Sein Post BR] Never has ”nothing” been so much fun! Each week we look forward to another version of the nothingness that the ”Fab Four” brings to the small screen. Your cover story on Seinfeld (Much Ado About Nothing) was a revealing look into the lives of TVs funniest characters. Thanks, Jerry, Julia, Jason, and Michael, for making us laugh at ourselves, for giving us something we can relate to- sometimes too closely!
I doubt that any article from any magazine could have more copy-and-distribute-throughout-the-office potential than Bruce Fretts’ glossary ”Seinlanguage.” It’s just what we always wanted. Now, how about a transcript of that ”incredible” message Elaine left on Jerry’s tape recorder? Judith Singer
Mount Prospect, Ill.
Thank you for Lisa Schwarzbaum’s story on the greatest show NBC has seen in a long time! Seinfeld is clever, witty, and wonderful. I enjoyed Bruce Fretts’ ”Seinlanguage,” but I thought you might like to know that the Pez dispenser you printed (Barney Rubble) wasn’t the Pez dispenser used on the episode. The one on the show was Tweety Bird. Also, it wasn’t an opera that Jerry and Elaine attended; it was George’s new girlfriend’s recital.
I thought your ”Is Dead God?” cover would be your best of the year, but ”Seinfeld’s Fab Four” has topped it.
Van Nuys, Calif.
This is no good! This is no good at all! What are you guys thinking? What do you think you’re doing? You take a perfectly good show about nothing and make it into a show about something! You can’t do that! You can’t just go and put people who are no one on a magazine cover so that they become someone. You know what happens: Now the audience widens and the writing changes so much that episodes get those stupid titles to them (Seinfeld: ”Joey Gets His!”)!!! It’s just like anything else good — it’s wrecked, the whole thing is wrecked, and you guys wrecked it!
With the success of The Crying Game — a film which tackled a love story that was about as eccentric as possible — it amazes me that Hollywood distributors would be skeptical about Boxing Helena. One would think that nearly everyone would be willing to give an arm and a leg for it.
I was shocked by ”Stark Raving Fad.” As a nurse, I feel that promoting unsupervised gatherings where minors have access to cheap, dangerous drugs in buildings that wouldn’t pass a fire inspection contributes to the reckless endangerment of young people. If this trend continues, perhaps we can look forward to an article entitled ”How to Open a Crack House.”
Constance Harkness Anderson