Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Seinfeld Facts

I don't know why, but currently I am obsessed with watching episodes of Seinfeld. It's pretty easy considering how many times that show re-runs on various channels. You can catch it so often, and it's rare for episodes to double up since the show has so much material.

I have also been watching Curb Your Enthusiasm which is also midly entertaining. On the show, they had a big running joke (a true joke) that Larry makes money for every time they air the show. That's incredible considering that Seinfeld plays at least four times in prime time television where I get cable.

Jerry and Larry have such incredible talents for writing. Their episodes are so genius; they go full-circle and create multiple plot lines that all are interesting and somehow intermingle throughout the episode. Every plot line has closure. And, it's not necessary for you to have seen the prior episode to understand the current episode. It's just so smart. And real.

Today I was looking up some facts on Seinfeld. Check them out:

Jerry is left-handed.

Jerry is a fan of Porsche and owns at least 35 of the cars.

He attended Birch Lane Elementary School and Massapequa High School. He went to Oswego College in upstate New York but transferred and graduated from Queens College in New York City.

He had a habit of throwing out the clothes he had traveled with after each road trip.

He donated the puffy shirt from Seinfeld to the Smithsonian Institution in 2004.

Jerry sold light bulbs over the phone, before becoming a comedian.

When Seinfeld first started doing stand up comedy, his mother and sister said he would never be as funny as his father.

Jerry's first store-bought Halloween costume was a superman costume that didn't fit. His mother made him wear his winter coat over it.

He owns over 500 sneakers. They are all white.

Since 1992, he has been a celebrity spokesman for American Express.

Jerry was ranked #12 in Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

He is a lover of breakfast cereal.

He is a New York Mets fan.

Famous for his "What's the deal with..." jokes, Jerry is considered to be one of the best observational comedians of all time.

He wrote the following books:
"Stories From A Moron" in 2004.
"Letters From A Nut" in 1999.
"Halloween" in 2002, a childrens book.
"Seinlanguage" in 1993, and was a New York Times bestseller.
"Foreword to the Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook", from his favorite sandwich shop in New York City.

These facts all come from this website. Check out more there. That site also has many bits from Jerry's stand-up acts which are incredibly hilarious and well-known. Check them out.

What do you think of Seinfeld? Do you know any other interesting piece of information?


Anonymous said...

In every episode of Seinfeld there was a referance to Superman...either a line from the old movie of a picture in the backround or Jerry discussing superman with someone like george or kramer.

Anonymous said...

The cereal in Jerry's cupboard was always in alphabetical order.

Anonymous said...

in the 1st episode krammer had a dog next episode he was gone

Anonymous said...

I too am a huge fan of Seinfeld and have now got all the DVDS after taping the shows it is great to have the boxes and I watch Seinfeld nearly every day ,as however rubbish my day has been W,watching one or two episodes really cheer me up.

Anonymous said...

Kramer always wore clothes one size too big on the show to make him appear more laid back and loose.

Anonymous said...

The costume department always fitted George with an outfit that was one size too small. This was done to make him look uncool.

Anonymous said...

I was never a big Seinfeld fan but recently heard that George went on a bus trip and was curious and would like to watch the episode {s}