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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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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 July 1989 (USA) See more »

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Stand-Up See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

Elaine, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is loosely based on Carol Leifer, a friend of Jerry Seinfeld's, whom he also used to date. She is also based on model Susan McNabb, who was Seinfeld's long-time girlfriend, and Monica Yates, whom Larry David dated. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

George Costanza: So I tell her, 'I think I should leave now'. And she looks at me surprised as if she couldn't understand what had just happened and why I was leaving... The only excuse that I could fathom would be acceptable is to tell her that I am indeed Batman, and I'm sorry I just saw that Bat signal out the window.
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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

'Larry David' was the original voice of Newman in "The Revenge", but 'Wayne Knight' overdubbed the voice for syndication. Both versions are available in the Season 2 DVD set. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: I Buried Sid (1998) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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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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