As much as anyone who is not a Yankees fan strongly disliked the gigantic personality of George Steinbrenner III, I can’t help but feel a twinge of sadness at the news of his death earlier today. Steinbrenner was, for better or worse, an American institution by himself. And certainly a character that flowed throughout the world of pop culture. But he was no more beloved than when he appeared (via the voice acting of Larry David) on Seinfeld.
Big Stein (as I like to call him) was always a wonderful bit player in the world of Seinfeld, mostly because he played around (inadvertently) with the insecurities of one George Costanza (Jason Alexander). He was a favorite, and like Seinfeld, he will be missed. For more than just his work in the world of baseball, but for the big personality that, by proxy, gave us so many laughs.
Click through the jump to watch some highlights of Larry David’s work as George Steinbrenner on Seinfeld.
Larry David as George Steinbrenner Part One:
Larry David as George Steinbrenner Part Two:
George Steinbrenner makes an actual cameo on Seinfeld: