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Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Seinfeld ended 20 years ago today: Does the much-derided series finale get better with age?
More than 76 million people watched the 75-minute May 14, 1998 series finale, which was met with with widespread derision and negative reviews. Even Jerry Seinfeld regrets the finale. Ken Trucker, who called the series finale "off-key and bloated" as TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, has had a change of heart. "When you look at 'The Finale' now, the episode works as a clever reminder of how many episodes of Seinfeld you enjoyed, enabling you to see faces that once were obscure ('Look, there’s Teri Hatcher as Jerry’s old girlfriend!') or to appreciate lesser-known characters, such as Bookman, the library cop — I forgot how much I loved Philip Baker Hall’s crusty overdue-book investigator. Indeed, watching 'The Finale' this time around was almost pure pleasure all the way through. While I’m sure the gang’s lawyer, Jackie Chiles, would come under P.C. scrutiny for the portrayal of a black man as a hustler with a law degree, I also admired Phil Morris’s deft performance, delivering reams of rapid-fire dialogue with ease."
- Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino and @Seinfeld2000 team for Elaine-themed “Jerry (Maybe We Should Get Married)" to mark the 20th anniversary
- "It was such a terrible letdown" reads one series finale review
- The Hollywood Reporter combed through 70 hours of previously unreleased interviews to mark the finale's anniversary
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 1:29PM EST
Jason Alexander to teach Young Sheldon how to act
The Seinfeld alum will guest on the CBS comedy as Sheldon’s drama teacher.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Louis CK’s episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was initially omitted when the web series joined Netflix
Only 58 of the 60 episodes of the Jerry Seinfeld web series made the jump from Crackle to Netflix on Jan. 5 — and many of the episodes were edited to remove references to “Crackle." As Decider notes, the Louis CK episode was mysteriously missing. But now it has been "quietly added" to the collection. Netflix hasn’t explained the initial omission. Now, the only missing episode is the “George Costanza”/Jason Alexander episode, which Netflix doesn’t have the rights for because it aired on Fox during halftime of the Super Bowl.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 4:32PM EST
Louis CK sexual harassment fallout: Parks and Recreation creator apologizes for having him as a guest-star
Michael Schur released a series of tweets in reaction to The New York Times bombshell story in which five women accuse Louis CK of sexual misconduct. “I don't remember when I heard the rumors about him,” Schur tweeted. “But I'm sure it was before the last time he was on Parks and Rec. And that sucks. And I'm sorry.”
- Ellen executive producer: "Louis CK is disgusting"
- Seinfeld's Jason Alexander tweets : "Gentlemen, comedy is often inappropriate. It is sometimes daring and audacious and shocking. But our behavior, in the real world, toward women - that doesn’t get a pass on inappropriate."
Posted Tuesday 10/17/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Jason Alexander helped create his Hit the Road role because he's been hindered by his George Costanza past
“If there is a Seinfeld curse, and I don’t really believe that there is one, but the curse so to speak is that the show is still out there in such a profound way,” Alexander says in discussing his new Audience Network comedy, which he co-created. “George is such an iconic image that I think some producers with other opportunities go, ‘You know what, we don’t want the George comparison. We don’t want the audience to even think about that.’ So it kept away some shows that I may have liked to do.”
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 2:51AM EDT
Joe Biden to Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “We Veeps stick together”
The former vice president offered his support via Twitter to the Veep star hours after she announced her breast cancer diagnosis. “We Veeps stick together. Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia,” Biden tweeted, with a picture from the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner video they did together. Louis-Dreyfus responded 20 minutes later, tweeting: “yes we do. Love back to all of you.”
- Hillary Clinton, Tony Hale, Rosie, Meghan McCain also reached out via Twitter
- Timothy Simons took advantage of Twitter’s new 280-character limit to pen a moving note: “Get well, Boss. We love you”
Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander tweeted: “so sorry you have to go thru this, pal, but I know you will prevail. We are here if/when you need and we love you"