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5 Seinfeld Spin-Offs You Wish Had Happened

11 May


Sitcom spin-offs are so common we often don’t realize that some of most beloved sitcoms are spin-offs. The Simpsons is a spin-off of The Tracy Ullman Show. Of course not all spin-offs enjoy the same kind of success, like the Friends spin-off Joey, or M*A*S*H spinoff AfterMASH. There have been many over the years.

But one show that never got a spin off that many of us with had, was Seinfeld. It’s hard to believe that Seinfeld, now a staple of comedy syndication, is still earning Jerry Seinfeld loads of money. His show about nothing went off the air 15 years ago-feel old?-and is still funnier than most of what passes for comedy these days.

The lack of a spin-off sitcom is largely due to Jerry Seinfeld himself opposing the idea. It’s a shame, really. There was so much potential for a number of successful spin-offs (and in a way Curb Your Enthusiasm works as a somewhat spin-off… but not really)

Here are five that I think could have worked.

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10 Famous People You Didn’t Know Played Bit Parts On Seinfeld

25 Sep

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It’s pretty common knowledge that “Seinfeld” is perhaps the greatest sitcom in television history. Over the course of 9 seasons, Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer showed us that four seriously self-absorbed friends can be the funniest people we’ve ever known. A show about nothing and everything all at once, “Seinfeld” is and forever shall be a cultural phenomenon.

One thing that’s interesting about “Seinfeld” is that no matter how many times you watch it, you always find something new to appreciate. Since the stories of each episode were so ordinary (waiting to be seated at a Chinese restaurant, looking for a car in a labyrinthine parking garage) they always connected with the personal lives of the audience. As you got older, you’d have more experiences, and therefore would be able to relate to yet another episode of the show. Since “Seinfeld” is still shown regularly on multiple channels, you’ve got plenty of chances to make these connections.

Another benefit of “Seinfeld’s” syndication is that you can always spot someone famous in a rather small role. Most actors that appear in these supporting parts are just getting their careers off the ground, so you’d never recognize them then. For instance, when Bryan Cranston was on five episodes of “Seinfeld” as the dentist Tim Whatley, nobody knew who he was. But watching a rerun now, people say “Oh my God! That’s Walter White from ‘Breaking Bad’!”

“Seinfeld” played host to dozens of now-famous stars during its tenure. Buzzfeed actually put together a pretty solid list already of 34 recognizable actors from the show. But believe it or not, there are still a good deal of people they left out! These are some of those people.

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