And no, not as The Guess Who tune from way back when.
This morning as I was between keep busy and make work projects I found myself in front of the teevee. I thought, what heck, let’s see what’s on.
All the morning happy/sad/ tragic/stupid news shows were over and I fell upon an episode of Seinfeld from 199something.
First of all, it’s amazing me that a show that went off the air 25 years ago is still making money.
This particular episode was the one where George thinks he buys Jon Voight’s Chrysler LeBaron, Mom and Pop abscond with all Jerry’s sneakers and Jerry knocks a model replica of the Empire State Building out a window and it lands on the Woody Woodpecker balloon deflating it right before the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.
There are bunch of other subplots as there always are on Seinfeld.
I’m sure I had maybe seen this episode when it originally aired and most likely in reruns or “encore” episodes as they like to say.
For the first time in a long time I laughed.
Out Loud for Pete’s sakes.
And I heard myself laugh and it stunned me since I haven’t let myself go and laugh in months. Nothing seems or seemed funny. No kidding.
So there you have it. I laughed out loud and I think it felt good, certainly strange since I hadn’t heard that sound come of my mouth in months.
The laugh just hung there in the air like a comic thought balloon, like I could see it.
And then the more I reflected on it I felt a little sad seeing and knowing what I and probably all of us have missed.
The kicker or the button on the show , as we like to say in show business, is a shot of Jerry and Kramer on a bus on their way to Parsippany, NJ.
The music underneath is ” Everybody’s Talkin’.”
Of course it’s the closer from ” Midnight Cowboy” which I did see in the real movies back when we all went to real movies.
I gotta check. Maybe that laugh is still somewhere in the tv room.