Poster: Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 8
“New York. Same Larry.” Genius tagline.
Did you also see Ben Affleck in Curb this week? I paused the show and had to rewind to check if it was him.
Seinfeld Reunion on Curb
The seventh season of David’s improvised HBO comedy, which returns on Sept. 20, will be centered around the TV version of David finally agreeing to do a reunion of the defining ’90s sitcom. All four “Seinfeld” castmembers — Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards — will play themselves in multiple episodes, and the season finale will feature extensive snippets of the show-within-the-show.
“For years, I’ve been asked about a ‘Seinfeld’ reunion,” David told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena. He always refused, but, “Then I thought it might be very funny to do that on ‘Curb.’ And I kept thinking about it.”
Seinfeld will appear in five episodes, sprinkled throughout the season, and the others will appear in as many as four or five episodes, albeit not always together.
“We’ll see writing, see aspects of the read-through, parts of rehearsal, see the show being filmed, and see it on TV,” David explained. “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) 11 years later. Within the show, it will be incorporated into regular ‘Curb’ episodes. “
How was it writing for these characters so many years later, and in the context of a different show?
“It was surprisingly smooth. Coming up with the right ideas for what’s happened in 11 years, that took some thought. Three of the guys working on my show as executive producers also were producers on ‘Seinfeld,’ so I was working with them.”
Genius and just made this the best thing on TV this fall.
Awesome. It’ll be interesting to see how the characters they play on Curb, based on themselves, will differ from the ones they played on Seinfeld.
Also, it looks like the recreated the old set, which is fantastic. Julia Louis Dreyfus looks the most changed, everything about Elaine’s wardrobe, hair and make up were so 90s.