Seinfeld

1989 TV-PG 8 seasons

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Seinfeld

1989 TV-PG 8 seasons
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Stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld sends up the mundane and ridiculous situations of everyday life with three fellow New Yorkers: Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George Constanza (Jason Alexander) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), all of whom bring their neuroses to the table. The much-loved and oft-quoted series won a multitude of Emmys and three Golden Globes over the course of its nine memorable seasons.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1 & 2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6
  • SEASON  7
  • SEASON  8
  • SEASON  9

Summary of Season 1 & 2 (1989) - 4 discs

See how one of the most popular sitcoms of all time began as New York comedian Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld) leads a feisty foursome that also includes frustrated George (Jason Alexander), shrill Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and, of course, Kramer (Michael Richards), Jerry's eccentric neighbor with a knack for unique entrances. The first two season of NBC's series "about nothing" includes classic episodes such as "The Deal" and "The Chinese Restaurant."
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this famous sitcom, which has become a permanent part of the pop culture lexicon, purposely portrays characters who are selfish, amoral, and not always likeable. Lying, cheating, and gossiping are frequent plot elements. Episodes often center on characters' dating dilemmas and include discussions of contraception, masturbation (though the word is never uttered), and personal habits. Teens and parents who enjoy smart humor will find much to celebrate in this series, though younger viewers may be bored or confused by the adult dynamics.

Sexual Content

Lots of discussion about dating. Plenty of innuendo and funny discussion of sex (sometimes veiled, sometimes less so). One episode centers on a birth control device; another on masturbation (though it's never referred to directly). One episode revolves around trying to guess a woman's name that rhymes with a part of the female anatomy (possibilities include "Mulva" and "Dolores").

Violence

Some slapstick pratfalls and physical violence -- nothing serious, and always played for laughs.

Language

Words include "damn," "ass," "hell," "bitch."

Social Behavior

There's not a lot here in the way of positive messages. Characters are petty, selfish, and often shallow, and lying, cheating, and gossiping are frequent plot elements.

Consumerism

Some mention of specific brands, especially candy (Junor Mints, Jujubes, etc.). Jerry uses an Apple computer and is a breakfast cereal fiend.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional wine drinking in restaurant or party scenes. Cigarettes appear in some episodes, though usually for comic effect (Kramer smokes and drinks at the same time in one episode). Speculation about drug use, but none shown.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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