Will the Real Costanza Please Stand Up?
Just like with the Kramer character, George Costanza was also inspired by a real life person. Michael Costanza knew Jerry from school and when he found out that his name was used in the show, he was beyond angry. In fact, he sued Jerry, Larry David, and NBC for $100 million and later wrote a book called The Real Seinfeld (As Told by The Real Costanza). He says, “George is bald. I am bald. George is stocky. I am stocky. George and I both went to Queens College with Jerry. George’s high-school teacher nicknamed him ‘Can’t stand ya.’ So did mine. George had a thing about bathrooms and parking spaces. So do I.”