TIL Jerry Seinfeld had a small recurring role in the sitcom ‘Benson’ playing Frankie, a mail-delivery boy w/ comedy routines no one wanted to hear. Seinfeld was abruptly fired from the show due to creative differences. He was not told, showed up for a read-through, finding no script for him.

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I’ve heard that a slightly similar but not really situation happened to Larry David, the creator of Seinfeld and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I think this was when he was working on SNL prior to any of his big roles, he got mad about something at a reading, or a similar meeting, and he quit. Afterwards he regretted it and didn’t know what to do. He finally decided that he’d come back on Monday as if nothing had happened so he did and they just went back to work like it had never happened.


He can be funny, but listening to him on Stern is a chore. He’s not naturally funny in an interview. He’s just pedantic and annoying.


He should have pretended to not know he was fired


“Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?”


And his career never recovered.