The final episode of the hit comedy series Seinfeld aired in 1998 to great numbers and terrible reviews, which was enough for the creators, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, to resurrect the show through other projects, in order to not only hold-the-line of the ending, but to also correct what needed fixing in that final episode.Now the bad taste from that final Seinfeld episode has finally dissipated and what's left is a series we can look back on and take for what it was because, there doesn't seem to be a chance that the situation comedy is going to return, likely at Jerry Seinfeld's request to leave it as it was.
At least one network is certainly rotating the episodes within the hour in the order they premiered. For instance, some The CW Network affiliates will show Seinfeld back-to-back every night with the first 30 minutes being a season or two ahead of the next half-hour where the viewer can see the contrast between the seasons, and when it got better.
For those who haven't figured if they've wanted to buy the entire collection, it's a better way to see if people are simply caught up on a show that's only great because a large consensus of viewers say it is.
Esquire reported on a Reddit AMA the comedian held this week, where Jerry Seinfeld was asked a few questions about the show, one of them was about what he took from the Seinfeld set.
"I actually have quite a bit of it, and we're looking for a museum that wants to display it. I have the couch, I have the two blue stools, I have the table and chairs; the coolest thing I have is the door, which we never repainted in nine seasons. It has every scuff mark that Kramer put on it with all those crazy entrances."Today the comedian has a completely different series, where he spends time with famous people that visit the show.
In 2014, a one-minute commercial for Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee featured Jason Alexander, Wayne Knight, and Jerry in what he says is likely the very last time they will do anything that references the show for a while, as he finally felt he's completely gotten the show out of his system.In an article by BuzzFeed about the Super Bowl commercial for his webseries, the writer talks about how they recreated a moment from the show in front of Tom's Restaurant, and details how Fox approached the comedian and Larry David about revisiting the show.
The Fox network recently had its hand in resurrecting another series for a handful of episodes of a show called The X-Files, which was perhaps as hard to make happen as it would be to reunite the Seinfeld cast for at least the same amount of new episodes.
Jerry Seinfeld has said on more than a few occasions that he doesn't watch the show, even though he's been tempted to more than a couple of times. But he has caught his teenage son watching one episode.
In a recent interview with Marc Maron's on his WTF podcast, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played Elaine, said that she hasn't made an effort to watch the show and even when they were making it, she made an effort to not think about those scenes when she left the studio and now remembers even less of what she did in them.
The Post And Courier recently wrote about a show put on at Theater 99 called Improvised Seinfeld where an improve troupe named Bellevue hilariously improvises a new episode of the show.
The troupe recorded a performance of their episode last year and posted it on their YouTube account.
There are still many years left in the careers of the creators of the series, and so there's always a chance that some deal will be made to bring back the show.
Seinfeld is currently in syndication with the Sony Pictures Television and has been since 2002.