May 15, 2019
This Adult Swim Donald Sterling-Seinfeld Mashup Is Fake And It’s Spectacular
In a pretty darn good mashup of footage from Seinfeld and the notorious recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist rant at his girlfriend, Adult Swim has made possibly the best comedy artifact to emerge so far from the whole embarrassing mess — what’s so perfect, of course, is that George’s puzzled, uncomfortable reaction, with this new audio transforms him from being one jerk being chewed out by another into an everynebbish, an avatar for all of us who can imagine having to endure Sterling’s tirade face to face, making us all members of one diatribe. Or something.
Also, it’s not that big a mental jump from the fictional cartoonish version of George Steinbrenner (voiced in the series by Larry David) to the living caricature that is Donald Sterling.