It’s always nice to learn something almost slightly new-ish about the world you live in. For example, just when you thought you understood how much money syndicated Seinfeld episodes made (almost all of it), a new report has been released from The Hollywood Reporter containing the information that, actually, syndicated Seinfeld episodes simply make ALL of the money. Oooh! From the New York Post:
“Seinfeld” might be the show about nothing, but it’s also made an incredible $2.7 billion — with a “b” — since it went off the air 12 years ago, according to Time Warner, which owns the series.
That makes “Seinfeld” the most profitable 30 minutes in TV history.
It is rare that TV studios reveal the amounts made by their most successful TV series, but at an investors’ conference late last month, execs spilled the beans about just what a moneymaker the show has been over the past 12 years.
Details of the huge sums were buried in a report of the conference carried by the trade magazine The Hollywood Reporter. The main idea of the conference was for Time Warner to brag to potential investors how well the company is doing.
Wowowowowow! Doyoyoyoyoy! Though there is one remaining question on everyone’s mind: What would you do if you had all of the money Seinfeld makes? I would:
- Buy the 2012 election for Barack Obama.
- Fix all of the problems that anyone nice has.
- End hunger.
- World peace.
- Good education for everyone.
- No more cancer.
- Give lots to any charity that still needs money after I’ve fixed almost all of the world’s other problems.
- Go on vacation permanently.
- Give everyone in my extended family 5 million dollars and everyone in my close family access to my bank account.
- Do lots of fun stuff.
- Eat so many nice dinners.
- Buy nice clothing, but not, like, A LOT of it. Just a nice simple wardrobe of high quality items.
- Never look at the Internet again, except to read Slate’s “Dear Prudence” advice column and McSweeney’s.
What about you????? #FRIDAY!