Jerry Seinfeld got a kick out of Roseanne's self-destruction: 'I thought it was inventive'

As Roseanne Barr's career derailed in a blaze of internet fire, Jerry Seinfeld just sat back and watched the show.

“I think you know I love people that crash and burn. I really enjoy that, and a lot of people have done it in a lot of different ways," Seinfeld told Extra at the new season premiere of "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." "And I like to kind of rate them and compare them."

The comedian has seen his fair share of career implosions and was amused by the truly avoidable nature of this one: "I don't think anybody ever just destroyed an entire career by doing that,” he said of Barr's end-it-all tweet. “All she had to do was press 'share' and it was all over, so I thought that was kind of cool 'cause it was different ... You know, drugs and sex, those are the usual things. This was something new, and I thought it was inventive.”

Seinfeld noted that he's skeptical of "The Conners," a reincarnation of the show that completely writes out Roseanne herself.

"Uh, well, you've gotta have the comedian in there," he said. "I think it'll be a different kind of show ... But you know, TV's a tough business and I guess they'll give it a shot."

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SEINFELD -- 'The Ex-Girlfriend' Episode 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Pony Remark' Episode 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) David Fresco as Isaac, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Marie Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld (Photo by Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- Season 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander as George Costanza (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- Pictured: Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jason Alexander as George Costanza (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD-- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld , Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- Season 3 -- Pictured: (l-r) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Old Man' Episode 18 -- Pictured: (l-r) Victoria Dillard as Agency Rep, Jerry Seinfeld as himself, Jason Alexander as George Costanza (Photo by Alice S. Hall/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
From left to right, 'Seinfeld' co-stars Michael Richards, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander in the press room at the Emmy Awards in Pasadena, California, 19th September 1993. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Mango' Episode 1 -- Pictured: Jerry Seinfeld as Himself (Photo by Monty Brinton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Wink' Episode 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Seinfeld as himself, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Stacey Travis as Holly (Photo by Barry Slobin/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- Season 7 -- Pictured: (l-r) Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld (Photo by Andrew Eccles/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Chicken Roaster' Episode 8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer, Wayne Knight as Newman (Photo by Byron Cohen/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Foundation' Episode 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards attend Third Annual Screen Actors Guild of America Awards on February 23, 1997 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Seinfeld's Girlfriends- Episode #04-0517 - 'The Wife' Special Guest: Courteney Cox 1997 Castle Rock Entertainment (Photo By Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Blood' Episode 4 -- Pictured: Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer (Photo by Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Fans gather outside Tom's Restaurant 14 May in New York and take photographs as they prepare for the last episode of the TV show Seinfeld which uses the restaurant's exterior for a set in the show. The final episode is scheduled to air 14 May at 20:45 EDT. AFP PHOTO Don EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Finale: Part 1&2' Episode 23 & 24 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer (Photo by Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SEINFELD -- 'The Finale: Part 1 & 2' Episode 23/24 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Seinfeld as Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander as George Costanza (Photo by Joey Delvalle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jerry Seinfeld (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
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Reactions to the "Roseanne" spinoff -- stemmed, of course, from the revival, sort of making it a spinoff of a spinoff -- have been tepid. When "Roseanne" returned to air earlier this year, it dominated the ratings, quickly becoming one of the most popular programs across the country.

After a "sudden turn of events," presumably Roseanne Conner's death, "this iconic family – Dan, Jackie, Darlene, Becky and D.J. – grapples with parenthood, dating, an unexpected pregnancy, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America," an ABC synopsis reads. "Through it all, the fights, the coupon cutting, the hand-me-downs, the breakdowns – with love, humor and perseverance, the family prevails"

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