I recently tried to explain to a non-Howard fan what has happened to the show. I thought I'd share. Picture tuning in to Seinfeld while it was still in its heyday. You're all comfy on the couch, the familiar theme song starts, and you are all ready for 22.5 minutes if laughs plus commercials. Except not tonight. Instead of following the exploits of those familiar characters, their selfishness, and the turmoil the cause themselves in life, Jerry is simply sitting on his couch interviewing his REAL life wife about her cooking book and charity work. Elaine just sits there listening intently adding every few minutes "I was just about to say that!" More disturbing is that Kramer is no longer living across the hall. Even MORE disturbing is that nobody mentions it. There is no story, not plot, no jokes. In fact the only attempt at humor is from George. After every commercial he calls a different grocery store to ask if they have Prince Albert in a can. To make matters worse instead of a half hour show it ends after fifteen minutes. You are confused. Perhaps it was a joke. You wait a week until Thursday again. You need to see if the show is back to normal. Your anticipation builds. The show starts, the credits play along with that familiar theme song. A message pops up on the screen: "Tonight's Broadcast is an encore presentation"