As Jerry Seinfeld moves to Netflix, he’s once again assuring fans that there will never be a Seinfeld reboot.
The 63-year-old comedian was interviewed by Entertainment Tonight this week to promote his new Netflix stand-up special, Jerry Before Seinfeld, and he was asked whether Seinfeld will return like Full House, Will & Grace, and Roseanne. He simply responded, “Why?”
The Entertainment Tonight interviewer said that everyone loves the show so much, and Jerry Seinfeld said that this is precisely why it shouldn’t come back.
“Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well,” he said.
This is hardly the first time that Jerry Seinfeld has said that he doesn’t think there should be a reboot of the show. During a 60 Minutes interview in 2015, when asked if he’d be interested in bringing back Seinfeld, he responded, “Oh, no…Done. What could I do to it to make it better? If you can’t make it better, don’t touch it.”
Jerry Seinfeld is also opposed to bringing the show back even for a one-time live reunion special. In fact, he says he received an offer to produce a special like this at one point.
“We did have an offer — I won’t say who from — to do a new, live episode of Seinfeld on TV,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. When asked if he considered doing this, Seinfeld laughed and said, “No!”
Seinfeld already did sort have a reunion special, but it was on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The overarching plot of Season 7 of the HBO series was that Larry David was producing a Seinfeld reunion. Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards all played themselves. The idea was that within the show, Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld were both always opposed to a Seinfeld reunion special, but Larry convinces them to do it as a way to reconnect with his ex-wife.
Since that season aired, countless popular shows from the 1990s have returned for full new seasons, including The X-Files, Fuller House, Will & Grace, Boy Meets World, and soon Roseanne. But none of this is convincing Jerry Seinfeld, and it looks like Seinfeld is one classic sitcom that we should never expect to see revived.
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