How did Jerry and Larry become executive producers of Seinfeld, and when did this happen? Since they were not big names back in the 80's, how did they become producers of the show? Who gave them this responsibility? I believe that it was a great decision, but Im not clear on how it happened. Who produced the show during the first few shows, and how did Jerry and Larry convince them to turn it over to them.
Posted: December 16, 2004 9:24 PM
initially, i don't think Larry David was an executive producer. on the DVD, he mentioned that there were problems with the show that Larry was able to fix. and from that, NBC gave him a $20,000 bonus and made him executive producer.
Posted: December 16, 2004 9:34 PM
George Shapiro and Howard West are the executive producers of the entire series, Larry David becomes executive producer starting with season 2 until the end of season 7 when he leaves and Jerry takes his place as executive producer until the end of the series, I think the Larry that got the bonus was Larry Charles.
Posted: December 17, 2004 12:33 AM
Jerry "was" a big name in the 80s. Jimmy saw him on TV all the time before his own show, and even saw him live before his show. Which is why he GOT the show.