Merlin: Created by Seinfeld?

OK, so I’m a HUGE fan of The Adventures of Merlin (2008-2012). In fact, I’m sure it won’t be long until I dedicate a post or two to the beauty that is Colin Morgan. I have also been watching Seinfeld (1989-1998) for as long as I can remember.

For some reason, it hit me one day that the premise of Jerry and George’s sitcom sounds quite a bit like the premise of Merlin.

Bear with me.

The pitch goes like this: “I get into a car accident. The guy that hit me doesn’t have any insurance. So the judge sentences him to be my butler.”

Replace ‘car accident’ with ‘tackles Prince Arthur to the ground’.

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And ‘no insurance’ with ‘saves Arthur’s life’.

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“…So the judge [King Uther] sentences [Merlin] to be [Arthur’s] butler [manservant].”

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I know, it’s not exactly Merlin, but I still find the similarities rather comical; especially if Merlin had been a TV sitcom from the 1990s.

So let me know what you think, and how much you miss Merlin.

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