Seinfeld Archives Hit the Web

by JG

While browsing the web like I often do, I came across some news that’ll please Seinfeld fans everywhere; Jerry Seinfeld, the legend himself, is putting his entire comedic archive online.

The site in question, aptly titled, was just launched this morning. What makes it stand out from other comedic websites is not only the all-Seinfeld all the time aspect, but the fact that only three videos will be posted per day. So if you check the website every day, you’ll be treated with three new Seinfeld clips. Unfortunately, according to Mashable, the three videos are both a minimum and a maximum, as the previous day’s videos will not actually be archived, but deleted promptly.

Though that is what Mashable tells us (“The clips, which range from 30 seconds to two minutes, will be available for only 24 hours and then will be replaced with three new ones”), it simply doesn’t make sense. If the videos were deleted each day, then they would not be archived. I’ll attribute this to an error in the thought process by the writer, and a simple oversight. We’ll all find out tomorrow if today’s clips (The Fattest Man In The World, Do The Horses Know They’re Racing?, and No Room In The Newspaper) are actually deleted, though the more I think about it, the more I doubt it.

Seinfeld says on the site that this idea was made largely because when he was a child, he watched standup comedians on TV, and wants to provide the same inspiration to today’s young comedians that he was given. Seinfeld has in his possession every comedy bit he’s ever done (“When I started doing TV, I saved every appearance on every show I did,”) and plans to slowly release them all.

Somewhere out there are ten year olds just waiting to get hooked on this strange pursuit. This is for them. I’m just hoping somehow it will keep this silliness going.

It will Jerry, thanks.

Bonus vid: