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The Most Plausible And Sponge-Worthy 'Seinfeld' Fan Theories  

Stephen Tompkins
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List Rules Vote up the fan theories about the show about nothing that you think are actually quite something.

For a show about nothing, there's no shortage of Seinfeld fans who think it's more about something - and they've posted their Seinfeld fan theories on the Internet to prove it. From the skeptics who think there's no way Kramer could afford an apartment in Manhattan unless he was secretly a drug dealer, to the less ~out there~, like the theories that hold Seinfeld and Friends could exist in the same universe.

Whether you're on the fence when it comes to fan theories about Seinfeld, or are totally eating them up faster than lobster bisque, there are definitely some entertaining theories at hand. So take this opportunity to vote up the Seinfeld theories you think just might be true, whether they're about Jerry's girlfriends, Kramer's side business, or George's brother.
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The Reason Everyone Hangs Out at Jerry's Apartment
The Reason Everyone Hangs Out ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Plausible And Sponge-Worthy 'Seinfeld' Fan Theories
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Have you ever wondered why everyone on Seinfeld was always hanging out at Jerry's apartment? Why did the main characters always seem to be playing catch up with each other's lives in every episode? This fan theory, from Redditor hotdoggstyle, may just give you the answer you've been looking for:

"As a somewhat successful comedian, Jerry is constantly on the road touring, appearing on various late night talk shows, and is more than likely out of town for weeks at a time. His closest friends know his schedule, so when he's in town they know exactly where to find him and don't mind popping in because they haven't seen him for some time."
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Jerry's 'Move' Was Actually Going Down On Someone
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Everyone, including George, wants to know what Jerry's special "move" is in the bedroom. According to Reddit user suugakusha, it may be as simple as oral sex if you think about the factors involved: the swirl, knuckles, and the headboard.

"I'm pretty sure these things can all be part of adventurous oral sex.

The swirl is the tongue, the knuckle is the finger, and the headboard is because, godd*mn, if you are doing it correctly, she might need something to hold on to."

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Crazy Joe Davola Was "The Lopper"
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In the episode "The Frogger" Kramer alerts Jerry and Elaine to a serial killer operating in New York under the moniker "The Lopper." Apparently, he is killing people wholook like Jerry. As theorized, some people believe that The Lopper could have been Jerry's old enemy, Crazy Joe Davola.

"The last time we see Joe Davola is in the "The Pilot" when he tries to attack Jerry in the TV studio. We never find out what happened to him. Perhaps he was arrested for his attempted assault on Jerry and sent to prison. There, Joe became increasingly angry and hostile towards Jerry. When he got out of prison, he hated Jerry so much that he started beheading anyone who looked like him."
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Each Character Hit A Breaking Point
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If you watched Seinfeld from it's humble beginnings as The Seinfeld Chronicles, you understand the sitcom began on a much different foot. The characters were more "normal" so to say, with less of the idiosyncrasies they became known for as the show came into itself. Reddit user Onlythefinestwilldo theorizes these changes in the characters stems from a breaking point each of them reached as the series went on. 

  • "Kramer is a shut in. Jerry mentions in passing that he hasn't left the apartment in years. He even knocks before entering Jerry's apartment in the pilot episode
  • George is hard working and confident in his mastery over understanding women. Watch the first episode and take note of how confidently George addresses Jerry's crisis around a woman's ambiguous signals
  • Elaine is conscientious. She is clearly feeling a little raw about breaking up with Jerry. She is concerned about his feelings and feels awkward talking about other men around him.

But as the series progressed, each character underwent different setbacks and epiphanies that shape the characters they eventually became. 

  • "Kramer has an epiphany that he has nothing to lose in life. Realizing he has no connections and nothing to lose, he feels empowered to confront Rava's boyfriend and return the coveted statue. This catalyzes a life of reckless extroversion and hedonism..
  • George loses his job after acting out against his boss. He passionately defends his own dignity and is punished for it. He has a moment where he realizes that no matter how hard he tries, he is ultimately not in control of anything. Worse yet, he realizes that he will probably be most successful in the times when he cares the least - like a job where we can't quite explain what he does.
  • Elaine faces many disappointments. Despite how capable she is, she loses her dream apartment and dates a series of idiots that let her down. She concludes that the only person she can depend on is herself."
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