Yesterday's Super Bowl was full of surprises, but for some, one of the most exciting moments came during halftime: a long-awaited Seinfeld reunion.
Last month, Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander were spotted at Tom's Restaurant, the café whose exterior sign was an iconic feature of the hit series. When asked about the project, Seinfeld confirmed it was a reunion, but promised it was a one-off.
It played out as a 90-second episode of Seinfeld's popular webseries Comedian in Cars Getting Coffee, but unlike other episodes, which features Seinfeld and a guest in an unscripted coffee date, it was done with Seinfeld and Alexander reprising their roles from the legendary '90s sitcom.
According to a statement Seinfeld released after the game, Fox had approached series creator Larry David and Seinfeld to do the mini-reunion, given the New York connection to the game.
"Larry and I wrote the script in one sitting, just like old times, and working with him, Jason and Wayne [Knight, who played the series' antagonist, Newman] was a total blast, as it always was," Seinfeld said.
While it was great to see the characters together again, it wasn't exactly what many people were hoping for. Still, the six-minute version is fun to watch, even if it isn't completely fulfilling.
We can only hope this project leads to something bigger.
Watch the full version of the episode below.