Friday, June 06, 2008

Other Worldly Beings: Incarnate Elementals (2)

Bursting into Jerry Seinfeld’s life, Cosmos Kramer (SEINFELD, David and Seinfeld, 1989-1998) is an Incarnated Fire Elemental. He cheerfully goes through life off-kilter, driving his friends crazy. Wearing his hair straight up, frantically waving his arms, and erupting in strange syllables, Kramer resembles a wildfire. Like a fire, he burns away the status quo, thereby disrupting his friends’ lives.

For example, believing that a pigman was held captive in the hospital, Kramer confronts the doctor. He yells, “There was half man, half pig in that room! Now where is he? You know, pork, sausage, yabitty, yabitty, that’s all folks!” After Kramer engineers his escape, the pigman steals his friend’s (George Costanza) car. Only then does Kramer realizes that the man was a mental patient.

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