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Jerry Seinfeld calls YouTube ‘a giant garbage can’

Jerry Seinfeld performs onstage at the David Lynch Foundation: A Night of Comedy honoring George Shapiro at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jerry Seinfeld performs onstage at the David Lynch Foundation: A Night of Comedy honoring George Shapiro at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Associated Press

We missed Jerry Seinfeld’s not-so-kind remarks about YouTube on Tuesday because we were watching cat videos on, well, YouTube.

And by the way, TV is dead, the former NBC star also said.

According to Business Insider and other media outlets, Seinfeld’s comments were made at a crowded event for Sony’s streaming service, Crackle, which hosts Seinfeld’s popular series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”

He talked about how working on the Internet is “the most freeing experience.”

“When you get to a certain point in the business, what a man is looking for in a network is the same as in his underwear,” he explained. "A little bit of support and a little bit of freedom. That’s exactly what Crackle offered.”

He held nothing back when someone asked his thoughts about user-generated content on the Internet.

“The less the better. I don’t want to see this crap,” he said. “We have a giant garbage can called YouTube for user-generated content. We’re trying to generate a little higher level.”

Show business, he said, “is for talent, that’s who should be in it. But let’s keep it in its hierarchy.”

He then joked: “I like being at the top of the pyramid.”

We know some cats that would beg to differ about that. And we should also run that past the folks at TwinStrangers.com, who are using social media to find their doppelgangers around the world.

Check out their YouTube video below. More than 1 million people already have, Jerry Seinfeld.

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