Newman From 'Seinfeld' is Back to Remind You to Vote (Video)

“Your friendly local mail carrier” put out a video Thursday to rip the Trump administration for an attempt to “delay voting by mail”

“Seinfeld” fans might recognize the “friendly local mail carrier” in a new get out the vote ad: Wayne Knight reprised his role as Newman, though he’s never actually named.

As he turns to face the camera, he removed his protective mask and informs viewers of “a systematic, premeditated assault on the U.S. mail by President Trump and his so-called Postmaster General.”

Knight spits, then continues: “They’ve had the unmitigated gall to try to slow down the mail when everybody knows the only person who can slow down the mail is a mailman! They’ve shortened working hours, they’ve got missing mail boxes, they’re decommissioning sweet, sweet sorting machines to try to delay voting by mail.”

The ad, from Democratic political action committee PACRONYM, is designed to encourage viewers to make a plan to vote, whether early, in person or by mail.

“When the mail stops, the world stops!” Knight bellows at one point.

Following nationwide backlash sparked by fears of election interference, USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced in August that proposed and ongoing cost-cutting measures would be put on hold until after the November election “to avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail.”

Watch Newman go anti-Trump above, via PACRONYM.

7 of the Worst TV Series Finales: From 'Seinfeld' to 'Girls' (Photos)

  • Sometimes your zeal and dedication to a TV show turns out to be one big disappointment once it all comes to an end. Now that we embark on the 20th anniversary of the widely reviled “Seinfeld” finale episode, here are examples from some of television’s best shows of all time — which, sadly, also became famous for their epically bad series endings. 

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  • “Seinfeld”

    The series finale of the beloved “show about nothing,” which aired on May 14, 1998, went down in history as an epic flop. Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards) end up in prison for violating the “Good Samaritan” law. In the last shot, we see Jerry performing stand-up to his fellow inmates. Fans simply found it weird. 

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  • “How I Met Your Mother”

    The CBS show had a cult following for the near-decade it was on the air. It followed the life of Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) in New York City. Everyone’s favorite perpetually single architect was always on the lookout for love. He eventually finds it in the very last season, but ends up going back — in the series finale — to Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), his friend that he’s been in love with since they met in the first episode of the season. The recreated first date from the first season was cute, but fans were annoyed to see Ted and Robin together after spending the entire season leading up to Robin and Barney’s (Neil Patrick Harris) wedding. 

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  • “Lost”

    Fans were upset with the finale of “Lost” for one of two reasons: It was either too confusing or not confusing enough. For many die-hard “Lost” fans, they loved the mystery of the show and the finale was satisfying enough. For the many others, however, the strange is-this-real-or-not feeling was just too much to handle. 

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  • “Dexter”

    Some thought that “Dexter” went on past its prime, and that resulted in an unsatisfactory finale. For a show that started out strong, many fans were left feeling disappointed that a once-great drama was unable to be redeemed. 

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  • “Weeds”

    For a show that once brought Showtime some of its highest ratings, “Weeds” went on a few seasons too long in the eyes of many fans. By the time the series finale rolled around, a lot of dedicated viewers saw its time-jump forward as a cop-out. 

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  • “Roseanne”

    For a show that pushed so many boundaries, the series finale of its original run was a gut-punch to fans — who found out that many of the things they loved about the comedy weren’t true at all. Much of it came from Roseanne’s imagination as she reveals in the last show.

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  • “Girls”

    The series ending to “Girls” was confusing to say the least and felt more like an epilogue. The penultimate episode, “Goodbye Tour,” felt much more like a finale to fans, wrapping up with the four main characters dancing the night away together. The actual finale, “Latching,” revolved around Marnie (Allison Williams) and Hannah (Lena Dunham) taking care of Hannah’s baby in upstate New York. There was a whole lot of yelling and nudity — and fans didn’t really dig it. 

     

     

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Sometimes what starts out as a good thing can end up so, so wrong

Sometimes your zeal and dedication to a TV show turns out to be one big disappointment once it all comes to an end. Now that we embark on the 20th anniversary of the widely reviled “Seinfeld” finale episode, here are examples from some of television’s best shows of all time — which, sadly, also became famous for their epically bad series endings. 

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