OnMedia: Larry David completes the "Seinfeld" reunion
There was a moment in Sunday night's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" season finale when "Seinfeld" fans finally saw what they've known for years.
"I'll play George Costanza," said Larry David on the set of a fictional "Seinfeld reunion after Jason Alexander stormed off. "I can do it. I know I can. I wrote it. The character's based on me. There were two Darrins on 'Bewitched.'"
"Nobody liked that second Darrin," answered Jerry Seinfeld.
"It's iconic television here. The set's an icon. He's an icon, she's an icon," Seinfeld said, pointing at Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Then, pointing to himself, Seinfeld said, "Icon." Pointing to Larry, "No-con."
In the end, Alexander took back his George role, and David was reduced to watching the reunion at home where his HBO show ended its 10-episode season with as close as it could come to a romantic, happy ending.
This is the last we'll see of a "Seinfeld" reunion. And it proved to be a great way to handle the show about "nothing."
To answer your question in advance: No, we don't know when the next season will begin.
So, did "Curb" live up to your expectations this season?
A soft HDTV launch: Without advance hype, Channel 6 aired Saturday morning's holiday parade in high definition, the Fox affiliate's first live HDTV broadcast.
Channel 6 general manager Chuck Steinmetz has said he expects high-definition newscasts to start before the end of the year, and this high-def parade shows we're getting closer to a second local HD newscast.
On TV: Production has been halted on ABC's "Cougar Town," while star Courteney Cox deals with an undisclosed family issue.
- In all the hoopla last week over Oprah Winfrey's decision to pull the plug on her syndicated daytime show, the word that Bill Moyers is retiring next spring from his PBS show slipped through virtually unnoticed.
- After two big-screen comedies on the subject, TLC is planning a new "reality" show called "Mall Cops: Mall Of America" early next year, set at the country's biggest mall, in Bloomington, Minn. It's already been the subject of a TLC special.
- National Geographic Channel is marking the 46th anniversary of the Nov. 22, 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy with a two-hour special that carefully weaves together home movies, news clips and no narrator to tie it together."The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination," airs tonight at 8 p.m.
Adam Lambert gets all naughty: "American Idol" silver medalist Adam Lambert was the closing act on ABC's "American Music Awards and with a simulated sex act and an enthusiastic kiss with a male band member, he tried desperately to be an edgy entertainer.
His new album is being released today.
The video that follows isn't perfect quality, but you can draw your own conclusions on whether he'll have much of a post-"Idol" career.
"Curb" is brilliant. Now that it's over, I can cancel my HBO.
Adam Lambert was a blast to watch! The most entertaining of all the Idols so far. Quick, can anyone remember much about the other Idol guy's performance (Daughtry)? Exactly. You can't. Yes, Lambert's singing was waaaay over the top. But who cares? He was on television -- a visual medium. He gave us all something to watch and have fun with. And OOOOO, everyone -- for shame, he kissed another man. How "shocking." Puh-leeze. As someone else on here said, we're not in the '50s anymore.
I work at the Bradley Center and worked the Idols show when it came this past August. At points during the show Lambert put the mic stand in between his legs and stroked it. It doesn't matter if you're gay or not, it's still not appropriate for the kids. Sooner or later the shock value will wear off and people will hear the crap music.
Way to ruin Curb. Remember, some people don't get paid to sit around and watch TV all day. As for the Lambert thing, who cares. A scripted stunt to sell records. And if that was "offensive" to you, grow up. This isn't the 1950s.
Adam Lambert's AI silver medal is tarnished as far as I am concerned. My six and eight year old enjoyed this past season of AI which included their attempts to recreate some of the celebrity antics of rolling their eyes back in their heads when they fake the high notes or extending their pinkie finger while they sing into their hairbrush microphone in front of the bathroom mirror. I didn't mind, it was fun. I'll admit I imitated Danny Gokey's Stephen Tyler scream a couple of times, too. Last night Adam Lambert pushed the limits so far he is now off my radar, off my television, off my radio and if I am lucky I can push him far enough out of that one corner of my mind where his vulgar performance still lingers. P.S. I rarely watch awards shows, but it was fun to watch it while I twittering with on-line friends. I enjoyed your Seinfeld tweets last night. At fifty-one I am using word combinations of words I never thought I would, which makes me feel cool and current. Simulated oral sex and bleeping out every seventh word during musical appearances on an award show? Not so cool. I'm all for freedom of speech, but Adam Lambert, Fifty Cent, Eminem and the other guys that got censored last night pushed that right of free speech way too far.
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