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Questions about the 9-season American sitcom aired on NBC, created by and starring American writer and comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

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What is the reference in Jerry Seinfeld 'The Kiss Hello'?

In 'The Kiss Hello' (Season 6, Episode 17), Kramer institutes a policy where the apartment building neighbors start saying hi to one another. Which Jerry hates. Mary, a particularly friendly ...
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How much money did Jerry's associates cost him over the series? [closed]

I've been re-watching Seinfeld since it became available on Netflix. One thing that really stands out to me on this viewing is how nearly every episode Jerry's friends, his family, or associates often ...
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Seinfeld and Lovejoy Connection

In the Seinfeld episode The Pitch (1992) George suggests a sitcom idea to Jerry wherein Jerry runs an antique store and "people come into the store and you get involved with their lives". ...
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Why does Elaine insist on wearing the jacket?

In Seinfeld's episode "The Outing", Jerry and George are reported as gay by a newspaper reporter. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...) Throughout the first half of the episode, ...
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Why did "Curb" change from being shot on video to being shot on film? [duplicate]

Why did they do that? I know Curb Your Enthusiasm was a slow motion frame rate video until like 2009 or 2010. Why the change?
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Was "Seinfeld" shot on film, but edited on video much like "TNG," "DS9," and "Voyager"?

On the SD versions of the show, which used to air a long time ago (as everything is on HD), some exterior shots of the apartments were in the same framerate as Curb Your Enthusiasm (from when it ...
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Who is Jerry Pershek (Pachyderm)?

In Seinfeld's 80th episode, The Stand-In (this is the one where Elaine's boyfriend takes "it"..."out"), George is dating a woman named Daphne. Daphne is too clingy for George's ...
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What is the meaning/usefulness of this exchange in Seinfeld's The Limo?

At the outset of the Season 3 Seinfeld episode, "The Limo", Jerry and George are stranded at the airport. George sees a limousine driver holding a sign that says "O'Brien." He talks Jerry into ...
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What's the point of the "unadvertised" sale in the episode "The Pie"?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Pie", a saleswoman tells George that the store is having an upcoming "unadvertised" sale, in which a suit normally out of his price range would cost much less. But I don'...
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Couldn't Duncan be sued for doing this?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Race", Duncan Meyer threatens to fire Jerry's girlfriend unless Jerry agrees to repeat a race Duncan lost to Jerry in high school. It seems to me that firing her over ...
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Does Curb's Jason Alexander know Seinfeld's George Costanza is based on Larry David?

In S07E03 of Curb, we hear Jason Alexander saying the following about his character George on Seinfeld: [Jason Alexander:] The character is unlovable. He is a you know, he's a jerky, schmucky ...
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Was Leonard Hofstadter's character inspired from George Costanza's character?

I have already seen The Big Bang Theory TV series and now I am watching Seinfeld. By looking at George Costanza's character I can relate too many similarities between Leonard and him, let alone their ...
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What is the classification for Kramer's unfiltered, honest character?

On Seinfeld, the three other main characters will often ask for Kramer's opinion and get one that usually defies social norms. Sometimes they don't even ask and he will still offer such an opinion. ...
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Was there a reason why Elaine said "Maybe the Dingo ate your Baby"?

In Seinfeld S03E10 ("The Stranded"), there is a part where Elaine is sitting on a couch with some other people, and one woman (I believe the host of the party), is talking about her fiancé, and ...
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What tied the show Seinfeld to the East Village?

I'm most specifically interested in the Cooper Station post office that was often shown in a quick clip prior to a Newman or post office scene. Cooper Station is downtown. It's a few blocks from ...
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Is the "low talker" actually talking or just mumbling nonsense?

In the classic "Puffy Shirt" episode of Seinfeld, Jerry accidentally promises "low talker" Leslie to wear her shirt design on The Today Show. Both in this episode and during her appearance in the ...
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Why doesn't Costanza give his airline ticket as the reason?

In the Seinfeld episode where George is boyfriend to Megan Mullaly, and a relative of hers dies, they need to fly to another city for the funeral. George and Kramer scheme to have George go (because ...
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In "Seinfeld" season 2 certain jobs are considered "a union thing" which makes them difficult to get. Why is that?

One of the characters in a TV show "Seinfeld", season 2, episode 12 (1991) is considering his career options and rejects projectionist and a stable boy as possible choices, because they probably are "...
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"That's a lot of potatoes" joke in Seinfeld

This is from the episode The Slicer of the show Seinfeld. Elaine keeps complaining about her neighbor whose apartment always smells like potatoes. In the end of the episode Kramer accidentally falls ...
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Did Seinfeld ever use his computer?

In many, if not most, Seinfeld episodes, a Macintosh computer can be seen in a small room at the back of Jerry's apartment. Did Jerry or any other character ever use this computer on-screen? If not, ...
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Boutros Boutros-Ghali reference in Seinfeld

In the episode The Hamptons of Seinfeld when they see George's girlfriend topless each character expresses their surprise in a different way. Jerry goes like this: Boutros Boutros-Golly! Why did he ...
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What was Newman's first name?

Was Newman's first name ever mentioned anywhere in Seinfeld? I don't recall anybody calling him by any other name (except "Norman" by his girlfriend which was a mistake because she didn't know the ...
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Why didn't Audrey (Jerry's girlfriend) eat the apple pie?

In Seinfeld's episode The Pie, Audrey, Jerry's girlfriend refuses to eat or even taste the apple pie he was offering her. This happened when they were eating at Monk's Cafe. She seemed very frightened ...
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What was the inspiration for the names "Vandelay Industries" and "Art Vandelay"?

In Seinfeld's episode The Boyfriend, Part 1, when George is at an unemployment office he lies that he gave his last interview at Vandelay Industries for the position of a latex salesman. George made ...
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Which original character was Kramer's stuttering inspired from?

Kramer from Seinfeld makes very peculiar sounds whenever he is amused or surprised. The sound seems like kinda stuttering/stammering. This sound was inspired from another character from an old TV ...
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Did the creators of Seinfeld ever have an alternate finale in their mind for the show?

Whoever has watched Seinfeld till the end knows it very well that the Seinfeld finale was quite a surprise. It did receive quite polarized reviews from the viewers. Heck, even after watching the show'...
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Sci-Fi movie playing in start and end of Seinfeld episode [closed]

There is a episode of Seinfeld where he watches what appears to be a movie with a gentleman in a silver suit and dark sun glasses with his hands up in the air screaming into the sky about the end of ...
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Possible disease of Kramer?

Throughout all episodes of Seinfeld, we've seen that Kramer might have a neurological disorder, which could explain why he falls so frequently. However, the writers did not clarify which disease that ...
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Was Kramer ever gainfully employed?

In Seinfeld, Kramer is shown to be able to afford a flat alone in Jerry's building. While we see Jerry, George and Elaine several times at work, we never see Kramer holding down a job. The only ...
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Official word on whether all Seinfeld episodes have reference to Superman?

There are quite a few web pages on the Internet that discuss whether or not a Superman reference can be found in every single episode of Seinfeld. Has anyone affiliated with the show ever made a ...
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What is the body part that rhymes with Dolores?

In the Seinfeld episode "The Junior Mints" Jerry is going out with a girl whose name he can't remember, who tells him that it rhymes with a part of the female anatomy. Later we discover that her name ...
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Did the show Seinfeld come about in a manner similar to the way it was depicted in the show?

On Seinfeld, Jerry and his friend George proposed a show to NBC executives about 'nothing,' featuring his friends and people he knows. How close was the experience of Jerry and George getting 'Jerry' ...
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Seinfeld credits - Jason Alexander as George [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What rules govern how TV show opening credits are structured? In opening credits for TV shows, why does it say ‘with so and so’ for some actors? In the credits of Seinfeld ...
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Why does Jerry Seinfeld not change his character's name

In the series Seinfeld, why does Jerry not change his character's name?
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What inspired Elaine's dance moves?

In one of the most memorable jokes from Seinfeld, Elaine dances at a company party in "The Little Kicks" (S8E4), and again briefly in "The Slicer" (S9E7). Video Has Julia Louis-Dreyfus ever ...
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Why do Jerry and Newman dislike each other?

Throughout Seinfeld, Jerry and Newman have an adversarial relationship, marked by the infamous exchange of "Hello, Jerry" "Hello, Newman." While at times they get along (In "The Barber," (S5E8) Jerry ...
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Do all of the Seinfeld episodes have a stand-up part?

Do all of the Seinfeld episodes have the stand-up parts at the beginning and the end of each episode?
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"The Club" where Jerry Seinfeld performed

At the beginning and end of every Seinfeld episode, Jerry performs a bit of stand-up themed alongside the general plot of that particular episode. Is the club where he performs this stand-up ever ...
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Does George Costanza have a brother?

In two separate episodes of Seinfeld, George mentions his brother. The first, in episode fifteen of the third season, titled "The Suicide": RULA: Who’s Pauline? GEORGE: Pauline? . . . Wait a ...
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