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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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1998   1997   1996   1995   … See all »
Top Rated TV #47 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 71 wins & 185 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jerry Seinfeld ...  Jerry Seinfeld 172 episodes, 1989-1998
Jason Alexander ...  George Costanza 171 episodes, 1989-1998
Michael Richards ...  Cosmo Kramer / ... 170 episodes, 1989-1998
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ...  Elaine Benes 169 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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Comedy

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Trivia

The first episode, "Good News, Bad News", was watched by nearly eleven percent of American households, and received generally favorable reviews from critics, who reacted with disappointment that NBC did not order a first season. Convinced that the show had potential, and supported by the positive reviews, NBC executive Rick Ludwin managed to convince his superiors to order a four-episode first season by offering a part of his personal budget in return. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

George Costanza: They gave me my own personal Rascal, Jerry.
Jerry: Well, it's comforting to know that you'll be going straight to hell at no more than three miles per hour.
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Crazy Credits

In the season 2 episode "The Apartment", Michael Richards is credited twice in the opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

'Larry David' was the original voice of Newman in "The Revenge", but 'Wayne Knight' overdubbed the voice for syndication. Both versions are available in the Season 2 DVD set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jon Lovitz/Jane's Addiction (1997) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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Beats Friends in sitcom genre for me!
15 September 2020 | by thekingkaranSee all my reviews

I just can't stop binging this show. Like ever. Don't get me wrong FRIENDS is historic in its own place & I've binged that a lot too but Seinfeld just edges it for me.

Jason Alexander, you legend. George Costanza is the character that you see nowadays sitcoms are trying to pull off but they just can't. He's One of a kind. Just like Joey & Chandler. They are in a league of their own.

I review rarely and this is my first review & I'm sounding like i should be giving Seinfeld 10/10 but I've settled with 9. The reason for that is i base my rating simply on 3 factors: 1) Characters 2) Storyline 3) Screenplay i.e. length of how long a show is keeping me attached to the screen before i lose interest.

So for George, Kramer, Jerry i give it a perfect 10. But when it comes to Elaine, she's so lame. As a character, as a person i don't get her. Beauty of me binging Seinfeld is that I've chopped off her parts from all episodes. She's terrible, irritating and hardly makes me laugh. Writers haven't even attached background applause to her wise cracks. Downpoint of the show. 'Elame' Benes.

To shed a light on Jerry & Kramer, well they are the lifeblood of the show. Their chemistry makes you laugh. Kramer is very underrated. Also, Jerry & George's coffee shop chemistry. Those scenes are hilarious & refreshing. You'd never get bored watching their riddled lifestyles.

That's all, its a must watch. Even if sitcoms ain't your genre i think you must give this a try no matter what. It's just that good. And yes, first 2 seasons are a bit downer but important to watch for you to establish those characters. From season 3 you'd love the stories & start getting used to it. By season 5 & 6 you'd literally crack yourself up.

BEST SITCOM EVER MADE HANDS DOWN. Effortless entertainment. Once you watch it, mark my words you're gonna binge it. P.S: I've already crossed the 3-figures binge watching it and currently rewatching it for 183rd time. Love this show to bits. Never getting enough of this ever.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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