Dave was enjoying some Seinfeld season 7 (episode 2, The Soul Mate) the other day when I heard this exchange between Jerry and George as they rode in a taxi:
George: (biting his nails and then inspecting them) You know, I can now bite my fingernails so evenly, I don't even need to use a clipper anymore.
Jerry: But it's a pleasure to use clippers. Why gnaw away like a mental patient when we have this elegant device?
George: (pondering the question carefully) What if you're in prison?
Jerry: You don't think they give you clippers?
George: No! (incredulous) It's like – a weapon.
Jerry: You know what's really a weapon? That big toe nail. You let that grow for a month, take it in the shower, it's like a shiv
George: I love prison.
Jerry: It is fascinating.
Luckily, during the writer's strike, we can always go back to the good, old days of classics like these.
Quit biting your nails…Jeanie
2 thoughts on “Nail-biter”
Seinfeld is hilarious!!! I was just watching one of Jerry's routines again the other night and laughed my head off. I love hearing comedians who don't have to use foul language or crude subject matter to be funny. As a non-nail-biter from way back, I agree with Jerry wholeheartedly!
I agree with George – I never use nail clippers. God gave us teeth for many reasons, and biting our nails is one of them;o)