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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 #42 | 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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Official Sites:

Sony Pictures Television

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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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Good News, Bad News See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

In one of the episodes, Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) is walking down the street with one of his buddies, and in the background, there's a building with a sign on it that reads "Kal's Signs". Jerry Seinfeld's real-life dad's name is Kal, and he made signs for a living. See more »

Goofs

Newman's apartment is shown as 5F in one episode, and 5E for the rest. See more »

Quotes

George Costanza: Why are you home? You're supposed to be out on your route, and getting my calzones for Steinbrenner.
Newman: Well, I saw that it's raining outside, so I called in sick. I don't work in the rain.
George Costanza: But... you're a mailman! 'Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow... ' It's the first one!
Newman: I've never been much for credos.
George Costanza: But I'm paying you!
Newman: Hey, thanks!
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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 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
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The Greatest Sitcom of all time
8 February 2017 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

The Beatles have been regarded as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, band of all time. You had 4 gifted musicians who were so individually talented and as a whole they changed music forever. The same can be said for the 4 main cast members of Seinfeld in the television space. For almost a decade this show has entertained not just the United States but the entire world. Each individual cast member was so talented and took their eccentric character to new heights. Over a period of time you grew to love the fab four.

Seinfeld is a show that got everything right. From incredible writing, catch phrases to award worthy performances. Even their guest stars were hitting home runs. The episodes and plots Seinfeld brought us was something we all could relate and react to. We were also treated to first class Stand Up comedy from Jerry Seinfeld. This show is simply timeless.

New shows could only dream to capture the greatness and ratings of this immortal show. The brilliance of the show could be seen in the acclaimed Contest episode where not a word had to be said to convey what it was about. Nowadays its pretty vulgar and leaves little room to think. I wish I could give this an 11 out of 10. Go watch it and don't hesitate to buy the entire series, its more than worth it. This cast and show certainly belt it out to the back row and make you feel it.


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