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  • We are barraged by 'experts' telling us in primetime, that the Goal of Life is, in essence, to be self-obsessed - that the Purpose of life is to be Happy.

    What is Otherness?

  • Often unfairly maligned as a bland straight man surrounded by more interesting characters, Jerry Seinfeld is actually the self-obsessed heartbeat of the show with a fine line in ultra-sarcasm.

    The best of Seinfeld

  • You had big seasons in fat markets like Chicago, Los Angeles and Boston, and stirring improvement in self-obsessed New York.

    The Casual NBA Fan Is Half Out the Door

  • Under Stephen Anthony Head, the buoyantly self-obsessed and sex-obsessed boss—a delectably offensive character—work days are filled with raunchy fun, undergraduate sex prattle, and small humiliations.

    Bunnies and Lovelorn Males

  • Directed by Michael Colgan with scrupulous faithfulness to Beckett's text, he shows us a self-obsessed artist who, having chosen between in Yeats's phrase "perfection of the life, or of the work," has lived to regret his decision to opt for the solitary pursuit of his elusive muse.

    The End Of the Line

  • Wigg, portraying a self-obsessed actress who always says the secret word, was matched by Lynch's Phyllis Diller-like, self-deprecating comedian who delivers jokes instead of clues.

    Jane Lynch Brings Some Glee to Saturday Night Live

  • Tom, in his own mind, had done everything humanly possible to make himself happy, and therefore make me happy, and I was supposedly just too self-obsessed and negative to appreciate all that he had done for himself, and therefore me.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Here, the character Ms. Kudrow plays is far from sympathetic—she's psychotherapist Fiona Wallice, a charlatan, and a remorseless, self-obsessed one, busy peddling what she's fond of describing as her new "treatment modality."

    Therapy as Shock Treatment

  • Gervais alienated the key constituencies: money-obsessed producers, self-obsessed stars, and ratings obsessed television networks.

    Danny Groner: Ricky Gervais' Defenders Around the World

  • In the movie, Coogan played a self-obsessed actor with a complicated personal life, pursued at one point by a tabloid hack over claims of a relationship with a lapdancer.

    Steve Coogan: Two parts Partridge, one part genius

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