SEINFELD may be partly to blame for America's negative view of New Yorkers. Though it wasn't the first show to assert the rudeness of its citizens, its characters are selfish to a fault--not that there's anything wrong with that. Self-obsessed comedian Jerry Seinfeld is back in the title role, and joining him are his neurotic ex-girlfriend, Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus); his chronically lazy pal, George (Jason Alexander); and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), who takes the sitcom cliche of the weird neighbour to impressive new heights. Despite their faults (or perhaps because of them), they're some of the most hilariously watchable characters in television history. The eighth series finds Kramer at war with Kenny Rogers Roasters and its incessant bright light. After his quick recovery from fiancée Susan's death, George moves on to a relationship with a prison inmate. Meanwhile, Elaine capitalises on a widespread love for muffin tops (the baked kind) with a business venture. Jerry's near-obsessive compulsiveness reaches new heights when his beautiful girlfriend unknowingly uses a toilet-tainted toothbrush. Series eight was also memorable for introducing the phrase ‘yada yada’ into the modern lexicon.
Jerry Seinfeld is back in the title role, and joining him are his neurotic ex-girlfriend, Elaine; his chronically lazy pal, George; and Cosmo Kramer, a person who takes the weird neighbour character to impressive new heights.