Seinfeld's Depiction Of 'Irony In The Fire'

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Seinfeld Comedy is a form of art that makes people laugh. But why do people laugh at a situation or jokes? The episodes of Seinfeld were extremely successful in capturing moments of ordinary life and allowing the audience to connect in some way to their situations. The episodes allowed the audience to laugh at the character’s embarrassing gestures and actions. We compare our actions to those of Jerry’s, George’s or Kramer’s to what we would do in our lives. Seinfeld clearly pokes fun of simple real life situations and allows us to compare our lives to those displayed on the TV screen. Every episode of Seinfeld allows us to laugh at the characters’ situations. In “The Fire”, George is invited to a child’s birthday party. George does not see how the clown in the party does not know whom Bozo the Clown is. He also nags that Eric is not a proper name for a clown. During the party, a fire breaks out in the home and George pushes everyone aside, including the…show more content…
We laugh because we feel that George is inferior to us in his situations. His complaining of the clown’s name being an unacceptable clown name is unimportant and trivial. He nags about it and is unable to let go of something that is so unimportant. This allows us to feel that he is ridiculous and that we are therefore think on a superior level to him. Does the audience care about the clown’s name? Would we have even stopped to think about the name Eric if George had not brought it up? The comical scenes in Seinfeld are unexpected. We would never believe that it is possible to push little kids aside as we run out of a place that is on fire. Although many of us feel like returning fruits that are inedible, we do not return them. Jerry comparing his relationship with Keith to Elaine’s is also unexpected and therefore comical. These situations are shocking to the audience, which makes it

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