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Do you like "Seinfeld"?

Asked by imrainmaker (8380points) September 11th, 2018
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If so which is your favourite character?

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LadyMarissa's avatar

Seinfeld was one of those shows that I hated to love!!! I didn’t really like it but there wasn’t much else running against it. Kramer was my favorite with Jerry following close behind.

snowberry's avatar

I’ve never been a fan of situation comedy, so I’ve never watched Seinfeld except when somebody else has turned it on. I’m pretty sure I’ve never watched a show all the way through.

I think this is funny. Once I was in somebody’s home and they had a large painting of a man who looked rather familiar. I kept looking at it and I finally said who is that man? It was Seinfeld! Ha!

ItalianPrincess1217's avatar

Same as @snowberry said. I never went out of my way to watch it but I’d laugh along with it if someone had it on already. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters. They all had something about them that annoyed me a little. Jerry annoyed me the least.

chyna's avatar

So funny you asked this just now. I was getting tires this morning and sitting in the waiting room I saw 3 episodes of Seinfield. I hadn’t seen it in ages and I still laugh at it. My favorite is Elaine.

rebbel's avatar

Art Vandelay!

elbanditoroso's avatar

Seinfeld always struck me as too much as an in-joke—if you didn’t live in New York then you really didn’t identify with the shtick. Parts of it were funny, and some episodes where hilarious, but mostly it was a “so what” thing for me.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I never watched the series when it was mainline, but got hooked on the reruns to the great alarm of the wife who refuses to watch anything with a laugh track. It’s the sideline characters that I love. People like Jackie Childs, Kramer’s attorney, or the supposed voice of George Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, whose face we’re never allowed to view. We only hear the voice barking at Costsnza from behind a huge desk. The hard boiled tough talking public library detective, the soup nazi, Mr. Peterman. Neumann!! Those characters are now all classics and deservedly so.

Demosthenes's avatar

I enjoyed it when I watched the entire series on Hulu two years ago. I know that it had more of an impact in its time, being one of the first sitcoms that never tried to be serious or had characters that were meant to be likable (I had already seen this taken to its logical extreme in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) but despite that I think it has aged well and I look forward to watching it again. :)

rockfan's avatar

I’m a massive fan, I’ve seen every episode dozens of times and still laugh just as hard. But I can easily understand why it’s not everyone’s cup of tea

KNOWITALL's avatar

Love(d) it, especially the depth of the characters, such as George’s killing his fiancee with cheap wedding invitations and Elaine’s sweet dance moves, Kramers real name….it all was pretty well written.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@elbanditoroso Seinfeld always struck me as too much as an in-joke—if you didn’t live in New York then you really didn’t identify with the shtick.

That long-lived show was consistently popular, always among the top-10-rated shows. I never understood why it could have such widespread appeal. The humor was quirky and sophisticated and, as you mention, geared toward a New York mindset. It’s really beyond me how that show could have been popular among so many U.S. viewers.

gorillapaws's avatar

All of the characters were selfish pricks. It made it hard to watch. There were great moments, but I felt myself cringing more than laughing. Same with Curb Your Enthusiasm.

zenvelo's avatar

Count me as one whose favorite is Elaine. I watched it when it first aired, and still watch the repeats a lot.

The “New York-ness” of the show is no more an inside joke than Saturday Night Live. One of my favorite running gags is “The Van Buren Boys”:

LuckyGuy's avatar

They are all simply horrible people – and that is why I loved watching it. Every show has a tie-in to a small event or detail that eventually causes a big problem. Very cleverly written.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@zenvelo TBH I thought that was part of the charm, they were nothing like anyone I’ve known in my area. From Jerry’s superficial standards (man hands) to George’s parents (Festivus) to Kramer ‘owning’ Jerry’s apt, to Elaine’s cutting snarkiness.

Then when they all watched the small town fat boy get robbed and just made fat jokes, I mean who does that? It’s like the opposite values in What Would You Do? -the tv show.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

I liked the show but I haven’t seen and episode in ages. I have watched all of Curb Your Enthusiasm with Seinfeld co-creator Larry David. It has the some of the same structure, especially the way a small encounter early in an episode will lead to a confrontation later one.

mazingerz88's avatar

Not a fan but never failed to give me a few giggles whenever I end up watching some scenes if not a whole episode.

Kardamom's avatar

Seinfeld is one of the funniest shows I’ve ever seen. There are so many hilarious quotes.

It’s kind if a bummer when you are in a situation where one of the quotes is perfect for the moment, but the people around you have never seen Seinfeld, and don’t know what you’re talking about.

Sime favorites:

“The bubble boy!”

“Are you sponge worthy?”

“They’re very refreshing.”

“The puffy shirt.”

imrainmaker's avatar

^ you use those in real life situations?

stanleybmanly's avatar

@Kardamom “no soup for you”

“a Festivus for the rest of us”.

“He’s an antidentite”

Brian1946's avatar

“Stop crying and fight your father.”

“I can’t believe you’re going to California.”
“Oh yeah, buddy! Up here, I’m already gone!”

“You’re problem is that you know how to take the reservation, but you don’t know how to keep the reservation.”

“This isn’t a gym, it’s more like a fitness museum.”

“Wrong bubble boy, the answer is Moops.”
“You idiot, the answer is MOORS, not Moops.”
“Tough luck- the card says Moops. Here, read it. <AACK, GAG, CHOKE>!”

LuckyGuy's avatar

“Who’s gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It’s chocolate, it’s peppermint; it’s delicious!” – Kramer

“I don’t waste my sponges on just anybody. He has to be sponge worthy, Jerry!” – Elaine

KNOWITALL's avatar

No soup for YOU!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Yada yada yada

zenvelo's avatar

Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

lilbitofsunshine's avatar

I’ve never seen an episode of Seinfeld

stanleybmanly's avatar

“And by the way, they’re real and they’re spectacular!”

chyna's avatar

@stanleybmanly I have been trying to think of that one and couldn’t quite get it out. Thanks!

KNOWITALL's avatar

Cartwright, party of four!

imrainmaker's avatar

“Am I crazy or that’s a lot of gum?” Seinfeld – “That’s a lot of gum!!”.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Remember when Kramer had the cane and coat, did the pimp walk?

LuckyGuy's avatar

^ Yep! The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. So funny. .I love the way Kramer moves.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Serenity Now!

Brian1946's avatar

Insanity later!

Hoochee mama!

raum's avatar

My (then boyfriend, now) husband and I sent out Festivus cards one year. Complete with a photo of us posing with a Festivus pole.

Man, I’ve got to go through my old boxes and dig it up.

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