was originally cast as Ramon the Pool Guy, but refused to use a Spanish accent because he felt the character would be demeaning to Latinos. Hoch complained that many talented Latino actors were only offered stereotypical roles and now he (a non-Latino) was being asked to do such work. Hoch argued with Jerry Seinfeld
and Larry David
, and later claimed that Jason Alexander
and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
were generally supportive of him, while Michael Richards
said he should just do his job or he'd be fired. Hoch was then told that the shooting of the episode was postponed while they cast his replacement and that he could fly back to New York on his own time. He described the incident in his one-man show Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop
(2000). See more
Ah you have no idea of the magnitude of this thing. If she is allowed to infiltrate this world, then George Costanza as you know him, Ceases to Exist! You see, right now, I have Relationship George, but there is also Independent George. That's the George you know, the George you grew up with - Movie George, Coffee shop George, Liar George, Bawdy George.
I, I love that George.
Me Too! And he's Dying Jerry! If Relationship George walks through this door, he will Kill Independent George! A George,...