象徴的なシットコムは、 1989 に 1998, 放映 180 エピソード–そして多くのファンはヒットショーの継続を望んでいましたが、サインフェルドは違った感じでした.
“I remember when I was in the ninth season and I was thinking maybe it’s time to wrap this up, and I remember inviting Michael [リチャーズ] and Julia [Louis-Dreyfous] and Jason [アレクサンダー] to my dressing room and we all just sat there and we stared at each other,” he told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday.
“I went, ‘I was thinking maybe this is our moment to make a good exit.’ We’ve had a lot of good fortune here. Maybe we shouldn’t push our luck too far. And we all agreed that this was the right moment. And I remember it’s the only time we all got together in a dressing room, the four of us, to make that decision. That was powerful, I remember that… I remember because as soon as we all agreed, that was it. ええと, if the four of us agreed, I know it wasn’t going to go further,” Seinfeld recalled.
The stand-up comedian, 67, later told reporters about how he would like to go back and amend some “となりのサインフェルド” episodes given a chance.
“There’s a number of them that I would love another crack at, but I don’t really believe philosophically in changing or even thinking about the past,” Seinfeld admitted but he wouldn’t divulge which episodes specifically.
“It’s just my philosophy of life,” 彼が追加した. “It just happened the way it happened and we’re going to go from here and that’s the best way to live. I think regret is a philosophical position that I disagree with. That kind of assumes you could have changed the past but if you forced me or and you gave me a time machine, ええ, there’s a few where I would fix some things.”
Seinfeld was also firm in his stance about never watching the iconic sitcom despite its popularity. “I don’t watch the show,” 彼は言った. “How often have you pulled out your high school yearbook?”
Dubbed the “show about nothing,” “となりのサインフェルド” follows four friends living in Manhattan. The series was nominated for 68 エミー賞, won 10, and is widely regarded as one of the best comedies made to date.
“I remember I was in a cab one time and the cab driver said to me, ‘Why did you stop doing that show? It was very successful.’ And I and I said to him, 上手, I was at a point we had done it for nine years and I realized I could go off the air right now and the show could be a legend. I could be a legend of the sitcom world or I could make some more money. I could risk that to make some more money. 私は言った, what would you do? 彼は言った, ‘I’d go for legend.’ 私は言った, ええ, that’s what I thought. So we went for a legend,” Seinfeld said regarding rumors of getting the cast back together for a reboot or reunion episode.
He further spoke on how comedy can often be a hard medium to work in.
“It’s just hard to be funny,” Seinfeld told reporters. “Everybody kind of thinks they’re funny or wants to be funny, but even the people that are great at being funny aren’t funny a lot of the time because it’s just a tricky, subtle thing that evokes that response of laughter [from an audience].”
“となりのサインフェルド” is available to stream on Netflix Oct. 1