Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rochelle, Rochelle Part 1: The Explanation

So, I've only been telling people that know of Seinfeld that my trip was actually Milan to Minsk.  My Euro friends (and American friends with less-than-ideal taste in TV) only hear about the BB (Baltics and Belarus) bit.  A few have found out the true itinerary, and the question invariably is, "why are you going to Milan if you're going to the Baltics & Belarus".  The answer, of course, is that I have too much free time on my hands.

The more complete answer is that the TV show Seinfeld referenced a fake movie, "Rochelle, Rochelle: A Young Girl's Erotic Journey From Milan to Minsk" in a few episodes.  We never see it, and only hear a few lines of dialogue and a bit of a song from the Broadway musical adaptation (starring Bette Midler!).  It's a cheesy Skinemax-style flick that enthralls the men and mystifies Elaine.  Obviously, this is a strong basis for a vacation.  Maybe next time I'll retrace Indy's trip in "The Last Crusade"*.

Next up: What will JT have to do to get a visa?

* Venice-Berlin-Petra. I'd skip the USA bit because it's never mentioned where he's a professor


Steve said...

"The answer, of course, is that I have too much free time on my hands."

Is "The Hands of Fate" hiring????

jtingermany said...

Definitely, but if you lived in the 'dorf, you wouldn't be able to complain about dallas.