"I do not believe we killed her": back to the most unexpected moment of "Seinfeld"
It was one of the most unexpected moments in the history of "Seinfeld" in particular and American television in general: just before the wedding between them, the series killed Susan, George's fiancée, in the most arbitrary way imaginable.
How and why did this happen?
Back to the episode that even Larry David himself did not believe he wrote
Monday, 24 January 2022, 00:05 Updated: 00:06
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In 2005, the TV Guide published a list of the "100 Most Unexpected Moments in the History of American Television." First place was chosen for the last episode of "Newhart" - a groundbreaking ending relative to the early 1990s, in which it is revealed that the entire series was a dream.
In eighth place came the sequel to the seventh season of "Seinfeld" - the episode "The Invitations", whose first broadcast was in mid-May 1996. By the way, about two weeks before Netanyahu was first elected prime minister.
The episode, as I recall, ended with the death of Susan, George's fiancée, who died in a particularly arbitrary manner - poisoning following the licking of the appallingly cheap envelopes that the stingy fiancée chose for the purpose of their wedding invitations. It was also the last episode written by Larry David, until he returned to the finale of the series, and he himself would say in retrospect "I do not believe they killed her."
So why did they really kill her, and more in this way?
What moment in the episode is one of the most ingenious passages in the history of the series, and who was photographed for the episode but cut from it?
All the answers to these questions and many more in the podium podcast from the podium, with the participation of Oren Yossifovich and Avner Shavit.
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