Seinfeld: The most important lessons from a show about nothing

5 – Return your library books

Jerry Seinfeld, the actor, comedian and creator of the show that bears his name, grew up reading “reading is basic.” His show broke the rules of television, and his character ran into a librarian investigating a belated copy of Henry Miller’s The trope of cancer. It was last seen when Jerry took it out in 1971. But for a guy who started a show with a non-learning credo, it’s not a big deal.

“Maybe we can live without libraries, people like you and me,” warns library research officer Lt. Bookman (Philip Baker Hall) the successful comedian. “Sure, we’re too old to change the world, but what about the kid sitting and opening a book right now in a department of the local library and finding drawings of pee-pee and wee-wees on Cat in the hat and Five Chinese brothers? “That child would probably end up as Mr. Heyman, the teacher who was fired for giving Costanza a wedgie.

4 – Wait after swimming

Do women know about shrinkage? Anyone who did not do so learned about it from George in “The Hamptons” from season 5. The human body was designed to function best in its natural temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. When a man swims in cold water, the blood rushes to warm the vital parts, like the brain and heart, leaving the appendages shrinking “like a frightened turtle”. No one knows why this is happening. It just does. George is right in believing that Jerry’s girlfriend was changed when she accidentally came in on him when he changed out of his bathing suit. Elaine does not even know how men go about with those things.

3 – Do not rely on postmen

There’s a reason American mail workers “go crazy and come back with a gun and shoot everyone.” Speaking as one of the brothers, Newman (Wayne Knight) says it’s because the record never stops. It just keeps coming and coming and coming, there is never a abandonment. It’s relentless. Every day it piles up more and more and more and you have to get it out, but the more you get it out, the more it comes in. And then the barcode reader breaks, and it’s Publishers Clearing House Day. ”

Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis calls himself sick when the weatherman predicts showers, even though it is first on the list of the postman’s oath “neither rain nor sleet nor snow”. Oh, and forget everything you think you know about zip codes, “they’re pointless.”

2 – Do the opposite

“Hi, my name is George. I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.” What could possibly go wrong with such a pickup line? It lowers the bar so much, it’s irresistible, and there is nowhere else to go but When Costanza tries his luck at opening, he’s a fluctuating real estate agent with few or no prospects.

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