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Jane Curtin or Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Who has had the better post SNL Career?

Only chose between these two.

by Anonymousreply 5209/22/2013

Louis-Dreyfus, hands down.

by Anonymousreply 103/15/2013

Julia, duh. Member of the ensemble of one of TV's most beloved, lauded and respected shows, another hit show not long after that, and now a well received cable show. How many Emmys and Golden Globes does she have?

Jane Curtain, with all due respect, just has "Third Rock from the Sun."

by Anonymousreply 203/15/2013

Jane also had Kate and Allie and is the superior actress, but there's no denying Julia had the more successful career.

by Anonymousreply 303/15/2013

Julia has three Emmys, Jane two Emmys

by Anonymousreply 403/15/2013

Jane has also done some good dramatic roles and has Broadway on her resume.

She has had a much more well-rounded career than Julia who has just has sitcoms to her credits.

by Anonymousreply 503/15/2013

Julia is funnier.

by Anonymousreply 603/15/2013

R6 go buy the Kate & Allie DVD

by Anonymousreply 703/15/2013

Julia has never done anything funnier than Mrs. Loopner.

by Anonymousreply 803/15/2013

Define "better" OP. If you are including financially, JL-D has Sienfeld money, so no contest.

by Anonymousreply 903/15/2013

[quote] If you are including financially, JL-D has Seinfeld money, so no contest.

She's also the daughter of a billionaire.

by Anonymousreply 1003/15/2013

Jane: work shouldn't be that hard to find when you're an ignorant slut.

by Anonymousreply 1103/15/2013

Kate & Allie was terminally unfunny, earnest sitcom. That said, I really like Jane Curtin and enjoyed her as Mary Albright on The 3rd Rock. JLD wins this based on Seinfeld alone.

by Anonymousreply 1203/15/2013

Not only was Julia on one of the best sitcoms of all time, her character was easily the funniest on said sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 1303/15/2013

And now she's got the hilarious "Veep"!

by Anonymousreply 1403/15/2013

Jane who?

by Anonymousreply 1503/15/2013

Julia was fantastic as "Old Christine"

by Anonymousreply 1603/15/2013

Kate and Allie was a quality sitcom, r12. It wasn't laugh out loud funny, but it was entertaining and intelligent. Plus, it had a great NYC could tell it was shot in NYC, even the interiors. It had Dick Van Dyke's old writers. The show faltered when these writers left and were replaced with inferior writers, who moved K&A into a high rise. I don't think it holds up very well, particularly because it wasn't LOL funny, but was pretty relevant for the time.

by Anonymousreply 1703/15/2013

Kate and Allie was amusing - something you watched if nothing else was on.

by Anonymousreply 1803/15/2013

They should do a mother-daughter sitcom together.

by Anonymousreply 1903/15/2013

Again, JLD without question.

Who's the better comic actress? They're tied.

by Anonymousreply 2003/15/2013

Didn't the little boy who played Jane Curtain's son play the son of the white supremacist on "Oz" and got raped by Chris Meloni?

by Anonymousreply 2103/15/2013

Please. JLD has yet to top Seinfeld. People barely remember her last show despite it being on for several years.

Ditto the current show. Shit, I didn't even know she had a show on the air until she was nominated for a golden globe.

And while Seinfeld was good, it too is overrated in the pantheon of comedy shows.

by Anonymousreply 2203/15/2013

Seinfeld was not The Julia Louis-Dreyfus show.

She was a supporting player.

by Anonymousreply 2303/15/2013

It's JLD for the win, but Jane Curtin's no slouch.

by Anonymousreply 2403/15/2013

JLD was on SNL? Who knew? And this was pre=Seinfeld??

by Anonymousreply 2503/15/2013

What am I...chopped liver?

by Anonymousreply 2603/15/2013

She met her husband (ex?) on SNL, some bland white guy. Gary something, I think.

by Anonymousreply 2703/15/2013

Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Veep is one of my favorite shows. It is hysterical. Episode 2, Yoghurt, had me howling.

by Anonymousreply 2803/15/2013

Julia - Day by Day, Seinfeld, Christine, Veep

by Anonymousreply 2903/15/2013

R27 Brad Hall

by Anonymousreply 3003/15/2013

R29, you forgot Watching Ellie.

by Anonymousreply 3103/15/2013

JLD is now the most successful female SNL alumni, bar none

by Anonymousreply 3209/22/2013

Tina, JLD, Jane.

by Anonymousreply 3309/22/2013

I prefer Molly Shannon.

by Anonymousreply 3409/22/2013

I'm more of a Jane Curtin fan, but I think Julia has had the better post-SNL career. Curtin was very funny, though. Kate & Allie was once one of the only sitcoms in the Nielsen Top Ten in the early 80s. It kind of kept sitcoms alive before Cosby reinvigorated the genre.

by Anonymousreply 3509/22/2013

It's not really a fair question.

When Gilda was bombing and Laraine was doing nothing and Julia L-D was barely starting her first season on SNL, Jane was winning her first Lead Comedy Actress Emmy for Kate and Allie.

So... there you go. There are pioneers, and there are settlers.

by Anonymousreply 3609/22/2013

Kate & Ally was slightly above-average at most, as even its defenders here admit, and I didn't like 3rd Rock or Seinfeld. Seinfeld is by far the most acclaimed and biggest hit of the 3 though, so you'd have to go with Dreyfus. Especially when you're eliminating SNL from the mix, because the original cast years of SNL were among the show's best. I can't even remember when Dreyfus was on, bet it was during the misbegotten 80s seasons, when it so bad it deserved cancellation.

by Anonymousreply 3709/22/2013

Dreyfus was on during the Eddie Murphy years.

She was among the trio of ladies that included Robin Duke and Mary Gross.

by Anonymousreply 3809/22/2013

Julia was on SNL for a very short time really - 3 seasons. And she was very young.

Hard to compare the two - Jane definitely has turned down a lot of work due to family obligations.

by Anonymousreply 3909/22/2013

JLD is brilliant on "Veep." It's a full-rounded performance, not just a comic role.

by Anonymousreply 4009/22/2013

Veep is far too sophisticated of a show for people who call fucking Kate and Allie "intelligent."

by Anonymousreply 4109/22/2013

Seinfeld is unwatchable

by Anonymousreply 4209/22/2013

I eat shit.

by Anonymousreply 4309/22/2013

[quote]Veep is far too sophisticated of a show

Oooh, Miss Mary Jane believes she's quite the chic sophisticate... and why? Why, because she watches the right [italic]sitcom![/italic]


by Anonymousreply 4409/22/2013

JLD sucks. She always plays the same person.

by Anonymousreply 4509/22/2013

Veep is too sophisticated for someone who watches shit like Kate and Allie. Sorry if the truth hurts, grandmas.

by Anonymousreply 4609/22/2013

Veep = the Ulysses of sitcoms

by Anonymousreply 4709/22/2013

R44/R47, I'm sorry if I offended your delicate ego. Veep is for smart people, unlike yourself.

by Anonymousreply 4809/22/2013

Tell us more about how smart you are because you watch Veep.

by Anonymousreply 4909/22/2013

What the fuck is wrong with you? Veep is a multi-layered political satire. Kate and Allie is a moronic '80s sitcom about mommies.

Can you not understand the difference?

by Anonymousreply 5009/22/2013

Jane is now having to hang Julia's curtains.

by Anonymousreply 5109/22/2013

Jane was also in the "Coneheads" movie, a voice actress in "Antz", and is in the "Unforgettable" TV series.

by Anonymousreply 5209/22/2013
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