Seinfeld (1989–1998)

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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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Top 250 TV #38 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 67 wins & 179 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Jerry Seinfeld (172 episodes, 1990-1998)
 Elaine Benes (172 episodes, 1990-1998)
 Kramer / ... (172 episodes, 1990-1998)
 George Costanza (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 <>

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31 May 1990 (USA)  »

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In the Season 1 episode, "Male Unbonding" (aired June 1990), the character Elaine is sleazily hit on by Jerry's unstable 'friend', Joel, played by actor Kevin Dunn. 22 years later Kevin now plays the role of Ben Cafferty in the show Veep (2012-), as an advisor to the title character Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. See more »


In some episodes, when exterior shots of the fictional "Monk's Diner" are shown on two sides, you can see the real name, Tom's Restaurant. See more »


Jerry: So, did they get tired of Koko yet?
George Costanza: Oh yeah.
[holds up a baseball t-shirt that reads "KOKO 00"]
Jerry: Zero zero?
George Costanza: That's ooo. As in ooo-ooo-aaa-aaa.
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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 »


Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Bare Midriff (2009) 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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