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It’s been 25 years since the best show about nothing premiered on NBC on July 5 way back in 1989. To make you feel really old, I was only about 4 at the time, but it would be years later with the help of numerous reruns that I would come to appreciate it’s genius. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the first season only featured 4 episodes, but thankfully the ratings were just good enough to help it secure a second season. It then went on to become one of the most watched, and quoted shows in television history, with it’s series finale attracting a little over 76 million viewers.
I can see why it took two seasons for the show to catch on with viewers, those first couple of episodes are pretty bad. The situations also felt a little too real, like when Jerry and Elaine decided to see if they could be “friends with benefits.” It finally found it’s groove in Season 3 with sillier episodes like ‘The Subway‘ and George’s whining became more tolerable. ”Seinfeld‘ is a “love it” or “hate it” kind of show, but the mark it left on pop culture is undeniable. Even though you should hate these people, you can help but identify with them. Continue Reading