Seinfeld: Elaine and The New Yorker editor
Economicón19 septiembre, 2020
How editors make decisions.
MR. ELINOFF: So, J. Peterman wants to hire some of our cartoonists to illustrate your catalog?
ELAINE: Well we’re hoping that if perhaps that the catalog is a little funnier,people won’t be so quick to return the clothes ha ha….For example.. I..I really do….Well I love this one
(Elaine shows him the cartoon)
MR. ELINOFF: Oh! yeah… That’s a rather clever jab at inter office politics don’t you think.
ELAINE: Ahan, Ahan….yeah…Euh but, Why is it that the, that the animals enjoy reading the email?
MR. ELINOFF: Well Miss Benes . Cartoons are like gossamer and one doesn’t dissect gossamer. heh..hemm..
ELAINE: Well you don’t have to dissect if you can just tell me. Why this is suppose to be funny?
MR. ELINOFF: Ha! It’s merely a commentary on contemporary mores. (slides the magazine to her)
ELAINE: But, what is the comment. (she slides the magazine back to him)
MR. ELINOFF: It’s a slice of life.
ELAINE: No it isn’t.
MR. ELINOFF: Pun?
ELAINE: I don,t think so.
MR. ELINOFF: Volstein?
ELAINE: That’s not a word…..You have no idea what this means do you?
MR. ELINOFF: No.
ELAINE: Then why did you print it.
MR. ELINOFF: I liked the kitty.
ELAINE: (gets up) You know what? you people should be ashamed of yourself, you know ya doodle a couple of bears at a cocktail party talking about the stock market. You think you’re doing comedy.
MR. ELINOFF: Actually that’s not bad..
ELAINE: Oh! really (laughs) well you know….. I have others.