Jason Alexander is years removed from his Seinfeld days, but it seems he can’t escape the role that made him famous. Even his personal life is starting to imitate the world of George Costanza. Alexander shared this fact last week with the below tweet.
In a flagrant display of brutal irony, my son is currently dating an architect.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 3, 2014
Of course, Jason Alexander’s Seinfeld character, George Costanza, famously pretended to be an architect in order to impress people. The recurring joke made its first appearance in Season 1 of Seinfeld, when Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and George tried to stake out a building where Jerry’s crush Vanessa (Lynn Clark) worked. George came up with the idea to say they were in the building because he worked as an architect. Even when they instead decided to claim that they were visiting a (fake) friend named “Art Vandelay,” George still insisted to Vanessa that he was an architect.
The architect references continued throughout the series. In the Seinfeld Season 6 episode “The Race,” George told Jerry’s new girlfriend Lois that he designed the latest addition to the Guggenheim Museum. And in Season 8’s “The Van Buren Boys,” George interviewed a scholarship candidate named Steven (Jed Rhein) who wanted to become an architect. The two immediately bonded until George found out that Steven wanted to go beyond architecture and become a city planner. This led George to take away the student’s scholarship.
And in one of the most famous Seinfeld episodes, George got mad at Jerry when he told an old college friend that Costanza was a marine biologist. When George found out, he told Jerry, “Why couldn’t you have made me an architect? You know I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect.”
Check out a montage of George Costanza’s architect lies on Seinfeld.