His ABC sitcom ''Bob Patterson'' may have gone the way of erstwhile Kramer Michael Richards' eponymous flop, but Jason Alexander dismisses talk of ''Seinfeld'' alums suffering from the dreaded C-word. ''The curse was such a media hype that it became a self-fulfilling prophecy,'' says Alexander, noting that Richards took his brutal reviews hard. ''Had we not had the curse story, we might have had a little more equitable judgment.''
The actor says he hopes Julia Louis-Dreyfus' ''Watching Ellie'' (which is now on the bubble for renewal) will be watched: ''Genuinely, I laughed my ass off. I called Julia and said, 'Good for you.''' But if all the players are free in the near future, what about a ''Seinfeld'' reunion? ''I really doubt it,'' says Alexander. ''Besides, we all know George is somebody's bitch down in solitary confinement.''