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Old 04-05-2018, 06:34 AM
 
Location: California
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Of course he is a comic genius, one of the very best. I have come to think that he is also a real and regular genius.

His last series "Comedians in Cars getting Coffee" is now on Netflix. There goes a week...binge watching. Almost glad they don't carry Seinfeld. Got stuff to do.
I, too, just started watching CICGC and am liking it. Admittedly I had to watch a couple of episodes to get into it... I find that they are either really funny, or borderline not funny/very awkward (probably intentional given that it's Seinfeld we're talking about here).

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Lucky? Yes but also hard working. He definitely made a great deal of his luck. A genius? Doubtful but a smart guy no doubt.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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He's smart enough to stay away from college campuses.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: In the land beyond Ohare!
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Genius in the sense that he has fooled some people into thinking he is funny. He''s by far the least funny person I've seen.
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Old 04-13-2018, 02:59 PM
 
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Genius in the sense that he has fooled some people into thinking he is funny. He''s by far the least funny person I've seen.
Well, there are people who don't like chocolate pie, and people who think Beethoven was talentless, so yes, you can take a seat over there by them.

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Old 04-14-2018, 05:43 AM
 
Location: PVB
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If it wasn't for Larry David who, IMHO. is a real comic genius, he may not have hit the big time. He most likely would have been successful.
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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He was already successful as a comic before Seinfeld and had hit the big time as such.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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I think Jerry, and Larry David, are genius's of human nature and observation humor. We all see these things they find humor in, but they "frame them" in a way that's so honest it's hilarious. Love it.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Definitions of genius vary. Some require the top 1% while others allow the top 2%. My own opinion is that top 2% is adequate. I also tend to believe that various dysfunctions are more common in the lofty air of the top 1%.

So I think Seinfeld is a genius...occupying the thin air where the top 2% lurks.

My next question regards the relative unhappiness that he reports. My prognosis is that he enjoys almost no freedom at all. His life is confined to a small 4' mental cage until he gets one of his cars out on the open road by himself.

The absolute lack of freedom is a problem visited upon the rich and the famous. Some resort to "solutions" such as drugs or seclusion. His solution is to cash in on the fame but the basic problem persists....he has almost no freedom.
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Old 04-22-2018, 08:23 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Definitions of genius vary. Some require the top 1% while others allow the top 2%. My own opinion is that top 2% is adequate. I also tend to believe that various dysfunctions are more common in the lofty air of the top 1%.

So I think Seinfeld is a genius...occupying the thin air where the top 2% lurks.

My next question regards the relative unhappiness that he reports. My prognosis is that he enjoys almost no freedom at all. His life is confined to a small 4' mental cage until he gets one of his cars out on the open road by himself.

The absolute lack of freedom is a problem visited upon the rich and the famous. Some resort to "solutions" such as drugs or seclusion. His solution is to cash in on the fame but the basic problem persists....he has almost no freedom.

It would literally drive me insane. It's bad enough in my own mundane life.


As far as Seinfeld, I think he's okay as a standup, but the show itself was phenomenal. Outstanding.


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