__marcelo (__marcelo) wrote,

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This is just too easy to picture as a Seinfeld episode

Reluctant groom sets hotel on fire?
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man set fire to the hotel where he was due to get married at the weekend, rather than go through with the ceremony later the same day, newspaper reports said Monday.

Tatsuhiko Kawata, 39, had gone along with wedding plans despite already having a wife, the Yomiuri newspaper said.

"I thought if I set a fire I wouldn't have to go through with the wedding," the Yomiuri quoted him as telling police.

I imagine George about to get married in Tokyo (due to a translation misshap with the father of the bride, a Japanese baseball executive), freaking out about it, and figuring out with Kramer that he could just set up a 'small fire' ("Yes... yes, that would work" said George. Kramer made his "there you go" gesture.) Meanwhile Jerry and Elaine are sitting in the hotel's bar (there's a subplot there, but let's not go into that), discussing the chances that George will actually get married to a beautiful heiress. Elaine is all "I can't believe it. He gets to marry a fortune. What about me?" Jerry answers "Don't worry, he'll screw up." "Yeah, probably. I mean, it's George." The fire alarm sounds, and hotel personnel begins to evacuate them. "You see?".

At the end it turns out that the woman was in love with Kramer, but by then the four of them are sitting together in the business class of an airplane, with George bitching about something, Kramer freaking out as all the Tamagotchis he bought second-hand for resale are dying in his hands, Elaine trying to flirt with the guy sitting behind her, and Jerry testing stupid "airplane peanuts" jokes on the very nonplussed kid sitting next to him.
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