Seinfeld: How ‘The Contest’ Made It To Air And 13 More Recent Revelations


The Actual Soup Nazi Hated His Episode


The determine Seinfeld primarily based his Soup Nazi character on was the proprietor of NYC’s “Worldwide Soup Kitchen,” Ali “Al” Yeganeh. Earlier than the episode, Yeganeh was identified round city as “The Soup Terrorist,” even being talked about within the film Sleepless in Seattle two years earlier than his Seinfeld episode. Within the movie, Meg Ryan says, “This man sells the best soup you will have ever eaten, and he’s the meanest man in America. I really feel strongly about this Becky, it isn’t simply concerning the soup.” After Seinfeld’s tackle the soup chef, Yeganeh was *shockingly* a horrible sport about the entire thing. Jerry and the solid glided by the soup stand in an try to increase the olive department, however Yeganeh yelled at Seinfeld claiming the present ruined his life. Author Spike Feresten mentioned Seinfeld gave him “probably the most sarcastic, insincere apology,” earlier than he was kicked out of the store. 

How The Contest Made It To Air

Seinfeld and David have been cautious about approaching the writing of “The Contest” as they knew the groundbreaking episode would certainly be watched carefully by NBC censors. Their massive settlement with the fits was that the phrase “masturbation” would by no means be used within the episode, ensuing within the very quotable “grasp of my area” line. 

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