Jerry Seinfeld Hates Watching 'Seinfeld' Reruns

In Celebs by KGaz , on Saturday, May 07, 2011, 4:26 AM (PDT)
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Learn about his new project instead.

"Seinfeld" is one of our all-time favorite sitcoms, but Jerry Seinfeld revealed this week that he can't stand to watch the re-runs. No "Seinfeld" for you, Jerry? Read why Seinfeld says his namesake show was "so hard to do," as well as how long it took him to "finally hit on this thing that I thought was the right thing to do." reported late this week that Jerry Seinfeld has launched a new Web project that happens to coincide with the 30-year anniversary of his first appearance on network television -- it was in 1981 on "The Tonight Show."

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A decade later Seinfeld was exploding into a household name, and with a massive archive of onscreen works behind him, the classic comedian has launched a website that will keep his work alive. Here Jerry Seinfeld explains what inspired him to start, the site that will feature three old clips of Seinfeld's unforgettable comedy each day. Jerry Seinfeld says his 10-year-old daughter ignited this idea because "she loves comedy. She's listening to a lot of comedy albums on her iPod and so I thought, well there's no comedy albums so how do I keep this stuff out there?"

So as much as Jerry Seinfeld says he's been turned off by the Internet ("I hate people begging for my attention," he says), enables the 57-year-old to connect  to stay in touch with his audience: "It's very personal," Jerry said about the new project. "One thing that you don't get sometimes from people is 'I wonder what part of their work they like' so I thought that would be interesting ... That's the nature of all comedy, comedy is extremely personal."

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Surprisingly, something else Seinfeld finds to be extremely personal is his work on the sitcom that made his fame explode. "I think because as much as I enjoy the humor of ['Seinfeld'], it kind of reminds me of how hard it was to do," Jerry said. "I can't seem to get that part out of my head and just enjoy the show, but I'm working on it because I would like to watch them more." A final bit of honesty: Jerry Seinfeld revealed about "Seinfeld" re-runs, "When I watch them, I see my face and I see how I was struggling."

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