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Seinfeld turned 27 today, watch the original 1989 pilot here

By on July 5, 2016 at 11:11 PM.

Seinfeld turned 27 today, watch the original 1989 pilot here

It’s crazy to believe that Seinfeld, a show that is still popular and in heavy rotation on TV today, is almost 30 years old. Indeed, today marks the 27th anniversary of the airing of the original Seinfeld pilot which debuted on NBC way back on July 5, 1989.

Famously, Seinfeld was not an immediate hit. In fact, initial ratings for the show were so bad that the bigwigs at NBC even contemplating canceling the series altogether. Given the landscape of TV these days, if Seinfeld debuted today with similarly abysmal ratings, it’s entirely likely that the show would have been canceled before being able to find it’s footing. But as the story goes, executives at NBC in the early 90s didn’t have anything to replace Seinfeld with so they were able to give it more of a runway than they might have otherwise been inclined to do.

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Seinfeld Apartment Doom 2

Someone meticulously recreated Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment in Doom 2

By on June 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

Someone meticulously recreated Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment in Doom 2

“The message of great art is to disturb.”

That’s a quote attributed to comedian Elayne Boosler which feels especially apt when discussing a bizarre video that is currently making the rounds, because the idea of someone spending dozens of hours rebuilding a set from a beloved ’90s sitcom inside of a beloved ’90s video game is, indeed, somewhat disturbing.

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Larry David SNL

Watch Larry David square off with Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes in this great SNL sketch

By on April 18, 2016 at 4:55 PM.

Watch Larry David square off with Seinfeld’s Elaine Benes in this great SNL sketch

While Julia Louis-Dreyfus is naturally associated with Seinfeld and – more recently – Veep, you might be surprised to learn that she actually had a substantive stint as a Saturday Night Live cast member from 1982 and 1985. In fact, it was during her time at SNL during the 1980s that she first met Seinfeld co-creator Larry David.

Over the weekend, both Louis-Dreyfus and David returned to the comedic playground that is SNL where Louis-Dreyfus handled hosting duties. And David, predictably, reprised his spot-on Bernie Sanders impression during the show’s opening sketch.

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Seinfeld Reunion

New video shows us what a ‘Seinfeld’ reunion show would look like

By on February 25, 2016 at 5:45 PM.

New video shows us what a ‘Seinfeld’ reunion show would look like

As one of the most beloved shows of all time, there has long been a clamoring for a Seinfeld reunion of some sort. Unfortunately, even Jerry Seinfeld himself has nixed the idea, arguing that the show already accomplished everything it set out to do and that there’s no point in getting the old gang back together.

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Seinfeld Videos

Seinfeld stars send in-character video messages to man dying of cancer

By on December 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Seinfeld stars send in-character video messages to man dying of cancer

One of the many reasons why Seinfeld was and remains such a great show is that Jerry and his cohort of main characters were supported by a seemingly endless and memorable lineup of peripheral characters. From recurring figures like Newman to one-off characters like the Soup Nazi, the iconic show was unquestionably buoyed by a tremendous supporting cast.

Recently, many of the show’s supporting cast members came together for an incredibly heartwarming cause; to help put a smile on the face of Jim Calder, a 67-year-old Seinfeld superfan who was dying of cancer.

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Kanye West Seinfeld Music

Kanye West’s crazy VMA speech hilariously re-imagined as a Seinfeld clip

By on September 2, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Kanye West’s crazy VMA speech hilariously re-imagined as a Seinfeld clip

Over the weekend, Kanye West took control of the mic for a good 11 minutes during MTV’s annual VMA awards ceremony. During the course of a sprawling speech, which was at times endearing, the controversial and outspoken rapper-producer touched on all sorts of topics before casually mentioning his plans to run for President in 2016. And oh yes, did we mention that West admittedly “rolled up a little something” before the awards show to “knock the edge off”?

Suffice it to say, if you haven’t yet seen West’s speech in its entirety, it’s well worth checking out.

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Seinfeld Susan Death

Finally revealed: The brutally honest reason why Seinfeld killed George’s fiancé Susan

By on June 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM.

Finally revealed: The brutally honest reason why Seinfeld killed George’s fiancé Susan

Even for a show as zany as Seinfeld, it was a little bit out there when the show abruptly killed off George’s fiancé Susan. If you recall, the character of Susan, played by Heidi Swedberg, died after licking wedding envelopes that turned out to be partially poisonous on account of George buying envelopes with low-quality glue.

Quirky, yet odd.

Flash forward 19 years and we finally have a legit explanation as to why the show killed off Susan, and in such a strange manner no less.

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Seinfeld Reruns Streaming

Hulu is getting every episode of Seinfeld

By on April 29, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

Hulu is getting every episode of Seinfeld

“When will I be able to watch Seinfeld on one of my favorite streaming services?”

It’s a question that many of us have asked over the past several years, but this week, it appears we finally have an answer. During a Hulu press conference on Wednesday, Jerry Seinfeld himself took the stage to reveal that all nine seasons of the celebrated sitcom will debut on the streaming service in June. More →

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Jerry Seinfeld YouTube

Jerry Seinfeld calls YouTube a ‘giant garbage can’

By on April 16, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Jerry Seinfeld calls YouTube a ‘giant garbage can’

With good reason, YouTube is one of the most popular sites on the entire Internet. Whether you’re looking to laugh, cry, cringe, listen, watch, or learn, you can find anything your heart desires on YouTube.

But Jerry Seinfeld isn’t impressed. Well, to be more specific, Jerry Seinfeld isn’t impressed or even interested in seeing that comedic web series you and your 3 buddies put together last weekend with iMovie.

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Seinfeld Netflix

Seinfeld streaming is finally coming soon… but not to Netflix

By on March 17, 2015 at 2:02 PM.

Seinfeld streaming is finally coming soon… but not to Netflix

They look like keys, George. They look exactly. Like. Keys.

Ah, Seinfeld, largely considered one of the best sitcoms of all time. And yet, because the show is so popular and incredibly lucrative in syndication, it’s nowhere to be found online. It’s not on iTunes. It’s not on Netflix. It’s not on Amazon. And, believe it or not, it’s not even on Hulu Plus.

But that may soon change.

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Microsoft tries to take their image back

By on September 18, 2008 at 9:17 AM.

Microsoft tries to take their image back

In continuing with its new and “clever” line of advertising, Microsoft has temporarily ditched the Gates/Seinfeld ads in favor of reclaiming their image from Apple. As you can see in the image above, it doesn’t seem like they’re really doing themselves a huge favor by taking one of their very own employees and dressing him to resemble John Hodgman, who plays the PC character in Apple’s Mac vs. PC ads. We say all they’re doing is reinforcing or reminding us of that persona: boring, inadequate, and so easy to poke fun at. The character will even reiterate the line, “Hello, I’m a PC…” What’s odd is all the commotion about Seinfeld giving Microsoft a little boost and now they’re taking a detour for these ads which are said to have cameos of celebrities like Eva Longoria and Pharrell Williams. But apparently, the real stars of these ads are going to be everyday folks whose jobs and lives are aided by the use of MS Windows. What do you all think? Does it seem a little over-the-top or is this just what they need to take their image back – the caricature of PC created by Apple? One would be tempted to pat Microsoft condescendingly on the head saying, “Aww, how nice. You’re trying and it’s the effort that counts!”

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