- TV. Watch. Repeat. -The Dipp's 'TV. Watch. Repeat.' Digs Into The History Of The 'Seinfeld' Pilot
What's the deal with Seinfeld? Or, rather, what went into the creation of the biggest sitcom, and shocking success, of the '90s? On this week's new episode of TV. Watch. Repeat., my co-host Allison Piwowarski and I research the origin story of Seinfeld, a series that broke ground for being unapologetically cynical in a TV landscape overwhelmed by family-friendly, feel-good comedies. Never intended to be a "show about nothing," Seinfeld was created to show viewers how jokes were made, but evolved into a series that made the mundane hilarious, and made stars out of its relatively unknown cast.
The series certainly evolved from its 1989 pilot as well — in our TV. Watch. Repeat. episode, we discuss the surprising absence of a key character, how the first line influenced the series finale, and Kramer's very notable name change. Plus, find out who might have played Jerry's Upper West Side pals, what celebrity death is intertwined with the series finale, and the story of the other real-life person who might have inspired George Costanza.