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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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Airs Tue. Dec. 01, 6:00 PM on TBS





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Top Rated TV #39 | 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 <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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31 May 1990 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


At Jerry Seinfeld's high school, Massapequa HS on Long Island, there was a teacher named Mr. Bevilaqua - he was the wrestling coach there. In one of the episodes Jerry had a race that was officiated by Mr. Bevilaqua. See more »


The interior space of Jerry's apartment would be impossible given the exterior hallway leading to his apartment's entry door. His kitchen and the exterior hallway occupy the same space. See more »


[George collides with an Andrea Doria survivor]
Cosmo Kramer: The Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm 20 miles off the cost of Nantucket.
George Costanza: How do you know?
Cosmo Kramer: It's in my book, "Astonishing Tales Of The Sea". 51 people died.
George Costanza: 51 people? I thought it was more like 1000.
Cosmo Kramer: There were 1,560 survivors.
George Costanza: That's no tragedy. How many people do you lose on a normal cruise? 30?
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In the season 2 episode "The Apartment", Michael Richards is credited twice in the opening credits. 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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