneering works in comedy. But I believe that Seinfeld takes the term sitcom to another level. This is accomplished by exhibiting the many attributes of the show. Seinfeld contains many characteristics of a great situational comedy.      The reason why Seinfeld is a unique

  • Seinfeld

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    Seinfeld      It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of "channel surfing" when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, "20 inch friend", (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom's such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy


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    SEINFELD: THE UNTOLD STORY      Throughout Seinfeld’s eight-season stint on network television the show and its creator’s have stereotyped everything from young Puerto Rican boys to Jewish Priests. The main stereotype of this sit-com is the very florid portrayal of the generational age groups of the characters. The main characters represent the beginning of the Generation X culture. The parents and relatives of Jerry Seinfeld and that of George Costanza present the presence

  • Jerry Seinfeld

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    Jerry Seinfield Sometimes a persons achievements can have an impact on an entire segment of an industry. In the book Jerry Seinfeld by Josh Levine this theory stands true. Jerry Seinfeld's brilliant comedy has had a tremendous impact on this segment of the entertainment industry. His clean comedy and detailed tactics have set a precedent for comedians to come. Jerry Seinfeld was voted the America's Best Male Comedian Club Performer in 1988 by a pole of night club regulars, even thought by then he

  • The Popularity of Seinfeld

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    The Popularity of Seinfeld Add a dash Elaine, a spoonful of Jerry, a pinch of George, and handful of Kramer and you end up with a perfectly seasoned spicy sitcom that Americans just can not get enough of. Seinfeld, featuring the hilarious stand up comedian Jerry Seinfeld himself, is dear to many of our hearts and the show plays an essential part in satisfying our constant quest for humor. The show focuses on real life situations and problems such as romance, friends, careers, and adventures

  • Analysis Of Seinfeld

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    Seinfeld the show about “nothing” is considered one of the best and most influential sitcoms of all time. The show revolves around a group of friends that live in New York City who includes Jerry Seinfeld (as played by Jerry Seinfeld himself), George Constanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richard). Jerry is a semi-famous comedian who lives in an “average” New York City apartment. George who is Jerry’s best friend is a short, bald man that still lives with

  • Seinfeld: The Outing

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    gay people look and act, how straight people react to being accused of being gay, how their friends and relatives act upon learning they are gay, and what the politically correct response to learning someone is gay is supposed to be. As with all Seinfeld episodes, the show is clever in all of the subplots that run through it. The show opens with Jerry, George and Elaine at a restaurant together. The director uses a long shot to display Jerry and George sitting next to each other on the same bench

  • The Seinfeld Axiom

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    In his book Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need More of Them, David Anderegg uses an episode of Seinfeld, entitled “The Abstinence,” to make an argument about nerds and sex, called the Seinfeld Axiom. His argument states that the absence of sex in George’s life, caused by his girlfriend’s Mononucleosis, actually caused him to get smarter and when he finally has sex in the end of the episode and lost touch with his new knowledge, that it was sex that caused him to get “stupid” again. Yet, deeper into

  • Analysis Of Jerry Seinfeld

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    in Table 2.1 1.3 Scope: The report will focus on an excerpt from Seinfeld, particularly the scenes when Jerry goes out on a date with Winona, depicting an unsafe space. 2. Summary and Observations 2.1 Summary of the Video Clip: Season 5 episode 10 of the Seinfeld TV show, is about Jerry Seinfeld who has difficulty upholding a romantic relationship with a Native American woman called Winona. The key characters are Jerry Seinfeld (main character) and Winona (secondary character who is Jerry’s love

  • Television and Media - Seinfeld, Much Ado About Nothing

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    Seinfeld – Much Ado About Nothing We like to label things in our culture. Those over the age of 65 are called senior citizens. Those under the age of 18 are called children. Anyone falling in between those ages are considered adults and there are certain expectations placed on that demographic. Adults are the backbone of society, responsible for basically just about everything. Television reflects that responsibility, as adults are usually portrayed as hard-working, career-oriented, and

  • Personal Narrative- A Seinfeld Addict's Dream Come True

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    Personal Narrative- A Seinfeld Addict's Dream Come True My heart ached. As constant as the waves of the sea slap the rocks, so the emptiness lurked. The icy hand of desperation wrapped me up and constricted. I was suffocating in that dismal abyss of loathsome sitcoms. I lamented but nobody heard, my pain had no companions. "No! Why? Why? Why?" I cried. I dropped down on my knees and flailed my arms wildly. My lamentation sliced through the air like a blade through butter. "Worry not Michael

  • Analyzing Social Class and Humanity in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Seinfeld

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    Analyzing Social Class and Humanity in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Seinfeld Typically, the relationships between theatre and film are encountered--both pedagogically and theoretically--in terms of authorial influence or aesthetic comparisons. In the first method, an instructor builds a syllabus for a "Theatre and Film" course by illustrating, for example, how Bergman was influenced by Strindberg. In the second method, the aesthetic norms of the theatre (fixed spectatorial distance

  • Seinfeld's Impact on American Culture

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    television sitcom, "Seinfeld," which went off the air in 1999, is still one of the most culturally pertinent shows today. The show dealt with little nuances of American society. A puffy shirt, for example, could be the main subject for an entire show. This show, which was derived from Jerry Seinfeld's observational humor, was voted as the "Greatest Show of All Time" by TV Guide in 2002. According to the show's official website, the ratings for the syndicated version of Seinfeld are ahead of many of

  • A Show About Nothing

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         In the artcle, “Is Seinfeld the Best Comedy Ever?”, author Jay McInerney agrees with Seinfeld the best comedy on television. Seinfeld is a real life show. The behaviors of Jerry, Kramer, George and Elaine, the failed communication, and the everyday embassassment represent “nothingness” but a peculiar everyday life. These “nothingnesses” happen to all of us, but when it is put on TV, people will laugh at these. Besides, the author appreciates the fact that Seinfeld is a New York story but it

  • Humor Essay

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    happy. An example of this is Jerry Seinfeld. He said in one of his shows featured in his new TV show, Jerry before Seinfeld,at The Comic Strip that he did not want people that he knew to come to his shows because he wanted to keep his two worlds separate. He is quoted to say “The first time my parents came here to see me do a bit, I was the most nervous I have ever been for a show. I didn't know if they were going to like it or not.” ( Jerry Seinfeld has done a lot in his life, one

  • The Secret of Seinfeld’s Humor

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    significance of the Insignificant The Secret of Seinfeld’s Humor: The significance of the Insignificant, an article written by Jorge Gracia briefly outlines what the author believes to be the origin of the humour with which the popular television show Seinfeld achieved such broad based success. A show that embraced the ordinary of everyday life, while atypically avoiding the mainstay of violence and sex of most of today’s popular visual media and culture. Gracia (19??) begins his article by posing the

  • Subliminal Advertising

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    flashy. It is always words that do not actually have and significant meaning what so ever, but they are added in anyways. For example, words like, Homemade, Improved, 100%, tasty, and the list continues. Michael Jordan is selling you Gatorade, Jerry Seinfeld is backing up American Express, and Paul Reiser wants you to use AT&T. Why do these famous stars appear on commercials and show up in ads? The purpose is to subliminally give the product traits that it never even deserves, like wealth, fame,

  • William Wycherley’s The Country Wife

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    value. For example, the cast of William Wycherley’s Restoration comedy, “The Country Wife,” consists of some central characters that are strikingly similar to those in the cast of the modern situation comedy, Seinfeld. Harry Horner from “The Country Wife” and George Costanza from Seinfeld both fit the male “wit” character type. Likewise, Lady Fidget, one of Horner’s lovers, and another woman, who’s one of Costanza’s fleeting lovers, both fit the female “wit” character type. Through the interplay

  • The Sitcom - Similarities between Ourselves and the Characters

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    “Friends,” “Mad About You,” “Mary Tyler Moore,” and “Seinfeld” became more popular. These shows concentrate mainly on dating, married life, and singles life intertwined with a job, or particular lifestyle. The reaction of the characters is not always conventional because these programs are designed to be funny. One major point that becomes apparent when one examines comedy is that it is based on absurdity. The character of Kramer from “Seinfeld” is the ideal example of absurdity. Some of Kramer’s

  • Soup Nazi

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    Introduction      The Soup Nazi is a very famous episode of Seinfeld. This show is centered on a new soup stand that is owned by a gentleman who is not very conventional. He demands that his customers order their soup in a certain way and if you do not do it correctly he screams, “No soup for you!” Explanation of Deviance This violates the social prescriptive norm of “the customer is always right.” The role of the person giving the service versus the person receiving

  • Pez

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    Co. does not make these items, they are registered trademarks.QuotesThe following are quotes made by various celebrities and magazines, all of which are pertaining to Pez dispensers and or Pez candy."Whats that? A Pez dispenser"- Jerry Seinfeld"Look, Elvis Pezley"- Mark Sway {Brad Renfro} in The Client"The Tasmanian Devil, and cherry Pez"- Steven Tyler"See this is Pez candy, see, you eat it. You put the candy in here, then you lift up the head. Candy comes out,

  • The Misfit Character Genre

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    reckless nature and confidence to portray themselves without any social barrier. This distinct form of comedic relief allows for some alteration in a serious plot or assistance in forming a completed cast. Popular shows from earlier years such as Seinfeld and The Addams Family are prime examples of where the misfits were crucial to the shows success creating a character which was adapting into an individuality based persona that was becoming relatable. The Addams family which ran for 2 years (1964-1966)

  • Societal Norms and Masturbation

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    Media plays a considerable role in our society’s sexual education and views. Most commonly, the stigma that masturbation is an inferior or weak sexual act crosses our television and computer screens often. For example, both “That 70s Show” and “Seinfeld” suggest that those who give in or fail to be “masters of his domain” (Chaney) are substandard to the rest of society. Physical evidence that masturbation and sexual pleasure are positive behaviors seems to be more evident now than ever before

  • An Analysis of Comedians and Humor

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    their jokes; the first is the Silverman. Sarah Silverman is a standup comedian who entertains the audience with the complete shock of every joke. She makes remarks no one has ever thought… or at least never said out loud. The second is the Seinfeld. Jerry Seinfeld intrigues the audience because his jokes are real life. Jerry’s moments are moments we have all had and he allows us to relate with the joke. Comedians may be different but every explicit joke has an implicit message and by evaluating these

  • Experimental Study Regarding English as a Second Language for College Students in Turkey

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    University were the students often had classes. Yuksel and Tanriverdi used an LCD projector, a laptop, a VLC player, and software that incorporated the captions into the clip for the experiment. Yuksel and Tanriverdi choose the American TV series Seinfeld as the stimulus material for the study. The episode ‘The jacket’, which is about the main characters newly bought jacket, was used as the clip. The students in each group watched the first 9minutes and 14 seconds of the episode two times. Twenty

  • Mastering Good Habits And Bad Habits

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    habits you don 't want to do because they make you nervous, are boring, have no immediate reward, or ones you need to do several times in a day? Tactic #2: A Different Type of Reward I 'm sure you 've all heard of the Seinfeld 's red X calendar routine (funny, it turns out Seinfeld never did this). For those who don 't know, you put a red X on the calendar each day you do your habit. It works because it is very psychologically satisfying to put a red X down and to see a long chain of Xs. It becomes

  • George Carlin Influence

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    the styles that Carlin is said to have pioneered, from his political rants shadowed by Lewis Black, his observational comedy and word play used by Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld in a posthumous article said "You could certainly say that George downright invented modern American stand-up comedy in many ways. Every comedian does a little George." Seinfeld goes onto say while chatting with other comedians about joke ideas they would say “Carlin does it.” or “Carlin already did it,” and “Carlin did it eight

  • Fourth of July Means More Than Celebration

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    great amounts of emotion to his article because it reminds his audience how the country was able to pull together after such a harsh tragedy. Stein also appeals to emotion when he tells an anecdote about an encounter with Jerry Seinfeld. A woman made a claim that Seinfeld would have been a successful entertainer no matter when or where he would have been born. Stein strongly disagreed. He said, “If he had been born a little Jewish boy in Poland in 1930, and had stayed there, he would have been

  • Creative Criticism

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    the reader to turn away. In his stories Bryson includes simple jokes and funny situations that entertain the reader. His method of complaining through comedy is known very well because it is also used by one of our well-known comedians named Jerry Seinfeld. In the passage Book Tours, Bryson says "For the first time since I accidentally set fire to a neighbor's garage in 1961, I began to think seriously about the possibility of plastic surgery and a new life in Central America." This comment was made

  • Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories

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    Radio Tehran, and fundamentally destroyed Rusdhie’s life from that point on. He was forced to go into hiding and was put under the protection of the British government (Allingham). He became famous for his elusiveness, and even satired himself in a Seinfeld episode where his alias was “Sal Bass”(Dickson). He left the protection of the British government in 1988 after Iran officially renounced the fatwa. However, there is still a bounty of 5.8 million U.S. dollars for his head (Allingham).

  • Six Hours Of Television

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    STORIES, HIGH INCIDENT has already ceased to air. This could still change though, with the next season. Of the remaining four hours, three are on television every Thursday night, and include the tremendously popular FRIENDS, the SINGLE GUY, the hits SEINFELD and CAROLINE IN THE CITY, and the most popular show this year, ER. For the remaining hour I choose to look at THE TONIGHT SHOW, with Jay Leno. Between these shows there are many similarities and many differences. All of these shows can be directly

  • Mastering Good Habits And Bad Habits

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    habits you don 't want to do because they make you nervous, are boring, have no immediate reward, or ones you need to do several times in a day? Tactic #2: A Different Type of Reward I 'm sure you 've all heard of the Seinfeld 's red X calendar routine (funny, it turns out Seinfeld never did this). For those who don 't know, you put a red X on the calendar each day you do your habit. It works because it is very psychologically satisfying to put a red X down and too see a long chain of Xs. It becomes

  • Subliminal Advertising

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    look flashy. It is always words that do not actually have any significant meaning, but they are added in anyways. For example, words like, homemade, improved, 100%, tasty, just to name a few. 4.) Michael Jordan is selling you Gatorade, Jerry Seinfeld is backing up American Express, and Paul Reiser wants you to use AT&T. Why do these famous stars appear on commercials and ads? The purpose is to subliminally give the product traits that it never even deserves, like wealth, fame, and success. When

  • Hoarding: Attempt of Affluence, Reality of Affliction

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    In a seminar, Frost and Steketee (2010) asked students about things they owned that they considered meaningful. One student said that her most prized possession was a shirt that was worn by Jerry Seinfeld. When asked if it would have meaning if she did not know if it had been worn by Jerry Seinfeld, she said no. The author then stated that it seemed the student was connecting with something bigger than herself through the item, and that it seemed it was not the object that she valued, but the

  • Stereotyping in Society

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    African Americans make up most of some sports, but they didn't have to make it sounds like African Americans are superior to white people when it comes to sports.      The third example that I witnessed was from the show Seinfeld. It was the episode where the character Elaine met a new boyfriend and she didn't know what race he was. The guy was slightly dark complected and a different race than white was expected so Elaine kept on taking him to different restaurants trying

  • The Effect Of Particulate Matter On Human Health

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    dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOX), lead (Pb) and carbon monoxide (CO) (USEPA). PM contributes to smog formation and visibility degradation in urban atmosphere, and influences the surface albedo by decreasing the amount of heat reaching the ground (Seinfeld and Pandis 2006). More importantly, numerous health studies have demonstrated that exposure to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has strong associations with significant impacts on human health (Li et al. 2003a; Pope et al. 2004; Delfino et al

  • American Express and Its Tactics to Reach Out to Its Customers

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    purchases. American Express signed on Jerry Seinfeld, and by infusing entertainment with target marketing message, American Express was able to increase the usage of the card. Not only that, but the TV ads were so successful, they expanded the Visio net to the internet and created what they called webisodes, giving consumers a poteen mix of entertainment and reinforcing the message to use the American Express card anywhere just like Jerry. Jerry Seinfeld helped American Express through their campaign

  • Censorship In Radio

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    shows like Seinfeld, (In prime time when most kids are watching) can talk about “Sexual intercourse, Masturbation, bodily functions, male and female sex organs, Impotence, homosexuality, and birth control methods.” and people and the media love him. And a show like the Howard Stern Show.( in the morning, when most kids are in school.) talks about “sexual intercourse, . . . and birth control methods.” and people and the media hate him. He goes on to say “most people who rave about Seinfeld watch his

  • Television Can Accomplish Education Through TV

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    real smarts," implying that sarcasm is the real indication of brilliance (3) Esquire s Jamie Malanowski agrees by concluding, "So this is what we ve come to: smart people then matched quotes from Shakespeare; smart people now match quotes from Seinfeld." (3) Many people may find it hard to imagine a world without television. The conservatives who despise and ridicule TV concentrate on "cultural literacy" while overlooking actual literacy, which means they are only focusing on the popular ideas

  • Acid Rain

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    provider behind suitable conditions for various ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation. (Andrei, 2011) Acid rain, or acid deposition, is a form of precipitation that posses a higher acidity than regular rain. (Seinfeld & Pandis, 1998) Acid deposition also includes other forms such as snow, sleet, hail, and fog (or cloud water). (Carr et al, 2010) It is known to have a pH scale of around 5, and to have several side effects. The pH scale contains

  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

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    Importance of Being Earnest uses unusual situations and striking puns to produce a humor that would be enjoyed by nearly all peoples.      The Importance of Being Earnest was nearly a Victorian example of an episode of 'Seinfeld.'; The characters contained within often find themselves in the most peculiar of situations, so strange that we can find them humorous. They even, at times, seem to represent situations in which we may find ourselves involved. One such example is

  • The Big Box Store and how they are Putting the Smaller Business out of Business

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    “There is no such thing as fun for the whole family”; a quote which was used by Jerry Seinfeld The big box store industry has taken over the cities; hiring many employees to work in their stores. Depending from city to city, the employees that work in the big box store do not make enough for minimum wage, which would then send the economy into poverty. The big box stores are also knocking all the smaller business off of the streets, while the smaller businesses are fighting to keep their place in

  • Caffeine and Anxiety

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    "We want to do a lot of stuff; we're not in great shape. We didn't get a good night's sleep. We're a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup." --Jerry Seinfeld I suffer from anxiety and depression. These are issues that influence my life on a daily basis, so I am quite attuned to them. I started to notice that sometimes, while I was drinking coffee, I would begin to have those tell-tale feelings of anxiety, and it made me wonder if it was the coffee

  • A Revolving Era

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    characters are either too similar to ones in other shows or personality-less. Ever seen “Mad Men”? Not only are all the characters without morals of any source, but they’re bland and drab, sucking the color from the bright era of the 60’s. The “Seinfeld” method of writing has been used too readily in today’s writing. Writers seem to think they can take a shortcut by leaving their shows undeveloped and “about nothing”. If the characters talk fast enough about random subjects, they leap straight over

  • Good and Evil

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    practicing them or believing in them. Therefore, if you do not believe that evil exist, how can it? If you just lived your life believing that all you do is moral and good, how can you be evil. "It is not a lie if you believe it" (George Costanza from Seinfeld). Of course those statements become false if you believe in God / a god /gods / a higher power becuase we would then expect the decision to come from the higher power and not from a ourselves or technically any religion.   The fact is that

  • the difference between logical and physical networks

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    formatted in any of the following ways: In-Text Citation Sample 1 The Seinfeld series (Ackerman, 1989) presented a major, creative break-through in evening sit-coms. Sample 2 The four main characters in Seinfeld represent people whom we all know (Ackerman, 1989). Sample 3 One of George’s famous sayings to Jerry is, “On some level, I have always been handicapped” (Ackerman, 1989). Reference Page Citation Ackerman, A. (Producer). (1989). Seinfeld. (Television series). New York: NBC.

  • toes

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    Shows of All-TIME" and captivates an American audience of 40 million each year. The program was so popular it won five Emmy Awards and was the first show to end at the top of the Nielsen ratings, which was followed only by the Andy Griffith Show and Seinfeld. While I Love Lucy was extremely successful as a show and distracted many Americans away from their problems in the Fifties, it did not depict an exact representation of middle-class American society during the 1950s, but major parts of the series

  • Three Experiences that Made Me Who I Am Today

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    “Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.” (Jerry Seinfeld) Most people don’t know what life will bring or what road they will have to travel until that time comes. George never knew the only way he could save his best friend would be to kill him and Hamlet never knew he would die from being poisoned by my uncle and friend. All the trails and tribulations that you encounter are only to make you better person even if it’s bad. Personally I have been through a lot in 16 years

  • Underage Drinking Is A Serious Issue

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    and can create harmful effects, if not handled the right way. Pons Diez & Berjano (1999) state some of the issues that can come from drinking alcohol include: “cirrhosis, pancreatitis, hemorrhagic infarcts and some forms of cancer” (as cited in Seinfeld & Galarza, 2014). That is why the issue of underage drinking must be put under control. However, in order to do so, one must first understand the origin of underage drinking, listed statistics and facts, possible solutions for combating underage

  • The Inspirational Mickey Mantle

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    of the world’s greatest game. Movie appearances were few but well celebrated. Acting in Safe at Home!, White Shadow, and Remington Steele were all after thoughts to his illustrious baseball career. In the modern era TV shows mentioned him, like in Seinfeld. Most recently his legend still lives. The hit movie, Trouble with the Curve, had the supporting actress is named Mickey after him (61*). While Mickey was an American icon, he also suffered from alcoholism. His rationale was that all the men in