There are two types of people in life: alphas and betas, wolves and sheep, Seinfeld people and Friends people. This may be a little offensive to some of you millennial snowflakes (which I allegedly am too, so don’t feel bad) out there, but if you’re a Friends guy and not a Seinfeld guy, you have a smaller brain. It’s essentially scientific fact.
As you can probably tell by now, I’m quite the Seinfeld fan. One of my favorite memories as a kid is snuggling up next to my Dad on the couch to watch Seinfeld reruns on TBS and laughing my ass off, and not really because I understood the jokes, but because my Dad did.
Obviously, the older I got, the more of the show I understood and the more I came to realize how truly brilliant it was. So with that in mind, I can’t help but think a Seinfeld reboot would be a terrible idea, and I think Seinfeld himself knows it.
The only issue — given the constant waves of reboots, remakes, and revivals — is that NBC would likely make Jerry and the gang (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richard, and Jason Alexander) an offer they couldn’t refuse. I have no idea what kind of payday we’re talking here, but you’d have to imagine it’d be in the tens of millions, especially considering how successful a Seinfeld reunion would be.
While Jerry and Larry David no doubt still have the wits to write a hilarious reunion, one can’t help but wonder if that brand of humor would translate to 2018’s audience.
Only time will tell.