Jerry Seinfeld Explains a Joke

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Jerry Seinfeld, on the conclusion of his Pop-Tarts joke: "I know it sounds like nothing. And it is nothing. You know, in my world, the wronger something feels, the righter it is. So to waste this much time on something this stupid is...that felt good to me."

Here's five minutes of Seinfeld explaining how he puts together a bit. While explaining the funny definitely kills the funny, it's still interesting to see the process of a master at work.

First, here's the bit as delivered on TV:

Now, five minutes on its construction (and note that in this video, the last part of the bit is different):

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July 10, 2014 - 11:50am
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