You may think you know everything about Seinfeld, but you probably don't. There are some facts, behind the scenes trivia, and fun Easter eggs from the series that even the biggest fans of the show don't know! There's no denying Seinfeld is one of the best TV shows of all time, but there are plenty of interesting tidbits to learn about Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, George, and even more!
Seinfeld ran for nine seasons and 180 episodes on NBC in the '90s, and though Jerry was offered around $110 million dollars for a 10th season, he opted to bow out. Maybe you knew that already, but how about where the puffy shirt is today, or which famous singer died during the airing of the Seinfeld series finale? Did you know Newman wasn't always white? What about why Elaine's dad wasn't seen as often as the writers had originally planned?These facts and more are compiled on this list of Seinfeld trivia, detailing the most interesting goings on from behind the scenes on this excellent, timeless, and iconic sitcom about nothing. So upvote the Seinfeld facts that you find the most interesting below, and get ready to give everyone the scoop on just how much it cost to be an extra in Monk's.
Jerry Had 73 Girlfriends!
If you had to count up all the girls that Jerry dated (that we've seen or were alluded to), how many would it be? Don't worry someone else already did it and the answer is 73 girlfriends! Some of those included famous actresses like Catherine Keener, Debra Messing, Kristin Davis, and Lauren Graham. Did you know the "man hands" from one of Seinfeld's girlfriends were provided by one of the show's producers?
You Could Pay to Be a Featured Extra in Monk's
Once the show found success, the cast and crew did something with the extras. When you see other extras sitting in booths near the main cast in Monk's (most notably the far right booth), those seats were PAID for by the extras. Turns out the show auctioned off the seats to the highest bidders and the money was donated to charity.
Producers Had to Ask Audience Members to Shut Up
Once the audience started loving Kramer's entrances, producers had to tell the live audience to stop screaming and applauding for him when he entered, because it ruined the scenes.Also, did you also know that originally Kramer's first name was not Cosmo? It was Conrad! That was supposed to be revealed in the episode with the gun that was scrapped. They changed it to Cosmo years later.
George's Costumes Were Too Small on Purpose
Costume designers made Jason Alexander's costumes one size too small to make George look uncool. On the flip side, Kramer's were one size too large to make him look laid-back and loose. They also had duplicates of some of his clothing in case Michael Richards ruined them doing his prank falls.