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'Seinfeld'

Should TBS Have Pulled

Suicide Episode?

2/26/2012 3:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Almost a week after "Seinfeld" star Daniel Von Bargen attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head, an episode of the show entitled "The Suicide" -- during which Jerry Seinfeld jokes about people who try and commit suicide, but fail (see above) -- aired on TBS.

The episode originally aired in 1992 and Von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger, didn't begin his stint on the show until years later. The episode aired again last night. TBS had no comment.

So we gotta ask ...

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16.

Celebrities Suck    

one if the best tv sitcoms ever! I still watch the reruns. This show represents what New York City friends are about... You can visit a friends house/apartment and feel at home. This is exactly how NY friend are...Why should this episode be pulled if this show has been around since 1989. It's pathetic how everything is scrutinize because of peoples decisions. If that's the case thn they need to keep a close eye on glee, that show represents a lot of things that many don't agree on... Just saying!

949 days ago
17.

Celebrities Suck    

one of the best tv sitcoms ever! I still watch the reruns. This show represents what New York City friends are about... You can visit a friends house/apartment and feel at home. This is exactly how NY friend are...Why should this episode be pulled if this show has been around since 1989. It's pathetic how everything is scrutinize because of peoples decisions. If that's the case thn they need to keep a close eye on glee, that show represents a lot of things that many don't agree on... Just saying!

949 days ago
18.

NobodySpecial    

Remember after 9/11 they pulled the Simpsons episode "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" because it showed the WTC towers ? It took a while to bring it back and people were pissed because they were being treated like children and not being allowed to deal with it. So let the shows go on if they are in syndication. Life happens.

949 days ago
19.

Fat Mike    

28% - 72%.
Yet again, your attempt at creating a controversy have failed.

949 days ago
20.

peoplearesilly    

BIG FRICKING DEAL. STFU ABOUT NOTHING THAT MATTERS.

949 days ago
21.

TruthFull2000    

I can see why it would rub people the wrong way.

949 days ago
22.

RachesRules    

This story is SO STUPID!! How about the episode where the Cubans hijacked the plane at the end? Should they stop playing that too? Or the one with JFK Jr.? Or the one with Terry Hatcher back when she had natural breasts? Or the one with Fred Savage? Oh wait, he's still alive, isn't he?

949 days ago
23.

Joao    

Jerry Seinfeld is not funny, the show was never funny. The Hype Machine would have you [the initiated] believe his show was the greatest things since "I Love Lucy." It's not. I think the Jerry Seinfeld Is Funny Kool-Aid was papaya flavored. I wouldn't know, I stayed the hell away from it after I saw people laughing when they watched that show.

949 days ago
24.

judy jetson    

Why not show it? Is it worse than releasing a 911 call of someone who's attempted suicide who thinks they can't open their eyes when it's more likely they've shot through the optic nerve?

948 days ago
25.

tellmeaboutit     

The wonderful actor Daniel Von Bargen would be the last to object to showing the episode. Grow up, tmz.

948 days ago
26.

bunny    

No, it's too funny to pull... and true

948 days ago
27.

Silverado Mom    

I respect and support their decision. Although I don't think anyone would've noticed if you didn't bring it up. But if I was a network exec and had to make this decision, I suppose it's better safe than sorry. I think it was nice of them to be sensitive to a serious situation. How is he doing? Need an update TMZ!

948 days ago
28.

Max    

Stephen Kings "Thinner" was just on AMC and DAniel Von Bargen actually did commit suicide in the film. Too soon.

948 days ago
29.

joecrabs    

I whacked it today, do you think they should never re-air "the contest"? Quit being so damm sensitive.

948 days ago
30.

Brian    

My girlfriend Michelle took it real hard since she is part of the whole Seinfeld scene here in San Diego.I got all Shrekish and made a Kreuger joke about screwing every job up, and she got all mad and poured my Dr Pepper down the drain and didnt make me my stuffed bell peppers for dinner....the drama the whole Seinfeld scene has created is bigger than Gingrich's descent in the poles!

948 days ago
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