‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ Are More Alike Than You Think

Aug 30, 2016 at 4:24 pm |

A Show About ‘Nothing’?

Two of the most beloved, recognizable, and influential sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld and Friends were the defining TV shows of the end of the 20th century.

If you had to explain it to someone who asked what the shows were about, what would you say? Seinfeld has become known as “the show about nothing,” but isn’t it actually about a little bit of everything? Or, if you had to describe it further, you might have said it’s a show about a peculiar group of friends and their idiosyncrasies. But you could describe the eponymous Friends the same way. No wonder people associate the two shows so much.

But are the shows more than just similar? Are they perhaps identical?

seinfeld friends posters

Source: Sony Pictures Television/Warner Bros. Television

Jerry Seinfeld seems to think so…

Could ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Friends’ be one and the same?