EDitorial ± 17-Sep-2001
A Show About Nothing
Heard of it but never watched an episode? Do yourself a favour and tape one, I dare you. Like a number of US sitcoms, it pays to have some knowledge of the previous seven series. You might appreciate knowing, for example, that the four leading characters are:
- Jerry: a New York stand-up comedian playing himself
- George: Jerry's best friend - a short, balding loser
- Elaine: one of Jerry's many ex-girlfriends
- Kramer: lives across the hall from Jerry
The show's not for everyone, but once you're in, you're in. When the final episode was screened in the States a couple of years back, one of the other channels simply put up a test card, aware that it was pointless to try to compete. If it was on Channel 4 on a Friday night, it'd be huge. As it is, I don't think there are too many fans over here due to the bizarre time it goes out.
Tricky to say why I find it so funny. Give it a go, though. Go find that VideoPlus code now!
Be seeing you!