updated 08/27/2009 AT 12:15 PM ET
•originally published 08/27/2009 AT 12:35 PM ET
Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer – also known as Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards – are reuniting this season on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, which stars Seinfeld co-creator Larry David and kicks off Sept. 20.
But first, the old gang came together to pose for the cover of Entertainment Weekly, which goes on sale Friday.
How was it slipping back into character for the cast of the former Must-See NBC show that passed permanently into Rerun Heaven in 1998?
“I said to Jerry and Julia, ‘I don’t know if I can be George. I haven’t tried him on in a while,’ ” insisted Alexander. “And it was freaky how it just came right back out.”
Richards, not unexpectedly, took to the task with even less anxiety. “I’d always kept Kramer’s shoes,” he says. “Once I got those shoes on, and I’m standing behind the door of Jerry’s apartment, I was ready.”
But wait, there’s more. Although the original Seinfeld set was kept in a warehouse – including the backdrops for Jerry’s apartment and Monk’s coffee shop – it turns out something was missing: the front door to the apartment, which Seinfeld took as a souvenir.