Jerry Seinfeld issued a light-hearted apology for the “uncomfortable” relationship between the 2 foremost characters in his 2007 animated movie “Bee Movie.” 

The acclaimed comic appeared on “The Tonight Show” the place he and host Jimmy Fallon mentioned the truth that his hit sitcom “Seinfeld” is now streaming in its entirety on Netflix. The duo additionally mentioned getting older, prompting Seinfeld to notice that he has completed loads in his 67 years. This led to him discussing the movie and apologizing for the “subtle sexual aspect” of it that many critics on the Internet have highlighted all through the years since its premiere. 

“I apologize for what seems to be a certain uncomfortable subtle sexual aspect of the Bee Movie,” Seinfeld joked. “[It] really was not intentional, but after it came out, I realized this is really not appropriate for children. Because the bee seemed to have a thing for the girl, and we don’t really want to pursue that as an idea in children’s entertainment.”


For these unfamiliar, “Bee Movie” was co-written by Seinfeld, who additionally did the voice of the principle character. The movie centered on Barry, a bee, alongside Renee Zellweger, who performed a human girl. Part of the plot facilities on the friendship that the 2 characters of various species have. However, upon reflection, many on the Internet have made hay out of the truth that the connection seemingly will get a bit romantic at instances, resulting in numerous memes about “Bee Movie.” Entertainment Weekly notes, although, that the movie is about greater than the 2 characters’ relationship. It additionally has a little bit of a authorized drama working by way of it after Barry the Bee sues the human race for exploiting bees for his or her honey.


Jerry Seinfeld discussed ‘Bee Movie’ in a recent interview on ‘The Tonight Show.’

Jerry Seinfeld mentioned ‘Bee Movie’ in a current interview on ‘The Tonight Show.’
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Still, the weird authorized facet of “Bee Movie” is just not what folks bear in mind greater than a decade later. In addition, Seinfeld isn’t the primary of the artistic minds behind the movie to debate its reception from audiences as predominantly odd. In 2017, talking to The News Statesman, director Steve Hickner and co-writer Barry Marder mentioned the enduring, less-than-stellar legacy of “Bee Movie.” 

“It was never going to be sexual or anything like that,” Hickner defined on the time. “It was purely this friendship… maybe in Barry’s mind he thought… but it was never going to be that.”

The author famous that the film was “weird to begin with” and famous that, in hindsight, he understands folks’s criticism of the movie.

Jerry Seinfeld appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ to discuss ‘Seinfeld’ being on Netflix.

Jerry Seinfeld appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ to debate ‘Seinfeld’ being on Netflix.
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Fellow author Spike Feresten additionally mentioned that persons are both “entertained or repulsed” by the film. 

“I suspect it’s that odd relationship between an insect and a human woman,” he concluded “There isn’t really an interspecies love affair movie, I think… we don’t really want to sell that to kids.”