RIP: A Tribute Ian Abercrombie (A.K.A. Mr. Pitt From ‘Seinfeld’)

Monday, January 30 by

Woody Woodpecker – “The Mom and Pop Store”

Is it possibly to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade anymore and not think of a rogue Woody Woodpecker, escaped from the grasp of the¬†geriatric¬†Mr. Pitt. Elaine won him the tickets, fulfilling a lifelong fantasy of his, but in true Seinfeld fashion, he screws it up by being old and flappable.

Such a warm, nice show.

Hi, Mr. Pitt. Is Elaine There? – “The Chaperone”

This isn’t quite so much a Mr. Pitt moment as it is a moment in which Jerry and Elaine act like children, made all the more clear through Mr. Pitt’s paternal role here. Jerry calls up Elaine on Mr. Pitt’s house phone, only to treat him like her dad, asking over the phone, “Hi Mr. Pitt. Is Elaine there?” like so many kids would in seeking out there friends.

Again, not the funniest gag to relay, but if you’ve seen it, you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t, what the hell is your problem?

Attempted Murder – “The Diplomat’s Club”

After Mr. Pitt decides to include Elaine in his will, he goes to the drug store, only to have an unknowing Jerry recommend to him some medicine, which interacts badly with his heart medication. After seeing Jerry’s likeness on TV, he puts two and two together to get five, assuming that Elaine and Jerry are conspiring to kill them, when in reality they’re just idiots.

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