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Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« on: April 25, 2020, 04:05:57 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7f1asbYiug

First special in 22 years. Hmm.

I only ever enjoyed Seinfeld's stuff as small inserts in his sit-com and I thought the material was intentionally meant to be twee and naff - Ovaltine should be called Roundtine etc, which is why a hack like Kenny `GOLD Jerrry GOLD!' Bania coveted his material in the show.

Is most of his stuff actually like that? The trailer makes it seem so.

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2020, 04:11:46 PM »
It's old-school observational comedy done very, very well.

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2020, 04:21:21 PM »
Yep, he is or was an absolute master of delivery and owning the room. I remember listening to a couple of his shows about fifteen years ago and although the material in isolation wasn't funny enough for me to repeat, I was in physical pain laughing at the delivery and cumulative effect. I don't really buzz off the snippets in show but I enjoy them as intermission and a change of pace.

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2020, 04:22:35 PM »
It's old-school observational comedy done very, very well.

"What's the deal with these transgender bathroom Twitter flame wars?"

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2020, 04:29:50 PM »
That piece of material they showed in the trailer, I saw him do a couple of years ago, and that was a fantastic show, so I'm looking forward to this.

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2020, 04:50:04 PM »
22 years? What about Jerry Before Seinfeld?

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2020, 05:01:22 PM »
22 years? What about Jerry Before Seinfeld?

Dunno, it's being billed as that in places, Before Seinfeld is classed as an 'Original Film' because it has interviews and documentary material, not just his stand-up act. However other sites are saying this is the second of a two-part stand-up special deal. Meh.

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2020, 06:02:20 PM »
Is most of his stuff actually like that? The trailer makes it seem so.

I don't know.  I was too distracted by the supervillain's disappearing-reappearing earring between shots.

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2020, 08:28:47 PM »
I don't know.  I was too distracted by the supervillain's disappearing-reappearing earring between shots.

I just re-watched it and still didn't notice.

Actually, why do they have those gaps underneath toilet partitions? I can understand having them under the door so you can see if the stall is occupied or to climb out if the lock gets jammed, but why inbetween?

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2020, 08:43:11 PM »
I just re-watched it and still didn't notice.

Actually, why do they have those gaps underneath toilet partitions? I can understand having them under the door so you can see if the stall is occupied or to climb out if the lock gets jammed, but why inbetween?

To pass toilet roll from cubicle to the other if you run out. 

Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2020, 08:44:07 PM »
To pass toilet roll from cubicle to the other if you run out.

Doesn't work.

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2020, 09:00:58 PM »
I enjoy his stand up enough but this is the thing I really want to see happen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC3uKZ-mJ0M

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2020, 09:05:12 PM »
I just re-watched it and still didn't notice.




Could just be the angle/lack of focus, to be fair.

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2020, 09:14:00 PM »
Could just be the angle/lack of focus, to be fair.

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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2020, 09:31:41 PM »
I'll give it a try, I remember listening to his last special when I was getting into comedy in a big way and fucking hating the slickness of it all. You could really tell they were bits he had been performing since the dawn of time, had a bootleg from a few years later (maybe ~2003) that was way better.


I assume this'll be the stuff from that bootleg...

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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2020, 10:44:42 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2020, 02:42:08 AM »
This has made me watch Im telling you... for first time in ages. It’s still perfect. The ”still hanging on in there with the chopsticks” routine is still my top 3  jokes of all time.

If I have a criticism it’s that the tone is a bit punch down but a. We live in a world of utter fuckwits and he is right and b. I’ve just smashed the glass on my fireplace by trying to shut door On oversized log- so I’m a fucking idiot too.

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2020, 08:51:25 AM »
The toilet cubicle bit is ancient isn't it? I remember him doing it in a previous special, with a bit about accidentally looking through the gap where the hinge is and seeing a terrified eyeball looking back.

He's got some great bits, but I think chopped up in little chunks at the start of Seinfeld episodes was probably the best use for them. And it doesn't feel like he's developed his style at all - it hasn't evolved or deepened in 40 years. Feels a bit like that Harry & Paul sketch where the The Beatles are still doing variations on "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2020, 12:18:17 PM »
I enjoyed it, but I doubt I'd bother to rewatch it even if very bored! Nevertheless it's well worth a look, even if just out of curiosity given the scarcity of recent Seinfeld material.

The delivery is as ever pitch perfect, but the actual comedy value of the various bits and subjects varies dramatically.

The vast majority of the content seems to be derived from what I presume are the more mundane aspects of Seinfeld's life as a 65 year old married parent.

There was a tiny bit of partially recycled material from Seinfeld, but if anything it seemed more like a kindly reminder, as opposed to any annoying laziness.

It would have been nice to have a little more variation, over the course of 1+ hour. A bit like the old Chinese / chopsticks routine would have broken things up a bit. The succession of observations around inoffensive daily minutiae began to drag a bit by the end.

Folks who don't particularly like Seinfeld's standup style are probably not gonna enjoy this any better. I'd certainly much prefer watching an hour of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which I think is now a much better vehicle for the talents of an older, mellower Jerry!

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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2020, 07:00:40 PM »
Saw it a couple of days ago and chuckled quite a few times, but that may have been down to the wine I was drinking.  It was OK, and it's great to see him looking at least 20 years younger than his age, but there were no moments that really stood out as something I'd want to see again.  I was actually grateful for that woman with the high-pitched laugh.  She sounded like she was  genuinely losing it.  It gave a jolt to the room's atmosphere.

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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2020, 03:46:38 PM »
WHAT'S THE DEAL with his eyebrows? and hoarseness?

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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2020, 04:54:12 PM »
Really enjoyed this. He's just the master of what he does. Particularly liked the extended metaphor about guys with girlfriends vs guys with wives ("You're playing paintball war, I'm in Afghanistan with real, loaded weapons.")

No ambition to drastically change his artform but still funny and perfectly performed. And for some reason that exaggerated whiny voice he goes into still makes me laugh.

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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2020, 07:07:56 PM »
Laughed a lot at 'spirited exchange of ideas'

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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2020, 03:30:42 PM »
Does he have to finish at exactly one hour? IS THAT THE DEAL?

He's in full flow and suddenly it's 'thankyouverymuchNewYorkyou'vebeengreat'

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2020, 06:21:21 PM »
Yeah, he didn't end on his strongest material.

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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2020, 07:19:36 PM »
I don't know how he usually ends, and I appreciated the unsentimental.brevity of his finish, but yes it was odd that it just seemed to happen as if was just the next bit

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2020, 07:31:11 PM »
That's how he did it live too. Ended with the toilet stall door punchline, said goodnight and got offstage.

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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2020, 07:46:49 PM »
I fell asleep for a while during this. Not sure how much of it I missed. Amazed he can still get away with hacky as hell material like why are there gaps under toilet doors.

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Re: Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Special - 23 Hours To Kill
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2020, 08:48:24 PM »
Why is it hacky, though?

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« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2020, 10:57:22 AM »
Well it's not exactly an original observation, is it?

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