Jerry Seinfeld teased a “secret” surrounding the polarizing “Seinfeld” series finale during his talk show in Boston on Saturday.
“I have a little secret to tell you about the ending, but I can’t really tell you,” the cartoonist said on stage at the Wang Theater. Video clips Post to social media.
The comedian was responding to an audience member who loudly asked Seinfeld if he “liked” the ending of his hit series, which he co-starred in and created with Curb Your Enthusiasm director Larry David.
“Here’s what I’m going to tell you, okay? But you can’t tell anyone… something is going to happen in connection with this ending,” Seinfeld teased to the audience, going on to say that whatever that “thing” is, ” It hasn’t happened yet.”
He added, “Exactly what you’re thinking, Larry and I are thinking too. So, you’ll see.”
Since its premiere in 1989, “Seinfeld” has aired for nine seasons, won 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, and become one of the most popular network television comedies of all time.
Despite its success, the discussion surrounding the two-part finale that aired in 1998 (viewed by more than 70 million people) was unflattering and notoriously divisive.
The comedian himself expressed regret over some of the choices made in the finale — which included the imprisonment of the main characters and the narrowly avoided plane crash — telling the audience at the 2017 New Yorker Film Festival: “I sometimes think we really It shouldn’t be done.”
“We were under a lot of pressure to do one last big show, but big comedies are always bad,” he said, adding that comedy should be “small, cheap and fast.”
“Seinfeld” has historically been described as a “little content” show that follows a New York City stand-up comedian (Seinfeld) and his chaotic friends as they find humor in the mundane instances of everyday life. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards co-star in “Seinfeld.”