Legendary standup comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld does not seem as excited about a Seinfeld reunion as everyone else. When asked about a Seinfeld reunion during a recent press conference, he quickly shot down the idea, stating it’s time to let the show go. Read on to see why Seinfeld‘s namesake does not want to return…
Jerry Seinfeld Responds
Almost every single year, rumors about a Seinfeld reunion crop up. This year, as the beloved sitcom makes its debut on Netflix, people have started wondering about a reunion or reboot, especially given the Friends and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunions. However, the co-creator and namesake of the show, Jerry Seinfeld, shot the idea down recently. “There’s absolutely nothing going on,” the comedian said. “I am very much a nostalgia person. I love to go to my house where I grew up on Long Island. It’s one of the reasons I love the Mets because I loved it when I was a kid, and it makes me think back to that time. But I like to go forward in life. I believe that going forward. I don’t know what we would do that would be good.”
For now, at least, and likely for the foreseeable future, Seinfeld would love for everyone to simply enjoy the original, nine-season run of the show. He does not want to muck the legendary sitcom up with a rebooted failure. “I think we did a good job,” the comedian explained.
Believe it or not, the actor and comedian has been trying to shoot down these rumors for years!
A Seinfeld Reunion Is Not Happening
While over twenty years have passed since the last episode of Seinfeld, people still ask creators Seinfeld and Larry David nearly daily about a reboot. And it’s been that way since the show ended! “I remember I was in a cab one time, and the cab driver said to me, ‘Why did you stop doing that show? It was very successful,'” Seinfeld recalled recently. “And I said to him, ‘Well, I was at a point, we had done it for nine years, and I realized I could go off the air right now, and I could be a legend in the sitcom world, or I could make some more money. I could risk that to make some more money.'”
That’s not all, though! Seinfeld managed to convince the cab driver! “I said, ‘What would you do?’ [to] the cab driver, he said, ‘I go for legend.’ I said, ‘Yeah, that’s what I thought,'” he continued. “So, we went for legend. That’s why we’re not coming back.”
Meanwhile, if fans want a taste of what a Seinfeld reunion would be like, they can re-watch the seventh season of David’s hit HBO sitcom, Curb Your Enthusiasm. In that season of the show, which follows a fictionalized version of David’s real life. Over the seventh season, the fictionalized David convinces the Seinfeld cast to reunite, all to win back his wife. It’s likely as close to fans will ever get to a real Seinfeld reunion.
This month, Seinfeld will make its debut on Netflix. Starring Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards, the sitcom won a litany of awards. That includes an Emmy for outstanding comedy series in 1993 and also the Golden Globe Award for best TV series in 1994.