The show about nothing recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of when it premiered on television. The show ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998.
Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the show was set, for the most part in an apartment in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in New York City. Featuring a fictionalized version of Jerry himself and three of his friends, best friend George Costanza, former girlfriend Elaine Benes and Jerry’s across the hall neighbor Cosmo Kramer.
The show was at the top of the Nielsen ratings during its sixth and ninth seasons and finished among the top two every year from 1994 to 1998. After a nine year run on air Jerry Seinfeld announced the series would end production in May of 1998. The series ended on May 14, 1998 and drew a huge audience, estimated at 76 million viewers making it the third most watched finale in television history, behind M*A*S*H and Cheers.
To be honest I was never a big fan of the show when it first began to air. It wasn’t until I saw the episode “The Contest” before I became a casual viewer of the show. By the time the show entered into it’s ninth season I had finally become a weekly fan of the show.
Seinfeld is one of those rare shows that will still be airing for years to come. Like I Love Lucy and M*A*S*H, Seinfeld will stand up to the test of time and will be making people laugh long after it’s creators and stars are no longer around.
I thought it would be fun and have posted some of my favorite clips of Seinfeld that I was able to find on You Tube. I hope everyone enjoys. Look for more about individual episodes of Seinfeld in near future here on Reggie’s Take.