"Hello N-E-W-man" - Disingenuous
greeting of standup comic Jerry Seinfeld to his neighbor, Newman
(Wayne Knight) first spoken on episode No. 34 "The Boyfriend"
(2/12/92) on the situation comedy SEINFELD/NBC/1990-98.
Jerry confronts Newman
Newman was an overweight postal worker (introduced on episode No. 32
"The Suicide" 1/29/92) who lived in Jerry's apartment building.
Jerry thought Newman was the devil incarnate and avoided contact at
all cost. When they did meet, both greeted each other with
reluctance and disdain (imagine a stinky, distasteful "Eeeew" when
pronouncing the "New" in Newman.)
Although the reasons behind Jerry and Newman's mutual hatred were
not revealed, Jerry did explain once that "Superman had his Lex
Luthor. He's mine."
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