It’s been almost 20 years since Seinfeld’s series finale aired, and fans are still divided over how the show ended. Now, it’s clear that Jerry Seinfeld himself isn’t exactly sure whether the final episode went in the right direction.
While attending the New Yorker Festival on Friday, Seinfeld sat down with New Yorker editor David Remnick and during the course of their conversation, Variety reports that the comedian revealed that he’s still not one hundred percent content with how the comedy went out.
“I sometimes think we really shouldn’t have even done it,” Seinfeld told the audience during his New Yorker Festival interview according to Variety. “There was a lot of pressure on us at that time to do one big last show, but big is always bad in comedy.”
He explained that in comedy you shouldn’t go big, but instead you should go “small and cheap and quick.”
While the comedian and co-creator of the series, which ran for nine seasons (from 1989 to 1998), wasn’t exactly happy with the end, he did point out an episode he loved. In fact, he admitted that the funniest moment of the entire series came from season 5, during “The Marine Biologist” episode.
“The hardest thing in comedy is to have the biggest laugh at the end, and it’s the most satisfying thing,” he said before noting they got “lucky” with the joke in that episode that George (Jason Alexander) makes after discovering Kramer’s lost golf ball in a whale’s blowhole.
What are your thoughts on the series finale? Which episode of Seinfeld is your favorite?
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