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?
Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus
) was not originally part of the series. During development, NBC expressed concern that the series would be too male-centric, and became insistent on including a regular female character. The network was also said to make the casting request as a condition for picking up the series. See more
In two episodes, the makeup Michael Richards
is wearing comes off on another surface. In "The Pick" when he falls against the wall in Calvin Klein's office there is an obvious dark mark left on the wall. In "The Butter Shave" the makeup is clearly seen on the stick on butter after he smears it on his face. See more
The head has been smoothed down to the size of a golf ball. What do we do?
Well, we could smooth the head down to nothing, stick a pumpkin under its arm and change the name to Icabod Crane.
[everyone begins laughing
Alright, that's it for me, you've been great! Good night, everybody.
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
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 Scream: The Inside Story
Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff See more