- List of Seinfeld episodes
This is an episode list of the United States sitcom "
Seinfeld", created by Jerry Seinfeldand Larry David. " Seinfeld" was a "show about nothing", [cite web|url=http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3664/is_199807/ai_n8791306|title=Editorial: Good-bye Seinfeld|author=Miller, Patrick D.|publisher="Theology Today"|date=July 1998|accessdate=2007-05-17] similar to the self-parodying "show within a show" of fourth-season episodes "The Pilot, Part 1" and "Part 2". Jerry Seinfeld was the lead character and played as a fictionalized version of himself. Set predominantly in an apartment block on New York City's Upper West Side, the show features a host of Jerry's friends and acquaintances, which include George Costanza, Elaine Benesand Cosmo Kramer, who are portrayed by Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfusand Michael Richards, respectively. [cite news|title= Seinfeld and nihilism|url= http://www.nd.edu/~observer/12031999/News/5.html |date=1999-12-03|accessdate= 2007-12-12]
The series debuted on July 5, 1989, on
NBCas " The Seinfeld Chronicles". [cite web|url=http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/episode_guide/?sl=episode&ep=101|title=The Seinfeld Chronicles episode at Seinfeld Official Site|publisher=Sony Pictures|accessdate=2008-03-23] The pilot episode met with poor reviews, as a result, NBC passed on the show. However, NBC executive Rick Ludwin believed the series had potential. He therefore gave "Seinfeld" a budget to create four more episodes, which formed the rest of season 1 which began airing on May 31, 1990. [cite web|last=Boudreaux|first=Jonathan|url=http://www.tvdvdreviews.com/seinfeld1.html|title=Seinfeld: Season 1 & 2 DVD Review|publisher=tvdvdreviews.com|date=2004-11-24|accessdate=2008-03-19] cite web|url=http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=100389&more=ucepisodelist|title=Seinfeld Episodes |TVGuide.com|publisher= TV Guide|accessdate=2008-03-20] The first season is considered the smallest sitcom order in televisionhistory. [cite video|title=Seinfeld Seasons 1 & 2: Notes about Nothing - "The Contest"|medium=DVD|publisher=Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|date=2004-11-23] During its nine-year run, 180 episodes of "Seinfeld" were produced. The count includes both halves of three one-hour episodes, including the finale, and two retrospective episodes, each split into two parts: " The Highlights of 100", covering the first 100 episodes; and " The Clip Show", also known as "The Chronicle", which aired before the series finale. On November 25, 2004, a special titled "The Seinfeld Story" was broadcast. This marked the first appearance of "Seinfeld" on NBC since its series finale in 1998. [cite web|url=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6567628/|title=The Seinfeld Story|accessdate=2008-03-22|author=Richmond, Ray|date=2004-11-23|publisher=MSNBC] All nine seasons are available on DVDand, as of 2008, the show is still rerun regularly in syndication. [cite web|url=http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/about/|title=Seinfeld show description from the Official Site|publisher=Sony Pictures|accessdate=2008-03-22] The final episode aired on May 14, 1998.
This list is arranged in the order the episodes were broadcast.
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eason 6: 1994–95
eason 9: 1997–98
The Bet (unaired Seinfeld episode)Written by: Larry Charles
References and notes
*cite web|url=http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/|title=Seinfeld Official Site|publisher=Sony Pictures|accessdate=2008-03-20
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