In what probably should have been a foreboding admission but my "ex" never got into "Seinfeld."
In fact, she acknowledged she only watched it because that's what everybody would be talking about it the next morning at work and she didn't want to be left out of the conversation.
While watching it, she absolutely hated George's character, an admission to which I believed actually proves she really got the comedy. George is supposed to be that friend that we love to hate. Nobody likes George.
She also used to watch the show and complain that nobody ever talked like that in real life (move over, Aaron Sorkin) and no one did things like the way Jerry, Kramer, Elaine and George would do. Hmm ... I used to think maybe I was married to Newman ... Hello!
What brings this all back around for me now is how I'll never forget her disdain for the "Seinfeld" muffin tops episode. That's the one in which Elaine's new business sells only the top part of the muffin and is challenged to dispose of the unused muffin bottoms. They try to give the "stumps" to the homeless and hungry, but even they don't want the stumps.
So muffin tops would never be a thing, you say?
Well, look what McDonald's has just rolled out -- Muffin Toppers.
Yep, only the tops of blueberry, lemon poppyseed and double chocolate muffins are now available for 79 cents apiece. They're small but tasty -- yada yada yada.
Of course, nobody really knows what Ronald McDonald did with the stumps ...