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 ...  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 2 episodes, 1992-1998
Wayne Knight ...  Newman 43 episodes, 1991-1998


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 <>

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There are two errors in the end credits of two season three episodes. In season three, episode one, "The Note", Jerry's dentist friend, Roy (Ralph Bruneau), is erroneously referred to as "Lloyd", which was the character's original name. In season three, episode five, "The Library", Sherry Becker (Cynthia Szigeti), Jerry's high school crush, is mistakenly listed as Sandy. See more »


In common with many other sitcoms, details of characters' back-histories change through the life of the series. We don't count these inconsistencies as goofs in long-running shows. See more »


George Costanza: [singing to himself to tune of "Everybody's Talkin'" from Midnight Cowboy] Everybody's talkin' at me, I can't hear a word they're sayin'... Just drivin' around in Jon Voight's car...
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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

In the episode, "Bookstore, The" (ep. #9.17), J. Peterman describes provides several euphemisms for the drug opium when he's describing Elaine's boyfriend's addiction. In the original airing, he referred to it as "smack...white palace...the Chinaman's nightcap". In all syndicated airings, the last part of that line was omitted, obviously because of its racial insensitivity. See more »


Referenced in Boy Meets World: Eric Hollywood (1998) See more »


Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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The greatest sitcom ever made.
17 November 2020 | by danielosborne-27850See all my reviews

A show that is about nothing. A formula never tried before and never since. This show works because of its unique sense of humour, characters and writing. Before Seinfeld entered TV sets everywhere nobody had seen anything similar to it. The show creates endless laughs and hilarity beyond belief. Whilst since it has been accepted as a great of the sitcom genre shows like Friends and The Big Bang Theory have attempted to repeat a similar low-brow, clever sense of humour however have been unable to repeat what this show could create.

Perhaps the reason why this show is the greatest sitcom ever is that it creates such a unique way of find laughs and somehow despite the fact that so many great shows after it have tried to repeat it, it is the only thing like it and is still able to be a never-ending run of laughter.

So, if you are considering watching Seinfeld go for it, give it a few episodes to become familiar with the characters and you won't regret it. You will never see another sitcom like it and you will see why many people consider it to be the greatest sitcom ever made, a true testament to the comedy of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.

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5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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