Seinfeld eventually admitted during a recent TV interview that something was cooking, and he would be bringing his hit TV series back to the small screen – on a strictly one-off basis.
When Jerry Seinfeld was seen in the company of his former co-star Jason Alexander (George Costanza) in deep conversation outside Tom’s Restaurant in New York City, the traditional meeting place of the Seinfeld cast, rumors were soon shooting around the world of entertainment that an eagerly awaited “Seinfeld” reunion might eventually be happening.
Rumors that got even hotter when Larry David, who collaborated with Seinfeld in the writing and producing of the enigmatic situation comedy for many years, was also spotted a few hours later wandering in and around Tom’s Restaurant and looking decidedly thoughtful.
Now it appears that rumors appear to be a reality, and indeed that the filming, which had taken place at Tom’s Restaurant as well as few other familiar spots (but not Jerry’s apartment) were for a soon to be released Seinfeld Reunion, although details, apart from these few snippets, still remain very sketchy.
There was some speculation around that if filming did take place at Tom’s or anywhere else in Manhattan for that matter, It was for either a top-secret ( and potentially highly lucrative) Super Bowl commercial or other Jerry had convinced Jason Alexander land Larry Crane to appear in an episode of Seinfeld’s web TV series enchantingly titled “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
Things got a little clearer before the weekend when Seinfeld was being interviewed on a sports program of all things. During the interview, Jerry dropped his guard for just a moment when asked about what was on the menu at Tom’s Restaurant, that indeed there was a Seinfeld episode in the offing, in which he, Jason Alexander and that Larry David was also involved but won’t be appearing. Nothing was mentioned of the other central members of the Seinfeld cast, Michael Richards ( Cosmo Kramer) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Eileen Benis ) or whether they would be appearing.
All that Jerry Seinfeld was prepared to admit that the project is a “one-and-done” and that the public will get to see it “very, very soon.”
The Seinfeld cast, in its entirety, did get together once before, but not in a comeback of the series, instead appearing in an episode of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2009.
Seinfeld and David first got together when they worked together on the cast of Saturday Night Live, where they first met up with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It was on the set of SNL that the pair formed the idea to create Seinfeld in 1988, a situation comedy with a twist which went on to become of the most successful shows in United States television history, ranked by Entertainment Weekly as the third-best TV show of all time
Larry David left Seinfeld on friendly terms after the seventh season in 1996, returning to write the series finale two years later
Jason Alexander had a limited background as a comedian before joining the cast of Seinfeld, where he played Gerry’s closest buddy, George Costanza. Alexander is well known for his role as Philip Stuckey, a particularly insensitive lawyer in the best selling movie, Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.