While most of the world is still buzzing about the Saved by the Bell reunion (save for Jimmy Fallon and Screech, that is), there is a considerably more epic reunion on the horizon: Seinfeld! Don’t worry, though, it’s not like outgoing NBC impresario Ben Silverman convinced the gang to reunite for his going-away party. Rather, a major plot thread of the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm which debuts on September 20 will revolve around getting the cast of the seminal nineties sitcom back together again to film a special. According to the Star-Ledger’s Alan Sepinwall, Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and yes, even Michael Richards “will play themselves in multiple episodes, and the season finale will feature extensive snippets of the show-within-the-show.” So what kind of plot points can we expect to see?
Well, at the TCA conference out in California, Larry David was playing coy. “We’ll see writing, see aspects of the read-through, parts of rehearsal, see the show being filmed, and see it on TV,” David told the crowd of critics. “You won’t see the entire show. You’ll see parts of the show. You’ll get an idea of what happened (to the Seinfeld characters) eleven years later. Within the show, it will be incorporated into regular ‘Curb’ episodes.” However, when pressed for details like whether the show would incorporate Michael Richards’s infamous racist tirade at a comedy club, David remained elusive (“It’s possible,” he answered). Actually, we’re pretty okay with the fact that David didn’t want to reveal any spoilers, we’re just glad that he was able to pull this off and excited to watch the sure-to-be-hilarious results.* Can’t wait!
*Our apologies for the rare moment of earnestness; your friendly Vulture editors promise to get back to delivering zingers on the next post.