Pop Culture Odds and Ends – A Quarter Cenutry of Seinfeld Edition

It’s hard to believe, but this past weekend marked the 25th anniversary (!) of the debut of Seinfeld. Seriously, how in the hell is that even possible? I didn’t watch the original pilot when it aired, but I was a pretty earlier adopter of the program and it was a very big part of my life in high school and college. The show changed how I thought about television and changed the course of the popular lexicon. I quote the show daily without even meaning to – that’s how ingrained it is in my life. I’m not the only one that fells that way as the occasion of this anniversary sparked a lot of writing on the Internet.

So we’ll kick the pop culture roundup off this week with Seinfeld links in honor of this special milestone….yada yada yada…..we’ll end with the mashups and supercuts. You know the drill by now. :-)

  • If I didn’t already have plans last Saturday, I would have been at the Brooklyn Cyclones game for their Seinfeld night, featuring a Elaine dance-off:

 

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  • Christopher Nolan also penned an Op-Ed for WSJ. Did all their writers quit?
  • The newest addition to Tina Fey/Amy Poehler film? John Cena.
  • Joel McHale and Tony Hale spoof Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee:

 

  • Grumpy Cat is now doing Cheerio commercials:

 

  • The Tonight Show was on vacation last week, but they came back strong with this cover of “Fancy”

 

  • I have no idea where this has been hiding, but here’s a season 3 blooper reel for Arrested Development:

 

  • We all agree that Justin Bieber is the worst. But then he has do something slightly redeeming, like this video of Tom Hanks dressed like a rabbi, dancing to “This Is How We Do It.”

  • This Vine account dedicated to one man dancing to “Pony” by Ginuwine made me smile.

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  • Toto’s “Africa” played on beer bottles:

 

  • This sounds like a solid plan – the makers of a movie about pot will hand out free weed to people coming to a screening in Colorado.
  • Well, this clears things up……

 

  • Paul McCartney kicked off his tour in my hometown; he helped a fan propose:

 

A look at some new trailers:

  • Christoph Waltz in The Zero Theorem:

 

  • I continue to be excited for Foxcatcher:

 

  • The final season of The Killing:

 

  • Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in Before I Go To Sleep:

 

  • OutKast’s Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix:

 

  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls:

 

  • A second trailer for Gone Girl:

 

  • A teaser for the new season of The Walking Dead:

 

  • A very eclectic cast in Reach Me:

 

  • Chris Lilley’s latest project is another Summer Heights High spinoff:

 

  • An extended look at Guardians of the Galaxy, which just needs to get here already:

 

  • A teaser for the final season of Sons of Anarchy:

 

  • A trailer Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale:

 

  • Twitter account of the week: @JordanPeele (of Key and Peele), who is using emojis to tell the story of famous movies:

 

  • Jimmy Kimmel learned the dance for Sia’s “Chandelier”:

 

  • You know what was missing from the musical Cats? Rapping.

As always, we end with the mashups and supercuts

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  • A mash-up of the Rainbow Road themes from all 8 Mario Karts

 

  • 10 actors that were on The X-Files before they were famous:

 

  • Every time that Bob has said “Oh my God” on Bob’s Burgers:

 

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  • A supercut of people in films who believe that they are being kidded:

 

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  • A supercut of all the actors from Orange is the New Black that have been on Law & Order:

 

  • Frozen is the New Black:

 

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Stewie as Joffrey = SPOT ON

 

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