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."

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"