Taking part in his second “Ask Me Anything” session today, Seinfeld responded to a fan asking about a sequel.
I think you’re wrong. I think it would be lame, and I think it would be an embarrassment to the nice place that the show occupies. I’m absolutely happy keeping it the way it is. You can’t keep asking for more of certain things, you know? one of the keys to life is having a sense of proportion, knowing how long to sit at a restaurant after you’ve eaten, or how long you should go on vacation – if you go to Hawaii for a month on vacation, I guarantee you that by the end you’ll hate it. So it’s the same with a TV show, you want to do a certain amount of it, so that when people look back on it and they love it. I could have easily done the show for one or two or three more years, but it would have changed the way people look back at it. I think I made the right decision. Because people like the show now even more than they did in the 1990s, because it didn’t get worn out.
Earlier this year, we spoke to the creator of the @SeinfeldToday twitter account, Josh Gondelman, about how a Seinfeld reunion would rate in the social TV era.
“I think huge ratings like that are harder to come by now,” Gondelman told us. “There’s so much more to watch. It’s hard to imagine more buzz around it than there was for the actual Seinfeld finale, which was pre social media.”