If, like me, you were or still are — through the magic of syndication, DVDs and online — a fan of Seinfeld, one of U.S. television’s most successful sitcoms of all times, then you probably remember the season-five episode titled “The Puffy Shirt.”
If not, let me refresh your memory.
Jerry unintentionally agrees to wear a pirate-style, puffy-white shirt during his upcoming appearance on The Today Show after nodding along to Kramer’s inaudible “low-talking” girlfriend — the designer of the shirt who hopes Jerry’s appearance on the top-rated morning show boosts sales.
Well, the shirt makes Jerry look like a pirate, and he blows the early-morning interview when the Today staff can’t help but laugh at him — actually the shirt — all the way to the next commercial break. It ends up being a total disaster for Jerry.
Because of the tanked Today appearance, sales go nowhere for Kramer’s “low talker,” and she ends up giving away all of the puffy shirts produced thus far to the Goodwill. The episode ends with Jerry and the gang running into a bunch of homeless men sporting the donated puffy shirts. One of the homeless extends his hand out to Jerry and asks, “Can you spare a little change for an old buccaneer?”
Like the Old Buccaneer in the Seinfeld episode, I, too, have my hand out, but I’m not asking for your pocket change. I’m asking you for your vote — your vote on a photo that I just entered — Handrail to an Etruscan Hideaway — in the 5th Rodposse Photography Challenge: Lines.
Just click HERE to see my entry on the site hosting the competition. Once there, select LIKE. It’s that easy. Voting ends tomorrow, so cast yours for this “old buccaneer.”
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go and iron a puffy shirt.
©The Palladian Traveler