International crisis: Jerry Seinfeld tells British chat show that absurd royal wedding is absurd

If you think I’m kidding about the “crisis” part, go look at Google News. There are seven full pages of headlines — and counting — since he chimed in.

Alternate headline: “Jerry Seinfeld voices feelings of everybody in America.”

The segment, taped in New York, was thrown back to the studio in London, where the show’s hosts were not amused.

“How dare he!” chided anchor Christine Bleakley.

Prim and proper Adrian Chiles was even more ruffled.

“I’ll join in on any of that stuff, if it’s a Brit doing it. But I can’t bear Americans criticizing the Royal family,” he said. “It turns me into a Royalist!”

Skip ahead to 2:10 for the most impolitic American observations on the royals since Frank Drebin met “the Queen.” I’m tempted to say that this is the end of the “special relationship,” but Obama’s already killed that. And thanks to Libya, NATO’s headed towards a crack-up anyway. No harm, Jerry, no foul.

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Jazz Shaw 1:01 PM on May 27, 2023