A Seinfeld reunion could finally be happening, sort of. Fans of the show about nothing, arguably the greatest sitcom to grace prime time television, have been pining for something, anything, that would bring the four wonky friends back together.
According to ABC News on Thursday, rumors started flying when an image of Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander walking into Tom’s Restaurant – known as "Monk’s" on the show – hit Twitter earlier this month.
The fave diner of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer was one of the show’s most recognizable places – home of the DiMaggio dunk, the Big Salad, the well-endowed waitresses, and hundreds of other quirky references from the lovable show.
The exterior of Tom's Restaurant on the corner of West 112th Street and Broadway in NYC, an actual restaurant, was used as a backdrop, though the inside of the diner was filmed in a studio.
Seinfeld initially teased with his allusion to a “secret project” in his recent Reddit AMA. Fans have been excited ever since they saw George, in his traditional red puffy coat (Gor-Tex?) entering the café a few weeks ago with his longtime pal.
Seinfeld appeared on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show earlier this morning, and was grilled with questions relating to the mysterious photo, as well as to Jason Alexander’s tweet that he sent out to fans that said:
hey everybody, you'll never guess what I did today. Shhhhh. It's a secret. – @IJasonAlexander
Jerry did reveal that he and Jason were, in fact, filming something when the Tom’s Restaurant photo went up on January 13. He refused to say what it was, but Larry David, the show’s producer, was seen leaving the café as well.
Jerry said the spot is not a commercial, despite a Rolling Stone article saying it was, and also said it is not an episode of Jerry’s short films Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but Seinfeld did confirm that Alexander was there playing the role of George.
Whether it’s a Super Bowl commercial, a Broadway play, a hand puppet performance, a miming recital, a poetry reading... (yadda, yadda), I think most Seinfeld fans would be overjoyed, (happy pappy if you will), at seeing the four friends back together.