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Brian and I got together sat down to discuss “things we haven’t seen yet.” This includes two topics: First, famous shows or movies we haven’t seen, and why we haven’t yet seen them. (Though neither of us have seen all of Seinfeld, we marvel at the number of Seinfeld references we know.) Second, we pitch our ideas for TV shows that haven’t been made yet, and share ideas we came up with that were later “stolen” from us and made into shows or movies.
We had a lot of fun recording this one! Hope y’all enjoy!
4 thoughts on “ETCast, Episode 009 – Things We Haven’t Seen”
Seinfeld has a well-defined aesthetic, a consistent tone, so if you enjoy any episodes you’re likely to enjoy just about every episode. I haven’t checked off every episode in the modern Netflix era, but I watched often during the original run and have seen tons of rerun episodes. Highly recommended, although I think TV Guide’s approval weighs more than mine. If you enjoyed the “bottle episode” nature of the parking garage one, there’s another episode that takes place entirely in the waiting room of a Chinese restaurant.
I’ve gotta say, Dan’s suggestion of doing in a tv show what Boyhood does in a movie does kind of sound like a lot of shows… even, perhaps, like every show that started with any child actors and ran more than 5 or 6 seasons. It’s a new gimmick for a movie—and, without having seen it, I can’t imagine it’s more than a gimmick, since the same story could’ve been told more easily by using different actors and some makeup—but for a tv show, it’s really nothing more than an incidental benefit of having a long run. You’d have to tell me what makes this different from The Wonder Years, Full House, The Cosby Show, even Saved by the Bell + The College Years (which was only one year…), and perhaps most of all 7th Heaven.
You’ve got a point, and that very thought dawned on me as I was presenting the idea. The twist, I guess, is that it’s designed from the start to be a show about growing up. Most shows deal with kid actors getting older as a necessary inconvenience. For example, an interview with TWY producers said that part of the reason they were OK with the cancellation of it is that, although they could tell good high school stories about Kevin and crew, it didn’t really feel like The Wonder Years anymore.
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