So my sister-in-law and her husband is visiting for Mrs. Six’s 21st birthday, and he brings up the subject of the Larry David show “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. He says it’s like Seinfeld, in that the entire cast is Jewish, making it seem as if the entire world is Jewish. I’m not sure what his agenda is with this, but he usually has some conservative political agenda to push in every conversation we have–I think I may be the only Jew he’s ever met and the only liberal he has any association with. I responded with the obvious, which is that the cast of Seinfeld wasn’t all Jewish. He was astounded by this, saying I was the first person he’d met who had this view.
I point out that Elaine is firmly established as being non-Jewish in at least two episodes, and that George’s family used to celebrate Christmas before his father invented Festivus. His response was amazement, and something like “Surely you don’t think Kramer isn’t Jewish” followed in short order by a similar reference to Newman.
So, what are the ethnicities of the “Seinfeld” characters? When and how was this established?
Also, I’ve never seen “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Does it feature an all Jewish cast of characters? I have my doubts given SIL’s husband’s take on Seinfeld.