Monday, August 23, 2010

Frank Costanza goes home

From the Daily News:

Jerry Stiller, who played George Costanza's irascible dad on "Seinfeld," made a surprise visit last week to the couple who live in the Astoria, Queens, house that doubled as the Costanza abode.

He made their day.

"Hey, Costanza's father!" said Jack Lopipero, 84, who answered the door in an undershirt and shorts.

His flabbergasted wife, Bessie, also 84, stood on the steps behind him in a blouse and pajama bottoms.

"I can't believe this!" she exclaimed.

The Lopiperos have long lived in the two-story brick house on 37th St. whose exterior was used as the home of George Costanza's bickering parents, Frank and Estelle, played by Stiller and Estelle Harris.


georgetheatheist said...

"These people were loving and generous quite unlike the Costanzas that we know."


("Are you retired?")

Gary the Agnostic said...

Serenity now.

Anonymous said...

Hell of a nice thing for Mr Stiller to do.
That was REAL Astoria, REAL Astorians, REAL Queens, without the crap!

ew-3 said...

ashame he didn't during Festivus...

Anonymous said...

He is the best! And also the hardest working guy in television.