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Jason Alexander has a secret to share about 'Seinfeld.'

'Seinfeld' Actor Jason Alexander: I Was Bribed To Leak Show Secret

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By Emily Reily

George, Elaine Look Back On Good Times

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Actors Jason Alexander and Julie Louis-Dreyfus got together via video (as we all do) to reminisce about being on "Seinfeld," including the finale.

They talked about how walls had to be built around the TV set so that paparazzi could be blocked from leaking any finale secrets.

One thing Alexander revealed to Louis-Dreyfus was that before the finale aired, someone was willing to pay Alexander to reveal the details of the episode.

When she heard that, Louis-Dreyfus said: “I remember thinking at that time, ‘Seriously? Who gives a s—?'”

Unmasking the Secret


The show is regarded as one of the biggest sitcoms ever for breaking boundaries and pushing the edges of what a television comedy could get away with.

The huge success of "Seinfeld" was evident in the series finale, which was viewed by 76.3 million viewers.

Contrast that with the "Game Of Thrones" finale, which only took in 19.3 million viewers. Maybe that had something to do with the fact that it was on HBO, while "Seinfeld" was on NBC, a more accessible network.

Something Shady About George


“My own publicist — I don’t know if this came for you, too — my publicist was asking me if I was willing to leak out some secrets for money. And I went, ‘They’ll kill us!’ How can you do that?" Alexander said.

Louis-Dreyfus said she hoped Alexander fired that publicist. But he said, “No, I gave him a raise," as an obvious joke.

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The two-part finale aired May 14, 1998. It's probably okay to reveal details of the finale since it's been more than 20 years since it first aired.

In the finale, Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Alexander), Kramer (Michael Richards) and Elaine (Louis-Dreyfus) were being put on trial for all the bad behavior they had done over the years.

Babu Foreshadowed the Finale


One-time characters returned to give testimony to the friends and how they cheated them or ruined their lives in some way.

The finale included appearances by Babu Bhatt, who had a restaurant that Jerry single-handedly destroyed; the woman who Jerry stole the marble rye from; and the parents of George's fiancé, Susan, who died after licking the glue off cheap wedding invitations.

By the end of the finale, the four were proven guilty and sent to jail together. The last scene has Jerry expounding on his "what's the deal with" running gag that was a main theme of the show.

Just Missed the Mark

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Though the finale of "Seinfeld" got huge ratings, the reviews were scathing.

Some said it just wasn't funny, and that the plot was completely out of character with the rest of the show.

It was obvious to many viewers toward the end of the series that they had run out of funny ideas, and the finale reflects that, sadly.

All the snooping from the press wouldn't have saved the finale though.

At least just about every other episode of the show is still groundbreaking today.

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