Yes, Jerry Seinfeld Dated A 17-Year-Old While He Was A 38-Year-Old TV Star

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Reminder: nobody needs to be the principle character of the web for every week, not even the literal fundamental character from a beloved sitcom.

Jerry Seinfeld has became a serious trending subject this week for a quite inane assertion about why there aren’t as many sitcoms anymore. Despite being part of the business and seeing firsthand the actual causes, he determined like a variety of older white guys it have to be bEcAuSe wOkE. He complained on the New Yorker podcast on Sunday:

“It used to be you would go home at the end of the day, most people would go, ‘Oh, Cheers is on. Oh, M.A.S.H. is on, oh, Mary Tyler Moore is on.’ … You just expected, there’ll be some funny stuff we can watch on TV tonight. Well, guess what? Where is it? This is the result of the extreme left and PC crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people.”

OK, first we simply must do a speedrun by means of how foolish this assertion is. The period he’s speaking about the place everybody was watching the identical sitcoms now not even existed by the point he was on TV. It’s continuously altering. There have been, again then, solely three channels. Of course sitcoms symbolize a a lot smaller proportion of actual property when there are a gazillion choices to select from on tons of of channels and streaming platforms. We doubt there truly are even much less — there’s simply a lot different stuff accessible! Add to that individuals getting worn out on the format throughout the golden age of TV. Compared to sensible dramas like The SopranosBreaking BadGame Of Thrones, and so forth, sitcoms are likely to look somewhat hokey. Not to say most of the nice sitcoms of current years are deconstructions of that format — The Office and 30 Rock could not look very like Cheers, however they’re the identical type of consolation meals for audiences with extra refined tastes. Also, you’ll be able to nonetheless watch all these outdated sitcoms on streaming! Just sayin’!

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As far as issues which push the envelope not with the ability to survive? There are a number of distinguished counterexamples of giant hits that fully pull the rug out from such vapid logic. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and Rick & Morty and Veep are frankly edgier than something he ever did on his personal present. Hell, Seinfeld co-creator Larry David — his longtime pal — solely simply ended Curb Your Enthusiasm, a present that by no means stopped crossing the road! Literally each a part of what Jerry stated right here is nonsense, and the one individuals nodding their heads are idiots who simply love getting their each day pellet of anti-woke.

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But we’re not right here to speak about Seinfeld yelling at clouds. We need to speak concerning the unintended consequence of it. That is to say, the web responding the way in which it so usually does after they’re irritated with somebody: digging. And it didn’t take lengthy in any respect to remind everybody of the scandal Jerry escaped comparatively unscathed again within the day — and try and kind of cancel him on reflection.

Whether it was irritated of us on the left hitting again or not, we noticed a LOT of responses digging up the time Jerry was perhaps the most important star on TV… and used that cache up to now a highschool lady.

Yes, it’s a real story.

Jerry met Shoshanna Lonstein in Central Park in 1993. The story goes he noticed her and type of adopted her round earlier than hanging up a dialog and getting her quantity. He was 38 years outdated on the time. She was 17. Soon after, they made their crimson carpet debut as Seinfeld began exhibiting off his teen GF. The new couple shortly made headlines, however on the time most mainstream protection — like People journal as an example — shortly accepted it, simply speaking about it like a sizzling new couple and never one thing completely inappropriate. Yes, actually! The cowl profile’s subheading was, no joke, “When Jerry Seinfeld fell for 17-year-old Shoshanna Lonstein, cynics snickered. No more.” And they gave Jerry the platform to inform it from his facet. Naturally, he gave them the outdated “age is just a number” protection, saying:

“Shoshanna is a person, not an age. She is extremely bright. She’s funny, sharp, very alert. We just get along. You can hear the click.”

He additionally stated this was extra snug than courting a number of women directly as he’d been doing — he advised the magazine:

“You go out with one girl and the other sees you with her in the paper. That was uncomfortable. Now I’m not doing anything I’m uncomfortable with. My interest in her is very proper.”

But the outlet additionally famous that she was nonetheless residing along with her dad and mom regardless of having turned 18 and being authorized. The complete article is a wild relic of a distinct time. For some purpose the very fact the multimillionaire stored courting her PAST being 17 by some means justified the age she was when he bought her quantity. Like think about if James Franco had began courting that one lady he flirted with, and People was like, properly, individuals say she’s mature for her age… You can learn their complete 1994 cowl story celebrating the couple HERE.

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BTW, we are saying 17 as a result of it’s a matter of report that’s how outdated she was after they met, and — we’ll remind you — he bought her quantity. He swears they didn’t begin courting till she was 18 (and he was 39)… however his rationalization of what they have been doing earlier than her 18th birthday by no means sounded prefer it wasn’t courting! Even Howard Stern thought this was sketchy as hell and stated so to his face, teasing him throughout an interview on his radio present has having waited within the park with “a candy bar on a string.” Jerry defended the connection, saying:

“I didn’t realize she was so young. This is the only girl I ever went out with who was that young. I wasn’t dating her. We just went to a restaurant, and that was it.”

They weren’t courting, they have been simply going out! They went to a restaurant, how is that not a date? OW! Sorry, our eyes simply rolled so laborious, we strained one thing.

By all accounts, the 2 dated for 4 years. We additionally know they broke up in 1997. When she was 21. You can do your personal math. She went on to be a profitable designer… after ending faculty, after all.

Anyway, we hadn’t thought of that icky story in years! But due to that drivel Jerry was pushing concerning the woke police ruining sitcoms, there ya go!

[Image via Vallenilla/Tina Paul/WENN.]

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