Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge


“I’ve got a flash for you, joyboy… Party time is over!”

I’ve got all nine series of Seinfeld on DVD. (In fact, I’m pretty sure they’re only DVDs I own.) One of my favourite scenes of the entire run is this exquisitely scripted exchange between Jerry Seinfeld and the hard-nosed library investigations officer, Mr Bookman.

It was written by Larry Charles – who went on to direct Curb Your Enthusiasm, Borat and Bruno. But he admits was inspired by reruns of the 1960s cop show Dragnet, and it’s lead character Sergent Joe Friday Read the rest of this entry »