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Seinfeld 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1989–1998)
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The continuing misadventures of neurotic New York City stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his equally neurotic New York City friends.
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Top Rated TV #47 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 70 wins & 184 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jerry Seinfeld ...  Jerry Seinfeld 173 episodes, 1989-1998
Michael Richards ...  Kramer / ... 173 episodes, 1989-1998
Jason Alexander ...  George Costanza / ... 173 episodes, 1989-1998
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ...  Elaine Benes 172 episodes, 1990-1998
Ruth Cohen Ruth Cohen ...  Ruthie Cohen / ... 101 episodes, 1992-1998
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Storyline

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, to which we can all relate (especially if we live in New York City). 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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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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Stand-Up See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Though Larry David played George Steinbrenner, the actual George M. Steinbrenner III was filmed playing himself for use in an episode. However, the scene was never shown on the series. Steinbrenner did appear with Jason Alexander (in the part of George) in a 1996 promotional spot for MLB All-Star Game balloting. See more »

Goofs

You will notice that on external shots of Jerry's building there are insect screens on the windows. However, these are never evident whenever any of the cast occasionally lean out the window whilst the scene is being shot from inside Jerry's apartment. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

George's father was initially played by 'John Randolph' in the episode "The Handicap Spot". In syndication his guest appearance has been replaced by new footage featuring Jerry Stiller who played George's father in the later episodes. The DVD release of this episode featured in the Season 4 box set allows the option to watch either version. See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Forever greatness
6 May 2004 | by WrathChldSee all my reviews

I was sitting in my apartment tonight watching the end of a sitcom era with the last "friends" episode and it brought me back to 1998 when we all said goodbye to "seinfeld". I won't sit here and debate, which was the better show because, lets face facts they both did a fine job. They are two very successful sitcoms, but other than that they really had an entirely different feel and format.

"Seinfeld" gave us all so many catch phrases and we all continue to enjoy these characters and episodes six years after the show ended. I just love it. I constantly find myself reciting lines from the show with a good friend of mine. This show rocks. It will always be a great show. I will continue to watch this show in reruns over and over. It sure doesn't get old.

I wanted to add some favorite lines or scenes from the show, but there are truly too many. Kramer, Elaine, George, and Jerry just rule and have such a great chemistry. The additional characters throughout the years were cool too. Some of my favorites were Puddy, Peterman, and Frank Castanza. Oh greatness.

So keep Seinfeld alive in your hearts and keeping watching the show about nothing.

Giddie Up!


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