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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jerry Seinfeld 173 episodes, 1989-1998
...  Kramer / ... 173 episodes, 1989-1998
...  George Costanza / ... 173 episodes, 1989-1998
...  Elaine Benes 172 episodes, 1990-1998
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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5 July 1989 (USA)  »

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In Seinfeld: Male Unbonding (1990), the character Elaine is sleazily hit on by Jerry's unstable "friend", Joel (Kevin Dunn ). Twenty-two years later, Kevin now plays the role of Ben Cafferty in the show Veep (2012), as an advisor to the title character Selina Meyer, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. See more »

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Jerry and Kramer's apartment building address is said several times to be 129 West 81st Street, but the awning outside of the building has the address 757. See more »

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Jerry: Newman, you wouldn't eat broccoli if it was deep fried in chocolate sauce.
Newman: I love broccoli. It's good for you.
Jerry: Really? Then maybe you'd like to have a piece?
Newman: Gladly.
[Newman spits it out]
Newman: Vile weed!
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In the season 2 episode "The Apartment", Michael Richards is credited twice in the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Cougar Town: You Tell Me (2013) See more »

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Jerry Seinfeld Super Jew
11 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Seinfeld is the funniest TV show in history. Built around the day-to-day life of a New York comedian, Seinfeld managed to spear every sacred cow in sight. The irreverence of the show's four main characters never let up over 9 glorious seasons. The "gang of four" were petty, childish, surly, selfish, compulsive, obsessive, and totally hilarious… like 4 children in adults' bodies.

Jerry Seinfeld played himself and surrounded himself with an ex-girlfriend (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a childhood friend (Jason Alexander), and a neighbor (Michael Richards). Foour terrific actors with incredible chemistry among them, the four careened through 9 seasons of total mayhem. Sex, religion, politics, old age, political correctness, race, relationships, homosexuality, Los Angeles…. you name it, they harpooned it.

Great supporting cast over the years included Jerry Stiller, Estelle Harris, Barney Martin, Liz Sheridan, Wayne Knight, Patrick Warburton, John O'Hurley, Len Lesser, and others.

Seinfeld probably added more catch phrases to the English language than any other show in TV history. Brilliant writing that found humor in WORDS (such a concept) as well as SITUATION, Seinfeld owed much to the writing of Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David and others. So with great scripts, a perfect cast, and no respect for anything, Seinfeld marched along to his own drum and made us all captives of its brilliant wit.

One of the great things about Seinfeld was that you could see a little bit of yourself in each of the 4 zany characters. And you could ALWAYS recognize the dumb situations they found themselves in. Just brilliant!

And let's not forget that Jerry Seinfeld became the first Jewish Everyman on TV. He was everything from comic to sex symbol and everything in between.


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