7 Things I Learned Whilst Reading "Seinfeldia"
- 1.Jerry's dad named his business "Kal Signfeld Signs."
- 2.Jason Alexander won a Tony Award in 1989 before getting the gig as George Costanza.
- 3."Crazy" Joe Davola was named after a real MTV executive.
- 4."Prognosis Negative" was the name of a screenplay Larry David actually wrote prior to Seinfeld.
- 5.Monk's Diner was named after a poster of Thelonious Monk in the office they wrote in.
- 6.The B-roll of "Monk's" is of Tom's Restaurant, the setting and namesake of Suzanne Vega's earworm hit "Tom's Diner."🎶 “doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo” 🎶
- 7.Jerry turned down $5 million an episode for a 10th season - in 1997!! Even in today's money that's a lot of cheddar! 😳
- 8.Bonus - a review by @BWN_7An easy, light read; "Seinfeldia" hits the notes expected by hardcore fans around origins of the show, the behind-the-scenes writing/filming/producing nuggets of the cast and lesser-know writers and production staff, & inspirations for the many intersecting plot lines. But it also touches on the public obsession with the show even 25 years later, how the unique language, catch phrases, and characters live on in pop culture around the globe. A must-read for any fan of Seinfeld or pop culture.