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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 #40 | Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 70 wins & 184 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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English

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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

In addition to Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) having a sister who is only mentioned once (in season two, episode eleven, Seinfeld: The Chinese Restaurant (1991)), George (Jason Alexander) has a brother who is mentioned only twice in the series: season three, episode fifteen, Seinfeld: The Suicide (1992), (his brother impregnated a woman named Pauline) and season three, episode six, Seinfeld: The Parking Garage (1991) (George's father, mother, and brother never pay for parking). Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has a sister, Gail, who she visits in St. Louis, and who she calls after she sends Gail's son her exposed nipple Christmas card. Elaine also mentions a brother-in-law (presumably Gail's husband) in season two, episode four, Seinfeld: The Phone Message (1991) (he blurted out secret business information on an answering machine). See more »

Goofs

Jerry's apartment number changes in the beginning of the series a few times before becoming 5A permanently. See more »

Quotes

Elaine: [walking over to a party at a Chinese restaurant] Excuse me, my friends over there are going to pay me fifty bucks if I take one of your eggrolls.
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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

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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Soundtracks

Seinfeld Theme Song
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Lennon & McCartney
7 March 2005 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

The best television show ever. Ever. It's been off for how many years and we still try and get our 1 1/2 hour fix every weeknight. Like those famous Beatles, the combination of Larry David (too outrageous) and Seinfeld (too pedestrian) was so much greater than the sum of the parts. Classic ensemble work by Jerry, Alexander, Richards and Louis-Dreyfus. Richards and Louis-Dreyfus are all-time comic all-stars in their own right. It took them about 1/2 to 1 year to get up to speed and then they're off and running. With David gone the concept showed considerable wear in the final season, where some episodes are a grim caricature of earlier successes (e.g., George's "Twix" episode). The Puddy story lines were the show's one regular miss, particularly so towards the end. But what a run! And completed by a fitting send-off. The only television series I've watched regularly in the last 25 years. The DVD collections are highly recommended and include loads of fun commentary from the stars. 10 out of 10.


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