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15 Things You Never Knew About Seinfeld

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 169 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 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.

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    Jason Alexander Almost Quit in Season Three

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    Jason Alexander once said that when his character George Costanza was written out of "The Pen" episode in season three, he panicked and approached Larry David saying, "Larry, if you do it again, do it permanently." George was in every episode after that.

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    Newman Was Originally African American

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    In the original script, Newman was written as the African American son of Jerry's landlord. William Thomas Jr. was cast, but they eventually scrapped it. Eventually, they brought on Wayne Knight to play the role of Newman. 

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    The Middle Finger Waitress Is Julia-Louis Dreyfus's Sister

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    Remember her? Lauren Bowles, Julia Louis-Dreyfus's half sister in real life, actually played a waitress at Monk's who gave George the middle finger. She was only in that one episode, but went on to become a regular on True Blood.

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    The Actor Who Played Jack Klompus Was in a Coma During Filming

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    Morty Seinfeld's nemesis, Jack Klompus, was played by actor Sandy Baron. Klompus's final appearance was in an episode called "The Money." Klompus almost didn't make filming of the episode because he went into a coma days before. However, he recovered in time to sell Jerry a Cadillac.