Fortunately, one such man did not let this stop him.
He spoke out fervently about not much of anything, about the implications of socks and cereal and pens and pockets about Nothing, really and always he was laughed at.
"Their van is parked on a bit of a hill," he says, "so it could easily roll backward, up the curb, over a flower bed and into a tree, and it could be kind of funny." This does not happen, but he sees it anyway. "This is the way I am." Because he has become a national oddity, coffee mugs bear his likeness, with the legend I' M HUMAN IN MY WAY. "It's tranquil." But suddenly a gust of wind blows a door shut, and we are trapped in an unfinished addition. He's getting away." How to react if there is contact: "You just say that you didn't mean it," Richards says. After the show aired, the real Klein shipped Richards vast supplies of Eternity for Men, which he has ever since splashed on before tapings — to further demark Kramer's presence. "He was a great psychiatrist and studied with Freud," he tells me. " says the Captain, greeting Richards, kindred spirits enjoined.
"I think those guys just fell over a hedge," he says next, peering out a window. Worshipful men gather about Richards in public places and chant: "Kra-mer! " "If I could arm these people," he says, "I could take a country over." Women yearn to touch his hair, which stands tall, as does he, at six feet two, not counting hair. "Well, there we go again — to Kramerland," he sighs, as though it were a familiar journey, and he begins knocking loudly to regain entry. That Kramer lived in New York, across the hall from Larry David, the writer who created with his friend Seinfeld. "Hey, let's pick a tangerine," he says, plucking two of them from a tree belonging to his neighbor. Joseph's," he says, tossing one over generously. Joseph tangerine." He spots a guy walking past his house. Says Richards, "I work very hard to make this character three-dimensional." Charles concurs: "He's not a simplistic character at all. "I'm going to be eighty-five soon," says the Captain.
"He can break one second down into a hundred distinct parts," says Seinfeld, who enjoys watching him do anything. Fabio is sitting on the other side of the restaurant, and this is who he is: Fabio is the Perfect Man, impossibly attractive, whose long-haired, bare-chested likeness has appeared on the cover of hundreds of romance paperbacks. "He's a handsome man," says Alexander, appreciatively, blowing his nose.
(Richards would rather do funny than say funny.) On Fridays, the bad early Eighties comedy show for which he was best known, Richards did things like burn plastic soldiers and wear dresses. His heroes are Chaplin and Tati, and he aspires to make comic short-subject films in which he can frequently fall down: "I would love to do things in the area of Sellers." Onscreen this summer, he will be the first human encountered by the Coneheads. "We don't know too much about Kramer's personal life," he says, predicting the disclosure of a former Mrs. Mostly, however, he wishes Kramer would leave more. "Yeast is good for your hair."WOODY ALLEN ATE NO YEAST HERE. He is a younger man than George, who he figures is "pushing forty, I'd say." Alexander is thirty-three, pink and elfin, given at any time to sudden bursts of singing and dancing. "Actually, he's a very good friend of mine, Fabio.
"He was spawned in a dish."SOMEBODY ELSE PLAYS GEORGE IN REAL LIFE.
On TV, George is the best friend of Jerry Seinfeld, who is Larry David's best friend off TV.
Kramer makes entrances, explosive and erratic, for which no door is safe. Michael Richards, who is Kramer, has arisen this morning to open his door for movers. "For a single man, it's fine," he says of his house, a large California ranch-style structure in Studio City, near where is filmed.
David and Seinfeld modeled the series on their rapport: "We wanted the show to be about those idiotic conversations we have all the time," says David, meaning about Nothing.
Thus, when we see George and Jerry discuss how the words seltzer and salsa might confuse a Mexican waiter, we see David and Seinfeld.
"George is Larry David's id," says Larry Charles.
"He embodies all the dark impulses that Larry David has occasionally acted upon." Alexander frets: "There are times when George walks the line of really being kind of hateful, but ultimately his heart's in the right place." Indeed, Seinfeld has said that a George spinoff could only be titled , but he's definitely not a loser."NOBODY PLAYS JASON ALEXANDER IN REAL LIFE. "I'm doing things in this car you have no idea are going on!