Seinfeld revolves around a neurotic stand up comedian and his equally dysfunctional friends. Despite having the thinnest premise possible, the show became a juggernaut in comedy, spawning nine seasons, winning Golden Globes and Emmys, and generating billions of dollars.
Even though Seinfeld has been off the air since 1998, its influence is felt in other comedies as well as every day life. Two decades later, people still find the characters relatable, the dialogue quotable, and the comedy timeless.
As entertaining as the show is, the behind-the-scene antics are just as fascinating. Although it looks like everyone involved was having fun, episodes were cancelled or banned, lead actors and writers threatened to quit, and the show lead to multiple court cases and law suits.
If you consider yourself a Seinfeld fanatic, there's still probably a few things you didn't know. Did you know the show wasn't originally picked up by the studio? Are you aware that the head writer, Larry David, plays at least 15 different characters? Did you know Seinfeld was never pitched as "a show about nothing?"
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