The internet caught on fire recently when pictures surfaced of Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, and Jason Alexander walking into Tom’s Restaurant at the corner of Broadway and 112th Street in New York City. That, of course, is the eatery that served as the fictional hub for so many inane conversations for the gang on Seinfeld. Now the latest news indicates that the reunion was for a Super Bowl commercial.
The New York Daily News talked to some members of the production crew who were filming the three outside of the restaurant, and they said it was for a commercial that will air during Super Bowl XLVIII. The crew didn’t say what the commercial is for–but one can only hope and pray that it’s not a GoDaddy.com commercial.
This isn’t the first time the Seinfeld cast has gotten together for a mini-reunion. The group gathered for a special episode of David’s HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm to stage a mock reunion of the NBC sitcom within the context of David’s fictional life. This might be another historic reunion of the show, but–for the hardcore fans–this must feel like yet another tease to the official reunion. It feels like it should have happened by now. Seinfeld is arguably one of the most beloved and remembered television sitcoms of all time. The show still has a ravenous fan base of people who still buy the DVDs(!), watch the show in syndication, and even celebrate its fictional holidays. It’s as if someone turned Waiting for Godot into a sitcom.