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17 Things You Didn't Know About 'Seinfeld' (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Greg Voakes, posted Jan 19th 2011 11:45AM
seinfeld cast'Seinfeld' is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all-time, a "show about nothing" that's remained as ubiquitious and relevant in syndication as it was during its prime. Larry David's signature brand of wry, absurd situational humor resonated with millions of TV fans because it made average, everday life seem bizarrely eventful -- and ridiculously hilarious. Few shows of any kind have matched its quality and level of success.

But even 'Seinfeld' superfans who can quote lines of dialogue on-demand from their favorite episodes might learn a thing or two (or 17) from this infographic. Check it out after the jump and let us know in the comments.

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Jerry Seinfeld Dishes on Doing Comedy at the White House, Ribbing Paul McCartney (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 24th 2010 2:10AM
Jerry Seinfeld Dishes on Doing Comedy at the White House, Ribbing Paul McCartneyIt's been a while since Jerry Seinfeld has done live comedy. But on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he cracked some jokes, discussing the difference between the terms "this sucks" and "this is great." His theory -- there is no difference!

If, say, you're eating an ice cream cone, and the ice cream falls off and hits the ground -- then your reaction is "Sucks!" And what do you say out loud? "Great!" (In a sarcastic tone, of course.)

The beauty of the "sucks" equals "great" equation is that it applies to almost everything. For instance ... performing in front of the President. As Jerry told David Letterman, he recently did his act at the White House -- for an event honoring Paul McCartney. Seinfeld is a fan of Obama and The Beatles, so this was a big deal. But would it suck or would it be great?

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Jessica Seinfeld Helps Some of the Worst Cooks in America (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 27th 2010 12:20AM
Jessica Seinfeld Helps Some of the Worst Cooks in AmericaJessica Seinfeld is the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. But she has a career that is separate from her multimillionaire husband. She's the author of 'Double Delicious!' -- a new cookbook inspired by her life as the busy mother of three.

Jessica feels that modern families need quick, simple recipes. She's developed the trick of sneaking healthy ingredients into her meals -- as a way of getting her kids to eat their veggies!

On 'Oprah' (weekdays, syndicated), Oprah Winfrey put Jessica's expertise to the test. Winfrey had Ms. Seinfeld teach some of the "worst cooks in America" to make a meal for themselves. One of the worst cooks: A woman named Darlene, who barely uses her kitchen at all. Instead of making meals, Darlene uses her oven to store jewelery and her crock pot to hold her hair products.

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Jerry Seinfeld Roasts Larry King On 'Larry King Live' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Sep 24th 2010 3:10PM
Over the years there have been some surreal moments between Jerry Seinfeld and Larry King on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9 PM ET on CNN.) On what will probably be Seinfeld's last appearance on the show -- as King is stepping down in December -- the comedian peppered King with some good-natured ribbing.

"This is the funniest show on TV," Seinfeld declared.

"What?" was how a confused King responded to that.

"This show makes no sense. And you sit here and ask the questions, night after night, and nobody answers them, and nobody cares, and it goes on and on, Seinfeld explained, as the studio erupted in laughter.

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Steve Buscemi Blames Paul Reiser for Ruining His Comedy Career (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 3rd 2010 2:20AM
Steve Buscemi Blames Paul Reiser for Ruining His Comedy CareerDid you know that Steve Buscemi once wanted to be a stand-up comic? It didn't work out, so he had to fall back on the whole acting thing. But why didn't it work out? Well, according to Steve, it's all Paul Reiser's fault.

Buscemi tells his sad tale on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). Back in the '80s, Steve was trying to "make it" as a comic, and would show up at the Improv Comedy Club in New York City -- along with other young comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. These guys were picked to perform, but Steve never was ... because the club manager didn't like his act.

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Could Jimmy Fallon Replace Larry King? No, But He Gives It a Shot (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 27th 2010 4:03AM
Could Jimmy Fallon Replace Larry King? No, But He Gives It a ShotWell, someone has to step in for Larry King eventually. Current almost-confirmed rumors name Piers Morgan as King's successor on CNN. But maybe his replacement could be Jimmy Fallon instead?

Fallon took a break from hosting 'Late Night' and appeared on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN). While he was on the show, he demonstrated a pitch-perfect ability to imitate Mr. King, indicating -- to us, at least -- that he could fill Larry's shoes if necessary. Wearing Larry's trademark suspenders, he acted as the "replacement" host of the show, and showed an uncanny ability to switch between different voices in 0.5 seconds.

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Jerry Seinfeld Proves He's 'Urban' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 24th 2010 10:20AM
Jerry Seinfeld, Cedric the EntertainerWhat's Jerry Seinfeld doing at 'Cedric the Entertainer's Urban Circus' (Wed. 10PM on TBS)? Well, he's urban.

"I am urban you know," Seinfeld said. "I was born in Brooklyn." But, Cedric had to school Seinfeld in Brooklyn pride, including the proper way to say Brooklyn.

Seinfeld then pulled out some of "early jokes" including one about Tide detergent. "They always say that Tide gets out blood stains and I say if you've got a T-shirt with blood stains all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem right now."

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Six TV Stars Who Deserve a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 22nd 2010 3:30PM
LettermanEvery year the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Hollywood Historic Trust award sidewalk stars to celebrities who have made an impact in the entertainment world. More than 2,500 stars line the streets of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine.

Last week, it was announced that several TV stars would be getting stars in 2011, including Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Neil Patrick Harris, Danny DeVito, Ed O'Neill, John Wells, the Muppets, and 'Cops' producer John Langley.

How do you get a star? You have to be in the biz for at least five years (or dead five years, if the award is given after a celebrity is deceased), and there are 20 stars awarded every year.

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Jerry Seinfeld Talks Donald Trump's Hair at 'SatC 2' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 28th 2010 5:10AM
Seinfeld, Andy Cohen Talk Donald Trump's HairOn 'Watch What Happens Live' (Thu., 11PM ET on BRAVO), host Andy Cohen and guest Jerry Seinfeld discussed the big 'Sex and the City 2' premiere in New York City Monday night. Both attended the event at Radio City Music Hall -- along with a plethora of other celebrities.

But what really caught Cohen's attention (aside from the film, of course) was Donald Trump's infamous coif. "The evening was sensational," said Cohen. "I really got to obsess over everything, including the ropes and pulleys that go into the cotton-candy confection that is my friend Donald Trump's hair -- which I am obsessed with."

"You know what I love about his hair?" began Seinfeld, before launching into a Seinfeldian riff.

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Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld Do Best Seinfeld Impressions (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 20th 2010 6:36AM
Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld Mimic SeinfeldJimmy Fallon owes his early comedic fame to Jerry Seinfeld. He said as much when the comedian visited 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC). "[Doing impressions of me] is not how you got famous," said Seinfeld. "I think so -- that was a big part of my act," Fallon responded.

Fallon then showed a clip from 'Saturday Night Live's' Weekend Update. In mock Seinfeld clothes and hair, Fallon banters back and forth with guest host Seinfeld, with Fallon perfectly mimicking the high-pitched intonation.

Then back in the studio, his impression of Seinfeld as a troll-doll spokesman puts the comedian in complete hysterics.

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NBC Upfront Presentation: Where Are All the Celebs?!

by Kim Potts, posted May 17th 2010 6:00PM
Here's the highlight, for me, of NBC's upfront today: As I was leaving the midtown Hilton in New York City (which sat in for Radio City Music Hall, where the network usually holds its upfront), I was riding down an escalator while one Mr. Jerry Seinfeld was going up on the one right beside me.

Seinfeld ... Seinfeld, Jerry, a mere couple of feet away! I choose to pretend that 'The Marriage Ref' never happened, so he remains, for me, the star of the all-time greatest TV show. And, regarding today's network upfront, he was one of the rare celebrities to be seen around the ol' Hilton -- at least, on stage.

In years past, NBC, like the other networks, has peppered its upfront presentations with celebs, even if it was to do nothing more than trot them across the stage with the rest of their series casts. But today, there was the line-up of sportscasters from NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' and an awkward little segment in which the host of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' tried to improvise commercial jingles.

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Seven TV Stars I'd Love To See on Twitter

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 22nd 2010 6:30PM
Tina FeyAh, Twitter. That web site with the funny name that for many people has suddenly become as vital as e-mail and instant messaging. Even celebrities are into it, and while there are many TV stars who on it, there are even more who aren't but should be. After the jump, my list of the seven I'd follow forever.

You'll notice a trend with the list: they're all funny people. That seems to be the thing that works best on Twitter.

1. Tina Fey. Can you imagine Fey on Twitter? That would be the online equivalent of "Must-See TV." She actually got the @tinafey account that someone else had grabbed, but she hasn't done anything with it. And, alas, she's not going to. In a recent interview with Esquire, Fey said that doing Twitter would be a "busman's holiday," and just more writing she'd have to do. Oh well. We still have Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) and the official '30 Rock' Twitter account (@nbc30rock).

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Hamm and Seinfeld Will Talk 'Curb' on TV Guide Network

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 8th 2010 6:01PM
'Curb Your Enthusiasm'The TV Guide Network seems to be really trying to increase their original content, and they seem to be doing it the right way. And I'm not saying it because I've appeared on the channel. No, it's because they're really trying to go beyond just having listings scroll on the bottom of the screen and presenting red carpet arrival specials. They're acquiring shows, treating them right, and adding value to them.

Take the case of the network's acquisition of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' Not only did the network decide to run each episode in its entirety in a one-hour timeslot, a good move considering that Larry David would have tore what's left of his hair out trying to edit them, they've decided to fill the hour with panel discussions that relate to the "issues" brought up during the episode.

Among the announced panelists are going to be Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Hamm, Seth Green, Rob Zonbie, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Carolla and Patti Stanger (yes, the 'Millionaire Matchmaker' herself will weigh in on 'Curb's' issues). The panels will be hosted by Susie Essman.

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NBC Renews 'Marriage Ref' and Two Other Shows You Don't Care About

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 5th 2010 5:31PM
Marriage Ref
To paraphrase a Jerry Seinfeld routine, what's the deal with NBC? Here's the latest: they have given the green light to another season of three new shows: the celeb-filled 'Marriage Ref,' the Guy Fieri game show 'Minute To Win It,' and Lisa Kudrow's genealogy reality show 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Yup, all three shows will be back on your TV come this fall.

Is it too late to ask Jay Leno to come back to the 10PM slot?

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Lunatics Running The Asylum: 'The Marriage Ref' Could Use a Real Coach

by Mark Wigmore, posted Mar 26th 2010 8:41PM


For nine seasons, NBC and Jerry Seinfeld successfully dominated the ratings with the self-proclaimed show about nothing. According to producers, the rules of the ever-popular and manically-rerun 'Seinfeld' series were simple – no hugging, no learning. Who knew that Seinfeld could accomplish all of these goals all over again with his new series, 'The Marriage Ref'?

Now nearing half a dozen episodes, 'Ref' attempts to solve the little squabbles plaguing married couples, pegging one against the other in a win or lose contest. The show found a home on NBC thanks to the tragedy that was 'The Jay Leno Show,' the 10 pm-slotted experiment that went horribly wrong.

The Seinfeld-produced reality/game show was fast-tracked into the open Thursday position. 'Ref' features stand-up comedian and long-time pal to Jerry, Tom Papa, as the so-called Ref. According to his website bio, he has no experience in the field of couples therapy or any other professional credit in the field. That's why we decided to talk to a real psychotherapist, someone who actually dispenses advice to warring couples.

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