Goat Goes Viral for Sounding Like Jerry Seinfeld

by Allison Hambrick

Comedy icon Jerry Seinfeld has a surprising vocal doppelgänger, and it walks on all fours. In a now-viral TikTok, a goat’s screams sound eerily familiar. A number of users noticed that the animal and the comedian sounded almost the same.

As a result, many were quick to claim that the audio was faked to make the goat sound like Seinfeld. However, a few goat experts weighed in on the video’s authenticity, and it was generally believed to be real.

“In my humble expert opinion, I believe that to be the noise of a goat,” said Nate Rose, who works at a nonprofit called the Philly Goat Project. “I would imagine that it’s either a little annoyed or there’s a show of dominance with the other goat. It definitely wants to be recognized for whatever is behind that gut-wrenching Seinfeld exclamation.” 

Karen Krivit, who also works there, agreed that the goat probably does sound like Jerry Seinfeld. She noted that “goats can make all sorts of terribly cacophonous sounds.” Krivit maintained that you can tell by the goat’s behavior and that sticking their tongues out is common when making bleating sounds. She did suggest that the sounds might be edited to sound “very Jerry.”

Another goat expert named Kristin Sutch gave her thoughts on the video. Sutch, who works at Rose Bridge Farm Sanctuary, stated that “it is 100% a billy goat noise.” She suggested that the goat is likely either trying to attract a female or fight another male.

So the goat really does sound like Jerry Seinfeld–what’s the deal with that?

Seinfeld on Choosing to End His Show

While Seinfeld was still at the height of its popularity, Jerry Seinfeld made the executive decision to end the show. At the time, many fans were surprised, and Seinfeld says he still has people ask him why he chose to pull the trigger.

“I remember I was in a cab one time and the cab driver said to me, ‘Why did you stop doing that show? It was very successful,'” Seinfeld remembered. “And I and I said to him, well, I was at a point we had done it for nine years and I realized I could go off the air right now and the show could be a legend. I could be a legend of the sitcom world or I could make some more money.”

Additionally, Seinfeld said the decision was unanimous. Fellow cast members Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jason Alexander agreed. It was time.

“We’ve had a lot of good fortune here,” the comedian continued. “Maybe we shouldn’t push our luck too far. And we all agreed that this was the right moment. And I remember it’s the only time we all got together in a dressing room, the four of us, to make that decision. That was powerful.”