Larry David put his creative foot down and blocked the crossover from happening. Cinema Blend shared comments made Peter Mehlman, a writer from Seinfeld. He shared the story of Larry David’s refusal to crossover Seinfeld and Friends.
“There was one time when NBC was suggesting there be a crossover night where the characters from Seinfeld would be on Friends and vice versa. Larry immediately said, ‘No way are we doing that.’ And I said to Larry, ‘You know what would be good, though, if we just tell NBC we will do the crossover but in our show Ross would die.’ I think Larry’s arm twitched towards the phone. We had a big laugh about it.”
NBC also proposed a blackout night between the four Thursday night comedies, but Seinfeld opted out of that plan too. It was the only series not included in the NBC crossover event.
NBC is still a fan of crossovers, but now the crossovers involve Dick Wolf shows like Chicago Fire and Law & Order SVU. NBC will see a crossover event between Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD on January 5 and January 6.
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