Welcome to GlantzBris.com
Hazzan Howard K. Glantz, Certified Moyel
Comics have an easy mark when they poke fun of intimate things.
We are already squirming a bit, so laughter is a relief from the discomfort... even when the joke isn't that good. That said, there are great jokes, TV episodes and stories that involve our ancient ritual. Hazzan Glantz definitely has some favorites which he might share with you.
Ok, if you really need something punny - a definition of circumvent (n.), the opening in boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.
Phillybris.com is trying to compile a list of every TV reference and to update it with each new one. It's safe to say that if the new show, "The Goldbergs," that is set in our area, makes it through this season and onto another, there will be a bris episode.
Feel free to e-mail additions to firstname.lastname@example.org to this partial list of just the ones I have seen.
M*A*S*H The General Flipped at Dawn
Episode 49 Season 3 First Aired: Tuesday, September 10, 1974
Saturday Night Live: 1977
The Royal Deluxe II
A Bris in the back of a luxury car,
The mohel says: What a ride, a perfect cut, every time!! Gilda Radner z"l played the mom.
Cheers: For Real Men Only
Episode 176 Season 8 First Aired: Thursday, November 16, 1989
Thirtysomething Prelude to a Bris
Episode 63 Season 4 First Aired: Saturday, September 22, 1990
Seinfeld The Bris
Episode 69 Season 5 First Aired: Thursday, October 14, 1993
Nanny "The Unkindest Cut"
Episode 11 Season 3: first broadcast November 17, 1993
Early Edition: A Bris is Just a Bris
Episode 33 Season 2 First Aired: Saturday, December 20, 1997
South Park: Ike's Wee Wee
Episode 4 Season 2 First aired: Wednesday, May 27, 1998
Weeds: A Distinctive Horn
Season 5, Episode 8, First Aired: July 27, 2009