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.
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Did You Know?
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
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
[George collides with an Andrea Doria survivor
The Andrea Doria collided with the Stockholm 20 miles off the cost of Nantucket.
How do you know?
It's in my book, "Astonishing Tales Of The Sea". 51 people died.
51 people? I thought it was more like 1000.
There were 1,560 survivors.
That's no tragedy. How many people do you lose on a normal cruise? 30?
The series does not have an opening credits sequence. Instead, the lead actor credits play out over a scene. Now commonplace in sitcoms and drama series, this was considered a novelty in 1990 and sparked a debate over the future of opening credits in TV series. See more
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 In syndication his guest appearance has been replaced by new footage featuring Jerry Stiller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
Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff See more