Tuesday, November 21, 2006

He's Got No Problem with the Colored Folks ...

Note to self: If ever apologizing for a racist rant, try not to be contrite by using terms deemed politically incorrect about 30 years ago.

Hmm. We guess this explains the famous lost "Seinfeld" episode where Kramer and Newman end up in that wacky minstrel show.

And speaking of "Seinfeld," check out this.


At 1:59 AM, Blogger Larry Mondello said...

That Kramer, he's so funny.

At 9:46 AM, Anonymous turtle said...

So, is his career completely over, or what? (It pretty much was anyway, right?) But I tend to think it really is now. At least for a long while. Until enough time passes and he can stage a "comeback" al la Paul Reubens. (God willing he can refrain from embarrassing himself all over again.) Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they finally started pulling Seinfeld from syndication for a while. It will be awfully hard to laugh at the antics of Kramer when one has to think about him screaming the N-word over and over.

Mel Gibson is just lucky no one caught his tirade on a cell phone. And while Mel's movie career might not be over as a filmmaker (I'm actually kind of excited to see Apoclypto), I don't think people are going to stomach him as a leading man again.

We'll see.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger Chase McInerney said...

Excellent points, turtle. Mel Gibson should thank his lucky stars there was no video of his meltdown.

Then again, I do think anti-Semitism generally gets more of a pass in the mainstream media than flat-out racism. Mel's career took a big bump, but it ain't dead.

Richards, on the other hand, blew himself up on stage.

At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even during the initial runs of Seinfeld, I began noticing a pattern. Almost all of the people who caused problems for the fab four were minorities. At first, I just thought I was paranoid. Then I thought that Manhattan may be so divided between wealthy whites and working-class minorities that this was the Seinfeld world's strange reality. And then I wondered if it was some inside joke among the writers...and wondered why no one else had ever noticed... Chinese delivery guy, black woman who wanted to toss Elaine out, Abu, the "Indian giver" woman, Jackie the attorney..etc. The only minority I can remember being played positively is the black family who let George -- a stranger -- into their house to watch a movie.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Daniel Gale-Grogen said...

Don't forget the large black woman named Rebecca De Mornay who rejected the donation of the muffin bottoms.

Sorry -- that sounded dirty. Happy Thanksgiving!

At 9:36 PM, Anonymous flamewhore said...

A smart guy would have "confessed" he was a meth addict and made a mad dash to rehab. Haven't the Republicans taught America anything?

At 11:56 PM, Anonymous JoeC said...

If you haven't seen it, the PBS documentary on Jane Elliott's blue eyes/brown eyes third-grade experiment is online at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/etc/view.html

It brings to light so many things about prejudice and racism. It would do Kramer AND the hecklers AND everyone else in this country good to watch the documentary.


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