What is the deal with that picture?
That’s the question on the minds of many a Seinfeld fan after Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander — AKA, well, Jerry Seinfeld and George Constanza — were photographed walking into Tom’s Restaurant in New York on Monday. (Via Instagram / clubali)
For those who were fans of the show about nothing, you’ll recognize that restaurant as the exterior of the diner known as "Monk’s" on the show, the same one Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer frequented while commiserating about their lives — or ordering big salads. (Via TMZ, NBC / "Seinfeld")
So what were they doing there?
Well, according to Gothamist, they were definitely filming something. Along with a few pictures showing what appears to be film equipment, the site reports:
To add to the intrigue, Seinfeld co-creator and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David was later spotted walking out of the same diner. (Via Vimeo / Gothamist)
And Jason Alexander tweeted Monday evening: “hey everybody, you'll never guess what I did today. Shhhhh. It's a secret.” (Via Twitter / @IJasonAlexander)
That secret is surely the long-awaited Seinfeld reunion, right? Well, not so fast.
It’s possible they were filming a new episode of Jerry’s web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" — though Larry David has already been on the show and Jason Alexander doesn’t appear in the promo for the latest season. (Via Crackle / "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee")
Others have guessed at a Super Bowl Commercial or perhaps a "Seinfeld" movie.
Or maybe it’s what Jerry was referring to here. During a Reddit AMA earlier this month he mentioned a script he co-wrote with Larry David, saying “I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic.”
That “gigantic” project could be a Broadway play written by the comedy team and possibly starring Seinfeld. David confirmed he had written a play to Showbiz411, adding Jerry's starring was a “maybe.”
The last time the core of the Seinfeld crew was on camera together was back in a sort of meta-Seinfeld reunion during season seven of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in 2009. (Via HBO / 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
No other members of the Seinfeld cast were spotted on location this time, but if the mystery has got you all worked up, just remember this mantra.
“SERENITY NOW! SERENITY NOW!” (Via NBC / 'Seinfeld')