Seinfeld: The Yada Yada | Episode 153 Recap Podcast


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Rob Cesternino and Akiva Wienerkur continue their journey to watch every Seinfeld episode as they discuss Season 8, Episode 19, “The Yada Yada.”

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  • PerryWhyte

    I think Akiva should watch the TNG Episode “Phantasms”, It sounds like the one that best fits Rob’s idea.

  • Gal Baum

    Haven’t listened to the podcast yet. But I’ve just watched the third episode of Review, and I think it would be great if both of you can review the last and best season.

  • Matthew Bok

    I’ve been listening to this series from the jump and there have been a couple of things that always bothered me. More than anything else this is a podcast about Seinfeld and the significance it has in popular culture (both then and continuing now). One of the two hosts is proudly illiterate regarding pop culture. Why def. entertaining, Akiva lacks the context to place Seinfeld anywhere along the cultural spectrum as he has massive blindspots throughout.

    • Martin Hess

      I think his sports, family, jewish and corporate media knowledge brings more to the table than the odd star wars reference. That you get literally everywhere else.

      • Matthew Bok

        If it was a Star Wars or sci-fi hole in his knowledge it would be one thing. The guy hasn’t seen many, many films that are part and parcel of the cultural landscape. His other knowledge doesn’t make up for his willful (and even gleeful) ignorance of many things that even most culturally illiterate people would know.

  • Hornacek

    Why did this episode start with the RHAP music instead of the usual Seinfeld Post Show Recap theme? Somehow I don’t think this is the first time this has happened.

    In the opener I don’t think George’s problem is that he’s peeing too much at the urinal. It’s that he’s trying to pee but nothing’s happening. That’s the problem that he says he has to see someone about.

    Is this the first mention of the internet of Seinfeld?

    Demi Moore got a record-setting salary for Striptease. And G.I. Jane was directed by Ridley Scott. Moore was one of the highest paid actresses at this time and very in demand. She was not a joke (I can’t believe this podcast has made me defend Demi Moore).

    After we find out that Micky’s father is a dentist and Tim Whatley’s professor, Rob asks why Tim isn’t at the wedding. Why would he be? He doesn’t know the bride or groom, and he doesn’t like Jerry now. Just because his professor’s son is getting married (for the 4th time) is no reason for him to go to the wedding.

    When Rob suggests reading the Bible on a desert island I can’t believe he didn’t whip out his Rudy impression and say he’d use it for toilet paper.

    Why do Rob and (especially) Akiva say that George’s girlfriend is a psycho? Her only crime is stealing/shoplifting. She is not physically hurting people. She doesn’t show any sign of mental illness – she’s a thief. How does this make her a psycho?

    Finally caught up with the podcast!

    • Agent__Zigzag

      I believe that Demi Moore received $12million for Striptease. It was based on a best selling novel of the same name. Read book & saw movie on DVD or the. Can’t remember which format. Both were only O.K. at best. Ving Rhames & Burt Renyolds were also in movie if I remember correctly.

      • Hornacek

        Yeah, it was a major studio release and not (at least before people saw it) a joke movie. From what I heard, it was made as a drama that included stripping.

    • Suzi!

      I think she’s a psycho because of her attitude about the stealing. She seems like a psychopath with no sense of shame about her actions .

      • Hornacek

        Stealing alone does not mean you are a psychopath. I have known people that steal/shoplift for various reasons, but I wouldn’t say any of them are psychopaths. I would say stealing is very low on the “Crimes You Can Commit That Indicate You Are A Psychopath” list.