When Jerry Seinfeld signed a deal with Netflix earlier this year, some of you may have started holding your breath for a return to the world of the legendary sitcom Seinfeld. Well, I have some bad news for you: it's time to exhale. The famed comedian was recently asked about a possible return of the great 1990s show, and he shut the door and locked it. Said Seinfeld,
Why? Maybe it's nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well.
"Pretty well" is certainly an understatement when you consider the fact that Seinfeld is unarguably one of the most successful shows of all time - but Jerry Seinfeld certainly makes a good point in this interview with Entertainment Tonight. He's essentially modifying the old expression, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," but he's ultimately right: the show is amazing as it is in its nine seasons of existence, and there's no point trying to mess with that legacy just for fan service or a money making opportunity. Hell, that's exactly why the show came to an end in the first place.
Seinfeld fans certainly have no right to complain about these comments if not because we've already been blessed with one of the best TV reunions in history for the show. Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards did an absolutely amazing job in the reunion within a reunion for the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and it even managed to provide us with the return of some of the most beloved, despised characters in television history:
While more Seinfeld isn't on the way any time soon, what is exciting is that Jerry Seinfeld seems to now be back in a big way. Via his aforementioned deal with Netflix, he has the new stand-up special/documentary Jerry Before Seinfeld, and he's also been working with the streaming company's Originals department developing scripted material. In short, it's a very exciting time to be a fan.
Jerry Before Seinfeld launched on Netflix this past Tuesday, and you can find everything else set to hit the streaming service for the rest of the year on our 2017 Netflix schedule. And for those of you whose cravings for Seinfeld-esque humor aren't fully satisfied with DVD and Hulu rewatches, you'll be able to catch new episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm on October 1st.