How can a conversation begin with "The Walking Dead" and wind up with "Seinfeld" as the focal point?
I was recently discussing favorite television program with a friend, and the more we talked, the more evident it became my all-time No. 1 was "Seinfeld," although "The Walking Dead" definitely earns a podium finish along with "American Idol" (the original, not the rebirth). And if "All in the Family" is not on the podium, it deserves a most honorable mention, especially the program's early years.
What was it that made Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George so special that we -- or at least I -- would build an entire evening of viewing around a half hour of "Seinfeld"?
Was it the writing? Certainly.
Was it the actors who portrayed the principal elements? Most definitely.
Or is it the way the program has stood the test of time? It's just as funny today as it was during its nine-season, 172-episode NBC run that ended in May 1998.
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Ideally, I think I would probably like to leave this world while resting in my favorite recliner while watching a Cleveland Indians baseball game and sipping on an ice cold glass of Classic Coke -- with plenty of ice. Who knows whether or not that will act
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Each year about this time, I like to put together a list of my favorite baseball-related movies. That list changes from year to year, depending on what's happening, both in the game itself and in the world.