Remembering Seinfeld's Glory Days, on the Kibbutz
Jerry Seinfeld is off promoting his Bee Movie in Israel, and while speaking with reporters in Tel Aviv, he cracked a joke about how he was much better received this time around than when he came to the country to work on a kibbutz when he was 17. "I would be in the fields, and nobody wanted my autograph and nobody wanted to take their picture with me," he said, according to the Associated Press. "They just let me hack away at those banana leaves, and no, I didn't meet the prime minister even once." Oh, Jerry, you're such a G-rated kidder. Of course they wouldn't — hey, wait a minute. Seinfeld worked on a kibbutz? This was news to us. So we ventured out into the wilds of the Internet, only to discover that he's been talking about his days on the farm for years now. Still, we thought the cheap joke was worth a trip down memory lane, so we dug up the relevant section of Jerry Oppenheimer's unauthorized biography of the comedian, Seinfeld: The Making of An American Icon.