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Seining Off

Jason Alexander addresses the ''Seinfeld'' curse. While ''Bob Patterson'' didn't fly, the man who was Costanza likes ''Watching Ellie''

Jason Alexander | CURSES, FOILED AGAIN Alexander says, Don't believe the hype
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CURSES, FOILED AGAIN Alexander says, Don't believe the hype

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.''

Originally posted May 21, 2002 Published in issue #654 May 17, 2002 Order article reprints

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