This week, Jason Alexander—better known for all eternity as Seinfeld's George Costanza—is returning to his song-and-dance roots, performing famous Broadway tunes with the Oregon Symphony. Admittedly, it's a little absurd. But the man has a deep acting resume, with an adjacent musical history. And while he's probably sticking to showtunes, here are some deep cuts we hope he busts out of the mothballs.
1. George Costanza's answering-machine message
"Believe it or not, George isn't at home/ Leave a messaaaaaaaaaage at the beep!"
2. "Show Me Your Soul" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
In Pretty Woman, Alexander plays a jerky lawyer who attempts to sexually assault Julia Roberts, and while this Chili Peppers deep cut isn't playing during that particular scene, skeeviness and Anthony Kiedis go together like peanut butter and roofies.
3. The theme from Duckman
Only '90s kids whose parents were too exhausted to care that their children were up late watching a USA Network cartoon show about an angry, sex-crazed duck will remember this one.
4. "Trying Not to Love You" by Nickelback
5. "Out of the Zoo and Into My Heart (The Love Theme from Dunston Checks In)"
This doesn't actually exist, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen.
SEE IT: Jason Alexander Sings Broadway is at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. 7:30 pm. $23 and up. All ages.