A Seinfeld reunion? Not quite, but close enough

A Seinfeld reunion? Not quite, but close enough
Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 07:11:52-05

For most fans of the iconic sitcom Seinfeld, nine seasons of “nothing” wasn’t enough. In fact, an entire network of social media accounts has been developed behind one simple premise: “What if Seinfeld was still on TV today?”

While Seinfeld has not produced a full episode since going off the air in 1998, the cast did reunite on creator Larry David’s HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 2009. That year, Curb developed a season arc where David convinces the rest of the Seinfeld cast to put together a reunion show.

The Curb episodes offered a glimpse into what a Seinfeld reunion might be like — each character had their own storylines, old sets got a touch-up and even writers were invited back to participate. But the show only offered a few disjointed scenes that often appeared out of order.

But actor and director Topher Grace — himself the graduate of a network sitcom — took matters into his own hands on Tuesday, when he edited together all of the Seinfeld reunion scenes from Curb Your Enthusiasm into chronological order.



I edited all the Seinfeld scenes from Curb season 7 into one episode. It’s more like a radio play, but if you sew...

Posted by Topher Grace on Tuesday, February 23, 2016


Grace’s video doesn’t exactly work out to be a full episode — it’s only nine minutes long, and some portions lack visuals as they’re taken from a “table read” scene — but it does see each storyline from beginning, middle and end and offer a feel for what a modern episode of Seinfeld would look like. And, of course, it’s all backed by a laugh track.

With no plans for a full reunion in sight, it’ll have to do for Seinfeld fans.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.