Sad news that the actor Jerry Stiller, who became one of TV’s great characters, has died, aged 92.
It’s one of those weird things when a character stands out but was in far fewer episodes than you’d think. The Genial ‘Arry Grout was only in 3 episodes of porridge.
There was 173 episodes of Seinfeld but Frank Costanza was only in 29 of them, he didn’t appear until 22 episodes into the fourth series and when he did he was John Randolph.
Randolph was good but Jerry Stiller became one of the great characters on TV, when he started in the fifth series.