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Ever since Seinfeld ended with Jerry telling jokes in jail, people have yearned for a reunion. We got close with Larry David’s tease in Curb Your Enthusiasm, but the thirst for an entire scripted episode left us unsatiated, and frankly, just wanting another season of Curb. And until there’s actually a reunion, what surfaced yesterday might be the closest thing we get.
Former Onion New Network writer and current freelancer for SNL’s Weekend Update, Billy Domineau created a script that contains everything you’d want out of a Seinfeld episode – Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, Newman, George’s parents, Uncle Leo, Jackie Chiles, Mr. Wilhelm, and George Steinbrenner. But the kicker? Despite the show ending its run in 1998, Domineau decided to imagine what an episode of Seinfeld would be like in a post 9/11-world. Domineau was helping another comic write a sketch and suggested it wasn’t in poor enough taste, at which point he used the example, “Like imagine if there was a 9/11 episode Seinfeld.”
And then it clicked – he had to write it. Below in all of its glory is the 44-page script that Domineau put together, and it’s beyond easy to vividly imagine every single line and scene throughout the entire script.
Given the script’s popularity and acclaim among comedians online upon its release, two things need to happen: Domineau needs to get a full-time gig writing and ditch the freelance work, and we need Larry David to toss a little money on this project and make it an actual reality. He’s worth like a billion dollars, is it really that much to ask? .
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