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5 ways Seinfeld changed television
one of the most successful TV shows ever made, turns 30 on July 5, 2019. Its pilot, "The Seinfeld Chronicles," aired that evening in 1989, but the show wouldn't return for nearly a full year - its second episode didn't air until May of 1990.

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Seinfeld

Seinfeld

It's one of the most successful TV shows ever made. Its pilot, “The Seinfeld Chronicles,” aired in 1989, but its second episode didn’t air until May of 1990.

Jerry Seinfeld's observationa...

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Writing sitcoms

Seinfeld changed the way sitcom stories are written. Until then, most sitcoms had A-story and a B-story, and a joke continued throughout the episode and told a ...

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The age of antiheroes

The age of antiheroes
Seinfeld is most likely the first series to dare the audience to identify with its characters by seeing their own worst traits reflected in them.

Ge...

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The influential female character

The influential female character
Elaine Benes was the first female character who was simply allowed to unapologetically be whatever she wanted to be.

Thanks to the work of Julia Louis-D...

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A changing television landscape

By its final season, Seinfeld was a mega-hit, watched by large numbers of people in all demographics. 

But at the beginning,  as it struggled ...

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The death of the multi-camera sitcom

Until then, a sitcom usually functioned like a filmed play, with multiple cameras in fixed positions capturing the action of a sitcom taping, usually in front of a live audience.

But as ti...

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