Seinfeld Turns 30 - Share Your Memories!

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  1. Emelee

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    Seinfeld premiered 30 years ago today. In the middle of the summer, because no one really believed in it.
    Jerry Seinfeld & Larry David had one strong concept: "no hugs - no learning". And with that, they revolutionised the standard TV sitcom.

    What are your favorite memories of Seinfeld?
    Which character did you like best?
    What minor character did you appreciate most?
    What episodes do you remember most?

    Share your Seinfeld memories!

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    So many! Second best sitcom of all time(I Love Lucy gets the top spot for me:yeah:
    Some Seinfeld favorites that come to mind:
    "Pulp.can move, baby!"
    Molly Shannon as the straight-armed nemesis of Elaine.
    Master of your domain.
    "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
    "Swarm! Swarm!"
    The marble rye.
    Festivus, a holiday for the rest of us.
    First and First: The nexus of the universe.
    The Jesus Fish episode.
    Poppy making pizza for Jerry.
    The backwards episode.
    All the episodes with poor Susan.
    The tip jar.

    I could go on and on:)

    Favorite of the four main characters: I liked them all. I can't settle on just one
    Minor characters: So many great ones, but I think George's parents would be the ones who always made me laugh.
     
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    I think the 1998 finale is way over-criticized.
     
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    My favorite character is George, followed by Elaine. George is quite pathetic at times because he can never accept being proven wrong. I love that about him. And Elaine is hilarious when she gets annoyed or angry.

    I have so many favorite scenes that I can't even think of one to mention. This is a series that I can rewatch many times. It doesn't get old.

    I agree with @Snarky's Ghost that the end way very overly critizised. I even thought it was good. It wrapped the whole thing up nicely with lots of characters returning and remembering how they had been wronged by these 4 very selfish people. I wonder how all the people who were upset wanted it to end. Happily? Heart-warming? What?
     
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    I agree. They even joke about that on Curb Your Enthusiasm when Jason Alexander mocks it and Larry David is, "What was so bad about it?"

    It was a good way to end the series. We got to see a lot of old favorite characters. Also, they end up in a prison talking about the same thing they did in the first episode. It fit the whole existential "trapped in a meaningless world" theme.
     
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    I never understood the criticism either. I'll go so far and say it is one of the best series ending episodes I've witnessed.

    Seinfeld is one of those series which crept up on me. I don't recall watching it from the get go but stumbled upon a repeat episode one day and couldn't stop watching. I now have the box-set in my possession.

    Favourite character for me is George.

    Secondary character? Hello...Newman

    Favourite episode? The Soup Nazi...kills me everytime
     
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