A show about nothing, or is it? Seinfeld revolves around the everyday lives of four single New Yorkers. Jerry Seinfeld (as himself) is a comedian who's next door neighbor, Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), is a professional moocher, the brains behind several get-rich-quick schemes, and is over at Jerry's apartment more than his own. Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dryfess) is Jerry's ex-girlfriend who he remains good friends with. George Costanza (Jason Alexander) is a short, stalky, bald man, who for most of his life, lived with his parents.

Seinfeld, said to be a show about nothing, was actually about a lot. It showcased the lives of four friends who would discuss their lives as they ate at their favorite cafe, Monk's. Seinfeld will go down in history as the show that revolutionized TV.

Episode Info

Prev: S09-Special -- The "Seinfeld" Story (Nov/25/2004)

The "Seinfeld" Story is an NBC special in which Jerry takes questions from the audience while doing a stand-up act. When one audience member asks where the series came from, Jerry shows the crowd a videotape which included the early production of the show, and the people involved in that production. Each main cast member talks about the first seasons of the show and the episodes that were turning points in the show's success. Throughout the show, there are several clips and bloopers from Seinfeld's beginnings.

Available Episodes

The Clip Show (2) (a..
May 14, 1998
Season 9 episode 22

The Clip Show (1) (a..
May 14, 1998
Season 9 episode 21

The Puerto Rican Day
May 07, 1998
Season 9 episode 20

The Maid
Apr 30, 1998
Season 9 episode 19

The Frogger
Apr 23, 1998
Season 9 episode 18

The Bookstore
Apr 09, 1998
Season 9 episode 17

The Burning
Mar 19, 1998
Season 9 episode 16

Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld
As Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
As Elaine Marie Benes (Not in Pilot)
Michael RichardsMichael Richards
As Cosmo Kramer
Jason AlexanderJason Alexander
As George Louis Costanza


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1x1: Good News, Bad News recap: Jerry and George have lunch at Pete's. Jerry tells George that the second button on his shirt is in the "worst possible spot". George worries that the coffee he is drinking isn't decaf. Jerry mentions that Laura, the girl he met at Michigan might be coming in to see him tomorrow. They speculate about her reasons for visiting Jerry, analyzing the specific wording she used on the phone. George believes that Jerry is just a backup, and they both ask the waitress, Claire, for her opinion. She answers that Laura called just to "be polite", agreeing with George. Jerry heads to the laundromat, and Claire mentions that she gave George "a little caffeine.".. read more.

9x24: The Finale (2) recap: Continuing from the previous episode, Kramer's videotape is played for the jury. NBC executives arrive and George, instead of worrying about their trial, takes time to complain about the plane. The prosecution continues calling witnesses, first with the arresting officer, then the victim. Once they give their accounts, familiar figures from the past are called to the stand. The elderly woman, Mrs. Choate, whose marble rye Jerry stole in "The Rye", testifies. Marla, the virgin, is called to the stand and tells the jury about the foursome's contest in "The Contest". More testimony is given by the bubble boy; the handicapped woman whose spot George took; the doctor who treated Susan the night she died; the library cop, Mr. Bookman; Sidra; Robin, George's former girlfriend whose house caught on fire; a security guard from the parking garage; the detective who investigated Kramer when he dressed as a pimp; and the low-talker, who tries to testify but the jury can't hear her. When George Steinbrenner testifies, he talks about the calzone and how George is a communist. More witnesses give their two-cents about the foursome including the man who runs the underground cockfights; the pharmacist who sold Elaine her contraceptive sponges; a co-worker of Elaine's that speaks about the nipple in the Christmas letter; Mr. Pitt, who tells the story about when Elaine tried to smother him with a pillow; the Soup Nazi; and lastly Babu Bhatt who tells the jury about how Jerry and Elaine got him deported back to Pakistan... read more.

9x23: The Finale (1) recap: The episode opens with Jerry and George talking about the movies and how George really wants to get his 15 minute of fame. Kramer heads off to the beach while Elaine calls a friend, whose father was admitted to the hospital, on her cell phone. After the phone call, Jerry and George tell Elaine that calling her friend with a cell phone is not socially acceptable. Later, Jerry receives a call from NBC. They tell him that they want to talk to Jerry and George again about their pilot... read more.

9x20: The Puerto Rican Day recap: Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer head back to town after cutting out of the Mets game during the 8th inning since they were losing 8 to 0. While on the highway, they run into trouble with a Volkswagen Golf. As they drive, George talks about a new movie that he recently saw about the Hindenburg disaster and a comment that he made after the explosion. When the foursome reach 5th Avenue in the city, traffic in front of them slows to a crawl. As traffic barely moves, the gang realize that it's Puerto Rican Day parade. Elaine begins to worry that she won't make it home in time for 60 Minutes, since it's part of her typical weekend wind down routine. Suddenly, Kramer sees a way out of the traffic jam over to their right. Jerry tries to get over in time, but don't make it when they once again run into the Volkswagen Golf... read more.

9x7: The Slicer recap: Elaine is suffering from chronic nightmares and sleeplessness. Her next door neighbor left the country, but left their alarm set to go off at 3:30 every morning. George lands a new job, which he considers a dream job, at a poorly run company. However, George can't shake the feeling that he knows his new boss from somewhere. While in his boss's office, George sees a photo that triggers his memory of "the boom box incident". Now scared that he'll lose his job because of the incident, George goes to Kramer for advice. The two devise a plan to get the photograph out of the boss's office then retouch it... read more.
Recurring Guests

Wayne Knight as Newman (47 eps)
Heidi Swedberg as Susan Ross (29 eps)
Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza (28 eps)
Estelle Harris as Mrs. Costanza (28 eps)
Liz Sheridan as Helen Seinfeld (24 eps)
Barney Martin as Morty Seinfeld (23 eps)
John O'Hurley as J. Peterman (22 eps)
Larry David as Newman (20 eps)
Len Lesser as Uncle Leo (15 eps)
Patrick Warburton as David Puddy (11 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 05, 1989
Ended: May 14, 1998
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