Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Cosmo Kramer - The Assman

I was watching 'Seinfeld - Merv Griffin Show' yesterday night and I decided to dedicate atleast one of my blogger posts to the Legendary 'Cosmo Kramer' a.k.a Dr. Van Nostrand.

There are 2 types of people in this world, among those who regularly watch sitcoms. They are Seinfeld fans and Friends fans. If you are a die-hard Friends fan, there is still a possibility of appreciating Seinfled and become a seinfeld fan. But once you become a Seinfeld fan, you will probably never become a fan of any other sitcom. Guess its the Famous Seinfeld curse, which extends to its fans also and not just the actors.

Well, coming back to Merv Griffin Show, its just simply amazing the way Cosmo Kramer character picks up the old furnitures and Tv-show setup from the trash and creates a Virtual talk show environment in his own house and invites people(ofcourse his neighbours and friends) to participate in his fantasy. I just love this character 'Kramer' and his Kramerisms(his signature sliding in act when he enters Jerry's house is my numero uno). He is the life of the entire show. I can't even imagine Seinfeld w/o kramer(well i can extend that to every main character :-o). Such is the genius of Michael Richards who brought this character to life.
Kramer and his fantasies, his new and bizzare money generating ideas like collecting cans for recycling in Michigan state or Coffee table book and so many others just makes you think, if this character were in the real world how wierdly creative he would have been.

To sum it all up, Goerge describes Kramer's lifestyle in episode - The visa

"Kramer goes to a fantasy camp..??. His whole life is a fantasy camp. People should plunk down two-thousand dollars to live like him for a week. Do nothing, fall ass-backwards into money, mooch food off your neighbors, and have sex without dating. *That's* a fantasy camp!"

Hail the genius of Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, for having created Cosmo Kramer !

13 comments:

Freedom's my name... said...

> nothing, fall ass-backwards into money, mooch food off your neighbors, and have sex without dating.
>*That's* a fantasy camp!"

Thats definitely what likes of you would call fantasy camp or "dream come true" camp am sure... Now that I have come to digest/ enjoy the fact that there are people who think a lot differently than I do.

Sriram P said...

@ Freedom watever: Jeez.. guess you got it all wrong... This is a dialogue from a comedy show and it is supposedly Funny. I should have added a footnote saying "Not to be taken seriously". but moment you say sitcom, that is implied. It doesnt reflect what I think or shouldnt affect what you think.

Vinu Paul said...

man, nice dedication...and nice blog layout too....i love Kramer too and i just "LOVE" FRIENDS....i maynot be a Seinfeld fan but yes i enjoy the show. i guess each of us has our quirks.
cheers

Freedom's my name... said...

@ Sri- yap did understand that it was a joke. But to take a joke in the right spirit is also an art... one got to inherit that genetically I guess :P

Sriram P said...

@ Freedom: Whats with that "Thats definitely what likes of you would call fantasy camp ". That kinda put me off.. Goes to show, you def need to inject some Humor in blood.

Freedom's my name... said...

@Sri- Not a bad idea I will rush to the nearest humor center immediately :)
There are certain things taht put me off too. So, probably a humor center would work for me.

sathyus said...

man..ur blog is like a war zone!! but yesss..kramer rocks!

Sathya said...

Dude, I wud beg to differ from u on the Seinfeld curse thingie. I am a big Seinfeld fan...but I still like and enjoy the frivolous comedy in Friends. Well maybe I am not cursed yet :). So whats happening in ur life? I am kind of finishing up with my research, looking for jobs yada yada yada...Gimme a call some time.

Sriram P said...

@ Sathya (bit confusing with 2 sathyas): Even I enjoy Friends and for that matter many sitcoms like Raymond, 70's Show etc etc, but I can't say I am a fan of anything else other than Seinfeld. Seinfeld just beats everything else. btw reg. usage of Yada, yada .. I am not sure if u can finish a sentence with that i.e according to Seinfeld norms. but u can make ur own rules i guess :) .. email me ur phone number. come here if u r just writing ur thesis.. u can chill out for sometime.

Summit'sPeak said...

Friends sucks sucks sucks, period. It sucks so much!!! Oh god, it sucks!!!

Seinfeld rocks rocks rocks, period. It rocks so much!!! Oh god, it rocks!!!

End of discussion.

Summit'sPeak said...

Wow! My comment literally ended the discussion, eh ... I guess everyone agrees with me ;-)

Sriram P said...

Seems like you hit the target. Bingo.. Seinfeld wins and Friends sucks.. Curtains down. The End.

Summit'sPeak said...

This is not good. I was hoping that the Friends brigade would put up some more fight. After all, it was the "funniest show ever". But, I guess all of the Friends fans are busy watching reruns ... haha ... I tell you David Schwimmer has them hypnotized with his equine face.