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?
It was originally intended that Elaine's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus
) formidable father, famous author Alton Benes, of whom Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld
) and George (Jason Alexander
) are terrified, be a recurring character, but in an odd case of life imitating art, Lawrence Tierney
really did frighten and intimidated the other cast members that it was decided he should never return. See more
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
[George is thinking of starting his own charity
This could be my chance to give something back.
You want to give something back, start with the $20,000.
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 "The Summer Of George" some scenes were edited for TV screening but were aired in full in foreign countries during reruns. Extra footage included more dialogue between George and a shop assistant with regard to party invitations, Jerry and his girlfriend discussing who would look after her shopping the coffee shop and a couple more lines between George and Jerry near the end of the episode as George lies in a hospital bed. See more
Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff See more