NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — After much hype about a “Seinfeld” reunion, the project was revealed during Super Bowl XLVIII – and Jerry Seinfeld said he was “pretty sure” no larger reunion was coming.
A 90-second spot during the halftime show featured Seinfeld as his eponymous character, and Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Seated at Tom’s Restaurant, at 2880 Broadway near Columbia University.
The exterior of Tom’s Restaurant stood in for Monk’s Café in “Seinfeld,” but this time, Seinfeld and Alexander actually filmed there for the ad for Seinfeld’s show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on Crackle.
The ad was part of a larger six-minute episode of the Web series.
In the ad, George gripes that he wasn’t invited to a Super Bowl party. After some prodding, Jerry tells him it’s because he “over-cheered.” After some more prodding, Jerry admits the real reason: it seems George “availed himself” in the bathroom of the host’s master bedroom.
“Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David, and Wayne Knight, who played Newman, were also involved.
Seinfeld spoke to CBS 2’s Alice Gainer Monday about the spot.
Gainer: “So no larger reunion? This was it?”
Seinfeld: “No, that was it. Yeah, that was it.”
Gainer: “Are you sure?”
Seinfeld:: “Yeah, pretty sure.”
Photos surfaced last week online showing Seinfeld and Alexander walking toward Tom’s Restaurant. The comedian was then grilled on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton Show” on whether it meant he was getting the gang back together.
Seinfeld responded that he and Alexander weren’t filming a commercial or an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” But he also said it’s “not not those things, either. It’s a secret project.”
“I gave you more now than I’ve given anyone,” Seinfeld said. “I told you what it isn’t. And then I also told you that it isn’t not that, either.”
But Boomer & Carton producer Al Dukes convinced Seinfeld, of Queens, to participate in a game of 20 questions.
One of his answers was that he expected the skit to be “one and done.”
Seinfeld was set to appear on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m.
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