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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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The first conversation between George and Jerry is about a button. In the very last episode, when they were sitting in jail, the last conversation they had was the same thing about the button. 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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Not great by the show's standards, but still one hell of a pilot.
2 December 2004 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

"Seinfeld" is without a doubt one of the greatest sitcoms ever made. Not only was it consistently hilarious, it was cool and different from the very beginning... yes, even from the very first episode! Watching the pilot is an interesting experience, because it's not as good as what was to come, but it's still very well written and funny.

Like someone else said, this feels like a rough draft of "Seinfeld." You can tell the characters of George and Kramer (or Kessler) are written differently than what they turned into. George is a lot more confident--in fact, he seems more confident than Jerry (this definitely didn't last long). Kramer is more of a bum, not the hipster doofus he eventually became. Still, they all have great chemistry together, and the story is witty and funny.

All in all, it's fascinating to watch. It's the tip of the iceberg... a glimpse of the awesome show that is to come.


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