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Gendison







PostPosted: May 27, 2005 5:45 PM 

I'm wondering if there are any fans here that were fans right from the beginning. I'm sure most people weren't but I may be wrong.

Myself, I discovered how much I loved it relatively late. And it was during afternoon syndication, not on Thursday night. I started bumping into the re-runs during season 8, or maybe even 9. But, like, I said, I was watching season 3 or 4 at that time in the afternoons. In fact, the first few times I happened to catch the show on a Thursday night during Season 8 or 9, I didn't like it like it as much as the older shows that I was catching in re-runs. Eventually, I came around, but it took a while.
Thank God I happened to stumble upon season 3 or 4, because if the first Seinfeld I ever saw was "The Dog" or "The Busboy", I probably wouldn't have given it another chance.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 27, 2005 9:58 PM 

Jimmy was actually a fan of Jerry's before the show and saw the pilot when it first aired. Missed a couple of first season epsiodes, but basically have followed it from the beginning for the most part. Jimmy was watching way too much TV back then. If Seinfeld was starting up now, Jimmy would probably never know about it (or care). It seems like it was on at the same time as something else Jimmy was already into, like News Radio or something - Can't remember. But Jimmy remembers having to record Seinfeld in the second season because something else good was already on at that time.

cousin jeffrey
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PostPosted: May 27, 2005 11:02 PM 

My older brother started recording episodes just as keepsakes around the third or fourth season, that would be around 92-93. I was 7 at the time so i didn't really understand much, so i was mostly a kramer fan. But i sort of grew up watching seinfeld. It went off the air in 98 or 99, right. That would mean i was about 13-14 years old. So i was watching it as a kid, but as i matured i certainly learned to appreciate it more. In fact i'm a bigger fan than my brother now.

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 28, 2005 12:47 PM 

Interesting. I guess since I was always working on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during those years, I wouldn't have been able to catch anything but the re-runs. Also, even though I remember liking Jerry when I had seen him on the tonight show before he had his own show, I barely knew of the "Seinfeld" show until about 1997-1998.

I guess it just surprises me that anyone would have been a fan from Season 1 because if I had caught Season 1 first, I would have thought Kramer was trying to be Jim from Taxi. I would have thought George was a geek trying to sound like Woody Allen, and I would have wondered how a guy that acts as bad as Jerry ever got on TV.
I think the first time I realised that I can really like this show is when I happened to catch the scene where the chick breaks up with Jerry and he says "oh, that's alright, I'll find someone else...you see, things always even out for me"...I didn't even know what the episode was about, but I was SO able to relate to his reaction that I became an instant fan.

Jimmys


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PostPosted: May 28, 2005 1:01 PM 

Well Jimmy was thirty during season 2, so Jimmy got the humor right away. But yes, the characters were weak at first, but like Jimmy said, he was watching anything and everything at that time. There were no high standards for sitcoms back then. Since Seinfeld ended, Jimmy hasn't followed even one sitcom that has come out (except "Curb" DVDs). There's just no hope.

Todd Gack
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PostPosted: May 29, 2005 12:21 AM 

I'm proud to say I discovered Seinfeld during the middle of season 3. "The Parking Garage" was the first episode I ever saw. I had heard of the show before that but never watched it until I stumbled upon "The Parking Garage" on the night it was first aired during season 3, been a huge fan since then.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 29, 2005 1:54 AM 

Jimmy's on a mission to figure out what show was more important, that he had to record Seinfeld to watch later.... this is gonna take some extreme research but it's killing Jimmy. Jimmy's ex would probably know (she'd remember what we ate for dinner those nights) Jimmy HAS to figure this out!

The point is Jimmy intends to undertake this. And Jimmy'll do it with or without her. So if she's scared, if she hasn't got the stomach for it, we'll get it out right now! And Jimmy'll go on his own. If not, she can get on board and we can get to work! What's it gonna be?

Gack
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PostPosted: May 29, 2005 8:48 PM 


I didn't really start getting into it until about the seventh season, and even then I was only a casual fan. The actual obsession only occurred over time. I nurtured my love for the show by watching re-runs, and finding that I could digest three or four episodes a day. I'll always remember one day, maybe six or seven years ago, watching "The Package" with a friend of mine, and just shaking my head at the part where Newman walks past the photo shop and sees the picture of Jerry fidling with his stereo. Precision plotting, the sitcom version of an Altman film, or a PTA film. I'd noticed the whole "coming-together-of-threads" thing in the show previously, but for some reason it just really hit me that day. That might have been the moment where I actually became addicted.

PIG MAN
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PostPosted: May 29, 2005 10:01 PM 

Much like everyone else, I did not start my love affair until the later seasons. I vividly remember my soccer coach informing us at the beginning of practice that he would let us out early to watch the final episode, and I remember being very much obsessed with the show by then. I guess I really got hooked when George started out with the yanks..combining my two true loves in life.

Jimmy


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PostPosted: May 29, 2005 10:08 PM 

You combined both of them into one disgusting, uncontrollable urge.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: May 30, 2005 10:01 AM 

Did you hear? Someone lost the show!!

Gendison
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PostPosted: May 30, 2005 12:16 PM 

Oh, like they wouldn't have discovered it anyway.

Bookman
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PostPosted: May 30, 2005 8:49 PM 

My first episode was The Contest. Just lucky.



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