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rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Wed, 10th Oct '07 9:07 PM

SEINFELD QUESTION

As many of you may know, I am a Seinfeld freak and quite obsessive about it (having authored several quizzes on the subject). One thing that bothers me, though (OK, one of many) is the episode in which Jerry's dad Morty gets impeached as condo president after Jerry buys him a Cadillac. At the end, he very ceremoniously exits the condo and leaves with Helen and Jerry in the Cadillac. That must surely be a parody of some movie, but I don't know which. Can someone clue me in please? Maybe a Godfather movie?

tlavine44
Tlavine44  (Level: 163.3 - Posts: 11)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 2:00 PM

I always thought it was a reference to Nixon leaving the White House the very last time. Just my thoughts for what its worth.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 2:22 PM

I remember it well, any I am pondering it. The key question is did the writers have a particular scene in mind when they wrote it, or was it simply spontaneous creativity?

I am reminded of a story from a friend of the past who was in college. He was in a Lit class that was focused on Kurt Vonnegut. The professor was putting out a lot of opinion as fact and not respecting the comments of students who did not agree with him. A student in the back took really difference with the prof on a point. The prof was livid and asked him who he thought he was to question him? Turned out it was Kurt Vonnegut posing as a student.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Thu, 11th Oct '07 9:11 PM

tlavine, perhaps you are right. Yet still, it would seem more like a move thing.

And Tuz, although the Seinfeld writers are truly creative, I have a hard time thinking they crafted that scene without making reference to something else, which to me is also very creative when writing TV/movie content. That series makes many references to other things, and I am sure the scene in question is no exception.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Thu, 25th Oct '07 4:47 PM

Yep, checked a Seinfeld site, and it is in fact a ref to Nixon. Thanks all for your your help.


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