She wore them a lot on the old Seinfeld series…
Mr. Pop History – No – they were there to punch up a scene – a prop. Character Elaine loved looking at people above her glasses – especially at work.
The gang believed that glasses were funny. Even Jerry Seinfeld did a “coke” glasses episode, and many remember when George mistakenly wore ladies glasses.
Mr. Pop History – Back in 2006. Richards was doing all sorts of damage control – because he had to. The “Seinfeld” shows were being re-released on DVD – and Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David didn’t want to risk anything.
Here’s something from November of 2006 – With Jerry Seinfeld helping out in damage control:
Michael Richards appears on David Letterman’s show – and with him – Jerry Seinfeld – to express contrition for his racist tirade in Los Angeles at a nightclub. As Richards apologized, Seinfeld told the studio crowd, “stop laughing, it’s not funny.”
Mr. Pop History – That’s right. Michael Costanza, who had been a friend of Jerry Seinfeld during his Long Island growing-up days, filed suit, saying they violated his privacy rights by using his “name, likeness and persona.” As far as I know, the case was thrown out of an appeals court (yes, it went that far).