GOOD MORNING: The Emmy-winning “Seinfeld” company was back at work Monday morning readying its next seg about — a bris and a nervous mohel. Who says this show doesn’t tackle ticklish topics? When I interviewed Jerry Seinfeld pre-Emmys , there with his mom, Betty, outside the Pasadena Civic, she beamed proudly about his honors — but admitted she would like to see him married … And, the “mentor.” Dr. Robert Stein, whom Michael Richards (Kramer of “Seinfeld”) thanked in his acceptance speech, is a “longtime family friend,” a Jungian analyst who works with Richards in helping him develop the psychology and spirituality of roles he plays. Stein has acted like a philosopher-adviser to the thesp. The talented Richards is paged for the bigscreen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Chelsom on “Seinfeld’s” next hiatus … Jerry Seinfeld’s bigscreen movie at Castle Rock may be more than a year away. He’s already lined up for an 18-city tour during the hiatus, and that includes upped dough at Atlantic City and Vegas … Dolores, Bob and Linda Hope, celebrating his 90th birthday special win, are off to enjoy in Ireland, where Linda recently completed building a vacation home. The Hopes continue on to further toast in Paris before returning to the U.S. and a Hope gig in Cleveland … The Emmys’ exec producer, Don Mischer, who won as producer of the Hope birthday show, expresses his thanks to all the gracious Emmy winners for complying with his request to keep thank-yous to professional minimum length. In his warm-up on stage at the Pasadena Civic, Don displayed his “threat” of cutting off overexuberant speeches by having the microphone disappear into the stage floor as he, himself, went over 30 seconds in remarks … Mischer said , “I’m happy about producing this show and I’m praying I’m this happy tomorrow.” He was … It was a particularly enthusiastic and warm audience in the theater for those watching the show live. And a great deal of that feeling came across on screen. It can be credited greatly to the classy Angela Lansbury, who received a welcoming ovation comparable to her N.Y. reception at the Tonys. Afterward at the ball, she graciously accepted congrats, laughed, “but I still can’t seem to win.” She admitted her TV role is always in a difficult competition category. Lansbury was touched by the clips of “last segments” of long-running shows. I wondered if that meant she was thinking of a final show of “Murder, She Wrote”? She will make up her mind about continuing in December.AFTER THE BALL WAS OVER: The Board of Governors Ball next door to the auditorium was packed, as usual — partygoers traversed over a plastic carpet that looked more suitable to ice skating … Mary Tyler Moore was surrounded by congratulating friends urging her to work more often — and here. She repeated she wants to stay — and work — in the East — near her menagerie of animals on the farm … John Goodman, his always-smiling self, said his co-star, the winning Roseanne Arnold, probably wasn’t on hand, he thought, because she and Tom were at the home they’re building in Iowa. We’ll no doubt find out everything about Roseanne and her feelings about Emmy tonight at her Friars X-rated roast … Ted Danson was absent because he’s filming “Getting Even With Dad” in SanFran, I was told … HBO’s Michael Fuchs hosted his post-Emmy tented bash at Morton’s, where winners/nominees celebrated the cabler’s record-breaking wins … And over at Spago, Twentieth TV celebrated its wins led by “Picket Fences.” Creator-exec producer David E. Kelley and fiancee Michelle Pfeiffer were, of course, in the spotlight for the paparazzi. Next March, they’ll change hats at the Oscars, as there’s little doubt that Michelle will be a nominee for “The Age of Innocence”… The Acad’s press agents Murray Weissman and Tony Angellotti were justifiably miffed when NBC’s “Today” show, which booked space in the press room despite the network boycott — and never showed. EMMY NOMINEE FROM ESTONIA: Max Schell, nominated for his role of Lenin in “Stalin,” phoned from Tallin, the country’s capital, where he’s directing, co-starring in the Kushner/Locke’s Family Channel “Candles in the Dark” with Emmy winner Chad Lowe. Schell will have the show on the air at Thanksgiving — and on European bigscreen next year …”Barney” is going international. Hit Entertainment’s topper Peter Orton is readying an announcement with the Lyons group for Mipcom telling of “Barney’s” ability to speak French, German, Italian, Spanish, you-name-it, kids … Tony Thomopoulos is doubly celebrating as his big- and small-screen efforts are winners: “seaQuest” a ratings winner, and “Striking Distance,” the weekend’s box office winner. Tony’s feature deal is separate from his Amblin TVer. He’s prepping pix at WB, Par and MGM.
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