Seinfeld

Seinfeld (1990)

33 mistakes in season 1

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The Robbery - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: During the initial conversation when the camera is on Elaine there's a chair prominently featured in the background, with a jacket on the back. The chair turns around between shots - in particular, when Jerry proudly proclaims himself "Master Packer" it is positioned at the desk instead of facing towards the camera. (00:01:10)

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The Robbery - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: George is chatting with Elaine as he is waiting for Jerry. Elaine splits an Oreo cookie. When he mentions her "price range", she is not seen fully but her left hand is in frame and she brings it up. When George turns around to address Jerry though, it's her right hand to be raised. (00:03:20)

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The Stakeout - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Jerry and his mom are playing Scrabble; when she is picking the non-existent word, Jerry says that he's "nervous." Look at The Note between his hands. At the cut, the paper is in a different position and orientation. (00:17:45)

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The Stakeout - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jerry is making the "Lo Mein" joke inside the video store, he is waving his hands around. The hands are out of frame; still his right hand pops in view twice showing he is holding a tape - but he is holding none before and after and he positioned himself away from the shelf. (00:01:35)

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The Robbery - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: George sits down at the diners' table with Jerry after his bathroom (and mirror) break. When Jerry asks him "So what are you getting?" he is holding the menu in a different way between front view and reverse. (00:18:40)

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The Stakeout - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Jerry is playing with his mom; she handles him a note with Elaine's message. He says "I am such a jackass." His mom asks "She knows... what?" In that shot, Liz Sheridan 's hand is nowhere near her face, where it should be to match the shots before and after. (00:16:55)

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The Stakeout - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Throughout the video store scene, a golden sticker keeps switching position on the adult tape Elaine is holding; The Switch can be noticed particularly easily when they talk about the wedding; Elaine repeats "A wedding?" and the box has no sticker, but few seconds later she laughs about the combover and the sticker is showing. (00:02:50)

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: In the pilot episode "Good News, Bad News", look out when the waitress discusses the two coffee pots. She says "Trusts me George, nobody wants to see you on caffeine", and the unbuttoned top of Jerry's jumper is noticeably folded - but straightens instantly in his reaction shot. Also it should be noted that she walks away without actually pouring coffee to George - you have to assume a little amount of time elapsed between that reaction shot with Jerry and the following on George. (00:01:45)

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The Jimmy - S6-E19

Jimmy: Oh yeah, Jimmy's ready. Check Jimmy out. Jimmy's got some new moves. [Slips and falls from the water.] Jimmy's down.

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Trivia: No matter who the characters in Seinfeld call, they never have to look up the phone number in the phone book. They have the phone numbers to every restaurant, hotel, and business memorised.

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Answer: Composer Jonathan Wolff used a synthesizer, although in seasons 7-9, a real bass is used in addition. Wolff also recorded himself making hundreds of mouth noises, pops, and slaps to add to the synthesized bass licks so that each episode has a different theme. The only real "back-story" is Jerry Seinfeld was having trouble coming up with a theme song and talked to a friend who happened to know Wolff. They wanted to avoid that cheesy late 80's sit-com theme song and Wolff came up with what we enjoy now. Jonathan Wolff has also talked about this further in interviews, recently Reed Dunela interviewed him, so for a fuller account of his story; check out "The Wolff of 116th street".

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