There was a time in the 1990s when Kramer entering the room would bring a massive applause from the live audience, so loved was this eccentric and whacky character who stole every Seinfeld scene he was in.
But it was never meant to be that way. Kramer’s signature slide into Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, which would lead to such joyful crowd noise, was actually something of an accident. Legend has it that the actor Michael Richards would often be late for his entrance cues in the early seasons of the show, so he was genuinely at a frantic pace so the joke would still hit.
The introduction of Kramer in each episode worked so well that it became his style and a massive part of the character. During the latter half of Seinfeld, the producers had to tell the audience not to cheer when Kramer would appear as it got so out of hand it would slow every scene he was in down.
Today we’re asking you 15 questions on Kramer which progressively get harder with each round. How well will you do? Check the answers at the very end.