Back in 2009, Curb Your Enthusiasm treated viewers to a Seinfeld homecoming of sorts: Within the Curb universe, Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, eager to regain the affections of ex-wife Cheryl, agreed to stage a standalone Seinfeld reunion in which Cheryl would play Amanda, George Costanza’s ex-wife. The Seinfeld-within-Curb, for its part, had two big plot threads: one involving George’s attempt to remarry the still-wealthy Amanda after losing his own fortune to Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, and another involving Jerry’s unreadiness for Elaine’s daughter to learn that he’s her sperm-donor daddy.
Yes, that’s a little confusing. But when you watch the Seinfeld-within-Curb scenes all in sequence, they’re actually pretty, pretty, pretty good. And thanks to actor Topher Grace, you can now do exactly that. Grace, an apparent superfan who’s taken on editing projects like this before, created the video and posted it to Facebook yesterday. As he noted: “It’s more like a radio play, but if you sew together all the dialogue from audition scenes, read-throughs and rehearsals together… a 9 minute hint at what the plot of a reunion might have been.” And that’s how you end up with Seinfeld via Curb by way of the dude from That ’70s Show.