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Jason Alexander Re-Records George Costanza's Message for Kat Dennings

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476 points · 6 months ago

I like that he asked “as George?” Since he is actually a good singer, he had to purposely sing off key.

322 points · 6 months ago

Good point, didn't realize he sung, here's a clip of that for anyone interested:

I must admit. This boosted my respect of him. Such an enjoyable video. :)

7 points · 6 months ago

holy shit, george with hair

I was in a really shitty mood after my college's basketball team lost to our arch rival. So much so I was seriously considering not going to a friend's birthday party tonight. I'm ready now after seeing this video for the first time.

12 points · 6 months ago

You talkin about how MSU lost at home to unranked Michigan? :D If so, take solace in the fact that you guys still beat us when it actually matters


sorry i had to

What a great moment for everyone who hates Michigan, and therefore, the world

McDonald's mentioned in the prior comment

arch rivals

I'll see myself out.

You gotta take sports less seriously man.

Eh, perhaps they do, but at the same time I don't know if it's a crime to be passionate about something.

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I have a feeling all commercials were like that back then

My theory is that the government slipped cocaine into the water supply throughout the 80s to keep everyone on their toes in case of a Russian attack. The result is nothing less than a drug-fueled blur of bizarre but upbeat advertising, amazing movies, and cartoons that should not be shown to children. It was the best of times.

Thanks obama

Now I want mcd.

The cheese is on the wrong side.

At McDonalds in Germany it's called "Hamburger Royal TS" (with S=Salad) and it's a regular menu item. Apparently, it wasn't that popular in the US.

2 points · 6 months ago

But what do you call a Whopper?

Idk I don't go to Burger King. But we definitely don't say "le" Big Mac like the crazy Frenchies.

He was channeling Meatloaf in that commercial

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He really is an extremely talented and intelligent individual. He kind of got pigeon holed by the success of Seinfeld, but if I remember correctly he had actually just come off of winning a Tony when he was cast as George.

I had no idea. He has suddenly entered my list of people who could potentially get the EGOT.

2 points · 6 months ago

did he ever win an emmy on seinfeld

He didn't, despite 6 nominations. Probably due to Michael Richards winning 3 of them.

However he's certainly a capable enough actor to win one.

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I could see him and Seth McFarlane doing a pretty cool duet

Original Poster5 points · 6 months ago

Awesome video! "I didn't know that you sing" was hilarious at the end :D

He was amazing in the revival of The Producers.

I just realized the other day I got to see him in that as a little kid and got bummed I wasn’t able to enjoy it more.

Where is the microphone? I don't see any ear piece or overhead mic. Playback perhaps?

33 points · 6 months ago

I thought he was asking if he should use the name “George” to keep it the same as the original or substitute in her name (which he did).

13 points · 6 months ago

No he was asking about the singing voice. Re: George, he answered his own question saying “yeah, it should be as George” but then used Kat’s name.

Yup, that's definitely why he was asking.

11 points · 6 months ago

No, because he said “yeah, as George” but then sang it with Kat’s name but in George’s voice. It was already decided it would be a “bespoke” customized version.

You have my favorite username.

Wasn't the whole point to do it for Kat specifically, with her name? Otherwise, why not just keep the old one if it's the same thing?

Better quality. The one from the show is really low quality and there's a laugh track ruining it.

Makes sense.

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0 points · 6 months ago

He says "as George".

You could tell he was having to try to sing out of tune. Like, if he wasn’t concentrating enough, he would accidentally sing in tune.

Had a great bit in the Family Guy album. “All cartoons are fucking dicks”

684 points · 6 months ago

Hell is 1,000 women with Kat Denning's voice speaking simultaneously for eternity

There was a bet between God and an angel over how terrible a voice humans would overlook if the speaker had big, soft boobs.

And that's how we got Jason Alexander.

46 points · 6 months ago

what a tweeeest

A tittytweeest

I can think of two big reasons why I'd put up with hearing her voice every day.

Her tits right?

Is it her tits? I think it's her tits.

I didn't realize this was the comment I came for

51 points · 6 months ago

‘She sounds like a tea kettle’ -Steve Carell

18 points · 6 months ago

I feel like she's one of those people who cannot speak quietly either. It's like she never learned how to properly use her vocal cords so she is borderline yelling at all times.

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-3 points · 6 months ago

At least she can actually be funny sometimes

Genuinely curious, can you provide an instance of this?

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19 points · 6 months ago

Also Fran drescher. Rosie Perez for bonus

Fran Drescher or Fran Fine? Two completely different voices.

i love the episode where she eats wasabi and speaks normally.

That is just like how Gilbert Gottfried and Larry the Cable Guy have completely different voices off-camera.

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thanks, i was editing and copypastaing while you replied.

Beautician and the Beast

1 point · 6 months ago

She used to be married to the dude who claims he invented email.

Why are you leaving Kristen Schaal out?

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With her body, I can deal with that hell.

And heaven is a thousand women with her bosom.

I actually kinda like it. But then again I’m british so maybe the whole accent thing plays a role.

it is the absolute worst.

She really needs to clear that bubble from her throat.

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148 points · 6 months ago

First time hearing Kat Dennings voice. Wow...

51 points · 6 months ago

It's ok, there's boobs.

17 points · 6 months ago

It's like every movie cheerleader's voice. So annoying.

After years of enjoying her chest, this was the first time I heard her speak...what a let down.

Probably why she is in a crappy comedy show.

I've never seen her tv show, but I'm guessing she uses sign language and wears low cut tops.

Have we finally found another George Reaction Image to be a companion to


Amazing how he looks the same age.

the stephen hawking face

That's meme material. You just stumbled on a goldmine! Run for it, Charlie! Run straight home!

paging /r/MemeEconomy BUY BUY BUY!

goodness, james corden is annoying

how did he just grab her phone and start recording? wouldnt you have to go into voice mail settings to record your greeting?

All the "spontaneous" things that happen on late night TV are 100% pre planned... including this.

Makes me miss Craig Ferguson's show.

Every single episode when he would rip up the talking points... god i miss him

Case in point: the music was ready.

Producers go over with the guests what stories they'll tell, and will accept/reject them.

It had to be set up prior, how would they just have the music ready like that to play?

15 points · 6 months ago

Given that they had the background music going they obviously had it ready to go.

he just recorded the message on the device itself.

i assume theres a way to use it as a message later, or she would somehow have to play it and record it anyway?i wasnt sure tbh

8 points · 6 months ago

If I really really wanted to this I would..

  • Download this youtube video

  • Demux the video/audio

  • Have the section of audio I wanted ready to play

  • Call my voicemail from computer via a VOIP line

  • Go to the option that allows me to re-record my greeting

  • Playback the section of audio I wanted

  • Voila

Demux the video/audio

This guy ffmpegs.

iOS doesn't allow you to use a recording made in Voice Memos as your outgoing message. You have to record in the page specifically for the outgoing message. Beyond that, the music in the recording is probably inaudible because of how quiet it is compared to his voice, which is close to the phone.

And they had the music ready to play in the background.

Obviously pre-planned, the phone probably isn't even recording.

Looks like they used a voice recording app, and I'm sure you can just upload that, maybe. If not, just play it on a different device while recording greeting.

I kinda can't stand James Corden.

"America has him now, no take-backsies" - UK

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saw him in London yesterday - he's back ;(

-15 points · 6 months ago(3 children)
15 points · 6 months ago

Every fucking thread

This place is really starting to be a shit hole.

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30 points · 6 months ago

RIP CraigyFerg :(


He's a perpetually surprised man-child that has somehow lucked himself into a hosting job in a country where even fewer people know who the hell he is than his home.

17 points · 6 months ago

Let his marketing team know that so they'll stop posting these fucking clips to reddit. There are so many of these clips that get posted and manipulated by their marketing teams, thats why you constantly see Graham Norton, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, etc. There are people who work for the networks who's job it is to find and astroturf threads like these almost daily. They also spend tons of money to get on Youtube "trending" when the clips themselves only get a few hundred thousand views. Somehow videos that get 10s of millions of views in a day DON'T get on trending...

This is also the way these clips get to the front page despite 80% of the comments shitting on it.

I love how he tries to act like this is some spontaneous unrehearsed moment, then the minute Alexander agrees to do it the music for the song immediately starts playing.

Wow, what a coincidence that we had this song cued up and ready to go!

I know most shows like this are at least mildly rehearsed, but most skilled showmen like Conan or Kimmel do a better job of hiding it.

Makes me happy to see this. I'm always dumbfounded by how often I see his stupid Karaoke videos on Facebook. I can't believe people sit through his programme. Who like this shit?

My mom :/

“Nice and quiet guys!”

Laughs right into the phone at the first line Jason sings.

The laugh wasn't him. It's even a female laugh.

Did you just assume the laugh's gender?

16 points · 6 months ago

Die meme die!

Britain's loss was America's loss also.

Hate his talk show but will always love the dude for A league of their own cause THAT show is fuckin hilarious

61 points · 6 months ago

God he must be so sick of George Costanza

69 points · 6 months ago

IIRC he has mixed feelings. He’s genuinely proud of the work and grateful for the success, but after it ended it was difficult to find work (for a while) that wasn’t just “George with a different name”. Now enough time has passed and he’s done other things, so I think it’s mostly positive.

The Episode 780 of the Nerdist Podcast has him as the guest. It is really interesting and talks a bit about this.

Seinfeld money is eternal

14 points · 6 months ago

I'm sure he doesn't mind the royalty checks he'll be getting from syndication for the rest of his life. At least I hope he got that into his contract.

They all did but Jerry's contract is bat shit insane.

Well didn't he co-create and co-write the show? Makes sense his cut would be the best.

10 points · 6 months ago

The Friends cast was larger and they each get $20m a year in royalites. Can't imagine what the Seinfeld cast is getting.

Both these shows were before my time and while I watched both I must say that friends is more popular, at least in my country. I have literally never seen sienfeld on TV but I often see Friends reruns. So I'm assuming they get more royalties. This is, of coarse, all an assumption since I do not know exactly how royalty contracts work.

2 points · 6 months ago

In the U.S., they're both on about an equal amount.

In Pakistan, we have a huge Friends fanbase. We even have a Central Perk which looks almost exactly like the one on the show. But almost no one has even heard of sienfeld.

1 point · 6 months ago

It's Seinfeld by the way.

I always thought that was why it ended. The three (non-Jerry) wanted backend action and they got noped so they noped out of it. You can sort of tell there is still a bit of animosity towards Jerry about when he says "they all agreed to end it" from interviews I've seen...

I'm sure he's still proud knowing that most current sitcoms are of the caliber of Kat Dennings' show

-5 points · 6 months ago(5 children)

To be fair, after 6 seasons you would have used up every stereotypes that exist

LOL, im surprised it even got 6 seasons. And it did outlast almost every other sitcom, 6 seasons puts it easily into the top 10%

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I'm not really surprised it got 6 seasons.

Um, I can think of two reasons why the show lasted as long as it did.

He's actually not. He's super relaxed about it on twitter and stuff. Happily engages with people who want to talk about it all the time.

There's a whole story arc in Curb Your Enthusiasm about it.

James Cordon blows.

i find him unbearably annoying. and why does he get all involved with kat giving jason the phone? does he need to force himself into the bit?

Brilliant, where's her number so I can hear it??

5 points · 6 months ago · edited 4 months ago

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19 points · 6 months ago

good god i can't stand kat dennings


"Good thing we just happened to have the instrumentals for 'Walking on Air' queued up in this totally off-the-cuff bit. Also good thing your phone wasn't password-protected. Also good thing it doesn't take any button presses to change your voicemail message."

I didn't know Duckman could sing

I don't even care how poorly they sold, this is spontaneous, it was still good fun.

/u/commahorror, is that you?

sorry no

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This was so obviously pre planned, how can anyone think it was spontaneous

Let me just queue up this obscure background track in my soundboard like I do every night. - Sound guy

And let me just grab somebody else's phone and get it to start recording a new voicemail greeting with only 2 or 3 clicks.

They recorded it with a voice recording app

Even though it's obviously pre-planned, bringing up the memo app wouldn't take a lot of time if it was spontaneous.

While it was obviously planned, if I was the soundboard guy I WOULD have the theme song from Greatest American Hero somewhere @ all times.

Believe it or not

They also get the OK on doing/asking certain things that the interviewee might not want to do, or might get annoyed by... like re-hashing old characters.


I shot some videos with him a few years back and he's a super cool guy. Great sense of humor, was down to be ridiculous and overall a nice fella.

9 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

I would rather listen to 1000 kittens being burned alive than listen to Kat Denning's voice.

Yeah, I kinda agree with you.

Stupid question: who's the blonde?

Wesley Snipes.

Blonde question: who's the stupid?

She looks super familiar, is she a comedian?

They are both leads in the same tv-show iirc

Two broke girls... Iirc

She was also on Mad Men!

Anyone else see the latent annoyance on his face?

As a nostalgic Seinfeld fan this makes me very happy to see.

This would be a dream come true for me

I did the same thing to my answering machine in college. Whenever someone would leave a message they would say, “I don’t know what that was but I heard singing.”

How is she famous?

Oh wait.

George dyes his hair.

Seinfeld, just like I Love Lucy, is timeless.

Does anybody actually give a shit what this lady's email is?

This stuff seems low effort sometimes.

Jason is the man

1:45 in the video sums up my feelings represented by Jason.

”this is what she remembers me for? One bit on Seinfeld?”

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1 point · 6 months ago

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fuck her voice is annoying

I had downloaded it off youtube and edited "george" and a few minor words out too to make mine

Fuck off James Corden.

They don't even try to hide the shitty props. It's takes more than 1 second to access that menu.

Isn't this the girl that tazed her boobs without a reaction?

1 point · 6 months ago

I did this too back in the day and I sang over George’s voice... people would call me just to listen to my answering machine. They would even get disappointed if I picked up. They would say, I’m calling you again, don’t pick up, I want to hear the song

See what happened when they were using phone;cctv footage

1 point · 6 months ago

I feel like he died a little inside doing that.

I remember the one year I decided to try out this Comic-con, I was hoping Seinfeld would be there. Unfortunately and weirdly enough, everyone was dressed in peculiar costumes. I must not have been in on the joke.

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