Seinfeld: Season 9 (1997 - 1998)

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Critic Consensus: In its final season, the cynical show about nothing goes out defiantly on its own terms -- even if means alienating fans who may have wanted things to end differently.

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Air date: Sep 25, 1997
2
Air date: Oct 2, 1997
3
Air date: Oct 9, 1997
4
Air date: Oct 16, 1997
5
Air date: Oct 30, 1997
6
Air date: Nov 6, 1997
7
Air date: Nov 13, 1997
8
Air date: Nov 20, 1997
9
Air date: Dec 11, 1997
10
Air date: Dec 18, 1997
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The misadventures of Jerry Seinfeld and his friends come to a close in this ninth and final series of Seinfeld.

Cast

Jerry Seinfeld
as Jerry Seinfeld
Jason Alexander
as George Costanza
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Elaine Benes
Michael Richards
as Cosmo Kramer
Wayne Knight
as Newman
Wilford Brimley
as Postmaster General Henry Atkins
Andy Ackerman
as Director
James Karen
as Mr. Canterman
Len Lesser
as Uncle Leo
Steve Hytner
as Kenny Bania
Bryan Cranston
as Tim Whatley
Mimi Cozzens
as Mrs. Canterman
Gordon Jump
as Thomassoulo
Reuven Bar
as Shlomo
David Moreland
as Mr. Parry
Danny Woodburn
as Mickey Abbott
Phil Morris
as Jackie Chiles
Pat Finn
as Joe Mayo
Damon Jones
as Watkins
Helen Carey
as Mrs. Nyhart
Larry B. Scott
as Photo Man
Daniel Dae Kim
as Student #1
Peter Stormare
as Slippery Pete
Sam Whipple
as Phone Guy #1
Mary Scheer
as Ms. Smoth
Ella Joyce
as Dean Jones
Rif Hutton
as Salesman
Suzanne Krull
as Different Gwen
Frank Van Keeken
as Vegetable Lasagna
Jack Hallett
as Sponsor
Dayton Callie
as Cab Driver
David Dunard
as Group Leader
Larry Thomas
as Soup Nazi
Bart McCarthy
as Cab Driver
Howard Mann
as Willie Sr.
Monica Allison
as Moviegoer
Joe Basile
as Delivery Guy
Ursaline Bryant
as Dr. Wexler
Everett Greenbaum
as Man Pursuing George
Cindy Lu
as Worker
Gene Dynarski
as Izzy Mandelbaum Jr.
Tracy Letts
as Counterguy
Matthew Fonda
as NBC Executive
Dee Freeman
as Service Assistant
Mary Sheer
as Caseworker
Jenica Bergere
as Moviegoer
Chris Parnell
as NBC Executive
Kevin McDonald
as Denim Vest
Loretta Fox
as Customer
Kathy Griffin
as Sally Weaver
Linda Kerns
as Ms. Krantz
Yvonne Farrow
as Employee
Jocelyne Kelly
as Newman's Model
Amit Itelman
as Employee
Bahni Turpin
as Waitress #1
Frank VanKeeken
as Vegetable Lasagna
Brian Kaiser
as Postman
Jim Meskiman
as McCormack
Chip Chinery
as Coworker #1
Lloyd Bridges
as Izzy Mendelbaum
Monty Ash
as Saccamano
Alec Holland
as Coworker #1
Kevin Ruf
as Security Guard
Shannon Whirry
as Cute Girl
Jeanette Miller
as Old Woman
Suli McCullough
as Coworker #2
Peggy Blow
as Mail Clerk
Colin McClean
as Coworker #2
Scott Jaeck
as Officer Vogel
Clement Blake
as Dirt Person #1
Bill Lee Brown
as Partygoer
Colin Malone
as Sleazy Guy
Jerry Dixon
as Customer
Maggie Egan
as Ticket Clerk
D.A. Johnson
as Dirt Person #2
Erica Y. Becoat
as Stewardess
Torsten Voges
as Cab Driver
Sloppy Joe
as Hobo Joe
Stanley Anderson
as Judge Vandelay
Bob Balaban
as Russell Dalrimple
Larry David
as Prison Heckler
Jane Leeves
as Marla Penny
Robert Katims
as Mr. Deensfrei
Brian Callaway
as Passenger
Kevin Page
as Stu Chermak
Raoul Rizik
as Parade Goer
Mike Contessa
as Sketch Guy
Chip Heller
as Policeman
Sheree North
as Babs Kramer
Jeff Johnson
as Criminal
Jon Hayman
as The Bubble Boy
Brian George
as Babu Bhatt
Wendel Meldrum
as The Low Talker
Frances Bay
as Mrs. Choate
Peter Blood
as Jay Crespi
David Byrd
as Pharmacist
Tony Carlin
as Coworker
Steve Carlson
as Capt. Maddox
Ed O'Ross
as Det. Blake
Myra Turley
as Forewoman
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News & Interviews for Seinfeld: Season 9

Critic Reviews for Seinfeld Season 9

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (10)

It was such a terrible letdown. I don't know what was worse, the Knicks losing to the Pacers, or this.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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The hype before the Seinfeld farewell was one event the country should never go through again. The sitcom had its weakest season this year and should have gone off the air a year ago.

Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The lingering taste is of a show so unapologetically impressed with its own accomplishments that it demands you be equally impressed.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Season 9 is the ultimate nadir of the show's decline. The final season of the series still finished better than where it started, but by this point the showrunners and Seinfeld himself were struggling to come up with story ideas.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Its humour arose from the frustrations of everyday life, a subject as perennial as a box of Junior Mints, or a well-timed masturbation euphemism.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The creators quit at the top of their game and departed with one of the most widely misunderstood works of art of our time, the final episode of Seinfeld.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But for me, Seinfeld kept its mystery, always took a different exit off the roundabout from the one you expected, and maintained its sense of the surreal right up to the end.

Sep 4, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In real life, our friends change. Those who don't fall by the wayside. Just like Seinfeld.

Aug 31, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

There were a lot of self-congratulations in this long goodbye and the ending truly was "about nothing"... But I still enjoyed saying goodbye, and the plot was a clever way to bring everyone together for one last whine.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The series finale of Seinfeld should just be called "The Chip On Larry David's Shoulder."

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Seinfeld: Season 9

The rotten critics are a joke this season was better than anything on any other sitcom.

Jerry Seinfeld had the good sense to pull the plug on his series once it was clear the show was going downhill (unlike another show that started around the same time, *cough* The Simpsons *cough*). Kramer, in particular, was getting too weird and less likeable. While season 9 wasn't as good as most of the previous seasons, it still ended the series on a high note. We have memorable moments like Festivus and George working for Kruger. Puddy is a welcome return to the series. "The Betrayal" (the backwards episode) is a classic. Of course one can't talk about the final season of Seinfeld without talking about the finale, which, at the time, was considered a dismal letdown. In hindsight, with fans binge-watching TV series, the finale, while hitting some wrong notes, was a fine way to end the series. Parading in all the people who had been wronged by the "New York Four" over the seasons with something of a flashback episode ending with them all ending up in jail was a fitting conclusion, and suffered mainly from the hype around the television event.

This show is amazing!!!!!!!! And this is my favorite season.

A comedy classic. "A show about nothing". Set in New York, episodes from the lives of friends Jerry (played by Jerry Seinfeld), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George (Jason Alexander) and Kramer (Michael Richards). A study in the minutiae of everyday life and how it can be blown out of proportion and have effects on relationships. Or simply be excellent comedic material... Very funny, very clever and very relatable. The show really finds its groove in Season 3, when co-writers Jerry Seinfled and Larry David hit upon the formula that would define the show. It never lost that edge.

Great show! The characters are awful people though.

The best sitcom (if you can call it that) ever. Without a doubt. Subversive, inventive, and--most importantly--hilarious.

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