CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2018/09/12: Jerry Seinfield attends the GOOD + Foundation An Evening of Comedy + Music Benefit at Carnegie Hall. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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The Two Seinfeld
Scenes Jerry
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While Writing
Writing comedy can be a serious business, but sometimes you can hit a rarefied level where a scene is as funny to write as it is to watch in its completed form. According to Seinfeld, he and Larry David hit that level on multiple occasions during their work on the classic sitcom.
During a 2014 Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit, Seinfeld said he and Larry David had plenty of laughs while writing the series and the scene, “when Newman had to take the stand in a courtroom scene, and I believe Kramer cross-examines him, we laughed pretty hard writing that." This comment refers to a scene from Season 4, Episode 4’s “The Ticket.”
Seinfield added, “I also remember writing the last speech of [Season 5, Episode 14] 'The Marine Biologist,' where George tells the story of finding the golf ball in the blowhole of the whale. That was a really, really long hard laugh when we wrote that."