History Trivia / Seinfeld

24th Jun '17 6:06:05 PM glickmam
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Creator/JasonAlexander rather impressively sings badly on purpose for George's answering machine message, despite being an accomplished Broadway singer.

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Creator/JasonAlexander rather impressively sings badly on purpose for George's answering machine message, despite being an accomplished Broadway singer.singer.
** Barney Martin, who played Jerry's father, Morty Seinfeld, often commented that many Jewish viewers of the show would tell him how much his character reminded them of their own fathers, despite him actually being of Irish Catholic extraction.
8th May '17 4:21:43 PM Goatllama
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** Jerry's rapped attention to George's "The sea was angry that day, my friends" monologue in "The Marine Biologist" was the result of the real Jerry's astonishment at how Jason Alexander was flawlessly reciting a monologue he'd been instructed to memorize mere minutes before the cameras rolled.

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** Jerry's rapped rapt attention to George's "The sea was angry that day, my friends" monologue in "The Marine Biologist" was the result of the real Jerry's astonishment at how Jason Alexander was flawlessly reciting a monologue he'd been instructed to memorize mere minutes before the cameras rolled.
22nd Apr '17 9:54:24 AM NWolfman
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* TheRedStapler: Sales in Pez skyrocketed the week after "The Pez Despenser" aired. The company later acknowledged this by making dispensers made to look like the four main characters.
19th Apr '17 4:45:47 AM NWolfman
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Creator/JasonAlexander is, by all accounts, the exact opposite of George in real life. As an amusing demonstration of this, during the show's early days Alexander often complained to Larry David and the other writers that the character and his associated plots were too unrealistic because [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil he couldn't fathom how a real person could behave like that]], at which point David told him those stories were based on events from his own life. Alexander claims that the first time he showed ''Seinfeld'' to his son Gabriel (now an actor himself), he turned to his father and remarked "Wow, Dad, you're a real asshole!"

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Creator/JasonAlexander is, The four main characters are defined by all accounts, the exact opposite of George their wretched selfishness and callous behavior. The four actors playing them, meanwhile, are seen embracing, laughing together and just being plain happy to see each other in real life. As an amusing demonstration of this, during blooper reels.
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the show's early days Alexander Creator/JasonAlexander often complained to Larry David and the other writers that the character and his associated plots were too unrealistic because [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil he couldn't fathom how a real person could behave like that]], at which point David told him those stories were based on events from his own life. Alexander claims that the first time he showed ''Seinfeld'' to his son Gabriel (now an actor himself), he turned to his father and remarked "Wow, Dad, you're a real asshole!"asshole!"
** Frank Costanza is arguably a bigger jerk than his son, presumably because he has the excuse of age on his side. Whenever Julia Louie-Dreyfus would make Jerry Stiller [[{{Corpsing}} break up]], the two would embrace and kiss, apologizing to one another profusely.
14th Apr '17 7:28:46 PM Blazer
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** Jerry Seinfeld was approached by Joel Hodgson to pitch him being the host of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', but Jerry turned it down as he was in the middle of creating this series.
9th Apr '17 8:24:08 AM NWolfman
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** Creator/JuliaLouieDreyfus had just gotten pregnant when "The Subway" was filmed. All of her disgruntlement you see is a combination of hormonal distress and a herculean effort not to throw up.
* HideYourPregnancy: Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus was pregnant while shooting part of this series. Her pregnancy was disguised with her carrying props to hide her changing body.

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** Creator/JuliaLouieDreyfus Julia Louie Dreyfus had just gotten pregnant when "The Subway" was filmed. All of her disgruntlement you see is a combination of hormonal distress and a herculean effort not to throw up.
** Jerry's rapped attention to George's "The sea was angry that day, my friends" monologue in "The Marine Biologist" was the result of the real Jerry's astonishment at how Jason Alexander was flawlessly reciting a monologue he'd been instructed to memorize mere minutes before the cameras rolled.
* HideYourPregnancy: Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis Dreyfus was pregnant while shooting part of this series. Her pregnancy was disguised with her carrying props to hide her changing body.
28th Mar '17 7:14:02 PM Brandon
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** The waitress in the pilot was meant to be a recurring character, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling producers]] thought she was too abrasive and the show needed a female lead, so Elaine was written in.

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** The waitress Claire in the pilot was meant to be a recurring character, but the [[ExecutiveMeddling producers]] thought she was too abrasive and the show needed a female lead, so Elaine was written in.in. Lee Garlington, the actress who played Claire stated once that she thinks another reason why she wasn't asked back is because her and Larry David had disagreements over how Claire should be portrayed. David wanted her to be kinda ditzy, but Lee played her as more deadpan.
26th Mar '17 10:07:46 PM KJMackley
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Almost twenty years after its airing, the most controversial twist ever on the show (Susan's death) was revealed by [[WordOfGod Jason Alexander himself]] to be more than just a creative decision: Heidi Swedberg was reportedly very difficult to work with. While the writers knew they needed to end her engagement to George somehow[[note]]by virtue of the "No Hugging, No Learning" rule[[/note]], the idea of actually ''killing'' her stemmed from a remark Julia Louis Dreyfus made during a cast lunch after a particularly excruciating bit of filming with Swedberg: "Don't you just wanna kill her?"

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Almost twenty years after its airing, the most controversial twist ever on the show (Susan's death) was revealed by [[WordOfGod Jason Alexander himself]] to be more than just a creative decision: Heidi Swedberg was reportedly very difficult to work with. with, not so much as a person but as an actress her instincts were not on board with the rest of the cast[[note]]Alexander said that she was originally a minor character who had a network executive look to her, so her acting was not considered as much when she was cast. When she became a bigger character, Alexander found it very difficult to get a good comedic rhythm with her, while the cast and crew thought it was a hysterical [[Creator/GeorgeBurns George and Gracie act]] (maybe an accidental EnforcedMethodActing was involved). When the rest of the cast started having more scenes with her they understood why Alexander was so flummoxed[[/note]]. While the writers knew they needed to end her engagement to George somehow[[note]]by somehow, by virtue of the "No Hugging, No Learning" rule[[/note]], rule, the idea of actually ''killing'' her stemmed from a remark Julia Louis Dreyfus made during a cast lunch after a particularly excruciating bit of filming with Swedberg: "Don't you just wanna kill her?"
20th Feb '17 2:43:06 PM Stanislav_J
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** The series finale was originally aired as a 75-minute "extra-length" episode. Being chopped into two parts for syndication ended up eliminating several testimonies by other "witnesses" at the trial (many of whom are shown departing for Massachusetts for the trial, and seen in background shots in the courtroom).
14th Feb '17 9:27:49 PM Pren
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* RealitySubtext: Phil Morris has noted that his delivery of the line "I've been wanting a piece of them for years" regarding tobacco companies very much reflects his real life antipathy toward the industry because...well, just look at his name.
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