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Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz and Damon Wayans doing Jerry Seinfeld impression

https://twitter.com/historyinmemes/status/172643126776628844...
drab domesticated property
  11/20/23
Was Jerry Seinfeld that popular in 1985? Like would the audi...
Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter
  11/20/23
apparently he was working the clubs and someone attached to ...
zippy trip tattoo
  11/20/23
This actually makes it a lot funnier imo because you know ex...
Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter
  11/20/23
He had Jewish connections imo. He has some kind of boomer je...
cerise wonderful liquid oxygen digit ratio
  11/20/23
Yeah tons of Jewish actors, musicians, writers, etc. all get...
Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter
  11/20/23
Apparently it's an error and this is actually from 1988, but...
drab domesticated property
  11/20/23
I think this was 85. Wayans wouldn't have been in the cast ...
Cerebral Home
  11/22/23
I think it’s 86. That’s when Lovitz joined the c...
exciting bull headed chapel
  11/22/23
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drab domesticated property
  11/22/23
Standup comedy was HUGE in the 80s, but most the acts were u...
unholy stage
  11/22/23
i believe a number of standups went into radio eventually
internet-worthy jet skinny woman
  11/22/23
Like 1% were ever seen again after Bill Clinton became POTUS...
unholy stage
  11/22/23
Dave Chappelle is the biggest name in comedy and he didn&rsq...
passionate duck-like cuckoldry institution
  11/22/23
NOMOVIES but also his show was an ensemble. Look at who got ...
unholy stage
  11/22/23
This is also one of the few SNL episodes to feature Damon Wa...
drab domesticated property
  11/21/23
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drab domesticated property
  11/22/23
It's not a Seinfeld impression, they're making fun of the st...
Excitant Bawdyhouse
  11/22/23
Tom Hanks is meant to be Seinfeld in this case. He actually...
drab domesticated property
  11/22/23
Todd Driskill notably absent from this thread when his claim...
Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter
  11/22/23
xo can do that to ya
Plum Floppy Step-uncle's House
  11/22/23
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exciting bull headed chapel
  11/23/23
(OLdHLSDude)
unholy stage
  11/22/23
https://youtu.be/vNNbIgvXBDM?si=j0w0ynyOaC2kbajS
unholy stage
  11/22/23
https://youtu.be/OwOAGRWDnGc?si=MQ7WtEB3vCL-AXxS This is ...
exciting bull headed chapel
  11/22/23


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Date: November 20th, 2023 8:32 PM
Author: drab domesticated property

https://twitter.com/historyinmemes/status/1726431267766288449

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080301)



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Date: November 20th, 2023 8:35 PM
Author: Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter

Was Jerry Seinfeld that popular in 1985? Like would the audience know who they're making fun of, or was this an inside joke or something?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080311)



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Date: November 20th, 2023 8:39 PM
Author: zippy trip tattoo

apparently he was working the clubs and someone attached to SNL saw his set. they just used it as material, seinfeld wasn't known.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080324)



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Date: November 20th, 2023 8:42 PM
Author: Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter

This actually makes it a lot funnier imo because you know exactly who they're making fun of. 85 just struck me as being way before he was a household name

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080339)



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Date: November 20th, 2023 8:40 PM
Author: cerise wonderful liquid oxygen digit ratio

He had Jewish connections imo. He has some kind of boomer jew aura. His show had bad ratings for like 3.5 years but nobody dared cancel him. He also fucked minors and Seduced a married woman who changed her name for no reason in 1996. Nobody cares but goy Kramer got Destroyed and Matthew Perry is dead.

Reminds me of the exec who thought “Ambon” was the greatest film of all time and demanded Spielberg be given a Director’s Chair and a Hat.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080328)



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Date: November 20th, 2023 8:44 PM
Author: Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter

Yeah tons of Jewish actors, musicians, writers, etc. all get more opportunities and publicity

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080348)



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Date: November 20th, 2023 9:31 PM
Author: drab domesticated property

Apparently it's an error and this is actually from 1988, but it's still before his TV show. I think it was kind of an inside joke though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47080460)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 10:54 AM
Author: Cerebral Home

I think this was 85. Wayans wouldn't have been in the cast in 88.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086255)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:23 AM
Author: exciting bull headed chapel

I think it’s 86. That’s when Lovitz joined the cast iirc. Wayans was 100% gone by 88 because he played a cop in a sketch as a flaming homo because he was pissed at the network or Lorne. Lorne lost his mind and immediately fired him lol.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086352)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:25 AM
Author: drab domesticated property



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086360)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:01 AM
Author: unholy stage

Standup comedy was HUGE in the 80s, but most the acts were uneven and recycled a lot of jokes, and most were super filthy like Sam Kinison or Rodney Dangerfield.

The two standup comics who broke the mold were Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. Both were extremely consistent and had repeating themes they used to distinguish themselves, but the jokes themselves were always fresh. The "why do they call it a [x]?" thing is being mocked here BECAUSE it had mimetic power. I've seen Leno mocked but only for the dullness of his subject matter (one impersonator made every joke a joke about "congress"). But both Leno and Seinfeld had that "the whole family can enjoy him" quality that gave them an edge when they tried to break out of standup.

Incidentally, I'm told it's always been damn near impossible to break out of standup and do anything else in entertainment, because other entertainers assume every standup comic got rejected (or ejected) by an ensemble. Also, if you're not part of an ensemble, you have nothing to show the SNL producers.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086280)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:04 AM
Author: internet-worthy jet skinny woman

i believe a number of standups went into radio eventually

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086286)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:06 AM
Author: unholy stage

Like 1% were ever seen again after Bill Clinton became POTUS. And the biggest names in comedy are people who came out of ensembles, like Jim Carey. Even Bill Cosby hardly got any movies.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086293)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 7:36 PM
Author: passionate duck-like cuckoldry institution

Dave Chappelle is the biggest name in comedy and he didn’t come out of an ensemble.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47087846)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 8:52 PM
Author: unholy stage

NOMOVIES but also his show was an ensemble. Look at who got yuge in movies. Look at the cast of Ghostbusters. The Blues Brothers. Chevy Chase did 100 million movies, all bad except Caddyshack with Bill Murray, then did more movies. What are some other famous ones?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47088105)



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Date: November 21st, 2023 10:00 AM
Author: drab domesticated property

This is also one of the few SNL episodes to feature Damon Wayans (he was on the show for part of one season before he got fired).

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47081658)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 10:44 AM
Author: drab domesticated property



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086217)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:06 AM
Author: Excitant Bawdyhouse

It's not a Seinfeld impression, they're making fun of the stereotypical hacky 1980s standup comic. There were hundreds of other stand ups doing similar observational comedy routines with similar clothing and mannerisms around that time. The show "Evening at the Improv" on A&E became very popular in the mid-1980s and featured a lot of these types of comedians.

Seinfeld is the one who hit it big so that the style became associated with him but he was far from the only one doing it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086294)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:15 AM
Author: drab domesticated property

Tom Hanks is meant to be Seinfeld in this case. He actually called up Seinfeld and got his permission to parody him and use lines from his act in this SNL sketch. But yes, there were a lot of people doing this type of comedy at the time.

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/the-story-behind-tom-hanks-brilliant-parody-of-jerry-seinfeld/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086326)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 2:01 PM
Author: Fantasy-prone toilet seat faggot firefighter

Todd Driskill notably absent from this thread when his claims got absolutely REFUTED by a true scholar

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086803)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 7:15 PM
Author: Plum Floppy Step-uncle's House

xo can do that to ya

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47087787)



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Date: November 23rd, 2023 10:18 PM
Author: exciting bull headed chapel



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47091712)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 11:23 AM
Author: unholy stage

(OLdHLSDude)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47086354)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 6:23 PM
Author: unholy stage

https://youtu.be/vNNbIgvXBDM?si=j0w0ynyOaC2kbajS

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47087670)



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Date: November 22nd, 2023 7:34 PM
Author: exciting bull headed chapel

https://youtu.be/OwOAGRWDnGc?si=MQ7WtEB3vCL-AXxS

This is the sketch that got Wayans fired. Audience was probably cconfused as shit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5447581&forum_id=2#47087832)