Rarely does a day go by where I don’t find myself worrying about how much money Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David have stashed in their Scrooge McDuck vaults. Is it enough to purchase the New York Mets, or merely co-own them with Kevin James? Well, it looks like they’ll be able to buy all the private islands they want, because according to Variety, Hulu is paying a massive amount of money for the streaming rights to Seinfeld, all 180 episodes of it. Even “The Puerto Rican Day.”
The deal is said to be valued at just under $1 million an episode, which translates to a nearly $180 million windfall to be split by distributor Sony TV, Time Warner’s Castle Rock, and Seinfeld profit participants, including star Jerry Seinfeld and co-creator Larry David. The pact is expected to be announced at Hulu’s upfront presentation on Wednesday. (Via)
Seinfeld only seems like it’s on 24/7 on TBS and Fox and 47 other channels. Now it literally is.
If you look closely, you can see money dropping from Jerry’s pants.