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Seinfeld: Season 1 (1989-1990)




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This first series of Seinfeld follows the American comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his misadventures in New York.


Jerry Seinfeld
as Jerry Seinfeld
Jason Alexander
as George Costanza
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Elaine Benes
Michael Richards
as Cosmo Kramer
Lynn Clark
as Vanessa
Ted Davis
as Dry Cleaner
Anita Wise
as Waitress
Barney Martin
as Morty Seinfeld
Len Lesser
as Uncle Leo
Richard Fancy
as Mr. Lippman
Bob Balaban
as Russell Dalrimple
Heidi Swedberg
as Susan Biddle Ross
Estelle Harris
as Estelle Costanza
Jerry Stiller
as Frank Costanza
Danny Woodburn
as Mickey Abbott
Bryan Cranston
as Dr. Tim Whatley
Patrick Warburton
as David Puddy
John O'Hurley
as J. Peterman
Phil Morris
as Jackie Chiles
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Critic Reviews for Seinfeld: Season 1

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (7)

'Seinfeld's' gentle humor is easy to take. Unlike other current comedians, such as Andrew Dice Clay or Sam Kinison, Seinfeld isn't angry: He's more awed by the wonder of it all.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The sitcom stuff, though fairly standard, is likable and bouncy enough, but the snatches from Seinfeld's act bump this comedy up a notch.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Despite a certain inertia in the character of sitcom Jerry, ''Seinfeld'' is an affably amusing show, thanks in large part to the shrewd observations of stand-up Jerry.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Seinfeld is around for a four-week run only, and especially now, when other series are drifting into reruns, it's well worth catching.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's obvious that Seinfeld and co-creator Larry David are attempting to be creative. Perhaps the effect would have been better if Garry Shandling hadn't done it more effectively years ago.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the title has been sliced from ``The Seinfeld Chronicles`` to ``Seinfeld,`` none of the innovation, charm and sharp humor hinted at in the premiere have been diminished.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Seinfeld: Season 1


NBC brings comedian Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up comedy stylings to television with a 5 episode first season of his self-titled sitcom Seinfeld. Co-created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, the show follows the antics of a fictional version of Jerry as he and his friends deal with life in New York City. The series uses a unique episode structure that integrates excerpts from Seinfeld's real stand-up shows; but they don't always connect with the episode's story. However, the chemistry between the cast is incredibly good and gives the show a vibrant energy. Despite the limited number of episodes, Season 1 of Seinfeld delivers a lot of laughs and shows the potential to turn into something great.


Super Reviewer

Thankfully, the legacy and later seasons of Seinfeld has helped sooth the cold hard truth that the show's first season was just an honest-to-god horrid affair to watch over 25 years later.

Kal X.A.

Super Reviewer

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