It's a Festivus miracle! The "Seinfeld" gang is getting back together.
When people spotted Jerry Seinfeld and former co-star Jason Alexander together, rumors of a reunion began to circulate, but others thought they were just filming an episode of Seinfeld's web series "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee."
"It is not. But it is not not those things either," revealed Seinfeld on New York's "Boomer and Carton" radio show. "It's a secret project."
Here's what we squeezed from the interview:
· Alexander will plays George
· It's longer than 60 seconds
· Larry David is in on it
· Other Seinfeld characters are involved, making us believe it'll be the first true Seinfeld reunion.
Most importantly, Seinfeld said the project will be "one-and-done" and that we will all see it "very, very soon."
So what exactly is this secret-but-not-so-secret "Seinfeld" sort-of reunion? We have a few theories.
It's A Filmed Segment For The Super Bowl
Since every other New Yorker is complaining about the Super Bowl, why not Jerry and George?
Considering Seinfeld is a big sports fan both in real life and on the show, we'd be hard-pressed to think that the reunion has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that, for the first time ever, the Super Bowl is in (or close to) New York. If not a commercial, the reunion could be part of the pre-game festivities or the half-time show.
Maybe George has become the GM for the New York Jets after his run working with the Yankees? We can only hope Larry David finds some reason to come back to voice the ghost of George Steinbrenner.
'Seinfeld: The Later Years'
We'd love to think the project is a web series, but considering it's one-and-done and short-form (and that Julia-Louis Dreyfus is probably really busy with "Veep"), that's unlikely. More possible: it's a short about the gang's return to society after their prison sentence. They have plenty to catch up on; I mean really, what is the deal with Facebook, Twitter and Justin Bieber? And what is Newman up to now that the postal service is dying (spoiler: he works for Amazon)?
"Seinfeld" was a show about nothing. Considering both Seinfeld and David are known for being a bit absurdist, maybe that's the biggest hint for this secret project: it's nothing. It's just the people from "Seinfeld" sitting around and talking in character, with no plot or purpose behind it.
It would probably still be better than the last episode.