Category Archives: Misc

An illustration for Seinfeld nerds

I’ve just seen this via @chrispetescia on Twitter – a Seinfeld illustration. Click here to have a look and click here to see the reference list. Very impressive.

I had quick look around around the site (it’s called You Fail and it’s a collection of design work by Kiersten Essenpreis)  those illustrations are on and I like these pics of He-Man getting his bowl cut refreshed and Skeletor at the dentist.

The Hippest Trip in America (Soul Train documentary)

ORIGINALLY FROM HEAR THE SOUNDS BLOG

Update:  Megaupload has been fayedunawayed here’s the Soul Train doc on Youtube. The video below has been removed but if you click here you can still check it in segments…

Don Cornelius: Gamechanger. RIP.

Here’s a really good VH1 doc on Don Cornelius’ Soul Train with lots of talking head interviews with Cornelius, Chaka Khan, Eddie Levert, Aretha Franklin and Nelson George (every documentary on black music must have input from Nelson George, it’s the law) as well as some fantastic archive footage. Recommended viewing! I don’t think I got that across properly so I’m going to have to go all caps – RECOMMENDED VIEWING.

Also, a Time Life 9-DVD box set of Soul Train episodes has just come out too which looks tip top.

Part 1

Part 2

(download both parts before you unrar)

The only chance we got to see Soul Train in Britain was via the mid 80s UK version that was hosted by Jeffrey Daniel from Shalamar. The music that was on it was the soul stuff at the time like Aurra, Light of The World -basically the boogie stuff that people are feeling now, as well as clips from the 70s shows. I’ve got three video tapes of this series somewhere – if I ever get the time to figure out how to convert those into the digital then I’ll share it with you. In the meantime here’s a clip of the SOS Band doing The Finest on 620 Soul Train from Channel 4.

Behind The Beat: Late 80s hip hop BBC TV programme

Here are some clips from a programme I used to watch when I was a youngster – Behind The Beat, part of BBC 2’s youth programme schedule called DEF II that was Janet Street Porter’s brainchild. Other programmes that they showed was Snub TV, Rapido and Dance Energy. It was also the slot to watch The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air -around 6pm on weekdays. I used to have a lot of the Behind The Beat episodes on video tape but I think they’ve all gone now. Watching the Public Enemy at the Hammersmith special while eating my dinner turned my 11 year old brain inside out.

Massive shout out to Gizmo from Skratchworx and TheOriginal808Beats for putting these clips up on Youtube.

As Festivus is coming near…

Here’s a list of the hidden easter eggs on the Seinfeld DVD sets. I’m currently in the process of re-watching all the episodes from the start (I don’t think I’ll get to the Festivus episode by the 23rd December though).

Taken from Wikipedia:

Easter Eggs

Seasons 1 & 2

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Select the chili to view three minutes of camera tests for lighting and coloring of the apartment once the show was picked up after the pilot. The audio is a voiceover by Tom Cherones and Tom Azzari.

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Click on ‘Inside Looks’
Select the large fortune cookie and you’ll see an Inside Look on a discarded episode “The Bet”.

Disc 4
Go to Set Up
A stain from George’s hospital food is active
Select it and you see a comparison of Seinfeld unrestored vs. remastered

Season 4

Disc 1
Go to ‘Extras’ menu
Highlight ‘Inside Looks’
Press Down, a birthday cake will be highlighted
Press Enter to see a short clip of the four stars singing “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow” and wishing someone Happy Birthday

Disc 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Click on ‘In the Vault’ (Deleted Scenes)
Highlight ‘The Virgin’
Press Right and a red triangle will appear
Press Enter to see a 3:45 clip from “Mad About You” featuring Paul Reiser and Michael Richards as Kramer

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Highlight ‘Episodes’
Click up and the image on the garbage will highlight
Click enter to see a segment called “Much Ado About Nothing,” about the Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Arnold parking space incident

Disc 4
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Highlight ‘Extras’
Press Up and a ‘Do Not’ symbol will appear over the Oil light between the gauges
Press Enter to see a blooper of Larry David, Larry Charles, and Bob Balaban as Greenpeace workers getting violently splashed by water while pretending to be on a raft in the ocean

Season 5

Disc 3
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Extras’ section
Highlight the menu entry ‘Setup’
Press ‘Right’, this will highlight the zig-zagging lifeline on the screen
Press the ‘Enter’ key and you will see the Seinfeld cast discuss the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

Disc 4
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Setup’ section
Highlight the menu entry ‘subtitles’ here
Press the ‘Left’ arrow key on your remote control
This will highlight the heart symbol and if you press the ‘Enter’ key now you will get to observe a suggested camera angle of the ugly baby

Season 6

Disc 1
Easter Egg 1
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Setup’ section
Highlight the ‘Main Menu’
Press ‘Left’, this will highlight the enter key on the keyboard
Press ‘enter’ and you will see a clip of the Seinfeld cast talking about the Rob Reiner tribute

Easter Egg 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ section of the disc
Highlight the entry’ Running With The Egg: Part 1
Press the ‘Up’ arrow key to highlight the poison spray can
Press the ‘Enter’ button and you will get to see the Sein-imation character design concept sketches

Disc 2
From the Main Menu go to the ‘Extras ‘section
Highlight the menu entry ‘Setup’
Press the ‘Right’ arrow key on your remote control once to highlight the pecan
Press ‘Enter’ and you will now see a small clip featuring Jerry Seinfeld talking about the little things in the show

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Extras ‘section
Highlight the ‘episodes ‘menu entry
Press the ‘Left’ arrow key on your remote control to highlight the pencil
Press ‘Enter’ and you will see a clip of Jerry Seinfeld talking about the Dark Side

Disc 4
Go to the ‘Extras’ section
Highlight the menu entry “Sein-imation: Kramer vs. Monkey”
Press ‘Up’, this will highlight the hot dog
Press ‘Enter’ and you will get to view a clip of Jerry discussing the pain he caused on the show

Season 7

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Select “The “Engagement”
In the Episode Menu, highlight “Deleted Scenes”
Press your RIGHT button twice and a ring will appear
Press ENTER to select the ring and reveal an extra deleted scene at the movie theater

Disc 2
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Highlight set up
Press DOWN twice and Elaine’s lost button will appear
Press ENTER. This will start a 15 minute segment called “Hey, Aren’t You?” including stories from the entire cast. This feature is also available on a bonus disc released as part of the Fifth Season set.

Season 8

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Foundation”
In the Episode menu, highlight ‘Main Menu’ and press DOWN on your remote twice. The upper-left fill-out form will light-up.
Press ENTER. This will start a 2 minute segment called “The Barmitzah of Robert Padnick.” Robert Padnick is the son of Castle Rock Entertainment executive Glenn Padnick.

Disc 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
Highlight “Sein-imation: The Del Boca Vista Express” and press LEFT on your remote twice and the smoke from the ‘No Smoking’ logo will light-up.
Press ENTER. This will start a 15 minute segment called “The Bench: Life Before Seinfeld.” Some of the cast & crew members and some of the guest stars explain what they did before Seinfeld came into existence.

Season 9

Disc 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Blood”
In the screen for “The Blood,” two similar Easter Eggs can be found.
Highlight ‘Play Episode’ and press RIGHT on your remote. A key will appear. Press ENTER.
OR highlight ‘Main Menu’ and press RIGHT on your remote. A fleur-di-lis will appear. Press ENTER.
These Easter Eggs each show a different scene involving key grip Pete Papinickolas standing in for Lloyd Bridges (Izzy Mandelbaum).

Disc 3
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Cartoon”
In the screen for “The Cartoon,” highlight the “blip” between ‘Episodes’ and ‘Main Menu’ and press DOWN on your remote. The head of the joystick will light up.
Press ENTER. This will display Elaine’s pig cartoon (discussed in “The Cartoon”), with Elaine’s initials in the corner.

Disc 4

Easter Egg 1
Go to the ‘Episodes’ menu
Click on “The Finale”
In the Episode menu, highlight ‘Main Menu’ and press DOWN on your remote. The first fingerprint will light up.
Press ENTER. This will start an “alternate ending” to the Seinfeld series.

Easter Egg 2
Go to the ‘Extras’ menu
In the Extras menu, highlight ‘Scenes from the Roundtable’ and press RIGHT on your remote. A red frame will appear around the “Exhibit A” sticker.
Press ENTER. This will start a Sein-Imation titled, “Conquering the Van Wyck,” from a Season 2 episode.