5 Things That Still Make No Sense About ‘Seinfeld’
Seinfeld is one of the best known and most loved TV comedies of all time. It ended more than two decades ago, but even now the sitcom following single friends in New York City remains eternally popular in reruns.
Fans loved keeping up with Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer as they endured completely relatable situations in their lives. However, not every situation was realistic. There are quite a few bizarre elements of Seinfeld that still make no sense.
Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza dated beautiful women
They say a good personality is more important than looks. But still, most people are naturally drawn to romantic partners in the same league, looks-wise, as themselves. That never held true for Jerry and George.
Even George described himself as a, “short, stocky bald man with no job and who lives with his parents.” Fans could not understand how these two men were always dating such beautiful women. Especially because they didn’t treat any of their love interests with respect.
Elaine has no female friends
It’s a puzzle to many viewers why Elaine continues hanging out with Jerry — her ex-boyfriend — plus George and Kramer. In one episode, Elaine even tries out a new friend group but ultimately ditches them for her original crew. And she’s not friends with any other women.
The only logical explanation is Elaine is just as bitter and cynical as the men in her life and that keeps her in their friend group.
No one knew Kramer’s name even though he was wanted by police
Everyone simply calls Kramer by his last name. That’s what makes the moment in “The Switch” so incredible when George finds out his first name is Cosmo. Even Jerry says he never knew that after a decade of living across the hall.
The reason this detail doesn’t make sense is that Kramer had been wanted by the police on a few occasions, which would have led to his full name being revealed, Screen Rant reported.
To cover, the news outlets also just call him “Kramer.”
Jerry Seinfeld lives in the same building as Kramer and Newman
On the show, Jerry is a successful comedian with steady gigs being booked. Meanwhile, Kramer is unemployed for most of the time — except when concocting wild get rich quick schemes — and Newman works at the post office.
These three characters aren’t likely to live in the same building, especially as Jerry builds his reputation and his net worth. Why doesn’t Jerry ever move? It would solve the problem of Kramer always bursting into his apartment uninvited.
The cast of ‘Seinfeld’ never learns anything
Part of the human experience is growing, changing, and learning over the years. But deeper wisdom never comes for Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer.
This is proven in the finale, which many fans despised for that very reason. In it, the group witnesses a carjacking but decides to mock the overweight victim rather than helping. It turns out they violated the Good Samaritan Law in Massachusetts by failing to act and get sentenced to jail for one year.
“I do not know how or under what circumstances the four of you found each other,” the judge says during sentencing. “But your callous indifference and utter disregard for everything that is good and decent has rocked the very foundation upon which our society is built.”
None of them are remorseful even as they’re headed to prison. The last scene shows Jerry Seinfeld performing stand-up to the other inmates, proving that no emotional growth occurred. It’s not realistic, but maybe that’s exactly why fans loved the comedy so much.