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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Charade (08/14/08)

TITLE: The Lost Sienfeld: Act 2; Scene 1
By Catrina Bradley


George had control of the remote, and the scanned through programs faster than a 100-meter sprinter ran the stretch of the track. The revolving door of channels happened upon a black and white show of days gone by.

“Stop.” Jerry leaned forward on the couch. “It’s Superman.”

“Why do you like this show so much?”

“George, you don’t understand. It’s not the show I like; it’s Superman. Watch, and learn. Bask in the glory of his Super-ness”

“Excuse me, Lois, I’ll be right back.” Clark Kent edged into the small bathroom and quickly closed the door. Lois Lane, engrossed in the movie on the TV, hardly noticed his exit, let alone his absence. A charge in the atmosphere drew her focus from the flickering images; she jerked her head around.

“Superman, what are YOU doing here?”

“Lois, my arch-nemesis, Lex Luther, is holding the manager of the bank down the block hostage. We must go now; I, to save the day, and you, to report the events for tomorrow’s front page.”

‘But Clark...”

“Clark is already on his way. We will meet him there.”

“What a farce. They have perpetuated the biggest charade in the history of television.”

Jerry’s eyes ballooned, and his jaw dropped. “What?”

“Superman’s entire disguise consists of putting on a pair glasses and moving the part in his hair. Ridiculous.” George removed his own glasses and rubbed his eyes in disgust.

“Who are you? And where’s my friend George?”

“Very funny.” George put his glasses back on. “ I mean, take Batman for example. At least he wore a mask. I can almost believe that people might not know he’s really Bruce Wayne. But how could anyone, especially the girl who is enamored with him, possibly not recognize Superman?”

“George, you simply don’t get it, do you? Because he’s Superman!”

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Joanne Sher 08/23/08
Now, I was never a Seinfeld fan (only watched it a couple times here and there), but you seem to have the characters pretty well nailed, from what I know.
It may have been because I am not a fan of the show, but I wasn't really engaged in this. Maybe a bit more action (or is that counter to the whole Seinfeld thing? hehe)? I wasn't bored, mind you, but just not engrossed.
Still a cute read, and a fun little point.
Beth LaBuff 08/24/08
Your idea with this is very creative. I did enjoy the "story within a story" (the superman incident within the Seinfeld episode.) I agree that the lines you've given Jerry and George seem to be exactly what they would say. (Sorry, I haven't watched the show much though, either.) :)
Chely Roach08/25/08
This is so dead on for the kind of "arguement" Jerry and George always had. I have to agree with George on this one...it always bugged me that no one could recognize Superman as Clark (forehead slap). Very cute...
Cheri Hardaway 08/25/08
Very creative and very spot on for the portrayal of George and Jerry. Unique. A very original take on the topic. Blessings, Cheri
Sharlyn Guthrie08/25/08
Now this is creative. Great job of writing lines for these two characters. I could hear both of them loud and clear!
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/26/08
You got the dialogue for Jerry and George just right. I never quite understood Superman's "quick change" myself.
Betty Castleberry08/26/08
You have to be a Seinfeld fan. You've got George and Jerry *down*. Very entertaining read.
Joanney Uthe08/26/08
Very clever entry. I like the idea of fictional characters (from TV) discussing the fictional aspects of a movie. Great job.
AnneRene' Capp05/02/10
I found it, yay! This is totally right on, and gave me a good chuckle. Would have loved to have seen this on one of their shows.

I too am among the ranks of being slightly irritated that nobody every recognized Clark.:) My husband and I watch re-runs EVERY night.