Jerry Seinfeld surprised the crowd at Radio City Music Hall Monday afternoon at the NBC Television Upfront Presentation, spouting reasons—including material that seemed ripped from a forthcoming Poconos set—why he’s not shown up on a hit sitcom in years. Then he teased an advertiser- and press-heavy crowd with a preview of a project he’s doing for the fall NBC lineup.
“Can you believe I’m here?” he opened to audience laughter. “It was 10 years ago—10, exactly 10—that I walked out on stage here at these NBC fall-preview Upfronts to announce that we were coming back with another season of Seinfeld. Does anyone remember me?! I had the number one show! We were the number one network on television. Those were fun times. There was no YouTube. There was UsTube!”