Created by comic stalwarts Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, ‘Seinfeld’ is an American TV sitcom that stars Jerry in a semi-fictionalized version of himself.
‘Seinfeld’ is one of the greatest shows on American TV. It has won 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, 3 Golden Globes, and many other awards during its run. Amidst the coronavirus lockdown, various platforms such as Zee Café and Zee Café HD decided to re-air this show. Not only this, even Netflix has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television, as first reported by “L.A. Times”. As per this deal, all the ‘Seinfeld’ episodes will be available on Netflix in 2021. So, while we revisit the era,
Let’s begin Dkoding Jerry’s character from the eyes of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David – the creators of the all-time popular American sitcom.
- Who’s Jerry in the comedy series ‘Seinfeld’?
- Jerry Seinfeld: A serial monogamist?
- Jerry and Jerry’s Idiosyncrasies.
Revisiting the 90s sitcom through the eyes of Jerry Seinfeld.
Who’s Jerry in the comedy Series ‘Seinfeld’?
Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David have been friends and comedy partners for decades. And this friendship is something that’s the basis of the hit sitcom ‘Seinfeld’. Jerry is a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life’s most perplexing questions. He is the most grounded character who observes the chaos around him and yet remains objective while misadventures happen around him.
He is generally completely indifferent to what goes on in his friends’ lives, seeing their mystery as entertaining distraction and opportunities to make jokes. Despite this, he worries about something that may threaten the group lifestyle. Meanwhile, in different episodes of the series, viewers get contrasting glimpses of Jerry’s personality as well.
In the episode “The Serenity Now“, viewers get to watch a crying Jerry, while in another episode named “The Bizarro Jerry” he grows panicky about losing the group dynamic.
He lived in a wonderfully worn-in apartment in Manhattan with the only love of his life – COMEDY. But that’s not to say he didn’t have romances! Jerry may be the least exciting character in a way but his relationships bring in an interesting aspect of his personality. He almost has a new relationship in every episode, where he literally finds the slightest of flaws to break up with each woman.
What Jerry Seinfeld actually meant to 90s popular sitcom?
Jerry Seinfeld: A serial monogamist?
Jerry is notorious for his detached approach towards relationships and for breaking up with women for minor reasons. Here’s a list of reasons, from Larry David’s ‘Seinfeld’, why Jerry broke up with his girlfriends:
- For eating her peas one at a time.
- For having ‘man hands’.
- Because she refused to taste his pie at the coffee shop.
- For wearing the same dress on every date.
- Because she wouldn’t give him a massage.
- Because she once dated Newman, who had ended the relationship.
This depicts how fickle his approach to relationships in the series is. However, he managed to have the longest relationship with Elaine (whom he dated for three years) and Jeannie Steinman (who he apparently finds exactly like himself).
Nonetheless, Jerry can’t be called a misogamist because, in the entire series, it was three times that he considered marrying. First time with Jeannie, and second and third time with Elaine!
Jerry and Jerry’s idiosyncrasies.
In the broader picture, Jerry is the most normal character in the series who shows reasonable behaviour. He may be considered as the voice of reason among other chaotic characters. He is fairly well-balanced and successful in his career, friend life, and love life.
We can confidently say that ‘Seinfeld’, created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, has subtly fictionalized Jerry’s personality, leaving the audience in awe.