February 3, 2014 |
If you felt like there was something missing from the "'Seinfeld' reunion" as it played on Sunday's Super Bowl, it's because there was. Some five minutes were cut from the complete version, a now-available episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," for which the Super Bowl spot served as an ad (and, by extension, as an ad for the series' sponsor, Acura). There are of course reasons, tens of millions of them, why the sketch, I think we can call it, did not run full-length during the football game - "As expensive as a Super Bowl minute" is a phrase I hereby trademark, if I can do that.
February 2, 2014 |
Did Peyton Manning have something to do with that "Seinfeld" commercial? In the middle of a game in which the vaunted quarterback couldn't seem to make anything happen, the much-speculated upon "secret" "Seinfeld" Super Bowl project revealed itself to be both a mini-cast reunion and a commercial for Jerry Seinfeld's Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. " Unfortunately, like the Broncos' quarterback, it had a hard time connecting. There they were, Jerry and George (Jason Alexander)
February 1, 2014 |
There will be a lot of numbers and statistics bandied about on this holiest of sports weekends, but none will be as crucial for you to remember as the time the Super Bowl is set to begin. For those living in the Pacific time zone, the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos will kick off at 3:30 p.m. PST on Sunday on Fox. But that isn't the only important time to remember for Sunday. For those wanting to make sitting in front of the TV an all-day affair, the Super Bowl love can begin at 9 a.m. Pacific with "Road to the Super Bowl," which is not a little-seen Bob Hope-Bing Crosby film but actually an hour-long look back at the season and how the Seahawks and Broncos came to play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Andre Braugher, of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," narrates the NFL Films production.
January 30, 2014 |
A lot of TV talk this weekend will be devoted to the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, but that doesn't mean the rest of the NFL has been packed up and put into deep freeze until next fall. And nowhere is that more obvious than NBC, which aired the first interview with former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin since he left the team last October. Martin created headlines last fall when he abruptly left the Dolphins and reportedly checked himself into a Florida hospital to be treated for emotional distress.
January 30, 2014 |
Could a "Seinfeld" reunion really be in the works? Well, it isn't not in the works, Jerry Seinfeld said Thursday in a giant tease of an interview with New York's WFAN radio station. Appearing on "Boomer & Carton," Seinfeld was asked about a photo taken on Jan. 13 of the comedian and his former "Seinfeld" co-star, Jason Alexander, standing outside Tom's Restaurant in New York's Upper West Side. As "Seinfeld" fans are well aware, the exterior of Tom's was used in establishing shots of the fictional Monk's Diner, Jerry and the gang's favorite greasy spoon. PHOTOS: Memorable TV series finales Understandably, the photo fueled speculation about what they were up to. Some thought they might be collaborating on a Super Bowl commercial; others theorized Seinfeld and Alexander were filming an episode of Seinfeld's popular Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
January 6, 2014 |
Jerry Seinfeld took questions about the landmark comedy series "Seinfeld" on Reddit on Monday. Fans who tuned in to ask the comedian questions on the site's Ask Me Anything forum were talking Soup Nazi, George's voice-mail song, the episode that was never made and more. Here are some highlights: 1. The scrapped "Seinfeld" storyline "There was one episode where Jerry bought a handgun," Seinfeld said. "And we started making it and stopped in the middle. " The episode was scratched after the read-through -- "trying to make that funny ended up being no fun. " 2. When Jerry met Larry The first time Seinfeld became acquainted with series co-creator Larry David was in 1975 when David was leaning on the fender of Seinfeld's car: "I actually was eavesdropping on him talking to another comedian, and I wasn't even in comedy yet. But he was leaning on my car in front of the Improv....