The latest viral entry in the fake-trailer sweepstakes is George. It promotes the Oscar-baiting story of a simple man who is just about to find happiness when his fiancée tragically dies. But he recovers by raising a small boy, learning to get in touch with his emotions, and dishing out wise advice while inspirational music plays on the soundtrack.
It seems like Seinfeld lends itself particularly well to the viral video treatment — remember the video that re-cut scenes from many episodes into a “lost episode” about Kramer’s racist outburst at the Laugh Factory? Maybe it’s because the show tried so hard to avoid emotional moments or “very special” treatment of serious issues: it’s almost irresistible to try and re-arrange scenes into exactly the sort of thing that Seinfeld and David would never have approved of.
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