Seinfeld (1989–1998)
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Good News, Bad News 

Jerry and George argue whether an overnight visitor Jerry is expecting is coming with romantic intentions.


Art Wolff

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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Michael Richards ... Kessler
Lee Garlington ... Claire
Jason Alexander ... George
Pamela Brull Pamela Brull ... Laura


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 <>

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Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seinfeld krónikák See more »

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This episode was filmed at Stage 8 of Desilu Cahuenga studios, the same studio where the CBS sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) was filmed. See more »


When Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) door is open in this episode, there is no door or apartment for Kramer (Michael Richards) across the hall. It's just a wall with a Cuba picture. See more »


Jerry: Socks are the most amazing article of clothing. They hate their lives. They're in the shoes with stinky feet, the boring drawers. The dryer is their only chance to escape and they all know it. They do escape from the dryer. They plan it the night before. "Tomorrow. The dryer. I'm going. You wait here." The dryer door swings open, the sock is waiting up against the side wall.
[stands stiffly sideways, looking furtively both ways]
Jerry: He hopes you don't see him, and he goes down the road, da da da, da...
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Referenced in The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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The start of it all
12 July 2017 | by jamarianaSee all my reviews

Seinfeld is the best of the best when it comes to comedy writing. Every line, every joke, every single word uttered by any of the main characters - Jerry, George, Kramer, or Elaine (who was not in the pilot) - is so well-crafted. This first episode of the show premiered on TV in 1989. Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David's writing was ahead of their time - sure, not by a lot, but still it was different from the '80s. All of the other characters, the extras for example, were very much stuck in the '80s, but oh no not Jerry. This was a great episode. George accompanies Jerry to do his laundry, Kramer tells Jerry about how he "almost" became a lawyer, and Jerry receives a house guest that sends a lot of mixed signals. It truly is a show about nothing. But the way each episode draws our attention and the brilliance of the writing allows it to soar way above everyday television. My favourite line was Jerry's "you can't overdie, you can't overdry."

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