Sweet fancy Moses! Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander were spotted walking into Tom’s Restaurant, the Upper West Side diner whose exterior was known on Seinfeld as Monk’s. And it looks like they might be filming an episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee!
Ali Phil took this perfectly-timed photograph of Seinfeld and Alexander walking down Broadway; as you can see Alexander is wearing an extremely George Costanza-ish jacket! Ethan Wu Tweeted, “Just saw Seinfeld and Costanza go into Tom’s #casual”
Seinfeld did a great AMA. Very thoughtful answers to a wide variety of questions about the show and standup and everything else. Whole thing is worth some time but my favorites were -
- The show opened with that bassline because they were trying to come up with a theme that wouldn’t interfere with the stand-up.
- Seinfeld calls Seinfeld, “The opposite of a show about nothing.” A random person replied, “Even in the later years when you guys strayed from the ‘how a comedian gets his material’ formula, it was still about social faux pas and ridiculous social customs.” to which Seinfeld replied, “FINALLY I have met someone that understands the show.”
- If he could coffee in any car with any comedian living or dead, it would be Charlie Chaplin in a Dusenberg.
George: Boy - I’m really surprised at Elaine - that whole phone business - she should know better than that. Jerry: Hey - hey - hey! George: What? Jerry: Where do you think this relationship is? If you are thinking of instituting an open-door urination policy, let me disabuse you of that notion right now, my friend. George: You’re so uptight. Jerry: Uptight? Let’s all just have a big pee party. Hey everybody, grab a bucket. We’re going up to Jerry’s. It’s a pee party.
ELAINE: Hey, what are you reading? GEORGE: Oh, uh, “The Falconer” by John Cheever. It’s really excellent. ELAINE: John Cheever, you ever read any of his stuff? JERRY: Uh, yeah, I’m familiar with some of his writing. look, we gotta get back to work. We just had a big breakthrough here. ELAINE: Okay, I’ll leave you two alone. JERRY: Okay. ELAINE: Maybe I’ll go visit my mother. She just bought me some new panties and they’re - all laid out for me.
GEORGE: Alright, so, go ahead. JERRY: So we go back to my apartment.. GEORGE: Woah. Whoa! Woah! JERRY: So, we’re, uh, foolin’ around there.. you know, it’s getting a little passionate.. and, uh, she starts with the dirty talking. GEORGE: Alright, alright, hold on! (Jerry has George’s full attention) Time out! Woah, woah! What did she say? JERRY: Oh, you know, the usual.. GEORGE: No, I don’t know. How do I know the usual? JERRY: Typical things. GEORGE: What typical? Gimme typical. Gimme some typical. JERRY: She says, uh.. (Mumbles something inaudible) GEORGE: …That’s very dirty. That’s absolutely filthy.
George: Did she do it on purpose? Jerry: It was my fault, I told her the wrong door. George: I was supposed to see her. She wasn’t supposed to see me. Jerry: So what? George: Well ordinarily I wouldn’t mind. But… Jerry: But… George: Well I just got back from swimming in the pool. And the water was cold… Jerry: Oh… You mean… shrinkage. George: Yes. Significant shrinkage! Jerry: So you feel you were short changed. George: Yes! I mean, if she thinks that’s me she’s under a complete misapprehension. That was not me, Jerry. That was not me.