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Jerry Seinfeld and Michael Richards reunite for season finale of 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Jerry Seinfeld and his Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards (who played Kramer on the show) are out there and lovin’ every minute of getting coffee for the season one finale of Seinfeld’s aptly titled online show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. In the episode, Richards, who has steered clear of the public eye since making off-putting remarks during a Laugh Factory performance in 2006, and Seinfeld discuss Sugar Ray Leonard, Charles Manson, Jay Mohr, and Seinfeld’s dog as they drive to a lunch date in an old VW truck. I only wish they were headed to Monk’s Cafe. Richards’ wit is as sharp as ever, as evidenced by the episode’s preview (“Don’t invite little girls over to the table, Jerry.”).

Past guests on Seinfeld’s second show “about nothing” have included Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Carl Reiner, Alec Baldwin, and Mel Brooks. Hopefully we’ll see appearances by Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander next season. But the ultimate comedian to grab coffee with would definitely have to be Woody Allen. We’d love to hear his musings on life, death, and French roast.

The finale will air tonight at 9 p.m. EST on the show’s site.

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‘Seinfeld’ star Wayne Knight will play Santa in musical ‘Elf’
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'Seinfeld' star Wayne Knight will play Santa in musical 'Elf'

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Wayne Knight, who played Jerry Seinfeld’s nemesis Newman on Seinfeld, will have some big, red pants to fill this November when he steps in as Santa in the Broadway musical Elf. The Exes star will assume the role originally played by George Wendt in the 2010 production based on Will Ferrell’s 2003 movie. Tony award winner Beth Leavel, Mark Jacoby, Valerie Wright, and Adam Heller will reprise their roles as Emily, Walter, Deb, and Mr. Greenway, respectively, and Casey Nicholaw returns to direct and choreograph.

The title character Buddy hasn’t been cast yet. May we suggest Michael Richards? If he could play a “Communist” mall Santa on Seinfeld, he can certainly pull off an elf. He may be too old for the role, but come on, we’re begg’n ya!


'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee': Seinfeld taking Monk's Cafe on the road?


There was a time, at the beginning of Seinfeld‘s run, that the show was dismissed for being about nothing. (To their credit, the show’s writers ran with that criticism, building an entire arc around the idea.) For Jerry Seinfeld’s next project, though, he’s flirting with similar existential nothingness. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a web series that will run on Crackle beginning on July 19. In it, Seinfeld drives his funny friends around in fancy cars. To get coffee.

Check out which of his famous friends are coming along for the ride: READ FULL STORY

Summer TV poll: What classic show was your favorite summer buddy?

Once upon a time, summer programming truly was the dog-days of television’s calendar year. All our favorite friends disappeared in May, leaving us with lonely tumbleweeds in the form of repeats, baseball, and unwanted stepchildren. (I’m referring to oddball programming, not Sam from Diff’rent Strokes.) But every so often, a show would appear that would salvage the season; a show that become even more beloved because of the dregs that surround it. Take Mad Men, for instance. When AMC (who?) debuted the slick 1960s drama in July 2007, it was as valuable as that new, cool best friend at summer camp who makes the dreariness of your cabin bearable until you can return home to your normal life and reliable fall-TV friends.

Cable television has unfurled several scripted shows during the summer that went on to become beloved favorites — Sex and the City, True Blood — but summer TV has also proven a huge launching pad for hit reality shows, like Survivor and American Idol.

Looking back, what was your favorite summer TV show? Vote below for the show that was your favorite summer buddy. READ FULL STORY

'Veep' dream cameos: Which 'Seinfeld' actors should get bit parts?

In HBO’s new comedy Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus excels as Selina Meyer, a vice president who’s foul-mouthed and powerless. Tony Hale, a.k.a. Buster Bluth, does great work as her loyal body man, Gary. Anna Chlumsky as Amy, the VPOTUS chief of staff, makes me glad the actress ended her self-imposed acting hiatus.

But the show — which our own Ken Tucker calls fun, if not gut busting — might benefit from a few cameos. Specifically: It’d be great if some of Louis-Dreyfus’s old Seinfeld cast mates took up temporary residence in the Oval Office. Er, the Naval Observatory.

No, I’m not talking about Jerry, George, and Kramer — though if they feel like taking a break from counting their piles of syndication money, any of them could play a congressman. Instead, I’d rather imagine which Seinfeld supporting characters would make convincing Washington power players. Specifically, here’s what I’d like to see: READ FULL STORY

Mitt Romney botches 'Seinfeld' reference during debate, Jason Alexander tweets back

During his opening statement at Tuesday’s Republican Presidential Debate on CNN, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney dropped in a non sequitur Seinfeld reference. “I want to restore America’s promise, and I’m going to do that…” began Romney, but before he finished his statement, the audience began applauding, to which Romney remarked, “As George Costanza would say, when they’re applauding, stop.” Watch below. READ FULL STORY

U.S. Postal Service to make stamps with living celebrities on them: Who would you like to lick the most?

On Monday, the U.S. Postal Service announced that, for the first time ever, they will make commemorative stamps that feature living celebrities on them. Typically, the standard rule is that you have to be dead at least five years to get the prestigious honor of being licked and sent to exotic locations like… Milwaukee, but in an attempt to boost sales and interests (stamp collecting is cool, you guys), the U.S. Postal Service is now open to suggestions on Facebook and Twitter for which living stars should be put on a stamp. Their only stipulation? That the star has “made enduring contributions to the United States of America.” Ah, so close Kim Kardashian!

Since we love any opportunity to honor our favorite celebrities and decide which of them we’d like to lick without getting in serious trouble (we’ve been putting some thought into that for quite a long time), we came up with some of our own suggestions (Jon Hamm, Betty White, Robert Pattinson, Tina Fey, Bruce Springsteen, to name a few.) We also wanted to see who you think should be sitting pretty on the right hand corner of your envelopes. Check out our dream stamp gallery and vote in our poll below! READ FULL STORY

Twitter to Jerry Seinfeld: 'Hello... Jerry.'

What’s the deal with Jerry Seinfeld waiting so long to join Twitter, you ask? Well, Question Asker, maybe you should just be thankful he’s here. Only a few months ago, the 57-year-old comedian told The New York Times that he had no plans to drop 140 or fewer on us, calling it “stand-up with a net.” Jerry seems to have changed his tune, but he hasn’t totally changed his tone, as his first two tweets were laced with playful reluctance: “Greetings, Tweetarians! I have just landed on your Planet. This could be my last Tweet.” And: “Second Tweet! Am I done yet?”

The Twitterverse didn’t take long to take notice: Jerry is currently trending, and he has already amassed more than 35,000 followers since he began tweeting three hours ago. Could it be mere minutes before we read GOLD, Jerry, GOLD? We are breathlessly sitting by. And if Seinfeld winds up enjoying his social networking experience, perhaps he can persuade his buddy Larry David to join! (Cut to: this never happening.) So, how do you feel about Seinfeld finally churning out some sweet tweets? And is there one comedian that you’ve been hoping will join Twitter?

Miley Cyrus inadvertently fuses Nirvana and 'Seinfeld' in incredible '90s tribute performance

Miley Cyrus loves the 1990s. For one, she was born in 1992, about a year after Nirvana ushered in a new age of rock music with the release of Nevermind. Twenty years later or so, the two collided again on stage in South America. At her concert last week in Ecuador, Cyrus covered “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the song that inspired her to want to follow her dreams. (Thanks, Dad, but nah.)

Cyrus has the hearty voice to make this song interesting, at least, but… um, that dancing. What’s with the dancing? Or as another 1990′s icon George Costanza might have said, “It’s more like a full-body dry heave set to music.” Scroll to the 47 second mark below and stand back. Sweet fancy Moses! READ FULL STORY

'Star Trek' producer regrets lack of gay characters. What other shows have a surprising lack of diversity?

Brent-Spiner-dataIn an interview with AfterElton.com, Terra Nova exec. producer Brannon Braga — who cut his teeth writing and producing Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — lamented the fact that Star Trek has never once included an out gay character in a movie or TV series. “It was a shame for a lot of us,” Braga said. “It was not a forward-thinking decision.” Yes, there was the occasional episode where, say, Commander Riker falls in love with an alien from a genderless world, or Dr. Crusher falls in love with a male alien who (thanks the symbiotic organism living inside it, naturally) changes bodies to a female — who Crusher then spurns. But as far as an out-and-proud same-sex loving character, the otherwise socially progressive and diverse Star Trek universe is stuck in the closet.

Braga does contended that had the shows been airing today, the TNG and DS9 creative teams “wouldn’t have been squeamish” about introducing a gay Trek character. Perhaps. For one thing, I always kinda wondered if Data, in his exploration of what it means to be human, would ever get intimate with a male crew-mate the same way he did with Tasha Yar. (Slash fiction tells me I am not alone in this overshare.) I also got to thinking: What other TV series have a surprisingly specific lack of diversity? READ FULL STORY

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