Why the best SNL sketch in ages matters
Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo bidding on online video rights to the show
Seinfeld creator’s Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, begins previews this week
Rutgers students study the sitcom to learn about psychiatric disorders
Comic John Mulaney’s new show is a Seinfeld for the goyim—in a good way
Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
How to talk provocatively about race without being a racist
It may or may not be a Super Bowl commercial, sigh
Three minutes of the most crass, inane Curb Your Enthusiasm zingers
Their “big, huge, gigantic” secret project is a secret no longer
Plus Gary Shteyngart officially named a Russophobe, and more in the news
Does sexually graphic material help Jewish continuity? ‘Unclean Lips’ argues for the unseemliness of Bruce, Roth, and their ilk.
Noah Baumbach’s new Frances Ha shows the fate of a generation enamored of the nebbishy narcissist
Plus a Norwegian paper publishes a horrendous cartoon
That’s $17 million per episode
Printable Larry David and Woody Allen flu masks
Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions
Plus Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld together again
Plus Barbour vs. Wiesel? IRS vs. Israel? and more
Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.
Suggested PM watch ‘Palestinian Chicken’ episode with Abbas
In a PBS documentary debuting this weekend, comedy guru Robert Weide examines the life and work of Woody Allen, film’s iconic nebbishy New York Jew
Plus blaming the Orthodox, Oren and the Lakers, and more
Think of it as a wonderful bit of revenge
Comment of the week
Larry David, the antihero of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, is particular, a prig, and constantly aggrieved. But he’s fine with that—which is why, contrary to type, he’s not at all neurotic.
Casting call drops plot hint
Steinbrenner was normally voiced by Larry David
Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’