Ellen bravely asked the 63-year-old how he felt about reviving the popular show that aired from 1989 until 1998. “All these sitcoms are having a resurgence,” the host began. “Roseanne is doing it, I heard Murphy Brown — is that really true, Murphy Brown is doing it?”
Jerry then replied, “I think I know where you’re going with this, but why don’t you finish it.” Ellen quipped back, “Well, do you think, Jerry, there would be a possibility that Seinfeld would come back?” Jerry’s answer? “It’s possible,” he confessed, before getting cut off by a huge round of applause! “Oh, they like the idea.”
It seems Jerry has changed his tone from late last year. In a September 2017 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he expressed that he wasn’t really interested in a reboot. “Why?” he asked. “Maybe it’s nice that you continue to love it instead of us tampering with something that went pretty well.”
In a previous exclusive interview with Closer Weekly, Seinfeld alum John O’Hurley confessed that he doesn’t think the show would even survive in a “cell phone world.” “Seinfeld was about the irresponsibilities of young people back in a time when it was okay to be irresponsible. I don’t think it would survive right now. Also, you know why? It would have [cell phones]. That was never part of Seinfeld, and I think it would take away from the show because Seinfeld was about people actually looking at each other and talking, or not looking at each other and talking, but it was about one of the two things,” he told Closer.
“It was about connection or disconnection, and I don’t think it would work in a cell phone world because it would be too easily replicated,” John added. “It was about authentic communication. When the show went off the air, that was the day the music died.” Oh yes, it was — and that’s why we’re crossing our fingers for a reboot!
Click through the gallery below to see the cast of Seinfeld then and now!
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