A show about nothingness

Or: Seen on the tube, darkly.

Two recent Zippys, in which a Dingburg Seinfeld cult re-works episodes from the tv show in dark ways:



Griffith uses the very same artwork for all eight panels, varying only which character speaks and what they say. The resulting effect is that the artwork serves only to convey that we’re in Dingburg. Meanwhile, the stories veer far from the originals.

And the show famously “about nothing” becomes a show about nothingness. Making some distant connection to Sartre’s néant. From Wikipedia:

Being and Nothingness: An Essay on Phenomenological Ontology (French: L’Être et le néant : Essai d’ontologie phénoménologique), sometimes subtitled A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, is a 1943 book by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. Sartre’s main purpose is to assert the individual’s existence as prior to the individual’s essence (“existence precedes essence”). His overriding concern in writing the book was to demonstrate that free will exists.

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