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Miss Pop Rocks: Larry King Gets Schooled by Jerry Seinfeld

Maybe I’m weird for letting

Larry King get under my skin so much

, but the moronic host has been working my nerves for years now.

His insipid questions, the fact that he never knows anything about the person he is interviewing, the way he barks at callers to hurry up and ask their questions even though the callers’ questions are often better than Larry’s inquiries.

Everything about the man irks me.

So I had to love it when Larry King got schooled by Jerry Seinfeld last week. In fact, I’ve watched the CNN clip several times just for pure pleasure.

Jerry was on Larry’s show to promote his new film, Bee Movie. In the clip, Larry brings up Jerry’s show, Seinfeld, easily one of the most-beloved sitcoms of all time. And in the clip, Larry asks Jerry if the show was cancelled. Even though anyone who wasn’t comatose in the late 90s knows Jerry Seinfeld turned down an enormous amount of money to keep the showing going in favor of ending its run.

So when Larry makes the mistake, Jerry loses it.

And it’s hilarious to watch.

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As Larry sputters and tries to backpedal, Jerry starts informing Larry of the number of people who watched the final episode of Seinfeld, and of how popular it was, even during its last season. He looks incredulous, half-glancing off camera as if he thinks Larry might be pulling a prank.

As Larry breaks for commercial, Jerry yells out for someone to get Larry a copy of his resume, so Larry will be able to brush up on his guest’s skills.

Can you believe Larry King makes more money than God doing his stupid show?!?!?

Now I realize Jerry makes even more money that the person who makes more money than God. But I don’t care. As long as he smacks down Larry King once in a while, I’ll go see Bee Movie 500 times. -- Jennifer Mathieu

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