If you have ever called my phone you know I love to change my messages up. In fact, one of my favorite things to do is hear reactions (annoyed and humored) to the strange things I leave as a message. One of the crowd favorites was when I took cue from Seinfeld’s George Costanza’s answering machine message. You may remember:


I used to love “The Greatest American Hero”, the show where the music from the message originally came, but I’ll talk about that another day. I have had in my possession for some time now the mp3 to make your own “Believe it or not” phone message. Be the envy of all your friends! (Thanks to Brewster’s Millions for reminding me about the song.) Here is the record your own version of George Costanza’s answering machine music.

In case you need a script, here is what George said originally:

Believe it or not, George isn’t at home.
Please leave a message at the beep.
I must be out, or I’d pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not, I’m not home!

You’ll have to be a bit more creative if it is your cell phone, but I trust you can come up with something. Now, simply download, hold your phone to your computer speaker and record. Have a great time with it and let me know about your messages, responses, etc.