The punchline includes the phrase "...an amoeba with a blog?" Seinfeld
, or "Jer" as I call him, is a loyal reader of the Amoeba Blog. ...and since I know he's among the dozens of loyal fans out there I just wanted to say "Thanks, B."
And now, if I may, I'll scratch your
back, Mr. S...
(as he used to be known) was born in Massapequa
, a hamlet which was also home to Steve Guttenberg, the Baldwin Brothers, Neil Diamond
and Twisted Sister's Dee Snider
His big break came on the television series, Benson
, as a mail delivery boy.
Throughout the '80s he appeared on late night chat shows peddling his humorous observations that invariably began with the question, "What is the deal with..." Allow me to have a go... "What is the deal with sporks? Are they spoons or forks? And what's the deal with skorts?" Guaranteed to bring the house down!
He became known for his influential sartorial sense as much as his humor. Frequently he would wear a billowing denim longsleeve with jeans, a suit jacket and high-top sneakers --a look which says, "I mean business, but I'm a kid at heart!" His hair, swept back and bushy, was de riguer
for comics of the '80s, from Richard Lewis
to the aforementioned Guttenberg
and loads of others.
In 1984, he landed a part in the comedy The Ratings Game
(available exclusively on VHS).