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January 18, 2007

No TV For You

Has anyone not seen or at least heard of the Seinfeld scene about the "Soup Nazi?"

I mean, I don't even watch Seinfeld and I know about this scene!

While heading out to lunch today, we were discussing something, and someone said "No ______ for you” I can't even remember what the actual topic was. But anyway, at that point, I asked if they were the "_____ nazi" The girl that had made statement cracked up...understanding where that came from.

The other girl with us gave me the meanest look ever. Now, I'm pretty certain she's not of any religion that would take a deep personal offense to that statement, and even so....the guy that was with us was Jewish and he laughed.

I immediately attempted to explain myself, asking her if she had ever seen the episode. She said no, she never watched the show. I said, still, you have to know of this scene. It's like one of the top 100 scenes from television. She had no clue.

Now, this girl is extremely smart. She's really into fashion, culture, fitness, etc. However, when it came to television or music, naive isn't the word to describe her.

I don't think she was mad, I think it caught her off guard. Throughout lunch we had a good time, laughed and what not. I just find it extremely funny that she has no idea what we were talking about.

So tell me, are there people, despite how little TV they watch, that don't know of some of the top scenes in television?

Posted by Sissy at January 18, 2007 04:52 PM | TrackBack

I had never hear of the scene either, not that that means anything. Most of my entertainment comes from music and the internet, along with a handful of TV shows, but very no (or very few) sitcoms.

Posted by: Richard at January 20, 2007 10:31 AM

I know the scene as I used to watch Seinfeld and we use that phrase all the time in this house.

However, I fall in that realm of people who are clueless about famous TV stuff. Last week we were at a planning meeeting for our school festival where they came up with a new game... it is off of some TV show where you do something with suitcases. one of the guys looked at the women who run the prizes and said, "Are you going to present the suitcases?" and I said, "Suitcases? Why suitcases?" and someone said, "Come on, Bou, you know... Howey Mandel?" and I just stared.

So yes, we exist.

Posted by: Bou at January 21, 2007 08:56 AM

Well, I didn't know about 'soup Nazis'...but I did know about the suitcases (probably because they involve $$$$!!)

Posted by: Mrs_Who at January 21, 2007 08:17 PM