Posts tagged with "Seinfeld"

Pretty, pretty good: Larry David narrates the ‘Go the F**k to Sleep’ sequel for grownups

September 20, 2019

When the news broke that Larry Davidbest known for his writing, producing, and acting on the TV series Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm—would be narrating Adam Mansbach’s latest profanity-filled “bedtime story for adults,” most people thought the casting choice was, umm … “Pretty, pretty good.”

Mansbach is the author behind blunt parenting favorites “Go the F**k to Sleep” and “You Have to F**king Eat.” The third installment in his series of “children’s books for adults” is “F**k, Now There Are Two of You” from UK-based Dreamscape Media—described as “an honest look at the reality of welcoming a second child,” according to a report by HuffPost.

David’s narration is a monologue from a potty-mouthed parent to a firstborn child about the new addition to the family. Given the comedian’s reputation as someone who isn’t overly sentimental about parenthood, it’s a match made in heaven, the news outlet raves.

“When I heard that Larry David was going to voice this book, I jumped up and down with joy—which was awkward, because I was getting a vasectomy at the time,” Mansbach stated in a press release. “David’s a f**king national treasure, and he did just as fantastic a job as you’d expect. I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Among those who have previously narrated the books are actors Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, and LeVar Burton.

Both the print version and audiobook of “F**k, Now There Are Two of You” will be available on October 1.

Research contact: @HuffPost

‘Friends’ and ‘Simpsons’ are tops among Thanksgiving reruns

November 18, 2017

While most Americans associate Thanksgiving Day not just with turkey, but with football, the TV networks do their best to garner ratings by featuring holiday-themed shows in the lead-up to November 25; and they run gobbler-themed reruns after the games. A poll conducted a few weeks ago by Civic Science has found that the most memorable—and infamous—Thanksgiving celebrations on TV, ever, took place during two episodes of very different sitcoms.

“Who would have thought that Friends and The Simpsons would … be discussed in the same sentence, or would be competing in any way?” Civic Science Researcher Jordan Star commented, adding, “And yet, they’re neck and neck.”

Indeed, he revealed that 23% of respondents chose a Thanksgiving episode of The Simpsons as the best ever, while Friends came in a close second at 22%. Star did not mention the specific episodes that won viewers over.

The next two winners also looked at the celebration in an hilarious way: Modern Family and Seinfeld. These two shows also are almost tied, with Modern Family leading by only 1%.

In addition, Star said, “I was seriously excited that the infamous Cheers episode right after I watched anything remotely scary so that I wouldn’t have nightmares. It’s just one of those momentous feel-good shows.

Other unexpected—and slightly weird —insights, which the Civic Science poll found, include:

  • People who answer The Simpsons are more likely to buy organic food;
  • People who answer The Simpsons are more likely to be fans of TV documentaries;
  • People who answer Modern Family are more likely to subscribe to T-Mobile;
  • People who answer Modern Family are more likely to live in a city; and
  • People who answer Seinfeld are more likely to be outgoing and enthusiastic in social situations.

So open that zipper, lean back and enjoy your favorite reruns when turkey and game-time are over.

Research contact: jordan@civicscience.com