Part of Seinfeld's genius was not hammering its catchphrases into the ground

The 20th anniversary of Seinfeld’s divisive finale has inspired no shortage of essays and analyses, with authors examining the show’s impact through any number of subjective means. Enter writer Andrew Thompson and designer Tri Vo, who instead sought to see what we could learn from the hard data. The duo scooped up all…

Jerry Seinfeld is being sued for allegedly stealing the idea for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

The concept behind Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, is so simple that it’s perfectly summed up in its title: A bunch of funny people sip beverages with the prominent stand-up after a quick trip in an automobile to procure them. It’s hardly the kind of premise you imagine requiring much…

Let's see if you can spot the famous person who isn't Matthew Broderick in this photo

A ninth season episode of Seinfeld finds George stealing a photo in order to edit himself, an unwelcome visitor in the pic, out of it. Unfortunately, the photo store employee edits out the wrong guy, then tries to draw him back in “by memory.” Now, Twitter user @HonoredSpirit might be finding himself in a similar…

Jerry Seinfeld says he can no longer enjoy Bill Cosby's work, just a few years after everybody else

Jerry Seinfeld is a guy with a reputation for caring about jokes and comedy above all else (give or take a cup of coffee or a fancy car). Seinfeld doubled down on that humor-over-everything attitude last week, when he went on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and the two ended up on the subject of comedy legend and…

The greatest hits collection Jerry Before Seinfeld gives the people what they want 

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Back in 1999, Jerry Seinfeld and the late David Bowie did a bit during the Saturday Night Live 25th anniversary special sending up their images as above-it-all, coasting megastars. “You gonna do the ‘lost sock’ bit?,” asks Bowie, to which Seinfeld replies with a sheepish nod. In his first stand-up special in 19 years…

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres show up to ruin your favorite Netflix dramas

Back in September, billboards declaring that “Netflix is a joke” began peppering the avenues of L.A. and New York. Some thought it might be an attack on the streaming giant, as the company has no doubt fundamentally changed the way we consume media and not everybody is happy about it. Turns out, however, that it was…

Jerry Seinfeld to headline Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco

This week, Comedy Central and Outside Lands/Bonnaroo organizers Superfly announced Colossal Clusterfest, a three-day comedy festival in San Francisco that will feature a ton of famous comedians, musicians, and “iconic comedy attractions” based on South Park, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Seinfeld—only one of…

Significant shrinkage: You can now buy a tiny replica of the Seinfeld apartment

For $400, people can own a miniature replica of Jerry’s Upper West Side apartment from the hit ’90s sitcom Seinfeld. The set replicas are being produced in a limited run of 5,000, and pre-orders will come with a piece of the real prop door to the iconic 5A apartment. Not unlike Elaine discovering someone’s made a…