Jerry Seinfeld is determined to reboot his sitcom with the help of Pete Alonso
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is about as big a Mets fan as you'll find in the Hollywood scene. He's cheered them on through the highs and lows, and has thrown out the first pitch at countless Mets games, most recently on Seinfeld Night this past June.
Like most Mets fans, the highlight of this baseball season for Seinfeld has been watching Pete Alonso's personal home run derby against MLB pitching -- not to mention meeting Alonso himself.
Now that Alonso's record-breaking season in Queens has come to a close, though, Seinfeld might have a new project in sight to keep him busy until Spring Training. What might that project be?
Rebooting his classic sitcom -- particularly with a certain episode that starred another iconic Mets first baseman: current announcer Keith Hernandez (then a recent retiree).
Deeply contemplating “Seinfeld” re-boot if I can lock up @Pete_Alonso20 for next episode of “The Boyfriend”.— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) September 30, 2019
That's gold, Jerry. GOLD.
I know what you're thinking. It's been 27 years since "The Boyfriend" aired. Could Seinfeld really make the episode work with Alonso?
Besides, can't you just hear Alonso recreating this classic line?
"Who does this guy think he is?"— a346airbus (@a346airbus) September 30, 2019
"I'm Pete Alonso."
Or better yet:
"I'm the Polar Bear." https://t.co/13vl5vLJ5T— D.J. Short (@djshort) September 30, 2019
The world demands it, Jerry. Time to get this script into pre-production.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.