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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York friends.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Jerry Seinfeld (173 episodes, 1989-1998)
 Kramer / ... (173 episodes, 1989-1998)
 George Costanza / ... (173 episodes, 1989-1998)
 Elaine Benes (172 episodes, 1990-1998)
Ruth Cohen ...
 Ruthie Cohen / ... (101 episodes, 1992-1998)


Jerry Seinfeld stars in this television comedy series as himself, a comedian. The premise of this sitcom is Jerry and his friends going through everyday life, discussing various quirky situations that we can all relate to (especially if we live in New York). The eccentric personalities of the offbeat characters who make up Jerry's social circle contribute to the fun. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Jason Alexander is the only actor of the four main-characters to not win an Emmy. See more »


The exterior of Monk's Cafe does not match the interior of Monk's cafe: the number & type of windows is different, the layout of the entrance is architecturally different. See more »


Jerry: I prefer to do my own material.
Cosmo Kramer: That's as good as anything you do.
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Crazy Credits

The series does not have an opening credits sequence. Instead, the lead actor credits play out over a scene. Now commonplace in sitcoms and drama series, this was considered a novelty in 1990 and sparked a debate over the future of opening credits in TV series. See more »


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Best Written Sitcom Ever
21 April 2008 | by (Queens, New York) – See all my reviews

I hate saying something is the best ever. Still how could you go wrong with Seinfeld. Just hilarious characters and setups everywhere.

For everyone who has seen this show, what other show or even movie deliver so many open ended endings that still felt like a perfecting closing. That right there is great writing.

The characters are another great example of great writing. To think of people like Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer. These characters were developed so greatly that the ideas for episodes were endless. Also the guest stars did a great job in their appearances just sliding right in.

The plots of the episodes were not that great from the outlook. If you actually watch the episodes though the most basic daily problem could be made into a very enjoyable episode.

This can only be done with great, superb writing. If you have seen this show watch it.

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