“She should make a nice apology to the Met fans,” Seinfeld said. “Come on. We had her as a guest and then I’m willing to forget the whole thing.”
Moments before, the comedian was on point, in jest.
“Now I think it’s fair to say we’re all big fans of Lady Gaga,” Seinfeld quipped. “Lame out- of- it white guys in their mid fifties, is her core audience. But I’m very protective of my Met fans. I love my Met fans. And I did not like the finger. It was disrespectful.”
Cohen asked Seinfeld how Lady Gaga could be upset when she was given such great seats.
“We don’t understand the kids today and the music business,” Seinfeld said. “Maybe, you know, I’m sure we’ll all be bigger fans now that she’s cursed us out.”
Hernandez asked a question about the condition of Seinfeld’s seats.
“They didn’t trash it?” Hernandez asked.
“No, Seinfeld said. “We brought the bed-bug dog in, Rusty, what’s his name? The beagle and it’s all clean,” Seinfeld said.
SNY showed two clips from the famous Seinfeld episode, in which Hernandez was a guest star. One showed him kissing Elaine in the car. Hernandez said it took eight takes to get it right.The other scene showed Seinfeld in an emotional breakdown, telling Hernandez he would not help him move furniture to a new apartment because he didn’t know him well enough.
“Do you think Jerry made the right decision n in not helping Keith move?” That was the evening audience poll with “yes” winning by a margin of 52% to 48%.
Seinfeld also took aim at Johnny Damon, the former Yankee, known for a weak arm and only slightly above average speed. As the centerfielder, manager Jim Leyland gave Damon the task of covering a large amount of territory.
“What is he doing out there?” Seinfeld asked . “Get him in. He can’t cover that much ground.”
After a Reyes home run gave the Mets a 2-0 lead, Seinfeld took a shot at some car companies.
“I don’t like when someone of these car companies say ‘every time somebody hits a home run we’ll give you $50.’ These giant car companies… Cheap.”
SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt reported that he polled players to see which Met would fit which Seinfeld character? The results: Jeff Francoeur as Kramer, Jason Bay as Jerry and staffer Dave Jauss as George. Burkhardt decided to get brazen and asked Seinfeld if he liked his shirt, which was from a catalogue on the show, run by a bizarre and eccentric character.
“Don’t do my stuff Kevin, please,” said Seinfeld, a Mets fan who goes to about 30 games a year. “There’s nothing less funny to a comedian than his own material.”
Seinfeld said he has to live with people coming up to him on the street, repeating lines from episodes. The best joke came when Seinfeld pointed out that it was a bit pathetic that someone would advertise on the tarp figuring they’d take the rain delay because that was the cheapest.
Seinfeld held his own doing play-by play and color commentary. Cohen said Seinfeld, would be good at broadcasting. But the Mets fan, who said he goes to 30 games a year said he wouldn’t be able to do it.
“If anything was really happening, I would get so excited I couldn’t talk,” he said. But people will likely be talking about this appearance, which should earn Seinfeld another invitation.