These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty
Seinfeld is on, the one where Kramer gets a line in the Woody Allen movie shooting down the street. I just had to stop what I was watching, which incidentally was the first disk from the two Seinfeld box sets I got for Christmas.
I arrived home this afternoon and decided I would watch a few episodes, as I didn't get a chance to see any while I was away. Anyway, I ended up watching the whole first season, suprisingly only four episodes. I think it's amazing how close Seinfeld came to never even getting off the ground to become the show that it was. Imagining a world without Seinfeld, I guess there would most likely be another show that would rise up to fill the Christmas stocking.
When I was younger, sometime while I was still in high school - seems so long ago now - I remember I used to watch Seinfeld all the time. I would make sure I was at home every week night at 7pm so that I could tape every episode and whenever I got to the end of one five hour tape, I would start a new one. I ended up with about fourteen tapes that I would just play over and over again. There was even a short period where I couldn't fall asleep unless Seinfeld was playing in the background.
There were some episodes that I didn't have on tape, the ones they didn't play or the ones I'd missed recording for whatever emergency. I hadn't seen the first season in a long, long time. It's strange watching these episodes; they seem so unfamiliar compared to the ones seen just about a hundred times before.