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Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
9/4/2017 9:36:42 PM

Another SEINFELD Connection!

Does anyone remember the SEINFELD episode where George is riding around on a motor scooter and ends up in a confrontation with an old man who chases after him on another scooter? That old man was Everett Greenbaum, who we all know wrote quite a bit for M*A*S*H during Seasond 3-6, along with partner Jim Fritzell (both of whom also were regular writers on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW, both were Andy and Don Knotts' favorite writers).

Ruptured Brook

Posted:
9/6/2017 11:42:24 PM

Crazy that you figured that one, Big Daddy! Did you just catch it in the credits, or did you recognize his face?

I know this isn't a Seinfeld site, and I know there are plenty of unwholesome things about that show, but I still think of it as one of my top 5. The scooter/cane bit is excellent, IMO.

FinestKindinTN

Posted:
9/7/2017 12:40:35 AM

I'll keep an eye out next time I see that episode.

Ruptured, I have to agree. The characters have few, if any, redeeming qualities, but I still enjoy that show.

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
9/8/2017 3:06:50 AM

SEINFELD is tame compared to much of the overtly sexual garbage on TV today, but I agree with the consensus of many critics that it was the last truly great and well-written shows television ever saw. I don't care too much for the earlier seasons because of how slow-paced they were, how little action there was, and how limited the sets were; but once the show's production values improved, the settings expanded, more writers were added, and more happened in each episode with each of the four main characters having a storyline, then the show became great.

But anyway, to answer your question RB, I recently invested in DVDs of SEINFELD since it looked as if TBS was dropping it from their lineup altogether (and like M*A*S*H, SEINFELD is a show I can't go a day without), and among the features on the DVDs are "Notes About Nothing," which are subtitle tracks that give you trivia throughout the episodes; when watching this episode on DVD with the Notes About Nothing Turned on, it mentioned that the old man hassling George was Everett Greenbaum, and how he used to write for shows like THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW and M*A*S*H, but that he also become something of a character actor later in life.

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