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Bee Movie

Bee Movie

Date: Jun 02 2021

Themes: Pop Culture

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Shortly after the final episode Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld was sitting around one day and started thinking to himself…

“What is the deal with bees? Why are they so obsessed with honey? They know the beekeeper is going to come take it away, yet they continue to produce it. I think it’s time the bees did something for themselves for a change. I think they ought to make a bee movie.”

Seinfeld laughed at himself for about five minutes for making such a clever pun on B movies. Then he set to work with Steven Spielberg on Bee Movie, an animated, feature-length film.

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Jason

Jason

Mason

Mason

Jason:  So, uh, Seinfeld, you know just did this Bee Movie...

Mason:  Yeah, the Bee Movie thing.

Jason:  I totally didn’t see that coming after his sit-com, that he was going to do an animated film.

Mason:  Yeah, I don’t know…

Jason:  But he said it was actually way harder than doing the sit-com because he said making a movie like that is essentially doing the pilot and the final episode in the same sitting, which is the two hardest things to write for a sit-com.

Mason:  Yeah, honestly, it didn’t seem like a movie I wanted to see. But I remember one of the first trailer kind of things that came out, they had…The live-action dressed up everybody in costumes. Like Jerry Seinfeld dressed in a bee costume.

Jason:  Oh my goodness!

Mason:  And they made this giant windshield and it was like bugs getting stuck on the windshield of a car driving was kind of the set-up. It was really cool. Almost had kind of a Michel Gondry sort of feel. That real set, very stage theater-oriented.

Jason:  They should have done the whole movie like that. I would love to see…

Mason:  That would have been a better movie.

Jason:  ...uh…

Mason:  Jerry Seinfeld?

Jason:  Jerry Seinfeld in a bee outfit. That would be an awesome movie.

 

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Discussion

Like many Seinfeld fans, Jason didn’t guess that after his TV show ended, the comedian would produce an animated movie. Jason has read interviews with Seinfeld that said that the movie was harder to write than the sit-com.

Mason doesn’t think Bee Movie looks very good. But he saw a trailer for it in which Seinfeld was dressed in a bee costume. Jason and Mason agree that Seinfeld in a bee costume would make any movie better.

What actor would you most like to see in a bee costume?

 

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victoriawei

China

   anyone who is in a bee outfit would be funny,including Jerry Seinfeld,even through i haven't seen this animate film of bee movie.

   By the way , i like bees for they always be so industrious,and the bees are the good sample for all of us !

do you think so?

03:46 AM Jan 09 2008 |

一生有你4015

一生有你4015

China

Frown

03:02 AM Jan 09 2008 |

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Bolivia

As long as it was created and produced by J Seinfeld I really expect much from that movie.
Seinfeld and Simpsons the best two series ever created for TV
do u agree??

02:23 AM Jan 09 2008 |

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71008933

Bolivia

As long as it was created and produced by J Seinfeld I really expect much from that movie.
Seinfeld and Simpsons the best two series ever created for TV

02:18 AM Jan 09 2008 |

cathyz

cathyz

China

Lovely!!

01:58 AM Jan 09 2008 |

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