The Seinfeld Misconception: A Show About Something

Seinfeld, one of my all-time television shows, celebrated its 30th anniversary earlier this year. Seinfeld was originally pitched as a show about how a comedian gets his material – you can tell that this is the case because all of the episodes in the early seasons begin with Jerry doing some kind of stand-up routine that ties directly… Continue reading The Seinfeld Misconception: A Show About Something

Seinfeld’s Finale: A Clip Show Done Right

Ah, the Clip Show episode. It’s an inevitable staple of longrunning sitcoms and anime. It’s when a show has an episode which compiles some of the show’s most memorable moments. This is usually in the frame narrative of having characters reminisce over everything that has happened. Friends, Scrubs, The Office, The Cosby Show… if I listed every show to… Continue reading Seinfeld’s Finale: A Clip Show Done Right