WFAN host Steve Somers’ short, regional nightmare is over. “Jerry from Queens” has called in once more.
Somers is the elder statesmen of WFAN hosts, having been with the New York radio station since its inception in 1987. Known as The Schmoozer, he’s spoken with countless Mets fans over the years but perhaps none more famous than “Jerry from Queens,” a.k.a. Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld, who grew up in Massapequa, was a longtime caller into the program and struck up a friendship with Somers over the years.
That seemingly ended several years ago when Somers had apparently asked Seinfeld for Larry David’s contact information, which was reportedly an overstep in Jerry’s eyes. At least, that was the version Somers has been presenting.
When reached about it in March, Seinfeld demurred, saying that there was no bad blood between them,
Seinfeld said through a spokesman. “I prefer to call in during Mets baseball season. My main sports interest,” Seinfeld told Newsday through a spokesperson. “Our friendship is for life. What a knucklehead. Watch for ‘Jerry from Queens’ coming very soon to a schmooze near you…!”
— WFAN Sports Radio (@WFAN660) April 20, 2021
That schmooze finally happened on Monday when Jerry from Queens called into the program and the two made up or at least did whatever you do when there’s a miscommunication.
“So good to be back with you in the ‘schmooze’ room,” Seinfeld told Somers. “I’m sorry for any misunderstandings or confusion. I missed the feud. I wasn’t listening to the station for a while, and I missed the whole thing.”
Seinfeld did say that the Larry David email incident, which itself feels right out of an episode of “Seinfeld” or “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” did happen, but he doesn’t remember why he’d refused to give it over. He says he might not have realized that David had already appeared on the program as well, so Somers was already connected with him.
“In any event, I apologize for how that came off,” Seinfeld said.
— Steve Somers (@stevesomerswfan) April 20, 2021
The two then moved to discuss what they usually discuss, the Mets. Specifically, Seinfeld said that when the Mets were up for sale recently, he never considered getting involved in a group to make a bid.
“I don’t need more people yelling at me on 79th Street when the Mets are on a losing streak.”