I’d never seen the clip mentioned here, but it doesn’t sound to me like King is actually asking if it was canceled — he even opens the question by stating “ ended the show”. It sounds to me more like King is trying to push Seinfeld to talk a bit about his decision to end the show, which Seinfeld (rather egotistically) misinterpreted as King being unfamiliar with the situation. It seems pretty clear to me that King familiar with what happened, but poses it as a question because it’s an interview and his role is to ask questions. It strikes me more as a mismatch of expectations of genre, where Seinfeld (and apparently many viewers) was expecting questions that King needed or wanted answered, whereas interview questions often don’t serve that purpose, instead serving as something more like prompts that allow the interviewee to run with a given topic. I have no idea what King’s preparation (or lack thereof) was for interviews, but this is probably a bad example of his lack of preparation, and more of an example of assuming that an interviewer’s question means that they know nothing about the question’s topic.

But, also, the Danny Pudi clip from that same article is hilarious:

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Kevin Kilroy

Kevin Kilroy

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Poet and doctoral student in Writing Practices at SUNY Albany. Erstwhile drummer. Television addict. Traveler. Skier. Papa to two kitties.