Seinfeld Cast Cracking On-Screen Three Times

By Goodness M December 18, 2021

The Seinfeld cast lost control of themselves three times on screen. We will reveal how Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Jerry Seinfeld cracked on-screen during filming.

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1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cracking Over Jerry Stiller Words

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a reputation for cracking on screen. She failed to control herself and broke out in laughter when the late comedian Jerry Stiller spoke during the shooting of “The Little Kicks,” season 8. The phrases uttered by Stiller were enough to drive Julia crazy as she rolled on the floor with laughter. This delayed the shooting of the scene, but they got it right at the end when she gained some composure.

2. Jason Alexander Telling The Camera Crew To Film Him

During the episode, Jason Alexander moves away to make a phone call. The cameras then shifted focus from him and filmed his co-stars instead. Alexander reacted to this technical mix-up demanding attention from the camera crew. He tells the technical team to focus the camera on him. This triggered an uproar of laughter from the studio audience.

3. Jerry Seinfeld Breaks Character During “The Library”

Seinfeld’s season three, “The Library,” focuses on Jerry being interrogated over a book. He had borrowed the book 20 years earlier from the library during his high school days. Therefore, the New York Public Library enlisted the services of high-profile investigator Lt. Bookman (Philip Baker Hall) to handle the case.

While filming, Jerry kept on cracking up, making it difficult to shoot the scene. He laughed throughout the filming to the extent that it took eight attempts to get it right. However, the final scene still shows some of his laughter. Speaking on a Netflix interview, he says that he found it weird for him to be interrogated about a book in his apartment.