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Life after Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld's sophisticated, strange sitcom inspired a whole generation of comics – so why is there nothing quite like it today?

When Jerry Seinfeld tours the UK and Ireland in May, following last year's £100-a-pop, sell-out show at London's O2 Arena, it will be 14 years since the end of his groundbreaking sitcom Seinfeld, which scrutinised the minutiae and neuroses of four self-serving New Yorkers: smooth-but-prissy standup comic Jerry (Seinfeld), his peppy ex-girlfriend Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a wired-to-the-mains neighbour Kramer (Michael Richards) and Jerry's best friend, George (Jason Alexander), a man radioactive with resentment and self-loathing.

The final episode aired on 14 May 1998, drawing more than 76 million Us viewers after permeating the country's language and popular culture for eight years. In the UK, viewers had to exercise great cunning to keep up with the show's erratic transmission. For most of its run in the 90s, BBC2 buried Seinfeld in the witching hour
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The Seinfeld Chronicles: An Introduction

There’s something awkward about being a devoted Curb Your Enthusiasm fan and possessing almost no knowledge of its closely-related predecessor, a show that practically ensured the existence of the well-loved HBO comedy currently in its eighth season. Its predecessor is a show, after all, that shares so much in common thematically, is directly alluded to, and serves as a spiritual companion to Larry David’s hilarious follow-up. I’m talking about Seinfeld, of course, the sitcom co-created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld that became ritual viewing for up to 20 million Americans week after week for almost 10 years. A critical and commercial darling for most of its run, Seinfeld never managed to make an impact in the UK in the same way it did across the Atlantic.

Saying that, I’m well aware that there are many Seinfeld fans in Britain, most of them passionate and encyclopaedic in their knowledge of the show,
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