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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 4:27 PM 

I am new to this site (and I am so glad I found it, the other Seinfeld forum I was reading was horrible in comparison) so forgive me if this topic has been covered. I have always thought that Seinfeld really hit its stride late in season 3 and season 4 and that watching the early episodes was sometimes a painful experience. Lately though I have begun to change my mind. One distinctive feature of the earlier episodes is that the scenes are longer, as the seasons wore on the show bounces from one scene to the next like crazy. Anyway, as I have watched some earlier episodes I have started to appreciate them more. I like the fact that the scenes are longer and the jokes and story are allowed to play out a bit more. They aren't as laugh out loud funny but they are still enjoyable in a different way.

What do you guys think?

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 5:12 PM 

I just saw Good news bad news again the other day. I was thinking about this too. In my head I was comparing it to watching the flintstones and then watching flintstones when they where kids.

Yeah its the same characters, but younger, inexperienced, and not what they grew to be over time.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 5:39 PM 

I am new to this site (and I am so glad I found it, the other Seinfeld forum I was reading was horrible in comparison)

What forum was that?

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 5:44 PM 

I bet it was

Bela Lugosi Jr.
Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: March 31, 2005 6:20 PM 

In the earlier seasons they would have one idea and build the entire show around that, like waiting at the Chinese restaurant. I think it all really starts in season 3 with The Library.

I always see a huge difference between Elaine in the early seasons and later on. Watch "The Deal" and compare that with the Elaine who's dated half of NY by season 9.

Bob Sakamano

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PostPosted: April 1, 2005 10:18 AM 

The other fourm I had been reading was on This one is a million times better, I'm glad I found it.

Latex Salesman

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PostPosted: April 1, 2005 11:14 AM 

I agree with the above posts. I also think that the first few seasons are a little too sitcommy, both in writing and acting. I think it approached its greatness once the philosophy of 'nothingness' really caught on.

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