Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
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A Now-Classic Seinfeld Episode Nearly Sunk The Show
"The Pen” episode of “Seinfeld” is a favorite of many, due in no small part to the introduction of the character Jack Klompus. However, this episode was the source of much ire from an essential company member: Jason Alexander, whose character of George was cut out of the show.
Alexander was not too happy and was perfectly content to walk if they did it again, which would have resulted in a rather extreme shift for "Seinfeld." The actor said to Larry David, “If you do it again, do it permanently. If you don't need me to be here for every damn episode of "Seinfeld" you write, then I don't need to be here.'”
Alexander added, “I've got to feel that you can't do this without my character and my work being a part of it. Because if I do, then I just don't want to be a part of it.'" This may seem like an extreme reaction to some, but Alexander was never written out of an episode again.