8 Reasons The Seinfeld Superbowl Reunion Just Didn't Work

Seinfeld is nothing short of legend. It's the quintessential show about nothing. The Yada Yada, and it sadly ended its run in 1998 despite co-creator, head writer and star Jerry Seinfeld being offered $1 million an episode to continue for a tenth season. However, during this year's Superbowl halftime show, Seinfeld returned, sort of. The Superbowl halftime show is famous for all sorts of great advertisements and shorts, and with the charge of $1 million for 30 seconds of airtime during the special, they really need to put special effort in to make it worth our time. Does anyone remember the Ferris Bueller Honda commercial not too long ago? How about all those new trailers for the movie's that we'll be collectively spending a billion dollars on in the summer? It really is as much an event as the actual Superbowl, and something as big as a Seinfeld reunion really should have been something beyond superb. Sadly, it just wasn't, and here's a few reasons why. Although if you don't believe me, see the six minute commercial for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhmpTxLhqzU

8. It Was Built Up Too Much

Not too long ago, we heard the news of "Top Secret Seinfeld Reunion In The Works." How exciting did that sound?! Our minds were spinning with questions; was it a fully realised version of the reunion episode we saw during season 7 of Curb Your Enthusiasm? Was it a movie? If so, how would that work? Nope. Sorry. It's just a not-so-funny six minute Superbowl commercial. We'd heard that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld were writing, David was directing, and Seinfeld was most certainly starring. What we ended up with wasn't what we would have wanted, and it certainly wasn't especially good. Quite clearly, we had expected too much.
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