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Larry King vs. Seinfeld

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by mike311gd, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    A friend just passed this on to me:

    I've never seen Jerry Seinfeld as irritated as he is with Larry King, who asked him a ridiculous question for anyone alive during the "Seinfeld" years: "You gave [the show] up, right? They didn't cancel you; you canceled them?"

    Of Seinfeld's defensive reaction, King says, "Boy. Don't take it so bad."
    Seinfeld says, "There's a big difference between being canceled and being No. 1."

    Jerry ends with "Can we get a resume in here for me, so Larry can go over?"

    I thought it was pretty funny. And George Costanza was right. When Seinfeld gets upset, his voice just raises to this comedic pitch.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    King seemed a little miffed too when Seinfeld asked for the resume.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Seinfeld's joking around. He's a COMEDIAN, he JOKES AROUND.
  4. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Geez, Jerry, don't worry, BEE happy!
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Does King ever know anything about his guests?

    I'm betting someone had to tell King that Seinfeld was a famous comedian who once had the top show on TV.
  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Just keep pitchin' those softballs, Larry.

    Who loves ya, baby!
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Wow, shame on Larry King to actually ask someone to confirm something that happened a freaking decade ago. And it was obvious Larry King knows the show wasn't canceled: he asks, "you canceled them, right?"
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Seinfeld:"Do you know who I am?"

    King:"Did you work with Frank & Dean?"
  9. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    In a Playboy interview in the 1980s, King said something about intentionally not doing much research on guests. His reasoning, as I recall, was he didn't want preconceived notions to affect the spontaneity of the interview and cause him to ask a predictable question when he could be more in the moment of live radio or TV.

    Sounds like that's still his approach.
  10. Billy Monday

    Billy Monday Member

    I saw this and cringed. Perhaps King has spending too much time proclaiming every movie he sees to be "the best movie ever" for movie advertisements.
  11. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Seinfeld: 'Do you know who I am?'
    King: 'I pooped my diaper.'
  12. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Next thing you know, he'll be calling Ringo Starr by George Harrison's name.
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