Seinfeld was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, and was aired for a whopping nine seasons, from 1989 to 1998. The TV sitcom was based around a fictionalised version of Jerry himself, and is described as a “show about nothing.”
Despite the show being about nothing, that didn’t stop millions of Americans tuning in to watch the trials and tribulations of Larry’s every day life.
Here are some amazing facts and secrets about the cast of the classic TV show.
Norman Brenner was cast as Kramer’s double of Seinfield. There have been dozens of occasions when he can be seen wandering around in the background of scenes as an extra, and there are in fact websites dedicated to finding him in episodes!
Since Knight’s hilarious appearance on Seinfeld, his acting career has gone from strength to strength. He even starred in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, and appeared on “Hot in Cleveland,” where he played the creepy neighbour again.
Larry is still using his personal experiences and inspiration to entertain people. He recently starred in a Broadway play which he had written, called Fish in the Dark. He was also seen on Saturday Night Live where he impersonated the presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.
Perhaps not something you might pick up on, but in the first and final episode of series nine, George and Jerry have almost the same exact conversation about buttons.
The short worn here is now actually part of the Smithsonian American History Museum collection. Funnily enough, the style never ended up catching on.
Unfortunately for Jerry’s girlfriend, her toothbrush happens to fall down the toilet in one of the episodes, and she uses it before Jerry can tell her what happened. This disgusting plot line was actually inspired by true events.
Larry David is also responsible for creating the show. He actually included a lot of his own life experiences in the plot lines of the TV show and featured as one of the side characters in many of the episodes.
The show was originally going t be called Stand Up, and was going to be 90 minutes long, airing at the regular time of Saturday Night Live.