PORTLAND, Ore.(TheStreet) -- Fans of Seinfeld are angry this day, my friends: Like old men trying to return soup at a deli.
It's been 16 years since Jerry Seinfeld's little show about nothing aired its last episode on NBC, yet the technology being used to air its reruns is as dated as Jerry's high-waisted jeans, monochromatic shirts and portable phone with extendable antenna. Episodes of Seinfeld have been trapped on DVD and in syndication for years, and the only way to stream them is either through the site of a syndication partner -- like Time Warner's (TWX) TBS, for example -- or through Sony Pictures Entertainment's (a unit of Sony (SNE)) Crackle site and app. Even there, you can only view 10 episodes at a time.
In either scenario, fans are streaming episodes trimmed for syndication and laden with as many commercials as they'd see during their broadcast time slots. At a time when viewers can watch the entire run of AMC's Breaking Bad on Netflix (NFLX) without commercials and can binge watch HBO's The Sopranos through Amazon (AMZN) without interruption, commercial-laden Crackle is about as good a vehicle for Seinfeld as the '90s Saab that Jerry drove in his sitcom.
However, the winds of change are finally blowing against the windows of Monk's Cafe. When asked during a Reddit Ask Me Anything session last month if his show would ever make it to Netflix, Jerry Seinfeld replies "You are a very smart and progressive person. These conversations are presently taking place."
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