An AP story today mentioned that Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle "claims to have watched every episode of Seinfeld eight times." (With 180 episodes of the show having been produced over its 10-season run, that's some serious TV watching.)
I enjoyed Seinfeld as much as anyone during its run, but really, don't we all have better things to do than watch the same re-runs over and over? Which begs the question: What do you find more disturbing, that a Governor has found the time to watch 720 hours of Seinfeld, or that he brags about it to his electorate?
Post script: In the wake of Michael (Kramer) Richards' racist outburst, Doyle has cancelled the second annual "Festivus" celebration in the Governor's mansion. Festivus, Seinfeld fans will remember, is the holiday popularized by George Costanza as an alternative to Christmas and Hanukkah. When it comes to any association with the career-ending stench of rascism, Doyle's political instincts clearly trumped his devotion to all things Seinfeld.
.- Jon Harmon