I only found out when doing this book that Megan Mullally and Rosie O’Donnell both auditioned for the part of Elaine in ‘Seinfeld.
I know, I said I was engaged. But ya know, it’s just something you say. It’s like going steady. Going steady, engaged, it’s all just stuff you say.
“Then,” Steinbrenner demanded, “what are all of these references to ‘George’ in the script?”
Sussman [Yankees’ general counsel] was stunned but tried to explain: “ ‘George’ is George Costanza. He is a character on the show. He is a friend of Seinfeld’s, and he plays the role of one of your employees.”
Steinbrenner acted incredulous, intoning: “I thought you were smarter than that. Don’t you see? This is how they are trying to get at me. They have named their character after me.”