Side note, because I just need to get this in print: I am 90 percent sure I saw Brosnahan and Zegen eating dinner in the Village at Grey Dog Café on Wednesday night, November 29, around 6 p.m. Now I will be alone and crazy, the famous mad divorcée of the upper West Side… If you haven’t seen the show, go watch the first episode.
If anyone can confirm this (Zegen and I made eye contact), please let me know. What is great about these 10 jokes — and The last episode flashes back to Joel and Midge’s wedding and focuses in on the dancers that Midge hired. This set occurs at the very end when Midge — drunk from kosher wine (obvs) — stumbles into the Gaslight Café at the end of episode one.
Astrid’s desperate attempts to get Rose to like her make for a winner. Listen to the real recording of Lenny Bruce doing the joke: Lenny Bruce is one of the few characters on the show that is based on the historical character. The Lenny Bruce of is charming and acts as a mentor to Midge (he even bails her out of jail).
This keys the viewers into Astrid’s subsequent attempts to amplify her Jewishness. Now, dig, Bob, it said, “Bob Byhre who goes up to the mountains to save people for nothing.” He risks his life to save people for nothing. This joke — while not original to the show — epitomizes Jewish humor in the ‘50s and will make you laugh no matter how many times you listen.
Caan, Scott - Star of Hawaii Five-O Cantor, Eddie - Vaudeville Singer, Dancer Carteris, Gabrielle - Actress - Played Andrea Zuckerman on Beverly Hills, 90210 Cass Elliot, Singer, "Mamas and the Pappas", "Mama Cass" Chandler, Jeff - Actor Charlie Chaplin - Was not Jewish Chomsky, Naom - an American philosopher Cohan, Lauren - The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, The Walking Dead Cohen, Leonard -- Bohemian Song Writer Cohen, Rachel - Lisa Simpson's fantasy Jewish Friend on The Simpsons Cartoon Show Cohen, Seth - Popular fictional Jewish heart throb on FOX's O. TV Series Crusty the Clown - The Simpsons - Jewish Name Crystal, Billy - Comedian, Actor, Hosted The Oscars Nine Times Curly - (Jerome) Curly Howard (Horowitz) - One of the Stooges Dangerfield, Rodney - Comedian, Actor, Real Name Jack Cohen Davis, Jr.
Lisa Cuddy Efron, Zac - Actor, High School Musical, Hairspray Eisen, Rich - NFL Network, TNT Reality Show Eisner, Michael - CEO of Walt Disney (1984-2005) Fierstein, Harvey - Actor, Producer, Director, Playwright Larry Fine (Lewis Feinberg) - Larry - The Three Stooges Finkel, Fyvush - Starred as Harvey Lipschultz on Boston Public and , Force Ten from Navarone, Star Wars, and Blade Runner Foster, Ben - Pandorum, The Last Stand, The Mechanic Freed, Alan - Rock n Roll innovator, disk jockey, Cleveland and New York (WABC) Garfunkel, Art - Musician, Scarborough Fair Geffen David - Dreamworks, Owns Geffen Records (Israeli ) Geller, Ross - Fictional Character on Friends played by David Schwimmer Geller, Uri - Psychic, spoon bender, performer, entertainer, author.
Classes, rituals, and weird baths in basements, and, oh, my God, so much challah…” Astrid, while maybe not a realistic portrayal of a Jewish convert, strangely provides comic relief at her attempts to fit into the world of the Upper West Side Jews. For Hanukkah we would get socks (ep 6) : Me, personally, I was never great at gift-giving. For Christmas, a gentile would get a bike as a reminder that their parents love them. After delivering an Emmy-worthy speech, she storms out, turns around to look at Joel one last time, and says: “Don’t baptize him while I’m gone.” The joke is so successful in part because of the incisive way in which Midge cuts him down (pot roast and Santa Claus).
And she finds her groove: The audience laughs uproariously at the line “because there’s only four fucking people on the planet at this point! 13 Jews out of Germany (ep 2) : He brought them here and stuck them in his factory! He rants and it culminates in the line — where he’s projecting what those 13 Jews are thinking — “I should’ve taken my chances back in Germany!