Seinfeld backs skateboarding
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Skateboarding has long enjoyed a healthy relationship with comedic outputs, starting with Tony Hawk and select members of the Bones Brigade stunt doubling in an early "Police Academy" movie in the mid '80s and continuing with clips of Dave Chappelle skating at Rye Airfield skatepark in New Hampshire. But in 2013, skateboarding hit comedic royalty when it arose as a subject of conversation between Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock. In Seinfeld's web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Seinfeld employed the humor of Chris Rock to discuss skateboarding. "I'll tell you what, to learn to do a skateboard trick, and how many times you've gotta get something wrong before you get it right, and you hurt yourself ... now you've got a life lesson," said Seinfeld during the interaction. That's gold, Jerry, gold!