SOWPub Small Business Forums  
 

Click Here to see the latest posts!

Ask any questions related to business / entrepreneurship / money-making / life
or share your success stories (and educational "failures")...

Sign up for the Hidden Business Ideas Letter Free edition, and receive a free report straight to your inbox: "Idea that works in a pandemic: Ordinary housewife makes $50,000 a month in her spare time, using a simple idea - and her driveway..."

NO BLATANT ADS PLEASE
Also, please no insults or personal attacks.
Feel free to link to your web site though at the end of your posts.

Stay up to date! Get email notifications or
get "new thread" feeds here

 

Go Back   SOWPub Small Business Forums > Main Category > SOWPub Business Forum
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

SOWPub Business Forum Seeds of Wisdom Forum

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old November 28, 2022, 02:42 PM
Dien Rice Dien Rice is online now
Onwards and upwards!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,239
Default "NO soup for you!"

Some may recognize this as a line from the TV show "Seinfeld"... About the "Soup Nazi" who everyone had to defer to, in order to get his incredibly delicious soup...

What you might not know is that the "Soup Nazi" was based on a real guy!

In fact, many of the stories in Seinfeld were based on real events...

A few years ago, I read the Kindle Single "My Seinfeld Year" by Fred Stoller. Stoller had worked as a writer on Seinfeld for just one season, and managed to write one episode, and contributed a story in another episode, if I remember right...

What was illuminating was he emphasized how Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld would encourage the writers to mine their own lives as the source of the stories that ended up in Seinfeld!

(Each episode required four stories - one story for each of the main characters. These stories would then be interwoven together...)

I think Fred Stoller's story was "The Soup"... For those who know "Seinfeld," it's the story where another comedian, Kenny Bania, gives Jerry a brand new Armani suit, and the "deal" is, in return, Jerry will buy him lunch. When they meet for lunch, Kenny just orders a soup... And then he says, it doesn't count, because he only ordered a soup, so Jerry still owes him lunch!

Apparently, this really happened to Fred Stoller (who was also a stand up comedian)...

All this is a preamble to this video I just came across... You'll see interviews with many writers, as well as with Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, about so many of the real stories that the stories in Seinfeld were based on!

I think this is one of the main reasons that Seinfeld stood out from so many other sitcoms...

Sometimes, real life is stranger than fiction! Instead of "made up" events, you had a kernel of truth in so much of what appeared on screen!

Without further ado... here is the video I'm referring to! (Seinfeld fans will love it...)



Every Seinfeld Episode Based On A True Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYBaJe_0cz4

It's also interesting from a "writer's" point of view... How so much great writing, and of course great humor, comes from a kernel of truth...!

Cheers,

Dien
__________________

Last edited by Dien Rice : November 28, 2022 at 07:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Other recent posts on the forum...


Seeds of Wisdom Publishing (front page) | Seeds of Wisdom Business forum | Seeds of Wisdom Original Business Forum (Archive) | Hidden Unusual Business Ideas Newsletter | Hotsheet Profits | Persuade via Remote Influence | Affia Band | The Entrepreneur's Hotsheet | The SeedZine (Entrepreneurial Ezine)

Get the report on Harvey Brody's Answers to a Question-Oriented-Person


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.