Kramer from Seinfeld makes very peculiar sounds whenever he is amused or surprised. The sound seems like kinda stuttering/stammering.

This sound was inspired from another character from an old TV show/movie. I vaguely remember it was mentioned in the commentary/interview by someone. I think I had watched it on DVD.

Any idea which character was the inspiration for those peculiar sounds made by Kramer?

Here are those sounds (1:04 to 1:10):

  • I don't know the specific person you're thinking of since I haven't heard the commentary and humorous vocalizations must go back to the beginning of performance. I know Michael Richards has been doing sound effects for a long time: youtube.com/watch?v=GIUxoytpcxE and I'm reminded of Stan Laurel (though I can't find a good clip). There's also this great Victor Borge bit: youtube.com/watch?v=Qf_TDuhk3No
    – moviegique
    Sep 28, 2016 at 0:56
  • Hey. Thanks for those links. Pretty rare. :-) I answered the question by the way.
    – Ravindra S
    Oct 4, 2016 at 15:54

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Found it.

The sounds were inspired by the character Margie Albright of a very old sitcom My Little Margie. The character Margie was played by Gale Storm.

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Michael Richards mentioned this in the extras of 3rd season.

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