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American television sitcom created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld Website

Approval Rate: 75%

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    Wed Apr 07 2010

    Many people say they hate this show because it is "unfunny", "confusing", and "not memorable". First of all, the humor comes from the quick-wit that only certain people can understand and relate to on a personal level. The main humor comes from the expressions on the characters' faces in conjunction with how ALL their flaws are so obviously exposed, just like any real human being. As opposed to all the other sitcoms (while, albeit taught GREAT lessons and morals), Seinfeld threw all that away and showed life for how it really is, causing us to laugh at their expense. I honestly think that somebody has absolutely NO sense of humour if they NEVER (at any point) ave seen an episode/situation and thought "hahahah that is soooo true! That happeend to me yesterday!" What I don't get is that these very same ignorant people LOVE family guy's humor, which i'll admit, while not one of my favourite shows, i DO have my favourite moments. If you notice in real-life, things in life happen very ... Read more

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    Mon Feb 15 2010

    Seinfeld is The Beatles of television entertainment. Not only the greatest overall show of the 90's but the greatest overall show ever. Larry David may be the greatest genius ever in television

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    Tue Nov 10 2009

    Folks who have lived in NYC - where you'd see characters like this every day - are probably more likely to find it entertaining.

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    Mon Nov 09 2009

    The best. Ever. The writing was brilliant (best I have ever seen), the casting was amazing (especially for the minor characters like Newman, Bania, and J. Peterman), and the acting was great overall. What else do you want? For the people that give reviews more than "It sucked", I have found that people generally give one of a few responses. Here are my responses to those: 1. "I never got into it." For the most part this means you watched a part of an episode without much thought, never bothering to absorb the ideas and critiques that were being discussed. Yes, a majority of the show is spent discussing trivial issues at the coffee shop or Jerry's apartment, but that does not make it boring except to those that have an ADHD-like need for action. The subtleties to the comedy and characters make the show great. 2. "The characters were unlikeable/detestable/crude/etc." That's the point. Every other sitcom at the time had characters with a ridiculous lack of flaws, and Seinfeld went the ... Read more

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    Mon Nov 09 2009

    I always thought this show sucked. I just don't get how its funny. If I wanted to see neurotic idiots babble, I'd go to a family reunion. UPDATE: Oh, I guess my brain is somehow not up to snuff for this kind of genius. My bad...

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    Wed Oct 28 2009

    one of the stupidest shows on tv

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    Fri Aug 07 2009

    One of the all-time greats. I hadn't seen it for a while, so I sat down to watch an episode, and yadda, yadda, yadda... I was hooked again. Being a Marine Biologist, I find it difficult to watch much television when I'm busy removing golf balls from the blowholes of beached whales.

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    Thu Jul 16 2009

    Why is it that whenever I scan through the channels I end up watching two different Seinfeld episodes at the same time? Great program, about nothing! W

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    Fri Jun 12 2009

    sarcastic and petty. Which makes for an excellent sitcom. The episode plots were unforgetable. There was a no strings attached feel to the show. The absence of sappy, touchly-feely setimentality. This creation had absolutely sublime writers.

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    Wed May 13 2009

    I used to watch Seinfeld re-runs everyday in college. Oops, am I dating myself? It's one of those shows that are so funny but you don't know why it's funny? The first few episodes were really lame, but then I became addicted. It's kinda like blogging/Tweeting/Internet. Let me explain, it's a show about ordinary people doing nothing. But sometimes doing nothing is hilarious and fascinating.

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    Sat Apr 25 2009

    Seinfeld is as annoying as Barack Obama

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    Sat Apr 25 2009

    I use to watch this when it was airing, but as soon as it went off air, I got overload. It was getting old and overrated. The characters got SO annoying. A show about nothing.

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    Mon Mar 23 2009

    Some episodes were hillarious. I got burned out on it after a lil while.

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    Sat Feb 21 2009

    I can recall a few funny moments. . .but count me out as a fan. I never thought a show was more overrated in my life. Not necessarily a bad show- just overblown by its fans.

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    Sat Feb 21 2009

    When Seinfeld was on tv back in the 90s I would watch it with my parents. Now that it is in reruins I do not understand why I liked it so much. Back in the 90s it was a really funny and enjoyable show.

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    Thu Feb 05 2009

    Funny, but have to be in the right frame of mind.

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    Fri Jan 30 2009

    Great show. I find Kramer and George one of the best sitcom characters.

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    Tue Jan 20 2009

    One of the best sitcoms ever made! Every character seemed to have some form of an OCD. Not many shows of the time could boast the following this had!

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    Wed Jan 14 2009

    I only seen "Seinfeld" once or twice just to give it a chance. After all, you can't give an honest opinion about something if you don't at least try it. Anyway, "Seinfeld" was truly a show about nothing.

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    Tue Dec 09 2008

    i think that this is one of my favorite situational comidies, i was born in 89' and i am sure that i have seen atleast half of the shows. the thing that i like most about it is that almost everything that happens in everday life can be related to this show. i am not sure how, but it would seem to me atleast, that everyone has friends similar to those that jerry had, as well as some of what haapened in the show. i think that i would name one of my children after cramer, just becuase he was my favorite charector, i cannot explain how much this show effected the world that i grew up in, it always seemed like my parents were watching it when i was a kid, and i have to be brutally honest, it is more than on occasion that i have a seinfeld line slip through my lips at work, i don't know how many times i have said, to my GF, "i was in the pool! i was in the pool!!!" "it wasn't a pick, it was a scratch." i think that this show was one of the best shows ever to have aired, and the best part is ... Read more

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    Sat Sep 13 2008

    Not as original as it was claimed to be...same old jokes about sex, sex, sex. If it wasn't based in New York, it wouldn't have lasted more than a season.

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    Fri Aug 29 2008

    the best ever made sitcom..the best thing in it it was all sarcastic and romantic moment and that stuff jerry is so funny and has excellent phrases and all the character are so fit to each other.. the stories are outstanding

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    Tue Aug 12 2008

    never appealed to me

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    Thu Aug 07 2008

    I never really liked this show. It just got on my nerves for some reason.

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    Wed Jun 11 2008

    YUCK !!!! How a "s how about nothing" lasted as long as it did is beyond me and why they're still airing reruns ?!?

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    Tue Jun 10 2008

    I t had it's moments!

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    Tue May 27 2008

    my second favourite sitcom next to friends....probably the most original series of the 90's but it features the lowest form of morals represented in those 4 characters....i know its supposed too,but they were very unlikeable

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    Sat Apr 12 2008

    I'm always amazed when I meet someone who didn't appreciate what a gem this show was.

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    Sat Apr 12 2008

    I seriously never understood the obssession with this show. I couldn't get into it. Jerry Seinfeld's voice is drilling to me and the bass line they play thoughout the show annoys me. For some reason this show always rubbed me the wrong way.

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    Tue Apr 08 2008

    Common thread here: People seem to think the characters had to be "likeable". That wasn't the point. The point was that these are representations of our most base, selfish sides and we can alternately laugh with them or at them. Every character is a stroke of genius.

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    Wed Mar 26 2008

    One of the best shows ever!!

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    Tue Mar 25 2008

    I really liked the show at first. But the more I saw, the more I detested George (Jason Alexander). He ruined it for me. BTW/ I don't know whether the acter or the character was worse. I can't stand either one. Other than that the show was fun;)

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    Mon Mar 24 2008

    I never really got into this until it went to syndication, but I generally liked it. I never saw the charm of Kramer, however.

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    Wed Mar 19 2008

    about nothing, awful cast

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    Wed Feb 20 2008

    Seinfeld is the absoulute best show ever on television.  Larry David is a genious.  Those of you who say Jerry was a bad actor are wrong.  Jerry made episodes great due to his comebacks and cockiness.  Sure George was too much to handle at times, but that is who he was susposed to be.  Elaine was great.  You can't tell me you don't laugh when she rips Georges' hair hat off.  You also can't tell me you don't laugh at Kramer.  You just can't help it.  I think my favorite is Newman.  Seinfeld's parents are just like my grandparents.  Parts of Seinfeld episodes relate to all parts of life.  Just being in a conversation with somebody, you can always make a Seinfeld reference.  There is so much more to say, I wish I wasn't such a slow typer.

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    Fri Oct 26 2007

    Seinfeld will last through time as a defining sitcom for the 90's, just like All in the Family in the 70's and the Cosby Show in the 80's. It was comedic genius and stood out for doing something very different.

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    Tue Oct 23 2007

    Often very funny but for me the central characters are all too wacko or neurotic and so are ultimately not that likeable, unlike say the lead characters in Cheers of Frasier who you can like despite their shortcomings.George is just a very annoying little man although a lot of the scenes involving him are the funniest.

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    Tue Sep 25 2007

    Had its moments, but generally too affected for my taste. And as a sidebar, frankly I'm sick of hearing people do second rate impressions of bits from the show as well.

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    Tue Sep 25 2007

    had its moments, but ultimately was too sexually tilted. Elaine seemed like she must be crawling with STDs after hearing about all of her cheap relationships.

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    Tue Sep 25 2007

    I've just never bought into the Seinfeld hype. It's not that funny. It's just a show that follows the pointless lives of four dumbasses wandering around New York. I'll admit, Kramer was funny about half of the time. But the other three characters were self-centered idiots.

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    Sun Aug 26 2007

    So far superior to the rest of '90s TV fare that the destruction of all recordings of the other shows would have worth the preservation of this one: 1. Popularized a sort of Beckett-like comedy that would have been unimaginable in a previous decade. 2. Pioneered the art of absurd plotline intersections, which meant the show didn't need to sink or swim on its one-liners. 3. Abandoned the family formula of the traditional sitcom. The achievement is all the more amazing when you realize that, of the original cast, Seinfeld is a douchebag, Louis-Dreyfus is not funny, Alexander is smarmy, and Richards is a first-class nutjob. It really was the minor characters--the Newmans and J. Petermans--that made this so incredibly funny.

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    Thu Mar 08 2007

    The greatest sitcom in television history.

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    Mon Jan 29 2007

    Watching the selfishness of these characters is always good for a laugh. Having visited New York City, this show became even more funny. This stuff actually happens!

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    Sat Jan 27 2007

    I never found this show THAT funny.

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    Thu Jan 25 2007

    HUGE seinfeld fan, love this show.....yada yada yada I watch the reruns when I can.

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    Wed Jan 10 2007

    Just what is it about Seinfeld, besides the obvious, common this guy oozes sex appeal. Jason Alexander is the I want to be this guy, but I'am me, short fat, and bald, and I wear glasses, but who cares. Where one dosen't rely on ego, because he dosen't have to, the other relys on ego, because he has to. Then we have the extremely unloveable Cosmo, he is such a mess, but a very good mess. I mean who could think of taking ketchup and a bunch of other condiments in the shower with him, what was he doing? I don't know, then there is the other guy who reminds me of hell on wheels, his whole personality is to personify who, who the hell lives there? Then there is Julia Lewis Dreyfus, her okay, lets get out the deck of cards mentality and play poker, even when she has the deck going against her, she still manages to pull out a couple of aces. I think she is hot stuff. I love how she is always compeled to think of little inuendos to discuss her still interest in Seinfeld. The other chicks are g... Read more

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    Tue Dec 05 2006

    Best comedy show ever!

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    Mon Nov 27 2006

    Whether one love or hates "Seinfeld", this series was clearly one of the definitive shows of the 90's. I personally watched this "show about nothing" from the beginning and remember eagerly awaiting its start after seeing the promos. The first half of its run was clearly the best, as the plotlines didn't center so much around George (Jason Alexander) and Kramer (Michael Richards) wasn't so over the top. Also, I liked the original concept of injecting clips of Seinfeld's stand-up routine to show how real-life events inspired his comedy. Nevertheless, the show remained better than most of the competition during it's second half until the horrid and extremely disappointing finale. The bottom line is that "Seinfeld" serves as a quality common viewing experience for many Americans, as evidenced by so many terms and phrases that are now part of the popular lexicon (e.g. "not that there's anything wrong with that" and "sponge worthy").

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    Mon Sep 25 2006

    Julia Louis Dreyfus is sexy and funny, the best.