‘Something is going to happen’: Seinfeld hints at possible TV reunion

US comedian Jerry Seinfeld has teased a reunion of his TV favourite American sitcom, Seinfeld.

The eponymous NBC show ran for 180 episodes from 1989 to 1998 over nine seasons, and is still a re-run must-watch on streamers.

More than 76 million people tuned in live to watch the final on May 14, 1998, Variety reports, making it one of the most-watched TV broadcasts in history.

It ended controversially, with the four characters – Seinfeld, George Constanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards) – sent to prison for making fun of a carjacking victim instead of helping him.

The episode sparked quite a lot of backlash, with Seinfeld also expressing regret in the years since.

On Saturday (US time), he was asked about it again, at the end of a comedy set in Boston. An audience member asked Seinfeld what he thought, 25 years after finale aired.

“Well, I have a little secret for you about the ending,” Seinfeld tells the crowd in a video posted to Instagram by Boston Globe Media boss Linda Henry on Tuesday (AEDT).

“But I can’t really tell it because it is a secret.”

He adds: “You can’t tell anybody” and then implies something is in the works with co-creator Larry David.

“Something is going to happen that has to do with that ending. . . hasn’t happened yet,” Seinfeld says.

“Just what you are thinking about, Larry [David] and I have also been thinking about. So you’ll see.”

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A ‘show about nothing’

Created by Seinfeld and David, a fellow comedian, TV producer and writer, the eponymous show is considered one of the greatest TV comedies of all time.

Entertainment website IndieWire compiled a list of the 20 best Seinfeld episodes in 2022, saying it had been “immortalised by its own self-deprecating moniker as a show about nothing”.

“The series, which followed four self-absorbed New Yorkers floating through an existence of petty grievances and failed romances, cut to the core of our culture of narcissism and the ways that slight inconveniences can feel like insurmountable obstacles,” it wrote.

“Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George won our hearts by treating the nuances of toilet paper, shrinkage, and close-talkers …

“There’s a reason that we still quote the show more than the thousands of other sitcoms that have premiered since it went off the air.”

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Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) and Kramer (Michael RIchards) and the infamous puffy shirt. Photo: NBC

Fans can still clearly delight in the “Bubble boy” episode, or “The pick” (about Jerry getting caught picking his nose in his car), Elaine’s dance moves in “The little kick”, “The puffy shirt” (which Seinfeld wore on live TV) and George being refused service in “The soup Nazi”.

There’s, well, 180 episodes for fans to enjoy, except the very last, which aired in May 1998.

“Many of them (viewers) thought that it did not strike the right tone … Seinfeld had a winning formula of getting viewers to root for despicable characters, largely because their antics were so funny,” wrote ScreenRant in March this year.

“But in the finale, there were none of the typical Seinfeld antics. Recapping all the terrible things they had done over the course of the series – all within the span of an hour – it got a bit overwhelming.

The show did get a reboot of sorts in 2009 with Seinfeld and David staged a revival within the HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm.

“It’s possible that whatever Seinfeld is teasing is related to the upcoming 12th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which has been filmed but does not yet have a release date,” wrote Variety.

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