Stranded In Stereo: New Release Tuesday: Seinfeld Season 8

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

New Release Tuesday: Seinfeld Season 8

In anticipation for the release of Seinfeld Season 8 on DVD this week, I spent the past few days watching Seasons 5 and 6 respectively. Why not 7? Because I watched 5, then 6, and just never got to it.

Being the huge fan of the "Show About Nothing" that I am, you can bet I'll be picking this up as soon as I can. Though it is the beginning of the decline of the show, with the departure of co-creator Larry David, the show still has some memorable episodes. While the main arc of the season involves with George dealing with the parents of his late fiancee Susan, it also features memorable moments easily described with words like Man Hands, Muffin Tops, and Yada Yada Yada, while also featuring my brother's all-time favorite episode. In "The Chicken Roaster," Kramer is kept awake late at night by the neon lights from the recently opened Kenny Rogers' Roasters across the street. Complaining to his neighbor Jerry, they switch apartments for the night, and it's as if the two have swapped personalities. It's definitely one of the funniest moments of the last two years, but I am personally waiting on Season 9 for "The Merv Griffin Show," which is due for release in time for the holidays.

Beyond the usual commentaries and other special features that delved further in to the plots of key episodes, the big special feature for this set is "Jerry Seinfeld: Submarine Captain," a behind the scenes doc that looks at how he was not just the star of the show anymore, but also the only creator left. It also features more of the classic Sein-imation sequences that document classic scenes in a more animated form.

Buy: Seinfeld Season 8 [Here]

1 comment:

Brent said...

I think the chicken roaster episode is definitely in my top 5 Seinfeld episodes ever. Seinfeld is definitely a show you either love or hate. May it live in syndication forever.