Seinfeldia how a show about nothing changed everything

by Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin,

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"An uproarious behind-the-scenes account of the creation of the hit television series describes how comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld dreamed up the idea for an unconventional sitcom over coffee and how, despite network skepticism and minimal plotlines, achieved mainstream success,"--NoveList.
Introduction: the baseball game
The origin story
The players
The network
The cult hit
The production
The writers
The bizarros
Seinfeld nation
The show about something
The Larry David-shaped hole
The end
Seinfeldia emerges
The bizarros: the sequel
The legend of the curse

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Entertainment journalist Armstrong offers up a lively and illuminating examination of NBC's groundbreaking 1990s sitcom Seinfeld, from its inception as a vehicle for stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld to its continued influence almost two decades after the final episode aired. The 1989 brainchild of Seinfeld and fellow New York comic Larry David, the original pilot featured Seinfeld and two of his friends Kramer (Michael Richards), inspired by David's eccentric neighbor, and neurotic George Costanza (Jason Alexander), based on David himself. When the show became a series in 1990, a fourth member of the group was added: Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), an ex of Jerry's who shared the same caustic sensibilities as the male characters. Armstrong shines the spotlight on the network executives who fought for the show and the revolving staff of writers who lent their personal experiences as fodder for the characters' adventures. Seinfeld himself pulled the plug on the show in 1998 after nine wildly successful seasons, but Armstrong illustrates how its fans have kept it alive and relevant in syndication and on the Internet. A wildly entertaining must-read not only for Seinfeld fans but for anyone who wants a better understanding of how television series are made.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2016 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Armstrong provides an in-depth and delightful cultural history of the '90s TV show Seinfeld, exploring its initial conception by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the pivotal episodes, seasonal developments, important writers, and, of course, its impact on American culture overall. Voice actor Delanie narrates with great energy and projection, capturing the author's enthusiasm for all the fascinating elements of Seinfeld unearthed in this production. In particular, she knows the right amount of emphasis and timing to describe the numerous anecdotes found within the book. She plays it conservatively when quoting the main players, focusing on the cadence of their deliveries (and deepening her voice for the men), but she avoids trying to emulate them entirely. The result has enough familiarity within it for readers to make the connection to the actual actor or character. A Simon & Schuster hardcover. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Subjects Seinfeld (Television program)
Performing Arts
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster2016
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781476756127
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