Seinfeldia

Seinfeldia

Audiobook CD - 2016
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An account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plotlines, it achieved mainstream success.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, [2016]
Copyright Date: ℗2016
ISBN: 9781515903987
1515903982
Branch Call Number: TB 791.4572 SEINF -A
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital,optical,stereo
8 audio discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Delaine, Christina

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salsabrarian
Jun 09, 2018

Armstrong provides "Seinfeld" fans plenty of interesting and entertaining backstory on the show's production. It's particularly interesting to hear what was behind some of the most celebrated episodes such as "Master of Your Domain," the Junior Mint, and waiting for a table at the Chinese restaurant. I felt the book bogged down a bit after the show ends: Armstrong spends time describing how fans new and old have created blogs, social media accounts and art inspired by the show. Interesting but not as compelling to me as the show and the people who worked on it. Interestingly, she seems to skirt the controversy of the Puerto Rican Day Parade episode. I remember the outcry as being vividly angry and that they ended up not rerunning the episode that season. Delaine's performance is straightforward and light, with a dusky edge that's reminiscent of NPR's Terry Gross. When voicing the show's characters or quoting the actors, she doesn't attempt a full impersonation but captures their recognizable cadences as the professional review above points out. Highly recommended for Seinfeld fans!

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Revacard
Sep 06, 2016

I love the TV show Seinfeld, so I read this. I did enjoy the factoids. Since I saw every episode 4 or 5 times each, I recalled all the different episodes referenced in the book. If I didn't have that frame of reference, this book would be hard to follow, or enjoy. The book did come off as a noncritical sales pitch for Seinfeld, but I ignored that part for interesting facts.

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