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I get asked, 'What do you think the social responsibility of your shows is?' The truth is, I'm in entertainment, not in news. I don't know what the social responsibility of Seinfeld
(1989) is...I will do almost anything for a good number. As long as it doesn't hurt me, the company or my audience. I don't cross into human suffering, making fun of a hurting person.
He once considered producing a special entitled 'The World's Most Embarrassing Throw-up Moments'. Other ideas of his that have been rejected by Fox executives include crashing an airplane in the desert, a one-hour special about prison rioting, and in 1997, 'Space Jump', which involved flying a man in a weather balloon to a high altitude, so he could parachute and free-fall for 17 minutes.