Are Seinfeld Actors Upset With Jerry Seinfeld For Quitting the Show Even When He Was Offered Ungodly Amount of Money Per Episode?

Are Seinfeld Actors Upset With Jerry Seinfeld For Quitting the Show Even When He Was Offered Ungodly Amount of Money Per Episode?
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The classic sitcom Seinfeld has a special place in the annals of television. Interesting rumors, though, suggest that certain cast members may still harbor hostility towards Jerry Seinfeld, the show’s recognizable protagonist. Although presented with staggering sums per episode to prolong the series, the 69-year-old opted to conclude it after nine remarkable seasons.

Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

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This decisive move has left fans pondering whether his fellow actors, who had the opportunity to amass substantial fortunes, felt disheartened by his choice to bid farewell to the show.


Do Seinfeld Actors Resent Jerry Seinfeld’s Departure From The Show?

Jerry Seinfeld’s departure from the legendary sitcom Seinfeld after nine incredibly successful seasons was a decision that reverberated throughout the entertainment industry.

Fans and insiders alike were left in awe of this momentous exit. However, what lingers as an enigmatic question is how his co-stars felt about his choice to step away.

Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian, Jerry Seinfeld

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Did they harbor resentment towards the artist for his decision to leave, even when offered unprecedented sums per episode?

In a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, when questioned about this matter, Seinfeld responded with candid introspection. Stern inquired. “Don’t you think the other cast members were upset?” to this, Seinfeld calmly replied,

“No, we sat and talked it over. We said how do we all feel? But I have to say, I have a sense of timing. I have it in jokes. I have it in my sets. I have it in my career. I knew when to move to LA. I knew when I was ready for tonight’s show. I knew when I was ready.”

Despite the alluring financial prospects of continuing the show, Seinfeld’s decision was fundamentally guided by creative considerations.


While it’s natural for some cast members to have experienced mixed feelings about his departure, Seinfeld’s exit marked the conclusion of an era, leaving behind a legacy of comedic brilliance that continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

However, previously, Seinfeld had clarified the rationale behind his rejection of a million proposals.

Jerry Seinfeld Detailed His Refusal Of A Multimillion-Dollar Offer

In a recent, eye-opening interview, Seinfeld offered valuable insights into his extraordinary decision to decline an astonishing multimillion-dollar proposition. 


The renowned comedian praised for his sharp wit and iconic show, Seinfeld, unveiled the motivations behind this remarkable choice. Notably, not even a jaw-dropping $5 million-per-episode offer from NBC could coax him back to the small screen.

Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston played Jerry Seinfeld’s dentist in Seinfeld

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Seinfeld explained his rationale, emphasizing the pivotal role of “proportion” in the world of art. He said,


“How much? How long is this joke going to be? How many words? How many minutes? And getting that right is what makes it art or what makes it mediocre.”

He has firmly embraced the post-Seinfeld phase, focusing on his new endeavor, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

When the writer surfs TV channels, Seinfeld reruns are deliberately skipped. He explained that achieving a certain level of creative focus comes at a price: the inability to revisit past work. In the era of political correctness, Seinfeld stands unwavering, never apologizing for his jokes. According to the The New York Times, he revealed,

“Jokes are not real. People assume that when you say something you believe it. It’s a purely comedic invention.”

Highlighting the fictional nature of comedic material. His commitment to artistic integrity shines through, emphasizing the profound importance of preserving the essence of his craft and resisting creative stagnation.


This revelation provided a captivating glimpse into the psyche of a comedic virtuoso who placed his artistic devotion above financial temptation.

Seinfeld’s principled stance resonates as proof of his unwavering dedication to the art of comedy and the preservation of his distinctive comedic voice.

Source: The Howard Stern Show, The New York Times


Written by Muskan Chaudhary

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