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Jerry Seinfeld recalls when cast knew ‘Seinfeld’ was over: ‘Shouldn’t push our luck’

“Seinfeld” co-creator / actor Jerry Seinfeld has revealed the moment he knows it’s time to wrap up the comedy series.

The iconic sitcom ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998, airing 180 episodes – and many fans wanted the hit series to continue, but Seinfeld felt different.

“I remember when I was in the ninth season and I thought maybe it was time to wrap up, and I remember inviting Michael [Richards] and Julia [Louis-Dreyfous] and Jason [Alexander] in my dressing room and we all sat there and looked at each other, ”he told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.

“I was like, ‘I thought maybe this was our time to have a good outing.’ We’ve been very lucky here. Maybe we shouldn’t take our luck too far. And we all agreed it was the right time. And I remember that was the only time we got together. all gathered in a locker room, the four of us, to make that decision. It was powerful, I remember… I remember because as soon as we all agreed, that was it. You know, if the four of us were in agreement, I know it wouldn’t go any further, ”Seinfeld recalled.


The stand-up comedian, 67, then explained to reporters that he would like to go back and edit some episodes of “Seinfeld” if given the chance.

Jerry Seinfeld recalls when cast knew ‘Seinfeld’ was over: ‘Shouldn’t push our luck’(Left to right) Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander FILES / AFP via Getty Images

“There are a number that I would like another crack for, but I don’t really believe philosophically in change or even thinking about the past,” Seinfeld admitted but did not disclose which episodes specifically.

“It’s just my philosophy of life,” he added. “It just happened the way it happened and we’re going to get out of here and that’s the best way to live. I think regret is a philosophical position that I don’t agree with. sort of you could have changed the past, but if you forced me or and you gave me a time machine, yeah, there are a few where i would fix some things. “


Seinfeld was also firm in his stance of never watching the iconic sitcom despite its popularity. “I don’t watch the show,” he said. “How many times have you pulled out your high school yearbook?” “

Dubbed “The Show for Nothing,” “Seinfeld” follows four friends living in Manhattan. The series was nominated for 68 Emmys, won 10, and is widely regarded as one of the best comedies made to date.

Jerry Seinfeld recalls when cast knew ‘Seinfeld’ was over: ‘Shouldn’t push our luck’(LR) Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Andrew Eccles / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

“I remember I was in a cab once and the cab driver said, ‘Why did you stop doing this show? It was very successful.’ And me and I said to him, well, I was at a point where we had been doing it for nine years and I realized that I could get off the air now and the show could be a legend. I could. be a legend in the sitcom world or I could make more money. I could take that risk to make more money. I said, what would you do? He said, “I would choose the legend.” I said, yeah, that’s what I thought, so we went with a legend, ”Seinfeld said of rumors the cast would be reunited for a reboot or reunion episode.

He also explained how comedy can often be a difficult way to work.

“It’s just hard to be funny,” Seinfeld told reporters. “Everyone somehow thinks they’re funny or wants to be funny, but even people who are good at being funny aren’t often because it’s just a delicate, subtle thing that conjures up that laughing response. [from an audience]. “

“Seinfeld” is available to stream on Netflix on October 1st

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