is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of American sitcoms, and this long-delayed box set goes a long way in demonstrating why. From the first episode of the first season, it hit the ground running with its collection of oddball New Yorkers: Theres stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who plays himself; Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), his pushy ex-girlfriend; his neurotic loser of a best friend George (Jason Alexander); and Jerrys wacky neighbour Kramer (Michael Richards).
Co-written and co-created by Seinfeld and Larry David (who later went on to plumb greater depths of misanthropy with Curb Your Enthusiasm), it revolutionised American sitcoms with its cynical and mature comedy, and its ability to find comic gems in the most mundane situations (one classic episode is set entirely in a mall car-park). Seinfeld was, as all involved frequently admitted, a show about nothing. But this extras-laden collection--which features extensive cast and creator commentaries, deleted scenes, trivia tracks, outtakes, interviews and more--is most definitely something. --Ted Kord
All 23 episodes from the third season of the award-winning US comedy series. In 'The Note', Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) asks his dentist friend to write a note - which later becomes the subject of a fraud investigation. In 'The Truth', George (Jason Alexander) hopes his girlfriend, who works for the IRS, can sort out Jerry's tax worries. In 'The Pen', Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) regrets going along with Jerry to visit his parents in Florida. In 'The Dog', Jerry ends up looking after a wayward dog for a fellow airline passenger. In 'The Library', Jerry gets in trouble at the library for a book he took out in 1971 and never returned. In 'The Parking Garage', Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer (Michael Richards) are trying to find their car in a huge multi-storey parking garage. In 'The Café', Jerry makes a suggestion to help a local restaurant drum up a bit more business. In 'The Tape', George is getting excited about a new Chinese cure for baldness. In 'The Nose Job', Kramer tells George's new girlfriend that she has a big nose, and she decides to have a nose job. In 'The Stranded', Jerry and Elaine get stuck at a party when George goes off with an attractive co-worker. In 'The Alternate Side', Jerry's car is stolen, and Kramer gets a line in a Woody Allen film. In 'The Red Dot', Jerry unwittingly causes Elaine's boyfriend to fall off the wagon. In 'The Subway', everyone has their own unusual experience while travelling on the subway. In 'The Pez Dispenser', Jerry makes Elaine laugh during a piano recital by George' girlfriend. In 'The Suicide', Jerry's neighbour attempts suicide - and his girlfriend hits on Jerry when he goes to visit him in hospital. A faulty condom causes problems in 'The Fix-Up'. In 'The Boyfriend (1)', Jerry wants to make a good impression when he meets Keith Hernandez - but Keith is more interested in Elaine. In 'The Boyfriend (2)', Elaine goes off Keith when she realises he is a smoker. In 'The Limo', Jerry and George 'borrow' someone else's limo. In 'The Good Samaritan', Jerry tracks down a hit-and-run driver - and asks her out on a date. In 'The Letter', Jerry finds out that his new girlfriend plagiarised the sentiments she wrote him in a letter. In 'The Parking Space', Jerry's car starts making a strange noise after Elaine borrowed it. Finally, in 'The Keys', Jerry takes his spare key back from Kramer after finding him too invasive.