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3. About George’s Answering Machine Song

The Seinfeld episode where George sings on his answering machine was inspired by a real woman’s. Writer Jeff Schaffer knew a girl who had the “Greatest American Hero” song on her answering machine and they brought it up at the brainstorming meeting enough that it got written in. “For two weeks, that’s how we started every kind of brainstorming session — listening to this girl’s message. Then somebody said, ‘We’ve got to do this as a story. We’ve gotta give it to George.’” Then they called the girl and told her to watch the show.


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