7 Seinfeld facts that might surprise you

2017-04-28 07:00

Cape Town - Jerry Seinfeld and his motley crew of unhinged friends were a TV hit in the 90's.

Seinfeld was famously dubbed “a series about nothing,” thanks to the misadventures of a cast capable of handling everything, hilariously! The show ran for 9 seasons with a total of 180 episodes spanning from 1989 to 1998.

Here are seven facts about the show you probably didn't know about the show. 

1. 17 awards

It was nominated for 64 Emmy Awards during its 9 Season run of which it won 11. It was also nominated for 13 Golden Globe Awards between 1994 and 1998 of which it won 3.

2. Jerry turned down season 10

Jerry Seinfeld turned down an offer of $110m to come back for a 10th season of the show.

3. Hold the applause

After “Seinfeld” became popular with audiences, the producers had to ask studio audiences to refrain from clapping when Kramer entered a scene as it was ruining the pace of the show.

4. A doccie?

The original idea for Seinfeld was not for a sitcom, but for a documentary-style show about how a comedian gets his material.

5. Kramer's signature move

Kramer made 284 sliding entrances during the course of the show.

6. Directing duties

Jason Alexander is the only cast member who ever directed an episode.

7. One of the most watched finales ever

Seinfeld’s series finale ranks as the #3 most watched series finale behind M.A.S.H and Cheers.  Over 76 million viewers tuned in to watch.

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