Jerry Seinfeld shared a touching tribute to Larry King, which touched on their shamefully unpleasant moment from the 2007 interview.
King died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement from Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded. No cause of death was stated, but he was hospitalized with a COVID-19 infection. according to several media reports.
After his death, people spilled old video clips from interviews from the 87-year-old’s decades-long career. Among the attention-grabbing videos is one that went viral after Seinfeld seemed frustrated with the question of whether his 1990 hit comedy film had been canceled.
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Seinfeld joined the countless celebrities who paid tribute to the icon for a late Twitter interview over the weekend, where he touched on the video to note that it was all a joke.
Seinfeld was on CNN’s Larry King Live at the time to promote “Bee Movie” when King asked if the comedian decided to end “Seinfeld” or if NBC canceled the show.
“You gave up, didn’t you?” King asked. “You canceled them, they didn’t cancel you.”
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“Aren’t you aware of that?” Seinfeld replied, looking disappointed. “Do you think I’m canceled?” Do you have the impression that I have been canceled? I thought it was pretty well documented. Is this still CNN?
Seinfeld continued, “I was off the air, I was the number one TV show, Larry. Do you know who I am?”
“Jew. Brooklyn,” King joked back.
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Then King went to throw the interview for the commercial, seeming disappointed when Seinfeld continued to push him.
“Can we get a resume here so Larry can go?” he said.
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As Yahoo Entertainment notes, Jerry is not the only Seinfeld star to playfully rob the late interviewer. Some people on Twitter shared a video of King, interviewing Julia Louis-Dreyfus, where he asked her for a “male name”, at first glance mistaken for a hyphen with a middle name.