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25 Things You Didn't Know About ... Seinfeld

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 14th 2010 4:00PM
Seinfeld CastThink you know everything there is to know about 'Seinfeld'? Ok, maybe you do, but for the rest of us, TV Guide Channel put together a special called '25 Things You Didn't Know About ... Seinfeld.'

For example, Elaine isn't the only one who can work for J. Peterman. In fact, J. Peterman is a real person with a real catalog that 'Seinfeld' just happened to make famous. And John O'Hurley, who played J. Peterman on the show, actually bought the company a year after Seinfeld ended, bringing it out of bankruptcy to co-own it with J. Peterman himself.

Also, 'Seinfeld' co-creator Larry David provided the voice for George Steinbrenner. During the time that George Costanza worked for the Yankees, we never saw Steinbrenner's face, but that voice we heard? It was Larry David's voice. In fact, Steinbrenner was scheduled to play himself in the season finale that year, but the scene was cut.

No one touched 'The Contest' script. Despite the subject matter and the fact that it could have been censored up the ying-yang, the network let the script go through untouched, which shocked Larry David to no end.

Here are a few clips from the TV Guide Channel special. Pay close attention because our own Joel Keller offers his take on a few things. And TV Guide actually approached him to do it -- how cool is that?!

The one-hour special premieres tonight at 8PM ET, and again throughout the week.





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Johan VanLeer

The 26th Thing You Didn't Know About Seinfeld. The elimina- tion of SUSAN BIDDLE ROSS from the Series was exactly as in
director Robert Aldrich's film (1968) "THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE"

February 18 2010 at 4:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob

I set this to record and freaking TVGuide has the guide running the entire time.

February 17 2010 at 12:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Professor Zed

I knew about 20 of those 25 things that the title told me I didn't know about. Still a fun 20 minutes of show surrounded by 40 minutes of commercials - which I muted.

February 15 2010 at 11:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Swanson

Joel looks like Newman!

February 14 2010 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Joel Keller

I wish I had Newman's (or rather, Wayne Knight's) money and not his looks.

February 15 2010 at 8:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KIrsch

Just sell some dino dna that's woth a couple million

February 15 2010 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Robin

Since the Seinfeld non-reunion was just a few months ago, I think it's still pretty relevant. Thanks! I didn't know about the Peterman catalog or that John O'Hurley rescued the company.

February 14 2010 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sam

Wow, this would have been relevant about 10 years ago.

February 14 2010 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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