Trivia: The Voice of George Steinbrenner on the show is co-creator Larry David.

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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.


The Robbery - S1-E2

Trivia: Michael Richards invented his patented Kramer entrance in this episode on accident. He missed his cue and thought he would make up for lost time.


Trivia: In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman reference somewhere.


The Parking Garage - S3-E6

Trivia: The Parking Garage was originally written to end with Kramer driving around the mall, but the actual car wouldn't start, so they went with that ending.


The Good Samaritan - S3-E20

Trivia: Helen Slater (Jerry's interest in this episode) played the lead in The Movie Supergirl. Jerry is a huge Superman fan.


The Soup Nazi - S7-E6

Trivia: When Kramer is in The Soup shop talking to The Soup Nazi there is a black board on the wall that has all the soups on it. If you look closely Mulligatawny (Kramer's soup), Crab Bisque (Jerry's soup), Turkey Chili (George's soup), and Jambalaya (Newman's soup) are all in order.


The Parking Garage - S3-E6

Trivia: In this episode, Kramer was supposedly carrying an air conditioner in an awkward-shaped box. To make it more realistic, actor Michael Richards actually did carry around an air conditioner for the entire episode.


Trivia: Jason Alexander was always fitted with an outfit that was one size too small. This was done to make George look "uncool." On the flip side of the coin, Michael Richards was always fitted with an outfit that was one size too big, to make Kramer appear loose and lanky.


The Heart Attack - S2-E8

Trivia: Larry David, creator of Seinfeld, is the B-movie actor who yells something Jerry writes down, but later he can't read his own writing.


The Pool Guy - S7-E8

Trivia: When Jerry, Elaine, and Susan are at The Movie "Chunnel", Susan is annoyed while Jerry and Elaine are talking during The Movie. Listen to The Movie dialogue in the background of the scene. The Voice which yells "Everyone out of the chunnel!" is that of co-creator Larry David.

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The Handicap Spot - S4-E22

Trivia: This is the episode where George's parents make their debut and when it originally aired, another actor played the part of George's father. When the role was recast with Jerry Stiller, all the scenes in this episode were re-shot.


The Masseuse - S5-E9

Trivia: One of the subplots concerned Elaine's new boyfriend, "Joel Rifkin". Within the episode, Elaine wanted her boyfriend to change his name because he shared the same name as the serial killer named Joel Rifkin who had been arrested June '93. She has a conversation with her boyfriend, Joel, and suggests he change his name to the less scary Dion, Ned, Remy and then O.J. The show aired in November, 1993, seven months before football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson would be tried for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.


Trivia: Christa Miller, (Kate on The Drew Carey Show and Jordan on Scrubs) guest starred in two different roles on Seinfeld. First, she was Ellen in the episode, "The Sniffing Accountant", in '93 and later Paula, in the episode, "The Doodle" in '95.


The Marine Biologist - S5-E14

Trivia: Co-creator Larry David can be heard as the bystander on the beach who calls out "Is anyone here a Marine Biologist?"


The Library - S3-E5

Trivia: Marian the librarian gets her name from the famous play/movie The Music Man, which includes a song called "Marian the Librarian".


Trivia: In 2001, NBC offered Jerry Seinfeld $5 million per episode for another season. Seinfeld declined.


The Sniffing Accountant - S5-E4

Trivia: The blue jumper in the episode that Jerry wears, and that Kramer also ends up wearing that made people sniff appears in a later Seinfeld episode where George is dating the daughter of a welfare officer. She can be seen wearing it when they are sitting in George's car at one point.


The Parking Garage - S3-E6

Trivia: Not only was Michael Richards carrying an air conditioner the entire episode, he cut his lip on it as he was putting it into the trunk of the car.


The Alternate Side - S3-E11

Trivia: The Voice of the car thief who Jerry talks to on the phone is co-creator Larry David.

The Dog - S3-E4

Character mistake: When George and Elaine go to the coffee shop after The Movie without Jerry, they establish that Elaine moved to NYC in 1986. Then they make fun of the way that Jerry throws up; both imitating Jerry. The "Dinner Party" episode is after the "The Dog". In the "Dinner Party" episode, Jerry brags that he hasn't thrown up since June 29th, 1980. The black and white cookie ended this streak. Elaine would not have been around to see this, not arriving in NYC until 1986.

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The Voice - S9-E2

Kramer: They're redoing the Cloud Club.
Jerry: Oh, that restaurant on top of the Chrysler Building? Yeah, that's a good idea.
Kramer: Of course it is. It's my idea.
Jerry: Which part? The renovating the restaurant you don't own part, or the spending the two hundred million you don't have part?

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Question: Does anyone know the back-story of the bass guitar licks used during the episodes?

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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