Happy Festivus Here’s the Story Behind Fake ‘Seinfeld’ Holiday: Frank Costanza had many problems with you, but that did not make him not want to share Festivus with the masses.
George’s father in “Seinfeld” was so fed up with the commercialization of Christmas that he did the only thing a man could do: the native of Queens, New York, made up his own holidays, replacing the evergreen tree with a pole. sturdy aluminum. And a “Festivus for the rest of us” was born, in the words of Jerry Stiller’s character.
But don’t let us spoil the backstory of the classic NBC sitcom – check out the video above.
As for the real origins of the fake vacation, “Seinfeld” scribe Dan O’Keefe has you covered.
“It’s a fake party that my dad invented in the ’60s to celebrate the anniversary of his first date with my mom, and it was something we celebrated as a family in a very peculiar way during the’ 70s, and then he never talked about it again. “he told Uproxx in 2015.” In fact, he had forgotten me because I had erased it from my mind. ”
O’Keefe said he never planned to include the family tradition in “Seinfeld,” but that his brother Mark mentioned it to fellow “Seinfeld” writers Jeff Schaffer and Alec Berg, who were also credited on the episode “The Strike” that introduced the holiday to the masses.
“As I recall, they made me meet at Swingers, this Hollywood restaurant, and then one of them sat on the other side of me so I couldn’t leave,” O’Keefe told Uproxx. “They asked about Festivus and I told them I didn’t want to talk about it. They said, ‘Well, Mark told us about it,’ and I said, ‘That bitch. They said, ‘We think it might be funny on the show,’ and I said, ‘I think it’s a mistake and kind of a family shame.’
He added, “I swear I thought he would cut back on the edits.”
Fortunately, Frank Costanza’s fake vacation made the episode, and the rest is history.
Festivus 2021: The airing of grievances, sports edition
Festivus Feats of Strength
Sadly, the feats of strength that follow the airing of grievances are a no go this year as I have been informed that wrestling is still not allowed at The Denver Post. Taking its place will be a handful of honorable mentions that just missed the list.
- Like in life, sports still needs to have winners and losers.
- Jon Gray will be a bust in Texas, good riddance to him and his inflated era.
- Dinger is still the worst mascot on all of sports.
- Announcers who are homers that bash officials.
- The Rockies little league uniforms scream youth baseball.
- Youth baseball teams should not have walk-up music.
- March Madness, thanks Arkansas Razorbacks.
- Anything related to CU.