Jerry Seinfeld dropped some major truth bombs on Reddit's Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Monday. Seinfeld took part in the session to help promote his upcoming Season 3 of his popular digital series, 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' but he ended up dishing on behind-the-scenes tidbits on 'Seinfeld,' and revealed an upcoming project with 'Seinfeld' co-creator Larry David.
First, the biggest bomb: another project with David?! According to Seinfeld, he and the 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' star, "wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see but I can’t reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it’s big, huge, gigantic. Even bigger than that Amazon package.”
The second huge revelation? There was a scrapped 'Seinfeld' episode that saw Jerry buying a handgun. "And we started making it and stopped in the middle and said, ‘This doesn't work,'" Seinfeld said. "We did the read-through and then canceled it. A lot of other stuff happened, but trying to make that funny ended up being no fun." Good call.
Seinfeld also revealed his favorite episodes of his hugely popular sitcom: "The Rye" ("We had this idea of a Marble Rye and we had to shoot it in an outdoor set, and this was a very expensive thing to do, it’s like a movie place there at Paramount in LA. Their standing set for New York looks exactly like it, and we thought ‘this is where the ADULT shows are, the REAL shows like Murphy Brown.’ We felt like we were a weird little orphan show. So that was a big deal for us," Seinfeld wrote) and "The Pothole" ("Newman drives his mailtruck over a sewing machine and his mail truck burst into flames. It was really fun to shoot, and it was fun to set Newman on fire," Seinfeld said. "And he screamed “oh the humanity” like from the Hindenberg disaster. It’s one of my favorites.”).
Of course there was one no-brainer thrown into the mix. When asked what Seinfeld would do without comedy, Seinfeld said: "Die."