No, seriously. Twelve-and-a-third years ago, an episode of Seinfeld aired which featured the following exchange:
George: So what, he’s got a couple of good jokes.
Jerry: Like what, Ovaltine? Why do dogs drink out of the toilet? Shopping carts with one bad wheel?
George: That’s true, that always happens to me.
Jerry: You think that’s funny?
George: I don’t know, I like stuff you don’t have to think about too much.
Jerry: You like Bania’s act. You’re a closet Bania fan!
George: Maybe I am.
Jerry: Oh, I’m gonna puke.
George: Puke! That’s a funny word. Puke. (laughing) puke! Don’t have to think about that.
Now, in January of 2010, couldn’t you easily replace “Bania” with “Leno” and sum up the whole experience? I mean, that’s why people watch Leno, right? You don’t really have to pay attention…and if you happen to look up from your scrapbooking for a minute, you might get a chuckle. So I guess that what I’m really trying to say is:
SAT-styles. Damn right.
You know…now that I think on it…does anybody else think that maybe Kenny Bania is Jay Leno? I mean, Jerry was good friends with Letterman, and Bania first appeared on Seinfeld in 1994, one year after Letterman acrimoniously left NBC for CBS because of Leno. Hm.