This is one of my favorite songspeaks from Seinfeld. It’s George Costanza singing the outgoing message on his answering machine to the tune of the theme song to The Greatest American Hero by Joey Scarbury.
The Greatest American Hero was a short-lived show that ran for 3 seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC starring William Katt. I remember watching it (and liking it!) when I was kid, though I was only about 7 at the time. Everyone knows the theme song, so the reference on Seinfeld (which aired on NBC….hmmmmm) wasn’t really lost on anyone.
Matt and I liked this clip so much, we included the Seinfeld soundclip, followed by the actual song by Joey Scarbury, on volume 13 of the original Songspeak’s Greatest Hits.