‘It Lurches, Where it Should Glide’: Watching The ‘Seinfeld’ Reunion in Context

Los Angeles Times Television Critic Robert Lloyd notes: 

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)

(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)

If you felt like there was something missing from the “‘Seinfeld’ reunion” as it played on Sunday’s Super Bowl, it’s because there was. Some five minutes were cut from the complete version, a now-available episode of Jerry Seinfeld‘s Web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” for which the Super Bowl spot served as an ad…

 [Today only – Seinfeld: The Complete Series, $58.99 (61% off at Amazon]

…Doubtless the spot raised the profile of Jerry’s little Internet show. But though clearly made to be seen in the context of the game, during whose halftime it takes place, as shortened for Sunday’s broadcast it lacked the existential essence, the rhythms, the music of what made “Seinfeld” “Seinfeld.” It was as if you took an old familiar Beatles song and removed three out of every four measures. It lurches, where it should glide.

 Lloyd recommends the unabridged original, which you can find here.

strangelove-tinyAlso, From yesterday’s punditfromanotherplanet post, Seinfeld in the news [VIDEO] Jerry Seinfeld On Diversity In Comedy

Los Angeles Times


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