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Jerry Seinfeld on Reddit ‘AMA’: Seinfeld Reunion Would be ‘Lame’

SeinfeldSeinfeld fanatics are probably screaming a Kramer-esque “Jerry!” today after Jerry Seinfeld squashed their dreams of a reunion via Reddit.

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.
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And The Shorty Awards Go to…

Lost Remote was at the sixth annual Shorty Awards in New York City last night, where some of social media’s best moments and brightest stars were rewarded for their efforts.

For social TV, ABC’s hit show “Scandal,” whose social media prowess we’ve covered extensively, took home the #ShortyAward for best TV show. The show’s cast live-tweets almost every episode, and is one of the more active shows in terms of promotion ahead of episodes.  One of its cast members, Josh Malina, recently spoke with us about the cast’s collective decision to be there for fans on social media.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) and Parks and Recreation’s Retta (@unfoRETTAble) took home best actor and best actress Shorty’s.

Our story featuring @SeinfeldToday’s fake twitter account must have given it a bump—it won best fake twitter account.  Speaking of Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld won the award for best Web Show for his original web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Amy Poehler‘s “Smart Girls At The Party” Tumblr won best Tumblr of the year.

For best integration of social media for live TV, there was a tie between NBC’s “The Voice” and MTV’s 2014 Movie Awards.

In a funny moment, actor Will Ferrell was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award for social media.

“Of all the irrelevant awards out there, meaningless awards, awards that no one has heard of…the Shorty’s are by far the most prestigious,” Ferrell said in a taped acceptance speech.

Another comedian presented in person.

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What Will Happen When Seinfeld Meets Social?

SeinfeldThe entertainment and social media industry are buzzing about a potential Seinfeld reunion.

Jerry Seinfeld recently told a radio host that the cast has gotten together  to film a “secret project” featuring Jason Alexander playing George Costanza and Larry David serving behind the scenes.

Whatever the project is, scenes were filmed at the famous coffee shop restaurant that served as the foursome’s favorite hangout, and Seinfeld hinted scenes were shot elsewhere as well, with audiences being able to see the project “very soon.”

For social TV, a short or long form Seinfeld reunion (or commercial) is an exciting prospect in that it is one of the most popular shows in television history that was not on-air during the Facebook or Twitter era.

“I’m so curious and fascinated to see what comes of it,” @SeinfeldToday co-founder Josh Gondelman tells Lost Remote. “I think Jerry Seinfeld has done a great job adapting his sensibility to new technology with his web series, and the Curb Reunion was great too!”

@SeinfeldToday is a Twitter handle started proposing an interesting question: what if Seinfeld were still on the air today? The handle tweets hypothetical Seinfeld plot lines as if the cast were still stirring trouble in the 2010s. Read more

Seinfeld enters the social TV conversation via Reddit AMA

reddit‘Seinfeld’ may have predated social TV, but in its heyday it was certainly the main topic of watercooler talk. Recently, though, Jerry Seinfeldgave the show’s fans a rare opportunity to engage with him about the show.  Last week, Seinfeld participated in a Reddit AMA to draw attention to season 2 of his Crackle show, ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.’ Still, the majority of the questions (and answers) centered around his eponymous show. Read more

How Jerry Seinfeld is putting Crackle on the TV map

Do you remember when Crackle.com launched back in 2007? The Sony Pictures version of Hulu has grown slowly but surely as it offers television and movies from the studio's vast library for free. The ad-supported content has emerged on multiple platforms like Roku and Xbox, and Crackle has begun to grow it's originals beyond low-quality web shows. Now Jerry Seinfeld's new show is taking Crackle's recognition to the next level.

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