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Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Seinfeld’

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When Seinfeld hit the airwaves back in 1989, viewers knew that television would never be the same. Often regarded as the first, true, modern sitcom, this “show about nothing” quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Of course, the premise was fairly niche, but the show’s unique brand of observational comedy spoke to viewers all over the country, which helped Seinfeld enjoy an impressive nine season run on NBC.

With the collective creative genius of Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld behind it, the sitcom was always bound for greatness. Set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the quirky show featured a memorable cast centered around Jerry, George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and Kramer (Michael Richards), not to mention an incredible ensemble of recurring characters.

Given the show’s innumerable plots and diverse episodes, it could be tricky for one person to remember everything that happened over the eight years the show ran from 1989-1998. In fact, it feels like just about every minute, day-to-day situation many of us find ourselves in now and again has already been covered by Seinfeld. That’s certainly the mark of a successful show!

But with everything happening on screen, did you know that there was just as much going on behind the cameras? We’ve delved through the depths of the internet to find out as much as possible about the beloved show, and even our resident Seinfeld experts (read, longtime fans), were surprised!

Here are Seinfeld‘s most interesting behind-the-scenes facts!

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