History Series / Seinfeld

8th Mar '18 9:25:22 PM nombretomado
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It was named the greatest television program of all time by TVGuide in 2002. Jerry's webseries ''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee'', had a special mini-reunion with him, Jason Alexander and [[spoiler:Wayne Knight]] acting in character. You can watch it [[http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/george-costanza-the-over-cheer here]].

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It was named the greatest television program of all time by TVGuide Magazine/TVGuide in 2002. Jerry's webseries ''WebVideo/ComediansInCarsGettingCoffee'', had a special mini-reunion with him, Jason Alexander and [[spoiler:Wayne Knight]] acting in character. You can watch it [[http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com/george-costanza-the-over-cheer here]].
6th Dec '17 10:15:25 PM AtticusOmundson
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->'''George:''' It's about nothing!
->'''Jerry:''' Right...
->'''George:''' Everybody's doing something! We'll do nothing!
->'''Jerry:''' So we go into NBC; we tell them we got an idea for a show about nothing?!
->'''George:''' Exactly!
->'''Jerry:''' They say, "What's your show about?" I say, "Nothing!"
->'''George:''' There you go...
->'''Jerry:''' I think you might have something here.
-->-- '''"The Pitch"'''
25th Nov '17 3:58:18 PM wyattte
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Revolutionary for its time, as the idea of characters spending whole episodes doing and resolving basically nothing, with all humor based on the minutiae of everyday life, was unheard of in 1989 in America. Seinfeld was [[GenreBusting so revolutionary]] in America, in fact, that it was mercilessly copied. It remains very difficult to describe to the younger generation just how ''huge'' the show was in the '90s, and how memetic its plots and sayings became. To use an analogy, ''Seinfeld'' is to TV shows what ''Film/TheGodfather'' is to movies (which makes it only fitting that the show directly spoofed ''The Godfather'' in the episode about the mohel). Part of what contributed to the authenticity of the "about nothing" theme was the fact that a great deal of the plots were [[WriteWhatYouKnow based on personal stories from the lives of Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, and various members of the writing team]].

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Revolutionary for its time, as the idea of characters spending whole episodes doing and resolving basically nothing, with all humor based on the minutiae of everyday life, was unheard of in 1989 in America. Seinfeld was [[GenreBusting so revolutionary]] revolutionary in America, in fact, fact,]] [[FollowTheLeader that it was mercilessly copied. copied.]] It remains very difficult to describe to the younger generation just how ''huge'' the show was in the '90s, and how memetic its plots and sayings became. To use an analogy, ''Seinfeld'' is to TV shows what ''Film/TheGodfather'' is to movies (which makes it only fitting that the show directly spoofed ''The Godfather'' in the episode about the mohel). Part of what contributed to the authenticity of the "about nothing" theme was the fact that a great deal of the plots were [[WriteWhatYouKnow based on personal stories from the lives of Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld, and various members of the writing team]].



Now has a [[Characters/{{Seinfeld}} character sheet]] and [[Recap/{{Seinfeld}} recap]] page that could really use help.

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Now has a [[Characters/{{Seinfeld}} character sheet]] and [[Recap/{{Seinfeld}} recap]] page that could really use help.
help. Vote for the best episode [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/crowner.php/BestEpisode/Seinfeld here.]]
14th Oct '17 10:58:48 PM Fireblood
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Seinfeld plays a fictionalized, {{Jerkass}} version of himself as the ostensible main (though in practice [[StraightMan arguably least interesting]]) character, who works mostly as a {{foil}} for his [[{{cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]] neighbour Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who had tendency to [[DropInCharacter burst into Jerry's apartment unannounced]]; his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] George Costanza (Creator/JasonAlexander), a man who can make your regular UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist look like a ''winner''; and his sassy ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), who [[BrutalHonesty couldn't spell "tact" if her life depended on it.]] Jerry was the technical OnlySaneMan between these colorful personalities, but a highly ineffective one because, like his friends, he is supremely indifferent towards others, opting instead for the role of DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire. This quality of Jerry's, flavored with co-creator Larry David's gift for irony, coupled with the characters' propensity for {{Snowball Lie}}s and {{Fawlty Towers Plot}}s is what fueled most of the elaborate yet utterly mundane plots of the episodes.

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Seinfeld plays a fictionalized, {{Jerkass}} version of himself as the ostensible main (though in practice [[StraightMan arguably least interesting]]) character, who works mostly as a {{foil}} for his [[{{cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]] neighbour Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who had a tendency to [[DropInCharacter burst into Jerry's apartment unannounced]]; his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] George Costanza (Creator/JasonAlexander), a man who can make your regular UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist look like a ''winner''; and his sassy ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), who [[BrutalHonesty couldn't spell "tact" if her life depended on it.]] Jerry was the technical OnlySaneMan between these colorful personalities, but a highly ineffective one because, like his friends, he is supremely indifferent towards others, opting instead for the role of DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire. This quality of Jerry's, flavored with co-creator Larry David's gift for irony, coupled with the characters' propensity for {{Snowball Lie}}s and {{Fawlty Towers Plot}}s is what fueled most of the elaborate yet utterly mundane plots of the episodes.



And then there's Jerry's ''other'' neighbor. ''Hello, [[SitcomArchNemesis Newman]] (Creator/WayneKnight)."

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And then there's Jerry's ''other'' neighbor. ''Hello, "Hello, [[SitcomArchNemesis Newman]] (Creator/WayneKnight)."
18th Aug '17 10:25:51 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Additionally, the seventh season of Larry David's Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm revolved around David creating an in-universe reunion episode of ''Seinfeld'', with Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfuss, Richards, and Knight all reprising their roles, as well as playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

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Additionally, the seventh season of Larry David's Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm revolved around David creating an in-universe reunion episode of ''Seinfeld'', with Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfuss, Louis-Dreyfus, Richards, and Knight all reprising their roles, as well as playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
27th Jun '17 1:16:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Seinfeld plays a fictionalized, {{Jerkass}} version of himself as the ostensible main (though in practice [[StraightMan arguably least interesting]]) character, who works mostly as a {{foil}} for his eccentric neighbour Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who had tendency to [[DropInCharacter burst into Jerry's apartment unannounced]]; his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] George Costanza (Creator/JasonAlexander), a man who can make your regular UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist look like a ''winner''; and his sassy ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), who [[BrutalHonesty couldn't spell "tact" if her life depended on it.]] Jerry was the technical OnlySaneMan between these colorful personalities, but a highly ineffective one because, like his friends, he is supremely indifferent towards others, opting instead for the role of DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire. This quality of Jerry's, flavored with co-creator Larry David's gift for irony, coupled with the characters' propensity for {{Snowball Lie}}s and {{Fawlty Towers Plot}}s is what fueled most of the elaborate yet utterly mundane plots of the episodes.

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Seinfeld plays a fictionalized, {{Jerkass}} version of himself as the ostensible main (though in practice [[StraightMan arguably least interesting]]) character, who works mostly as a {{foil}} for his eccentric [[{{cloudcuckoolander}} eccentric]] neighbour Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who had tendency to [[DropInCharacter burst into Jerry's apartment unannounced]]; his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] George Costanza (Creator/JasonAlexander), a man who can make your regular UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist look like a ''winner''; and his sassy ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), who [[BrutalHonesty couldn't spell "tact" if her life depended on it.]] Jerry was the technical OnlySaneMan between these colorful personalities, but a highly ineffective one because, like his friends, he is supremely indifferent towards others, opting instead for the role of DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire. This quality of Jerry's, flavored with co-creator Larry David's gift for irony, coupled with the characters' propensity for {{Snowball Lie}}s and {{Fawlty Towers Plot}}s is what fueled most of the elaborate yet utterly mundane plots of the episodes.
7th Aug '16 4:02:58 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''Seinfeld''''', a SitCom which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from 198998, is a show about nothing. No [[VerySpecialEpisode hugging]], no [[AnAesop learning]].

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'''''Seinfeld''''', ''Seinfeld'', a SitCom which ran on Creator/{{NBC}} from 198998, is a show about nothing. No [[VerySpecialEpisode hugging]], no [[AnAesop learning]].
4th Aug '16 6:49:49 PM TheBuddy26
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[-[[SeinfeldIsUnfunny No seriously, what is it?]]-]
9th Mar '16 1:59:41 PM Hossmeister
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Additionally, the seventh season of Larry David's CurbYourEnthusiasm revolved around David creating an in-universe reunion episode of ''Seinfeld'', with Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfuss, Richards, and Knight all reprising their roles, as well as playing fictionalized versions of themselves.

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Additionally, the seventh season of Larry David's CurbYourEnthusiasm Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm revolved around David creating an in-universe reunion episode of ''Seinfeld'', with Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfuss, Richards, and Knight all reprising their roles, as well as playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
24th Feb '16 7:15:24 PM AGuyFromAPlace
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Seinfeld plays a fictionalized, {{Jerkass}} version of himself as the ostensible main (though in practice [[StraightMan arguably least interesting]]) character, who works mostly as a {{foil}} for his eccentric neighbour Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who had tendency to [[DropInCharacter burst into Jerry's apartment unannounced]]; his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] George Costanza (Creator/JasonAlexander), a man who can make your regular UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist look like a ''winner'; and his sassy ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), who [[BrutalHonesty couldn't spell "tact" if her life depended on it.]] Jerry was the technical OnlySaneMan between these colorful personalities, but a highly ineffective one because, like his friends, he is supremely indifferent towards others, opting instead for the role of DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire. This quality of Jerry's, flavored with co-creator Larry David's gift for irony, coupled with the characters' propensity for {{Snowball Lie}}s and {{Fawlty Towers Plot}}s is what fueled most of the elaborate yet utterly mundane plots of the episodes.

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Seinfeld plays a fictionalized, {{Jerkass}} version of himself as the ostensible main (though in practice [[StraightMan arguably least interesting]]) character, who works mostly as a {{foil}} for his eccentric neighbour Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who had tendency to [[DropInCharacter burst into Jerry's apartment unannounced]]; his [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] George Costanza (Creator/JasonAlexander), a man who can make your regular UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist look like a ''winner'; ''winner''; and his sassy ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes (Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus), who [[BrutalHonesty couldn't spell "tact" if her life depended on it.]] Jerry was the technical OnlySaneMan between these colorful personalities, but a highly ineffective one because, like his friends, he is supremely indifferent towards others, opting instead for the role of DeadpanSnarker extraordinaire. This quality of Jerry's, flavored with co-creator Larry David's gift for irony, coupled with the characters' propensity for {{Snowball Lie}}s and {{Fawlty Towers Plot}}s is what fueled most of the elaborate yet utterly mundane plots of the episodes.


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Additionally, the seventh season of Larry David's CurbYourEnthusiasm revolved around David creating an in-universe reunion episode of ''Seinfeld'', with Seinfeld, Alexander, Louis-Dreyfuss, Richards, and Knight all reprising their roles, as well as playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
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