For the last month or so we have been getting teases about a secret "project" being worked on by Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander and Larry David. Early last month, Seinfeld did an AMA on Reddit in which he admitted that something was in the works, and then he was spotted walking to the real Tom's Restaurant in New York with Alexander in costume as his character George Costanza. Now we know what's up.
It turns out that what Seinfeld has been working on is a very special episode of his webseries Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (watch a five-minute preview above and the full episode at the link). The catch this time is that instead of having a real life comedian as his co-star, Seinfeld instead has Alexander play George while he himself plays "Jerry." The show is Super Bowl themed, as George and Jerry are driving around because they couldn't find a good Super Bowl party to go to. They end up going to Tom's Restaurant, which looks considerably different than the interior that was used for Seinfeld oh so many years ago.
The big plot twist in the episode is that Jerry was actually invited to a Super Bowl party, but that George wasn't. Why? Because the last time the New York Giants were in the big game, George "over-cheered" and ruined everybody's good time.
The video is a nice little treat for Seinfeld fans and does a fun job expanding the universe of that show just a bit. I am forced to wonder what happened to Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards), but I suppose it's possible that they had separate plays from George and Jerry.
This, of course, isn't the first time that Seinfeld has had a mini-reunion. The seventh season of Larry David's incredibly hilarious HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm dedicated multiple episodes to a season arc that had all of the main actors come back together for a reunion show. You can get a taste of that "episode" below, cut together from the bits and pieces that were shown:
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