XploringIndia - 27th July, 2022
Jerry’s role as a fictionalised version of himself in the comedy Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David, is what made him most famous.
From 1989 until 1998, the programme ran on NBC and rose to the status of one of the most celebrated and well-liked American sitcoms of all time.
Seinfeld is a stand-up comic who specialises in observational humour. He was ranked as the 12th best stand-up comic of all time by Comedy Central in 2004.
Seinfeld was originally intended to be a one-night-only, 90-minute special called "Stand Up" that would have shown during Saturday Night Live's time slot.
Jerry Seinfeld acknowledged in a 2014 Reddit AMA that he and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David had been taken aback by how the show came to be known as a "show about nothing"
The real pitch of the show was to illustrate how a comedian gets his stuff, Seinfield recalled. The programme about nothing was merely a joke in an episode many years later but strangely enough, that got on as a way that people define the show.
In order to prevent sentimentality or scenarios that would refrain the characters to alter or grow, Larry David made sure the actors and crew were aware of his "no hugging, no learning" mantra for the show.
Jerry has a girlfriend in "The Bizarro Jerry" who has hands that Jerry believes to be quite macho. The hands are actually those of a man when displayed in close-up images. They were provided by James Rekart, an actor with whom Seinfeld studied acting.
The final scene in the marine biologist episode, when George pulls out the golf ball, is his favourite part of the entire run, says Seinfield.