Whether you were a fan of Seinfeld during its almost 10 year run or not, you can’t deny the show’s place in pop culture. Personally, I think it was easily one of the best shows on television (not to mention Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee), so I was interested to hear what Seinfeld deemed to be the best show on television right now. And it’s honestly not something I would have expected, yet makes total sense.
Let him explain: “I mean, wow, it’s just too beyond brilliant. I was just in Portland, and everywhere you go, it’s like, is this a sketch, or is this the real show,” Seinfeld told a reporter at an awards ceremony this week. It makes sense, the sketch show starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as multiple overly trendy characters living in the city of Portland points out everything annoying about Portland, just like Seinfeld had done with New York.
Seinfeld then pointed out a specific element to the show that might be the glue to its success: “You know what they’re really good at? We kind of did this on my show: They’ve got extremely mean waiters, and random people who are really mean for no reason. I love it when people are difficult and hostile for absolutely no reason. I don’t know why, but that’s really funny. I think that’s the best comedy on TV right now, and it’s easily one of the best comedies of all time.”
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