Thursday, July 14, 2005


Just because I'm dedicating the Crossovers of the Week to 'Doctor Who' over the summer, that doesn't mean I've turned a blind eye to any new ones that come along.

And even though the summer doldrums means reruns (for the most part), we do have a major crossover that just recently exploded onto the small screen which brings back two former legends of Toobworld.

I'm talking about Lee Iacocca of DaimlerChrysler, and George Costanza of 'Seinfeld'!

Apparently George is now working as Lee's aide de camp. I don't know if he's been with DaimlerChrysler since he got out of that Massachusetts prison over five years ago.

I wouldn't be surprised if Costanza called upon his former boss George Steinbrenner to put in a good word for him with Iacocca. When you see the former Chrysler boss in the ad, a sense of "deja view" pervades his style in dealing with Costanza. Like Yogi would say about his former boss, "It's deja vu all over again."

Iaccoca even resuscitates a classic 'Seinfeld' term during the ad: "Yada Yada". Meanwhile, Costanza reminds us of Iacocca's catch-phrase "If you can find a better car, buy it."

Because George came strolling into an episode of 'Seinfeld' once carrying a bag of Rold Gold pretzels, I have no problem believing it was George we were seeing in the commercial for Rold Gold as well.

Add that to this blipvert and that would mean George Costanza of 'Seinfeld' is now eligible for the Crossover Hall of Fame!

So now we've seen 'Seinfeld' linked to the following:
'Mad About You'
Rold Gold (with George Costanza)
Honda (with Jackie Chiles)
Chrysler-Daimler (with George Costanza)
and just about anything with Jerry as himself.

There are also a few commercials starring Julia Louis-Dreyfuss and Michael Richards which may or may not be the stars appearing as their characters of Elaine Benes and Cosmo Kramer, respectively. (Clairol's Nice n Easy for Julia, Pepsi for Richards)


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