Jul 8, 2014

10 Actors on their Memorable Seinfeld Roles

Great stuff from some guest actors over the years.

Check it out here

Mar 19, 2014

Mar 12, 2014

Mar 7, 2014

Ranking Jerry's Girlfriends

Starting with #50...Skylar White.

Check it out here

Feb 19, 2014

Feb 3, 2014

The secret siblings of Seinfeld

...introducing a guest post from Mr. Chris Jaskot:

It would appear that all of the main characters in the show are only children, however that is not the case. Although never mentioned more than once, 3 of the main 4 characters of the show reveal a hidden sibling throughout the course of the show, always in passing and never to be seen or mentioned again...

Elaine's Sister: - "The Pick" - Season 4 - Episode 13 (nip slip)

Elaine: Oh, God - my nephew! (Picks up the phone and hits the button) Hi, Gail!.. Yu.. yu... Yes, Gail, I know how old he is.

Jerry's Sister: - "The Chinese Restaurant" - Season 2 - Episode 6

Jerry: Oh my god, Lorraine... that's Lorraine from my uncle's office. I'm in big, big trouble.
Elaine: The one you broke the plans with tonight?
Jerry: Yeah, she works in his office. Now she's gonna see him tomorrow and tell him she saw me here tonight. He's gonna tell his wife, his wife's gonna call my mother. Oh, this is bad, you don't know, the chain reaction of calls this is gonna set off. New York, Long Island, Florida, it's like the Bermuda Triangle. Unfortunately, nobody ever disappears. My uncle to my aunt, my aunt to my mother, my mother to my uncle...My uncle to my cousin, my cousin to my sister, my sister to me.

George's Brother: - "The Parking Space" - Season 3 - Episode 22

George: I can't park in a garage.
Elaine: Why?
George: I don't know, I just can't. Nobody in my family can pay for parking, it's a sickness. My father never paid for parking; my mother, my brother, nobody. We can't do it.

Feb 2, 2014

Writing

While Jerry co-wrote the majority of the episodes in seasons 1 and 2 with Larry David, things slowed down once the show picked up steam. After that, he only wrote 1 episode in season 3, 1 episode in season 4, 3 in season 5, and 1 final episode in season 6. Did you notice any change in direction as he pulled away?

Jan 20, 2014

Jerry in ... Benson??

Apparently so. Check it out:



ps - thanks brazzil!

Jan 19, 2014

Jan 6, 2014

Jerry Reveals Seinfeld Secrets and Hints at "Huge" Project With Larry David

"We wrote this script for this thing that you will eventually see, but I can't reveal what it is at this time. All I can do is tell you is that it's big, huge, gigantic."

Check out the article here.

Dec 17, 2013

Just in time for the holidays...

...watch what happens when you Google "Festivus".

Gather 'round the pole!

Dec 9, 2013

Dec 5, 2013

Posters for 'Rochelle Rochelle' go up around NYC

Well this is pretty awesome...

Someone created actual movie posters for Rochelle Rochelle and hung them at movie theaters around NYC.

Check it out here. That's a serious A for effort right there.

Oct 14, 2013

Two Directors, Two Eras

Other than a few exceptions, the show featured just two directors over 9 seasons. Tom Cherones directed all but 5 episodes in seasons 1-5 (1990-1994) for a total of 81 episodes, and Andy Ackerman directed all but 2 episodes in seasons 6-9 (1994-1998), totaling 98 episodes.

INTERESTINGLY, our buddy Jason Alexander directed one episode - The Good Samaritan (1992) - the only time a cast member took over such duties. Did you notice anything unique about that one?

Check out a list of directors and writers by he episode and season here.

Oct 11, 2013

Aug 15, 2013

The lost episode!

Found this little gem on Wikipedia...

"The Bet", also known as "The Gun", is an episode that was written for the second season but never filmed. In the episode, Elaine bets against Jerry on the ease of buying a handgun to protect herself. In a subplot, Kramer returns from a vacation in Puerto Rico and tells Jerry and George he had sex with a flight attendant during the flight back. George makes a bet with him and goes to the airport with Jerry and Elaine to ask the flight attendant if Kramer's allegation is true.

The episode was written by Charles to make a funny "dark-themed" episode, using elements that were unusual in sitcoms. Sets for the episode were built, and Bobbi Jo Lathan was cast as flight attendant Lucy Merrit and Ernie Sabella was cast as gun salesman Mo Korn, who was described in the script as "overweight, greasy, slow and low-key". The table reading of the episode was held on Wednesday, December 12, 1990. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stated, "I read the script and I remember thinking 'we're not going to do this'." According to Alexander, when she read a scene in which she holds the gun to her head stating "where do you want it Jerry? The Kennedy? [holds the gun to her stomach] The McKinley?" (referencing the assassination of the two American presidents), Louis-Dreyfus turned to Alexander, stating "I'm not doing this." Both Alexander and Cherones, who would direct the episode, felt that the gun-content in the story was too provocative. Richards was concerned that his character would be open about arming Elaine, though in a later interview he stated "although, why not? I think Kramer could justify the use of a weapon."

The cast began rehearsing, but after 20 minutes stopped and turned to Cherones, who agreed to talk to Charles. While on his way to Charles' office, Cherones met NBC executive Glenn Padnick and informed him about the cast's reaction to the episode. Cherones said that Padnick was relieved to hear this, and they both discussed the problem with Charles, and decided not to use the script. Commenting on the episode, Charles stated "You know, it would have been an interesting show, but ... we couldn't solve the funny problem of it. It never seemed to quite be as funny as it should be and, because of that, the balance was off and the darkness kind of enveloped it, and it could never really emerge from that darkness and become what it should have been. So, it was disappointing but also understandable." The replacement episode called "The Phone Message" was written by David and Seinfeld in two days.

Read about that hastily made episode here.

Aug 14, 2013

Now the movies have their own posters!

Check out these Seinfeld world movie posters that have come to life:

Death Blow
Sack Lunch
Rochelle Rochelle
Prognosis Negative
Blimp (the Hindenburg Story)
Flaming Globes of Sigmund

May 17, 2013

Vote for your favorite season

Click here to vote for your favorite (or favourite) Seinfeld season.

My choice is in the lead.

May 14, 2013

15 years ago today...

...we witnessed the end of an era:

May 10, 2013

May 2, 2013

PING!

Jerry's Chinese food delivery guy was a reoccurring character that often went unnoticed.

PING appeared in the following episodes:

The Tape - Season 3, Episode 8
The Virgin - Season 4, Episode 10
The Visa - Season 4, Episode 15



And his real life name is also Ping. So there's that.

May 1, 2013

The 15 "New Yorkiest" Episodes

"You can take the B or the F and switch for the N at Broadway/Lafayette, or you can go over the bridge to DeKalb and catch the Q to Atlantic Avenue, then switch to the IRT—2, 3, 4 or 5—but don't get on the G. See, that's very tempting, but you wind up on Smith and 9th Street, then you got to get on the R."

Click here for this awesome article.

Mar 8, 2013

We're all a bit like Elaine

Here are thirty reasons...

Click for article

Mar 5, 2013

Blueprint of Jerry's Apartment

Here's the floor plan, click image for larger version.

Mar 4, 2013

Mr. Wilhelm?

Yes, that's him...eating at Monk's...AKA Tom's in the real world (click for larger version).

Feb 24, 2013

The bottle scam lives on!

Kramer and Newman never pulled it off, but dudes in IL, OH, and IN have.

Click for article

Feb 13, 2013

Awesome list of Seinfeld aliases

Complete with animated gifs.

Click away...

Also serves a nice companion piece with one of my earlier posts.

Jan 23, 2013

Jan 7, 2013

The real location of Jerry's apartment

Not actually in the Upper West Side...

It's really in LA!

Dec 14, 2012

Continuity, again!

Another example of Seinfeld keeping the continuity going..."Mike Moffett" appeared in the 1992 (season 3) episode The Parking Space...and then once more 5 years later in the 1997 (season 8) episode The Susie.

Dec 11, 2012

Google celebrates Festivus!

Techcrunch found a Festivus Easter Egg yesterday just in time for your Christmas searching season. As you'll see when searching Google for "Festivus", you’ll be treated to that most wondrous of holiday sights: an unadorned aluminum pole running down the side of your list of search results.

Well played, kind Google sirs.

Nov 20, 2012

The Puerto Rican Day

This controversial episode was both the show's second-to-last episode ever as well as the second-highest-rated episode of all time. Controversy erupted when Kramer accidentally burned and then stomped out a Puerto Rican flag. After the initial airing, NBC decided to never show it again. In fact, TBS only began airing the episode in syndication on October 8, 2012 (14 years later!).

Another notable aspect of this show was that it was filmed in real-time, similar to their earlier, landmark shows, most notably The Chinese Restaurant.

Nov 18, 2012

A collection of Kramer's entrances

...seems like it might be ALL of em. How far can you make it through?

Nov 5, 2012

Julia...

Today Julia Louis-Dreyfus was named "the Sexiest Actress Alive" for the second year in a row by Glamour magazine.

Sep 9, 2012

The top 25 Seinfeld episodes of all time

Hard to argue with 1-5. Your thoughts?

Click for article

Sep 7, 2012

Aug 6, 2012

34 Stars Who Appeared on Seinfeld

Most you probably know, but a few surprises to be sure:

Check out the list here

Jul 26, 2012

Jerry announces stand-up tour

Check out Rolling Stone article and dates here.

Jul 19, 2012

Jul 10, 2012

You wanna buy the Mets?!?!

Jerry says "no thanks" to getting nuts.

Concluding, "There is no higher level to being a fan"

Jul 5, 2012

Jerry's New Web Series

Jerry Seinfeld has a new web series called "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" coming out later this month. This looks potentially hilarious, check out the non-talking preview:


Jun 28, 2012

Another Pre-stardom Alert


Turns out Anna Gunn (Walt's wife in the epic show "Breaking Bad") is Jerry's girlfriend in the 1992 episode The Glasses.

Yet another actor casted in Seinfeld before their career took off (16 years in this case).

And somehow, she doesn't appear to have aged a bit.

Jun 7, 2012

Kramer's Personas

       
Dr. Martin Van NostrandH.E. Pennypacker

Two of his most memorable here.

May 22, 2012

Jerry's Least-Favorite Episode

In a recent interview, Jerry revealed The Alternate Side to be his least favorite Seinfeld episode. Apparently having fun with Elaine's boyfriend who was having a stroke made him uncomfortable in the season three episode. Check out the clip below, which also features some other fun stuff about the longest he has been master of his own domain, and which Seinfeld character had the worst breath.

May 11, 2012

Every car...

46 to be exact! Lots of oldies and BMWs. Click image for story.



Mar 21, 2012

The Geography of Seinfeld

Find out here where things went down.

Click for map.

Good starting place is Jerry's apartment, near 81st and Columbus.

Find anything else good?

Feb 23, 2012

Showmanship, George

When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off.

Read about Jason Alexander zinging Mitt Romney!

Jan 7, 2012

Is anyone here a marine biologist?

George is lucky he didn't go to the clink.

Then of course with evolution the octopus lost the nostrils and took on the more familiar look that we know today. But if you look really closely you can still see a bump where the nose use to be. But enough about fish, I can talk about other things like...architecture.

Jan 4, 2012

Seinfeld Inspired Print

These pixels are making me thirsty.


Dec 19, 2011

When Will it End?

As much as we love our show, we come to the realization that sooner or later, Seinfeld will no longer be aired in syndication. It's been 13 years since the show ended, and thankfully it's still shown daily on TBS and your local Fox station. But at some point, the show will be removed from our daily TV schedule and officially become a relic of the past. So the question is, when? Let's hope it's later rather than sooner, but we are coming closer and closer as the years go by. And while the show still seems somewhat relevant to modern times, it's becoming less and less so through the years.

Your thoughts?

Dec 14, 2011

Kramer's feelings on LA



seductress ... siren ... virgin ... whore!

Nov 30, 2011

Looks like jay can get back to business

Kramer: It's a verbal contract. We had a deal.
Elaine: No we didn't. You take these things too literally. It's like saying, you're hungry enough to eat a horse.
Kramer: Well, my friend Jay Reimenschneider eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher.

Click for the big news

Nov 3, 2011

Slippery Nihilist

Peter Stormar, who plays "Slippery Pete" in The Frogger from Season 9 is also the lead nihilist in The Big Lebowski.

  

Oct 29, 2011

Oct 27, 2011

Mary Heart, seizures, et al.

In the season three episode The Good Samaritan we witness Kramer suffer a seizure when hearing Mary Heart's voice.

This is actually something you should look out for, as in 1991, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that Mary Hart's voice had triggered seizures in an epileptic woman.



Oct 21, 2011

A country divided

Nice representation from Del Boca Vista


Oct 20, 2011

Notes on "The Invitations"

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, a confessed fan of the show, long portrayed on Seinfeld by the voice of Larry David, filmed scenes for a guest appearance in this episode, but none of the footage made it to air. Reportedly, Steinbrenner disapproved of the morbid plot twist in which Susan is killed; and the gang's apparent indifference towards it. Steinbrenner has publicly stated his objections to the story several times, and said that is the reason he refused to allow his cameo to be shown.

Oct 18, 2011

Babs Kramer

Interesting background info for Kramer's mother

She was known for being 20th Century Fox's answer to Marilyn Monroe from 1954 to 1956.

      



Oct 11, 2011

Seinfeld character map

This one may take the cake! Click for larger view...



Sep 6, 2011

Sep 1, 2011

Aug 31, 2011

Stream very episode!

Not sure how this has passed me by, but here is the ultimate resource, organized by season:

Watch em all

Well done, kind sirs.

Jul 28, 2011

MI Bottle Scam

One of the best (and worst) schemes hatched by Kramer and Newman...

Scene 1:

NEWMAN: Wait a minute. You mean you get five cents here, and ten cents there. You could round up bottles here and run 'em out to Michigan for the difference.
KRAMER: No, it doesn't work.
NEWMAN: What d'you mean it doesn't work? You get enough bottles together...
KRAMER: Yeah, you overload your inventory and you blow your margins on gasoline. Trust me, it doesn't work.
JERRY: Hey, you're not talking that Michigan deposit bottle scam again, are you?
KRAMER: No, no, I'm off that.
NEWMAN: You tried it?
KRAMER: Oh yeah. Every which way. Couldn't crunch the numbers. It drove me crazy.

Scene 2:

NEWMAN: I don't understand. You fill an eighteen-wheeler?
KRAMER: No, an eighteen-wheeler's no good. Too much overhead. You got permits, weigh-stations, tolls... Look, you're way outta your league.
NEWMAN: I wanna learn. I want to know why.

Scene 3:

KRAMER: A free truck? Oh boy, that completely changes our cost structure. Our G and A goes down fifty percent.
NEWMAN: We carry a coupla bags of mail, and the rest is ours!
KRAMER: Newman, you magnificent bastard, you did it!

Jul 10, 2011

Fictitious Seinfeld Episode Plots

Very fun Twitter feed of plots for shows that never (but could have) happened. I hear he takes requests!

Check it out here.

Jun 14, 2011

May 10, 2011

Jerry's Archives

Jerry is posting three of his own favorite stand-up bits a day on www.jerryseinfeld.com.

In his words:

When I was ten years old, I started watching stand up comedians on TV. I fell in love with them and I'm just as fascinated with stand up comedy today. When I started doing TV, I saved every appearance on every show I did. I thought it might be fun to go through all of it and pick out three bits each day that still amuse me for some reason or another. I've also included stuff I'm doing now, and I'll be adding new stuff as I go. Somewhere out there are ten year olds like I was just waiting to get hooked on this strange pursuit. This is for them. I'm just hoping somehow it will keep this silliness going.

May 6, 2011

The sociology of seinfeld

Yes, it's a real college course! Click for course description.

The best part:

Due to the high demand of the class, we will administer a Seinfeld trivia quiz on the first day to see who makes it. 17 spots allocated for upper division and 15 spots allocated for lower division.

thanks erik!

May 5, 2011

Jerry's first national tv appearance

Clip from 1977. Check out the glasses - and the much thicker NY accent.



thanks to boblord!

Apr 25, 2011

Apr 18, 2011

Prognosis Negative!

"Prognosis: Negative" - the film Elaine wants to see with Jerry, is also the name of an unproduced screenplay Larry David wrote in which the main character wrongly assumes a negative medical prognosis is a bad thing.

Which must have also spurred this one:

GEORGE: This is George Costanza, I'm calling for my test results. Negative? Oh, my God. WHY! WHY! WHY? What? What? Negative is good?

Apr 13, 2011

The Sniffing Accountant

This episode was actually based on a true story. In real life, Jerry Seinfeld's accountant stole money (about $50,000) from him to buy drugs, thus inspiring the main plotline for this episode.

"My accountant, whose name I won’t mention (not that he doesn’t deserve the infamy) stole I think fifty thousand dollars from me, and snorted it up his nose...[I] just gave him an envelope of cash, and never saw it again. And I used to talk about that guy and how much I hated him, so he became the Sniffing Accountant. That was some measure of revenge."

Apr 12, 2011

The Real soup nazi opening up shop in SF

Better start brushing up on your ordering skills.

Click for article.

Apr 9, 2011

Michael Richards Retrospective

Terrible...yet amazing. Let's revisit.

Mar 31, 2011

One last episode

In the spirit of the Curb-Sein reunion, thought it was time to revisit the "last last" show. It really was like getting one more Sein episode, 11 years later!

Peterman reality tour

The idea for this storyline was inspired by the real Kenny Kramer who, to capitalize on the success of his fictional counterpart, began a "Kramer Reality Bus Tour." In it, Kenny Kramer drives tourists around to sites that were also mentioned on the show while sharing anecdotes about his own life.

Big trouble in little seinfeld

Mar 30, 2011

Mar 17, 2011

Bracket Time!

Click for larger view...

Mar 7, 2011

Julia Louis-Dreyfus 5th Greatest TV Chick

5. Elaine Benes
'Seinfeld' (1990-98) | Played By: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
From her biting quips to her famous "Get out!" shoves, Elaine always let her male cohorts -- Jerry, Kramer and George -- know that she was the one with the hand in the group.

Click for article

Mar 3, 2011

Epic Blooper Reel

Awesome outtakes!

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3 - Part 1
Season 3 - Part 2
Season 4 - Part 1
Season 4 - Part 2
Season 4 - Part 3
Season 5 - Part 1
Season 5 - Part 2

Larry David Sighting

Another LD cameo ... this time as the voice of the car thief in The Alternate Side from season 3:

Car thief: Hello?
Jerry: Hello? Is this 555-8383?
Car thief: I have no idea.
Jerry: Can I ask you a question?
Car thief: Sure.
Jerry: Did you steal my car?
Car thief: Yes I did.
Jerry: You did?!
Car thief: I did.
Jerry: That's my car!
Car thief: I didn't know it was yours.
Jerry: What are you gonna do with it?
Car thief: I dunno, drive around.
Jerry: Then can I have it back?
Car thief: Mmmm, nah, I'm gonna keep it.

Feb 17, 2011

RIP, Uncle Leo

You'll be missed

Bringing back an older post in memoriam:

Click for post

Feb 13, 2011

Tee's


Ukraine is weak


Jerk store


Kramerica


Vandelay

Feb 8, 2011

Jerry Rants

A few classic Jerry rants...

JERRY: I can't take it anymore! She's driving me crazy! I can't sleep, I can't leave the house, and I'm here, I'm climbin the walls. Meanwhile, I'm dating a virgin, I'm in this contest - something's gotta give!

JERRY: I don't know what to believe! You're eating unions, you're spotting dimes, I don't know what the hell is going on.

JERRY: George, this is a little too much for me - escaped convicts, fugitive sex...I got a cockfight to focus on.

Jan 21, 2011

Nexus of the Universe



KRAMER: Hey, I'm on first and first. How can the same street intersect with itself? I must be at the nexus of the universe.

Aug 27, 2010

Perhaps you'd like to keep the tape

Look at the height, Jerry, the extension! Now watch the tuck. Handstand, half-turn, giant into a straddle, back into another handstand. Nice kip. Reverse hecht. Oh, nice leg extension, good form! Now, here comes the big dismount. Look at the rotation, full in, double back, and she sticks the landing! (silence) Perhaps you'd like to keep the tape? (silence) Well, I'll take that as a yes.

I don't know too many monkeys who can take apart a fuel injector


Uncle Leo!?

Aug 19, 2010

George's Brother


Though never seen, George has mentioned his brother in two episodes, both in season three:

"The Parking Space"
George: I don't know, I just can't. Nobody in my family can pay for parking, it's a sickness. My father never paid for parking; my mother, my brother, nobody. We can't do it.

"The Suicide"
RULA (psychic): Who’s Pauline?
GEORGE: Pauline?...Wait a minute. I got it. My brother once impregnated a woman named Pauline.


Aug 3, 2010

Jul 13, 2010

RIP Steinbrenner


In honor of the passing of George Steinbrenner, below are a couple lesser known Big Stein facts:

At one point George describes Steinbrenner by saying, "No one knows what this guy's capable of; he fires people like it's a bodily function!" Nevertheless, the real Steinbrenner maintained that he was a fan of the show and that "Costanza is always welcome back." In one episode ("The Wink"), the Steinbrenner character mentions all of the people he fired, saying Billy Martin four times, and mentions then-current manager Buck Showalter, but then quickly swears George to silence. Though intended as a joke, the comment proved prophetic: just weeks after the episode aired, Steinbrenner did not bring back Showalter as Yankees manager and replaced him with Joe Torre.

The real Steinbrenner had filmed three scenes for the Seinfeld season 7 finale, "The Invitations", but they were edited out when the time of the original episode ran higher than the allowed time, and when Steinbrenner expressed disapproval of the plot about Susan's death (they can be seen in full on the Seinfeld Season 7 DVD Disc 4).

A few clips:

Seinbrenner sitting with the Costanzas
Best of rants, Part I
Best of rants, Part II

Jun 23, 2010

Jun 22, 2010

Top 10 sports episodes


What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for?!?

Click for article

Jun 21, 2010

Killin mofos


In "The Masseuse" (1993), Elaine suggests that her boyfriend change his name from Joel Rifkin to "O.J." Rifkin (after O.J. Simpson) to avoid being confused with Joel Rifkin, the famous serial killer. Ironically, seven months later, O.J. Simpson was accused of murder and became one of the most famous alleged murderers in US history.

thanks to joeshea for inspiration

Jun 3, 2010

Frantic calls


When George was in an especially bad situation, he would call Jerry with a frantic string of ridiculous issues, always eliciting the same response from Jerry. Below are a few examples, including Jerry getting a taste of it himself from Elaine.

George: Jerry! The Japanese guys had sake in the hot-tub! You gotta get 'em outta the drawers and get 'em down here, or I don't have a focus group to sell the pilot to Japanese TV!
Jerry: Uncle Leo?
George: Jerry!!

George: Jerry, I'm trapped under my desk. Steinbrenner is in the room. You got to help me!
Jerry: Who is this?
George: Jerry!!

George: Jerry! Jerry, my-my hair dryer ruined the picture! An' I need another one or I can't get back into the forbidden city!
Jerry: Who is this?
George: Jerry!!

Jerry: Elaine, you’ve got to get back down to the dealer. Puddy is screwin’ me on this car, which is YELLOW now!
Elaine: Who is this?
Jerry: Elaine!!

May 1, 2010

Evil Kramer


While it's true that Kramer carried out a number of wacky schemes (bladder system for oil tankers, filling his mailbox with bricks), he also came up with a few truly sinister and malicious plots as well. A few that come to mind:

- Breaking steam valve to sabotage his former employer H&H Bagels
- Marking down prices at Putamayo ... and when that didn't work:
- Removing desicants from clothing pockets at Putamayo
- Scratching serial number off engine block and abandoning car
- Mail fraud involving Jerry's home stereo and the Post Office "write off"
- Filling laundrymat washing machine with concrete

Apr 29, 2010

Apr 15, 2010

Mar 17, 2010

Seinfeld March Madness

Fill out your bracket... personally I don't know how Mulva got a 1 seed, the selection committee seems a little suspect.

(click image for larger version)



Thanks to Erik B. for this awesome one.

Mar 10, 2010