Saturday, September 15, 2012
Moby Dick in Seinfeld
In the episode entitled "The Ex-Girlfriend," Jerry is sent to retrieve books from the girl George just broke up with. Jerry argues about what he even needs the books for anymore: "Once you read it, it's done." He discusses how strange it is that people kept books as trophies. George had read the books, he just wanted them back. "They're my books!" he says, in classic George.
In the ultimate analogy, Jerry says, "When you read Moby Dick the second time, Ahab and the whale become good friends."
This is so perfect of an analogy that most people have never even had to read it a first time, let alone a second time.