The 10 Best Running ‘Seinfeld’ Gags, Ranked

The 10 Best Running ‘Seinfeld’ Gags, Ranked
A bonafide staple of TV sitcom excellence, “Seinfeld” still lands. Co-created by namesake star Jerry Seinfeld and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” auteur Larry David, NBC’s iconic half-hour comedy received mixed reviews when it aired its pilot on July 5, 1989. The episode, titled “The Seinfeld Chronicles” was funny, no question. But the brilliantly understated beats of a stand-up comedian in New York City and his three closest friends talking about “nothing” ad infinitum wasn’t yet optimized for its raucous comedic potential. Fast-forward that metaphoric VHS a few years and you’ve got one of the most successful eight-handers in the history of the small screen, heralded by a bass line just as recognizable.

Seinfeld appeared as a fictionalized version of himself opposite Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, and Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer for a whopping nine seasons. Over the series’ 180 episodes, the “Seinfeld” gang explored
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