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June 1, 2010 11:23 PM
i musta watched this clip a thousand times. i just cant stop laughing! its frieken hilarious!!!!!!
September 10, 2009 10:17 AM
i agree with "This Show" that says it
September 17, 2007 4:44 PM
is a truly elusive concept. should children, elderly, etc. be expected to be equal in, say rights or running speed.
September 11, 2007 9:59 AM
Where is the love?
Funny...yes, but why? Because we know to think such things is so obviously wrong and yet those who are fearful and self-centered often behave this way. It isn't about equality it was about self.
September 6, 2007 1:16 PM
Reply to Gary Katz
Years ago I winced while watching "slap-stick" comedy with my family when everyone else was roaring with laughter. Today, watching this excerpt from Seinfeld, I winced again. Yes, he is brilliant - and so were the commedians of 30 years ago. I guess it is just a personal idiosyncrasy of mine to think and feel that people in trouble and/or in pain are NOT funny.
September 4, 2007 8:08 PM
September 2, 2007 12:03 AM
equality appears to have done mankind no favours. G-D created men and women differently both physically and spiritually.both have an important role to fill in their own way.rather than using the term equality would it not be better to encourage mutual respect for each others role. as a result you will see that chivalry does still exist
August 30, 2007 9:16 AM
Troublingly, some think it's a good argument...
Modern equality is a positive thing because we once discriminated against others as being lesser. However, equality not mean homogenization. While we should treat everyone as they prefer to be treated, I personally believe that in an emergency, women, children and the elderly should be put before us. Most of them simply don't have the same physical strength as middle aged men. And even if they don't, doesn't it mean that the male gender has lost something if they are no longer expected to protect those around them? While everyone should do their best to help eachother, for many people there is such a thing as gender-related pride, and the death of chivalry is a blow to manhood.
August 29, 2007 6:43 PM
Geez, you reminded me how much I miss this show. Unfortunately, there isn't anything presently on the "boob tube" that can come close to the humor of "Seinfeld."
August 29, 2007 7:53 AM
Love this show!
Seinfeld is the best show ever, no matter how many reruns i still laugh, why i dont know, maybe the irony of it, such self absorbed people in everyday life situations, well the ending episode was great, anyway LOL
August 28, 2007 10:40 PM
Chivalry is long dead and just simple civility is on life support.What some of us know as common decency is not so common.We've become a society so completely self involved that we no longer see the pain and suffering around us. "Can I help you" has been replaced with "I've got mine-what's wrong with you?" We step over the homeless to stand in line for our latest amusement-I-Phone or playstation.Tikkun Olam begins with each and every one of us-not "someone else".
August 28, 2007 6:07 PM
Away with chivalry
I don't know why anyone would help a woman before a man, just because of Gender. The only reason to help a woman first would be if she is less capable of helping herself. If the man were less capable, then the man should be helped. But of course, George was wrong, because he wasn't trying to help anyone. chivalry may be dead, but selflessness isn't.
August 28, 2007 4:12 PM
BS"DLike the palestines, theyÂ´re "always right"
August 28, 2007 3:43 PM
"chesed" is more than chivalry
Because it is required towards all -women, children AND fellow menNow THAT'S equality AND chivalryIsn't our Torah something ?
August 28, 2007 2:05 PM
I miss Seinfeld
Everytime I watch excerpts like this, or the syndicated re-runs, I'm reminded what a brilliant show Seinfeld was. Four great leading comics and consistently wonderful supporting actors (Melanie Chartoff in this clip).I don't think the thrust of this episode was to comment on chivalry vs. equality, as much as it was a humorous look at "George's" personality. After all, the audience is meant to laugh at George for his conduct, including hilariously knocking down the old lady with the walker. There's no way he could be taken seriously.
August 28, 2007 11:58 AM
Slightly exaggerated...but true...
Showing ordinary people behavior in a funny and exxagerated way, was - in my humble opinion - the success of this TV show.Wheter i like it or not, i think that George Costanza represents more than a small minority in the real world... And regarding the question: equality mean the death of chivalry: absolutely not!
August 28, 2007 10:58 AM
One of my very favorite episodes
This was one of my very favorite episodes. I laughed so hard. Sometimes we need to just laugh, No deep rooted meaning, no philosophical meaning. Laughter is the safest medicine. We can get into a big discussion about this but I rather just keep this as one of my favorite episodes that blessed me with laughter.
August 28, 2007 9:45 AM
Gee in today's day and age we here everything with the media everywhere we turn about dastardly acts. I wonder if George represents, what I hope is, a small minority of people that would do such a cowardice act, it be dumb of me to assume there isn't, but I believe in the high road that George is a small...small...minority. I hope. But in case of a fire, you save me...George wouldn't.
August 28, 2007 9:01 AM
Pure LaShan Hara...nothing more, nothing less...If I'm not mistaken this was mentioned in last weeks Torah portion wasn't it?Shalom v'brachot!
August 28, 2007 7:50 AM
It is pure selfishness.
When I saw this video, I only saw a man being completely and totally selfish. There is no two ways about it, george, was being completely selfish and hiding behind his cowardice made up all the excuses that he could think of. I am sorry but what he did was not at all chivalry, but pure cowardice.
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