Jerry Seinfeld hints at more from his classic sitcom: 'Something is going to happen'

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10 Oct 2023, 08:36

Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and Jerry Seinfeld (played by himself)

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If you’ve already watched and re-watched all of the Seinfeld episodes on Netflix, then you’ll be excited to learn that there could be something new coming from the hit 90s sitcom.

And if - like many fans - you didn't especially like the show’s finale, then you’ll be especially interested in what Jerry Seinfeld has had to say.

Running for 180 episodes over nine seasons, the “show about nothing” came from the brains of its titular star and Larry David. Its narrative follows the daily lives of a fictionalised version of stand-up comedian Jerry and his pals George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards).

The final episode aired in May 1998, and has proved to be somewhat divisive, to say the least. The two-parter sees the quartet on trial for failing to come to the aid of a man who is mugged in front of them. With characters from their past testifying against them, the series ends with the gang in prison.

Now, over 25 years later, Jerry Seinfeld has said that “something” is set to happen regarding the finale. Responding to a question from an audience member at his standup show in Boston at the weekend, the legendary comedian said: “Well, I have a little secret for you about the ending. But I can’t really tell it because it is a secret.” 

As reported by The Guardian, he said to attendees at the Wang Theatre: “Here’s what I’ll tell you, okay, but you can’t tell anybody. Something is going to happen that has to do with that ending. Hasn’t happened yet.” 

To a much-surprised and delighted crowd, he added: “And just what you are thinking about, Larry and I have also been thinking about it. So you’ll see, we’ll see.”

The ending of Seinfeld was brought up in Larry David’s sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. The finale episode of season seven of Curb revolves around a fictional Seinfeld reunion show. In it, Jerry says: "We already screwed up one finale," with David replying: "We didn't screw up a finale, that was a good finale!"

Seinfeld seasons 1-9 are available to watch on Netflix.