Long before Jerry Seinfeld signed a deal with NBC to develop his show about nothing, he had nothing but the highest of standards in mind for such a sitcom.
In a 1987 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling—which has never before aired anywhere—the then-33-year-old funnyman chatted about his influences, his development as a performer, the role of confidence in his craft, and the possibility of headlining on the small screen.
When asked, “Do you have any interest in having your own show?” Jerry said:
“No. Not unless it was by some very high-quality people. A Cheers type of situation or something like that.
“But I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV, just so I could say, ‘Hey, I got a TV show!’ That’s no big deal.
As to which crap in particular, Jerry added, “The Facts of Life. Things like that.”
And speaking of future aspirations, the standup said: “I don’t really have any. I just want to get good at this.
“To me, I feel like I’m a musician and this is my instrument and I want Continue reading