The Blog About Nothing

Sienfeld’s “The Pitch” pretty much summarizes what this blog is going to be :-). Here is an excerpt of the episode where George and Sienfeld discuss about their proposal for a show to NBC.  Its nowhere near as funny, in print, as it is on video.

Source http://www.seinfeldscripts.com/ThePitch.htm.

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JERRY: “Don’t you know the difference between seltzer and salsa?? You
have the seltezer after the salsa!”

GEORGE: See, this should be a show. This is the show.

JERRY: What?

GEORGE: This. Just talking.

JERRY: (dismissing) Yeah, right.

GEORGE: I’m really serious. I think that’s a good idea.

JERRY: Just talking? Well what’s the show about?

GEORGE: It’s about nothing.

JERRY: No story?

GEORGE: No forget the story.

JERRY: You’ve got to have a story.

GEORGE: Who says you gotta have a story? Remember when we were waiting for,
for that table in that Chinese restaurant that time? That could be a TV
show.

JERRY: And who is on the show? Who are the characters?

GEORGE: I could be a character.

JERRY: You?

GEORGE: Yeah. You could base a character on me.

JERRY: So, on the show, there’s a character named George Costanza?

GEORGE: Yeah. There’s something wrong with that? I’m a character. People are always saying to me, “You know you’re a quite a character.”

JERRY: And who else is on the show?

GEORGE: Elaine could be a character. Kramer..

JERRY: Now he’s a character. (Pause) So everybody I know is a character on the show.

GEORGE: Right.

JERRY: And it’s about nothing?

GEORGE: Absolutely nothing.

JERRY: So you’re saying, I go in to NBC, and tell them I got this idea for a show about nothing.

GEORGE: We go into NBC.

JERRY: “We”? Since when are you a writer?

GEORGE: (Scoffs) Writer. We’re talking about a sit-com.

JERRY: You want to go with me to NBC?

GEORGE: Yeah. I think we really go something here.

JERRY: What do we got?

GEORGE: An idea.

JERRY: What idea?

GEORGE: An idea for the show.

JERRY: I still don’t know what the idea is.

GEORGE: It’s about nothing.

JERRY: Right.

GEORGE: Everybody’s doing something, we’ll do nothing.

JERRY: So, we go into NBC, we tell them we’ve got an idea for a show about nothing.

GEORGE: Exactly.

JERRY: They say, “What’s your show about?” I say, “Nothing.”

GEORGE: There you go.

(A moment passes)

JERRY: (Nodding) I think you may have something there.

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One Response to The Blog About Nothing

  1. benivolent says:

    very good article

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