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HARD TO SAY GOODBYE

Jerry Stiller isn't thinking "Serenity, now!"

The decision to cancel "Seinfeld" after this season is not calming news to the veteran actor who plays George's irritable father who spews catch phrases like "Serenity, now!"

"It's rather sad that this is happening," said Stiller, 70. "I hope this generation of viewers sees this show the same way I look at 'The Honeymooners' and 'The Jackie Gleason Show.' They don't go away."

Decades after appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" with his wife and comedy partner Anne Meara, Stiller has been in demand.

"Since I have been on 'Seinfeld,' I have done four plays, three on Broadway, and had a hip replacement," he said. "I have been able to do everything I have wanted to do and crammed them into the last year of life all because of 'Seinfeld.' "

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