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Jerry Seinfeld set to direct and star in Netflix film Unfrosted about the creation of the Pop-Tart 

Jerry Seinfeld set to direct and star in new Netflix film Unfrosted about the creation of the Pop-Tart

He knows a thing or two about the world of comedy.

And Jerry Seinfeld is taking a bit to the next level as he signed on to direct and star in the new Netflix film about the creation of the Pop-Tart.

The 67-year-old comedian is also set to produce Unfrosted, a film he co-wrote with Spike Feresten and Barry Marder which was inspired by a joke he later deconstructed in a piece for The New York Times.

Funny guy: Jerry Seinfeld is taking a bit to the next level as he signed on to direct and star in the new Netflix film about the creation of the Pop-Tart; seen in 2019

‘Stuck at home watching endless sad faces on TV I thought this would be a good time to make something based on pure silliness,’ he told Deadline. 

‘So we took my Pop-Tart stand up bit from my last Netflix special and exploded it into a giant, crazy comedy movie.’ 

Seinfeld’s no stranger to the streaming giant as he signed a lucrative deal with Netflix in 2017 for his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series.

His Jerry Before Seinfeld show and 23 Hours to Kill were also released on Netflix.

Jerry recently made a global deal to stream his most famous work to date, his self-titled 30-minute sitcom Seinfeld, for five years beginning later this year.

Sweet treat: The 67-year-old comedian is also set to produce Unfrosted, a film he co-wrote with Spike Feresten and Barry Marder which was inspired by a joke he later deconstructed in a piece for The New York Times

Sweet treat: The 67-year-old comedian is also set to produce Unfrosted, a film he co-wrote with Spike Feresten and Barry Marder which was inspired by a joke he later deconstructed in a piece for The New York Times

Legend: Seinfeld's no stranger to the streaming giant as he signed a lucrative deal with Netflix in 2017 for his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series

Legend: Seinfeld’s no stranger to the streaming giant as he signed a lucrative deal with Netflix in 2017 for his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series

In the NYT video, Jerry briefly discussed his writing style and offered a glimpse into the process of creating the perfect joke. 

‘In comedy, what you do is you think of something that you think is funny and then you go from there,’ he said.

‘When I was a kid and they invented the Pop-Tart, the back of my head blew right off and that got the whole thing started. That specific part of my head blew off, not just my head but just the back.’

He continued: ‘It was the ’60s and we had toast, we had orange juice that was frozen years in advance that you had to hack away at with a knife to get a couple of drops and it felt like you were committing a murder before you got on your school bus.’ 

Friends forever: Jerry recently made a global deal to stream his most famous work to date, his self-titled 30-minute '90s sitcom Seinfeld, for five years beginning later this year

Friends forever: Jerry recently made a global deal to stream his most famous work to date, his self-titled 30-minute ’90s sitcom Seinfeld, for five years beginning later this year

He went on to talk about his least favorite breakfast foods and what spawned the idea for the questionable pastry. 

‘How did they know that there would be a need for a frosted fruit-filled heatable rectangle in the same shape as the box it comes in, and with the same nutrition as the box it comes in?’ Seinfeld said at the time. 

‘In the midst of that darkness and hopelessness, the Kellog’s Pop-Tart appears,’ he said as he broke down how to present the joke for the best laughs.

‘They can’t go stale because they were never fresh,’ he added. ‘In my world- the wronger something feels, the righter it is. So to waste this much time on something this stupid, that felt good to me.’

'They can't go stale because they were never fresh,' he added. 'In my world- the wronger something feels, the righter it is. So to waste this much time on something this stupid, that felt good to me'

‘They can’t go stale because they were never fresh,’ he added. ‘In my world- the wronger something feels, the righter it is. So to waste this much time on something this stupid, that felt good to me’

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