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Old 07-12-2014   #1
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"Why "Seinfeld" Is The Most Villainous Sitcom In Human History"

Very interesting article/book excerpt about Seinfeld - (11.7.2014) :

Why "Seinfeld" Is The Most Villainous Sitcom In Human History by Chuck Klosterman :

Excerpt :

"I love the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, mostly because it’s a straight-up hybrid of Seinfeld and Cheers (vulcanized by PEDs and the Internet). The humor on It’s Always Sunny is—technically—crueler than anything Jerry or George would have ever said to anyone. Its antagonism is less nuanced. But there’s another key difference that matters way more: Everyone involved with It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is hyper-conscious of the cruelty (including the audience). None of the characters talk like real people; we always know they’re supposed to be understood as sociopaths. You need to know they’re crazy in order to appreciate what they do. And that’s not how it was on Seinfeld. On Seinfeld, the psychopathy felt normal—almost bor- ing. The people just talked like people. They sat in a coffee shop and casually discussed how civilization was awful and existence is meaningless, and twenty-two million people watched it every week. It opened a window while pulling down the shades, and we can’t go back. This is the world now. This is the world."

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Re: "Why "Seinfeld" Is The Most Villainous Sitcom In Human History"

I usually hate Klosterman, but I also hate Seinfeld, having grown up watching it. I think my hate of the show is beginning to outweigh my hate of Klosterman, and to my consternation he describes exactly what I don't like about Seinfeld. I also heard every episode of Seinfeld was inspired by an off kilter LSD trip, tho thats probably an urban legend.
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