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Last Night's 'Seinfeld' Reunion That Was and Wasn't

 

The Seinfeld Reunion That Was and Wasn't

 

During last night's Super Bowl halftime, we finally learned what all the pictures, rumors, and strange rumblings surrounding a potential ‘Seinfeld’ reunion were really about.

It was, indeed, a ‘Seinfeld’ reunion, but it also wasn’t. It was a Super Bowl commercial as well, and it was also a webisode for Seinfeld’s latest comedic creation.

It was also about nothing, as expected, and, at best, occasionally funny, which may have also been expected.

Essentially, what we were given was a minute-and-a-half TV spot during the Super Bowl that featured Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza (Jason Alexander) chatting about, well, nothing (in actuality, the basis of their conversation was about the big game and their main reason for missing it).

The so-called reunion is just Jerry and George, save for a cameo towards the end of the spot. The basis for the appearances were in response to the Super Bowl being held in New York.

Airing on FOX, while ‘Seinfeld’ ran on NBC, the clip (seen below) is part of a larger webisode of Seinfeld’s very funny ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’ In each installment, Seinfeld drives a different, usually exotic or noteworthy car, to pick up a famous comedian and go for coffee, or in the case of Larry David, tea.

Most segments are between 10 and 20 minutes, but the George Costanza episode just runs over six minutes.

While George Costanza isn’t a comedian (not exactly sure what he’s doing these days), he gets to ride along in this meta, nostalgic exercise that's a pleasure to watch even if it’s not especially side-splitting. However, we do get a great new catchphrase out of the excursion, which is used as the title for the episode. George's description at the beginning is pretty funny too.

So there it was: Jerry and George sitting in the coffee shop chatting away and bickering. Seems fitting.

 


Details
Person:
- Jason Alexander
- Jerry Seinfeld
Show:
- Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
- Seinfeld
Network:
- FOX

Written by: AnthonyWrites
Feb 3rd, 2014, 2:35 am

Images courtesy of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

FireJames

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Message Posted On Feb 3rd, 2014, 8:26 am

It's not on a network. It's a webisode, episode on the inernet. If you go back to the article to the line, "Airing on FOX, while ‘Seinfeld’ ran on NBC, the clip is part of a larger webisode"  and click o the "part of a larger webisode" it will take you to it.

 

Dave09

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Message Posted On Feb 3rd, 2014, 5:25 am

Didnt see it over this side of the Atlantic, but was watching the Pre-game show for the first time on SkySports1 (7-10pm GMT)

It was funny & a lot of info on the sport, if it wasnt quickly followed by another ad-break, all we got to see was an aerial shot of NY & NJ during it.

But look forward to it coming over here like some of the Fox Shows on its sister station SkyAtlantic.

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