Saturday, October 21, 2006

Jerry Seinfeld: “I’m Telling You For The Last Time” (1998)

Single disc, 75 minutes

Shortly after “Seinfeld” came to a close, Jerry Seinfeld went out and did a TV special (and subsequent album) in which he set out to retire all his classic comedy material with a final performance. It was aptly titled “I’m Telling You For the Last Time.”

If you’ve seen the sitcom, especially the early episodes, this is not foreign territory. The bit about pharmacists, how suede gets ruined by rain but cows made of suede are fine, how he turns the tables and tells the pilot what he’s about to do on a plane…I’ve heard him do the bit about cab drivers’ names and their stench during his SNL hosting stint. Basically, it’s all the stuff he rose to the top with. As such, it does feel kind of dated at times. Most of it’s solid, probably moreso then, but now in 2006 hearing Jerry discuss the airport is especially awkward.

A solid set, yet not a very contemporary one, it still gets a pretty high score from me. The tiny bits of extras on the DVD are inconsequential.


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