Tuesday, September 23, 2014

John Randolph as Frank Costanza

When we finally see George Costanza's father on Seinfeld in the fourth season episode The Handicapped Spot, he's.... different.

Played by veteran actor John Randolph, Frank Costanza was cantankerous, but not quite the sort of person we'd expect would produce George Costanza. He was eventually recast with Jerry Stiller. Now that's the Frank Costanza of our imaginations!

John Randolph's scenes were reshot with Jerry Stiller for syndication. Both episodes are included on the show's DVD, though the one with John Randolph is included as the default version with the Jerry Stiller version included as a special feature.