The deal is that it’s a bit of a slow weekend in terms of entertainment news, so we’ll go with this.
The first episode of Seinfeld aired on July 5th, 1989 which means that it turned 25 this weekend. TBS has been running episodes all weekend and there’s plenty of fawning pieces about the best advice to be found in the show, lists of famous actors who appeared on the show, a breakdown of the original pilot, and how it was different from the show that ended up becoming a cultural icon.
I have little to contribute here, as I was never a die-hard viewer (I was a bit too young, it premiered about six weeks before I turned three) except that both this show and the early seasons of the X-Files make me so happy to have missed the trend in women’s wear of dressing ladies in either giant boxy suits or juvenile floral prints. I’m sure Julia Louise-Dreyfus is grateful to be past that too.
Also, I haven’t delved too far into the “Pajiba 10” lists, but for fun, this makes Seinfeld older than Jennifer Lawrence, Shailene Woodley, and Emma Watson. Matthew Lewis skates it by about a week, he was born in late June 1989.