It’s always bizarre to re-watch the pilot episode of a long-running television series, especially a situation comedy. Both ‘Friends’ and ‘ER’ are celebrating the 20th anniversaries of their debut over the next few days, but watching the ‘ER’ pilot almost feels like watching a movie. The pace of ‘ER’ came first and the characters were established later (we didn’t get to know too much about Noah Wyle’s John Carter, other than that he was new and that he was scared). ‘Friends’ didn’t have this luxury. The first scene of ‘Friends’ takes place in a coffee shop, so we really have no choice other than to meet these people. And the thing is, in this first episode, these people are kind of awful.
During the second season of ‘Seinfeld’ – on Wednesday, December 12, 1990, to be more exact – the cast sat down to read through the script for what would be the fourth episode of the season and only the ninth episode of a series that would go on to produce a total of 180 episodes. The episode was titled ‘The Bet.’ Sets for the episode had been built. Guest characters had been cast. ‘The Bet’ would never air.
It's real! The Super Bowl has already brought us some incredible promo spots from the likes of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' but nothing quite so glorious as the long-awaited 'Seinfeld' reunion between Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander. Jerry himself may have told a white lie, as the full reunion spot has emerged as an episode of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'!
A few weeks ago, we were over the moon to learn that iconic comedian Jerry Seinfeld would re-team with his titular sitcom's creator Larry David for a hush-hush new project, though we've since learned its likely true nature. Seinfeld confirmed we'll be getting a 'Seinfeld' reunion short in the future with David and co-star Jason Alexander, but when can we expect to see it?
A few weeks ago we were over the moon to learn that Jerry Seinfeld and his titular sitcom's creator Larry David would reteam for a "huge" new project in the near future that neither could talk about, though it seems the cat's out of the bag now. Find out what brings David and Seinfeld together again, and whether or not we'll see the finished product on TV in the future!
'Seinfeld' and 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' creator Larry David can be a tough nut to crack with regard to future projects, given David's most recent underwhelming HBO effort 'Clear History' took the place of a new season for 'Curb,' but is his biggest project yet in the works? Jerry Seinfeld himself claims to have begun work on a new collaboration with former partner David, but what could it be?
'Seinfeld' has been on a roll of late, with '60 Minutes' naming it as the best sitcom of all time, Michael Richards making a long-awaited return to television in new sitcom 'Giant Baby,' and even Jason Alexander guesting in one of our personal favorites, 'Community.' And while the 'Curb Your Enthuisasm' reunion arc is about as close as we'd ever get to a true 'Seinfeld' reunion, new Twitter parody account 'Modern Seinfeld' tells us exactly what Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine would get up to in 2012. Take a look inside!
The cast of 'Seinfeld' sure are having a nice couple of days, what with a 60 Minutes poll declaring the series the greatest sitcom of all time, and Michael Richards' TV return, but the best news of all might belong to 'Community.' We've just learned that a former 'Seinfeld' star will go from TV's greatest sitcom to its most under-appreciated, guesting in 'Community's upcoming fourth season. So what's the deal with Jason Alexander's top-secret 'Community' season 4 gig?
Just earlier today we reported the recent development that readers had chosen 'Seinfeld' as the greatest sitcom in televised history, reminding us all of the show's golden NBC days. And while the infamous "Seinfeld Curse" has long since been broken by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'Seinfeld's' most controversial star Michael Richards is heading back to TV for his first regular role in a decade. The sometime-troubled star will join TVLand's 'Giant Baby,' but will you tune in?
The sitcom is, and always shall be, an ever-changing art. There exists no perfect formula for success between various three-camera and single-camera efforts over the years. While some may bemoan the heightened situations and laugh tracks of a three-camera outing like the modern 'Big Bang Theory,' others remember how 'Cheers' and 'Seinfeld' among others perfected the format. So according to a recent '60 Minutes' poll, what's the greatest sitcom of all time? Is it as funny as a bag of airline peanuts?