"Frasier" was a direct spin-off from "Cheers" and "Joey" is from "Friends." "Frasier" was successful and so may be "Joey" (I've never seen "Friends" and DO NOT adore it). Seinfeld characters coulda done this instead of trying to make a name for him/herself like "The Michael Richards Show," Bob Patterson," "Ellie," and what "Listen Up" all did and will do. For instance, "Kramer" coulda been about just Kramer and characters could be like Lomez and Bob Sacomono (the characters we never saw in Seinfeld) plus, we could throw Newman in there. And Kramer coud talk to his friends and say things like "you know my friend Jerry Seinfeld" or "George Costanza" or "Elaine Bennet" (Benis you jack-assHAHA) did so and so like he did in Seinfeld about Bob and Lomez and such.