Rod Serling Rudely and Politely Evaded a Conversation With Alec Baldwin

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rod Serling

When Alec Baldwin appeared for the second time on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he had some tea to spill.

Baldwin acquired an opportunity to point out up for a second time as a result of he and Seinfeld even have lots in widespread. As a result, they made some nice dialog.

Indeed, Baldwin’s episode within the 10th season of the present was one of many higher ones within the collection. Here’s a take a look at why Alec Baldwin stated that Rod Serling averted having a dialog with him. 

Alec Baldwin and the automobile that Jerry Seinfeld selected for him

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Rod Serling at his house in Los Angeles | CBS through Getty Images

As with any episode of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’, the automobile is a cool metaphor for the visitor of the present. In the primary episode that Baldwin was in, which was within the first season of the present, Seinfeld selected a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL. Seinfeld stated of that automobile, in keeping with Inside Hook, “This was a car for guys that want a sports car, but don’t really want to be inconvenienced.”

The automobile that Seinfeld selected for Baldwin’s second lap had a really comparable sentiment connected to it. For this episode, Seinfeld selected the 1974 BMW 3.zero CS Coupe, saying that it’s a automobile for people who find themselves, “Successful and elegant but want to appear sporty and youthful-ish,” in keeping with Inside Hook.

Clearly, Seinfeld thinks that Baldwin is somebody who’s profitable and needs to seem hip and younger. Baldwin is fairly profitable and he does use a variety of social media for somebody his age. So, Seinfeld’s commentary could also be on level. 

What Alec Baldwin and Jerry Seinfeld have in widespread

Baldwin and Seinfeld even have lots in widespread, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. Both males grew up in the identical city and even went to the identical highschool.

They each grew up in Massapequa, a city in New York, they usually each attended Massapequa High School, which is a faculty that’s really on Long Island.

That stated, whereas Seinfeld is 65 and Baldwin is 62, the 2 males didn’t know one another after they have been children. Regardless, they nonetheless had lots in widespread apart from the place they went to high school.

For instance, The Hollywood Reporter says that each males felt that they have been the “nerd loser who had no friends.” While different individuals have been enjoying “naked twister,” Baldwin says that he and his pals have been busy speaking about potato chips.

However, probably the most fascinating factor that Baldwin talked about was some gossip he had about his aunt. 

What Alec Baldwin needed to say about Rod Serling

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin’s aunt instructed him that she had dated Serling as soon as. Serling, who created and introduced ‘The Twilight Zone’, was a well-known individual in his day. One day, as Baldwin stated, he bumped into Serling whereas they have been each in Los Angeles. It’s not clear when this occurred, nevertheless it was undoubtedly earlier than Baldwin turned a celeb himself.

Serling died within the 70s, and Baldwin didn’t begin appearing till the 80s. So when Baldwin bumped into Serling, Serling nearly definitely didn’t know him. Despite that, Baldwin stated that he launched himself and referenced his aunt and the way she used thus far Serling. 

In response, Serling simply stated to Baldwin, “Would you excuse me?”, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter. Seinfeld laughed at this story and stated that Serling’s response was probably the most well mannered and impolite factor that somebody may say.

That stated, apart from Baldwin’s account of what occurred, there’s no proof that his aunt had ever dated Serling. Regardless, it should’ve occurred a very long time in the past, so it will be exhausting to seek out proof in any case.

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