Amy Dickinson runs a syndicated advice column called "Ask Amy" because she pretty much knows everything. Apparently, one of her weaknesses is Seinfeld.
A reader described the entire plot of "The Boyfriend," a two-part 1992 Seinfeld episode featuring guest Keith Hernandez. Dickinson unknowingly answered the predicament of "Foolish."
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— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) January 25, 2016
Here's the text:
"I recently ran into a famous local sports figure at my gym.
I didn't want to bother him but much to my surprise he approached me. Turns out he knew me from my profession. He asked if I wanted to go out for coffee and we exchanged numbers. A few days later we had coffee and I thought it was pretty cool that he considered us friends.
Then everything changed. He told me he was interested in taking out a woman we ran into. She is my ex-girlfriend and we've remained good friends. He asked me a couple of times if I wouldn't mind if he asked her out. I reluctantly said no. I made plans with him, and then after talking to my ex I found out that he ditched our plans to go out with her.
The next day he called me and asked if I could help him move some furniture. I barely know the guy, next thing he will be asking me to drive him to the airport. Two friends of mine warned me not to trust this guy. What's the deal -- am I being too rash or should I dump the guy as a friend?"
First of all, this scribe deserves kudos. He details the entire Jerry-Keith storyline from the meeting at the gym to Hernandez dating Elaine to Keith asking Jerry to move to Kramer saying, "You hardly know the guy."
We explain by way of YouTube:
Of course, likely due to limited space, the questioner leaves out the Magic Loogie storyline. We don't have to leave it out of this piece though.
Oh, by the way, Dickinson answered "Foolish" with a now-foolish answer:
"The good news here is that you won’t have to dump the guy as a friend because he is not a friend. He’s an opportunist who just keeps asking you for stuff. I suspect that when you turn down his generous offer to let you move furniture for him, you’ll likely never hear from him again."
Dickinson was made aware of her mistake and had a good laugh about it.
The best part of being punked in my column is seeing how much readers enjoy it! Keeping you on your toes, America: https://t.co/FmlyP8hqur
— Amy Dickinson (@AskingAmy) January 25, 2016
What she should have said is: "Nice game, pretty boy."
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