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The Seinfeld Chronicles - Pilot (1989)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  5 July 1989 (USA)
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Jerry and George argue whether an overnight visitor Jerry is expecting is coming with romantic intentions.

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In this episode, the predecessor to Seinfeld (1989), Jerry is expecting a woman that he met in Michigan to come and visit him in New York. Throughout the first part of the show Jerry and George are discussing the situation. Later we meet "Kessler" who comes in to Jerry's apartment to borrow some meat and uncharacteristically knocks on the door before entering. Written by Seinfeld Fan <onlyjoex@earthlink.net>

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Even though the Kramer character is identified as "Kessler" in this pilot, the name is spoken only a single time in the episode, and it's very easy to miss: When Jerry says it quickly during the late-night Mets game viewing, the audience's laughter partly drowns it out. See more »

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Jerry's address is mentioned as 129 W. 81st Street a few time. However, the awning in front of his building has the address 757. See more »

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Jerry: I swear, I have absolutely no idea what women are thinking. I don't get it, okay? I, I, I admit it, I'm not getting the signals, I am not getting it. Women - they're so *subtle*, their little - everything they do is *subtle*. Men are not subtle, we are obvious. Women know what men want, men know what men want, what do we want? We want women! That's it! It's the only thing we know for sure, it really is. We want women. How do we get them? Oh, we don't know about that, we don't know. The next ...
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Hilarious, but
13 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As much as I found this pilot episode to be funny, some things made me ponder. For instance, why isn't Elaine here, why is Kramer named Kessler and why is this only 30 minutes long. Well- 1, Elaine didn;t show up until mid-first season, 2, Kramer came along in the first episode and 3, this is the pilot. Yes, this is the original Seinfeld pilot aired to see if the show would become a hit. Though very funny for a pilot, it didn't sky rocket the show to stardom immediately (the show was at first called dumb and not about anything). But eventually, the show got funnier until it became (to me) the funniest sitcom ever. Kudos Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David for creating such good characters. A+


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