REAL ADULT FEELINGS: Good ol' fashion production update. -
1. We are shooting some more of the season 2 premiere this weekend on location in Long Beach, WA. Then we’ll edit it like the dickens and it’ll be up on Monday, 10/14 at realadultfeelings.com, sidereel.com, Funny or Die, Youtube, Webseries Channel and all the other usual suspects.
Another behind the scenes pic on the set of the season 2 premiere episode. Our actors can sit on a couch with the best of ‘em.
REAL ADULT FEELINGS: Updatez -
Hey, Tumblr peopl.
It’s been a while. Here’s a quick update:
1. Thank you, thank you, thank you if you helped us out with our season 2 Kickstarter. It was hella successful and we owe it all to you.
2. The script for the first episode of season 2 is done. Our first shooting date is August 31st….
Did you know that I watch a lot of Seinfeld? I have seen every episode over 20 times and consider myself an expert on it. I also have done tons of research on the show and its creation. Here are some mind blowing made up facts about it that I have dug up:
1. Everybody knows the Soup Nazi is based on a real guy but did you know that the “Jerk Store” is based on a real jerk store that was located mere blocks from co-creator Larry David’s childhood home? It burned down in 1992. No jerks survived.
2. Despite knocking it out of the park in his portrayal of Kramer since the show’s inception in 1989, Michael Richards has, in fact, been dead since 1988.
3. The series is loosely based on an obscure short film titled “Les Quatre” by legendary French filmmaker Claude Chabrol.
4. The effervescent bass-filled theme music? Composed by funk legends The Butthole Surfers.
5. “Game Of Thrones” wordsmith George R.R. Martin got his start doing punch-up on scripts for the show in 1991.
6. To prepare for the episode where George begrudgingly gets bestowed the nickname “Koko” based on his resemblance to the beloved gorilla of the same name, actor Jason Alexander lived amongst real gorillas in Rwanda for 4 and a half years.
7. Co-Creator Larry David was born as a woman.
8. Did you know that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just a stage name? Her real name is Julius Louthis-Dryface III. She only changed it when an actress with the same name was already registered with the Screen Actors Guild.
9. Courtney Cox and Teri Hatcher are some of the more recognizable faces who appeared as guest stars on the show early in their careers but did you know that current teen heart throb Taylor Lautner also got his start on Seinfeld? He appeared as a fetus in the infamous episode “The Marine Biologist”.
10. Noted automobile enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld drove to set with a different car every day for 9 years. He only drove each car once, however, and crashed them into Baldwin Hills Reservoir immediately afterwards.
11. The cast and crew celebrated the end of each season with an elaborate party deep in the woods of Eastern Europe where they gathered to hunt the most dangerous game: man.
12. The show lost actor Wayne Knight, who played Jerry’s mortal enemy Newman, to military service from 1993-1995. They replaced him with a fully synthetic animatronic robot courtesy of Industrial Light And Magic.
13. For a full half season Michael Richards got away with having a swear word shaved into his hair without the censors from Standards And Practices realizing it.
14. The infamous set for Jerry’s living room is actually a lot smaller than it looks on TV. The whole thing measures only 17 inches by 8 inches.
15. The makers of the candy “Junior Mints” were actually reluctant to sign off on letting the show use their name in the episode titled “The Junior Mint”. They only relented after Jerry Seinfeld himself visited the CEO in person, bought the company himself, fired the man and the entire staff and burned the factory to the ground, laughing maniacally and smoking a cigar the whole time. To this day the children of the displaced factory workers refer to Jerry as “El Diablo”. Also, Junior Mints are no longer available. Don’t even try to buy them.
16. Current comedy mastermind Ben Stiller got his start on the show backstage being berated for stealing bagels off the craft service table by his father Jerry Stiller, who played Frank Costanza.
17. The legendary episode “The Contest” was based on a real bet that Larry David participated in with some college friends. However, to make it more “TV friendly” the bet was altered to be “who could abstain from masturbation the longest” while the real life bet was “how many people can you murder in a 48 hour period”.
18. In the original script for the pilot episode, “The Seinfeld Chronicles”, the character who eventually became Kramer had a different name. The original name? “Krim-Kram”.
19. In its heyday the show averaged a 3.8 rating which means a staggering 14 billion people watched each and every episode.
20. NBC briefly re-tried to re-kindle some of the magic of the show after it left the air with an ill-fated “Seinfeld: On Ice” touring show. It resulted in the death of dozens of farmers.
123%! We done did it! Thanks to all the tumblr peeps who chipped in to the Kickstarter for season 2 of the show. Look for the first episode sometime in September. Stoked!
SO CLOSE! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonryan/real-adult-feelings-season-2