Jerry Seinfeld returned to the hallowed halls of Reddit to do another AMA after doing one last January. He's promoting a new show of his called "Single Shots," which is a spinoff of his current "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." After assuring one Redditor that "conversations are taking place" regarding getting "Seinfeld" to Netflix, he got down to the important stuff. Here are some of the more non sequitur highlights. They had a lot of food questions.
I noticed you are left handed but in "The Understudy" episode you threw with your right hand. Ambidextrous?
I am ambidextrous! Good observation.
In Seinfeld, I’ve noticed the hat behind your computer randomly switches from Mets to Yankees. I know you are a huge Mets fan so I’ve always wondered the reason for this.
Because Larry David was a Yankees fan, so we kind of would go back & forth.
What is your most memorable scene from Seinfeld that had to be re-shot the most because everybody kept laughing?
When Frank Costanza, George's father, said to Elaine "Do you want a piece of me?" when he thought that she wanted to have a fistfight. That one, we had to do over and over because nobody could stop laughing. Every time Jerry Stiller would say "Do you want a piece of me?" we had to stop.
Do you have a rule of thumb for where the second button on a shirt should be when you’re shopping?
Yes, it shouldn't pull the fabric, and it shouldn't show, you know, more than a certain amount of breastbone. It is a tricky button.
I recently realized that if we don't have milk in our fridge in the morning, on a scale of 1-10, my day only has the potential of reaching a 6. What's that one thing for you that curbs how well your day can go?
The quality of the coffee. I didn't really used to drink coffee in the 90s, whenever we would sit in the coffee shop on the show I wouldn't drink coffee, they would put coffee in the cup so it looked like I was drinking it, but I wouldn't drink it. I don't know what changed. But I got into it, in the 90s and I finally figured out why everybody was interested in it, and then I became obsessed with it, and then I did a show about it. There's just - as Duke Ellington famously said - "there's only two kinds of music, good and bad," and it's the same with coffee.
Two of my dreams are to be accosted by Larry David on the street and to eat cereal with you. Which is more likely to happen?
Neither, I think your life will go on as it's been and you will never reach these peaks. My reddit associate suggests I throw you a bone. I think there's a possibility of that happening. If I had a bone, and I saw you, I would throw it at you. A literal bone, yeah, I would have to be walking down the street holding a bone.
What was it that made you laugh the hardest that you can remember?
I think when I was about 9 or 10, and we started learning how to make human gas sounds. Those were some pretty big laughs.
Do you think that Batman has any shot whatsoever at defeating Superman?
No, I don't, unless they somehow end up on a planet with a Red Sun where Superman would have no powers.
Since I'm seeing many food related questions (not to mention we are right in the middle of sweet corn season) I'll add mine: Do you eat your corn on the cob like a typewriter or a piano roll?
That's funny. I like the typewriter style. And I actually have one of those little chrome handles to reset it back to the margin as I eat.
What is a cat?
A cat is a small sneaky animal that manages to get by without any real relationships.
I just ran out of lunch-meat, what kind should I get now?
More lunchmeat? Why does it need to be more specific? It's meat, and they're telling you when to eat it.