7 Seinfeld facts that will surprise you

2017-04-28 07:00

Cape Town - Jerry Seinfeld and his motley crew of unhinged friends are returning to TV screen this May in Seinfeld, the runaway 90’s TV sitcom.

The premiere of the hit series will #MakeLifeFunnier on Comedy Central (DStv 122) on 1 May with a double bill of unmissable nightly episodes from Monday to Friday.

The legendary comedy sitcom will continue the capricious collection of hilarious encounters by the neurotic New York stand-up comedian, Jerry Seinfeld and his equally wacky friends.

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.

The run on Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122) will include every episode from season 1 to season 5, starting on 1 May 2017 at 17:40 with a follow up at 18:05.

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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