Add a dash Elaine, a spoonful of Jerry, a pinch of George, and handful of Kramer and you end up with a perfectly seasoned spicy sitcom that Americans just can not get enough of. Seinfeld, featuring the hilarious stand up comedian Jerry Seinfeld himself, is dear to many of our hearts and the show plays an essential part in satisfying our constant quest for humor. The show focuses on real life situations and problems such as romance, friends, careers, and adventures that everyone can relate to. I believe that Seinfeld is attractive to most people for a variety of reasons. For these reasons the shows success was inevitable.
Each of the characters has it's own unique personality and by using this formula they each target their own different audiences. For example, George is the tell it like it is, go the extra mile, easygoing, no regard for anybody else type of guy. Elaine is the nutty, obsessive compulsive, opinionated woman, probably from being under the influence of the other three. Kramer plays the off the wall, slightly mental, wild haired, hyperactive type. Jerry on the other hand, is just Jerry. They all blend together to create a perfectly smooth treat for our eyes and ears. Also, because it is a comedy about events that the public can identify with, the sitcom instantly became a part of our television daily routine. I will elaborate on these theories responsible for Seinfeld's breakthrough and also try to provide some insight about why I love it.
Jerry's brilliant performances on the show earned him the 1992 and 1993 Comedy Awards for best actor in a comedy series. Even though the show demanded so much of his time, the first season began in 1990 and the last at the end of 1998,...
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...Kramer. Together they make an absolutely fabulous dish that we simply just cannot get enough of. Seinfeld has been hangin out in our homes long enough that to many of us it has become part of our family. I think I will continue watching re-runs until I've seen them all. I asked twenty people on my floor if they considered Seinfeld in their top three all time favorite sitcoms and sixteen out of twenty people said it was in their top three choices. Ten people said it was their first choice, four people rated in their second choice, and two people said it was their third choice. The second most popular sitcom was Friends. Americans can only hope and pray for another show as divine and with so much potential as this legendary show. So next time your craving a delicious dose of laughter, remember every night at 10:00 on Fox there is support group waiting for you.
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