The Seinfeld Chronicles

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  • 9.5

    Incredible pilot

    By sremnes, Aug 07, 2014

    We get to see how Jerry deals With girlfriends, and how unhappy George is about them. Elaine is stuck in the middle.

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  • 10

    good start

    By WhipMyAss, Dec 12, 2010

    I love Seinfeld but the pilot was average. With a small but weak plot. Also no Elaine which was odd. Kramer was still good as usual but a little different. The one downfall to the pilot was too much stage time. Its good but only a little is ok. Too much was in the pilot. The comedy was weak. It was nice to see how the style of the show would be. The intro to the chacaters were done well. The odd things were different apartment. The resturant was different also. It was a ok start but could of done better.

    In the end average start to a great show.moreless

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  • 9.0

    The show had to start somewhere...

    By Hasakinopahai, Dec 12, 2010

    Every show has it's ups and downs. The writers try to see what does and doesn't work. Trial and error has it's place in every show. No pilot is perfect, and this one is no different. The comedic conversations with the waitress that are never to be seen again, the lack of the full future cast (Elaine) as they haven't really been created yet. The rest of the first season is about the same, although it's still entertaining (even though you rarely ever see these episodes aired on television anymore). But hey, for a very small budget and extremely low expectations when it first started, The Seinfeld Chronicles have come a long way.moreless

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  • 6.5

    So boring.

    By cactusjack39, Feb 13, 2009

    I am glad that I was only a year old when this pilot aired. If I began watching it then, I probably never would have continued watching due to the fact that Seinfeld's pilot episode was as boring as it was unfunny. I am surprised that it wasn't axed completely after that. But I must say that it wasn't completely bad. I liked the introduction Kramer and George. The thing that bothered me is how boring the first season was compared to the later ones. Overall, this wasn't a very good episode and barely passed on my scale. In other words, not good. Thank you.moreless

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  • 7.0

    As huge of a Seinfeld fan I am, I won't lie. The pilot could have been better.

    By McKellars, Sep 07, 2008

    There are a lot of things that separate this pilot episode apart from the others. This is also a very tough episode to rate for me because Seinfeld is one of if not my favorite show of all-time. Anyways, this episode wasn't horrible, they introduced Jerry, George, and Kramer well and had a pretty good story line. I mean, this episode right here really defines "The show about nothing" because nothing really does happen in this episode, or at least nothing important. I mean, it had a little story to it, but they really had to have one to introduce the characters.moreless

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  • 7.5

    And Seinfeld begins.

    By DaGamePhreak, Nov 27, 2007

    This is it. The original episode of Seinfeld. It seems like a completely different show, doesn't it? Everything looks different. Jerry's apartment looks nothing like it does in future episodes, the actors are just starting out, there's no Elaine in this episode, and everything's just confusing. In this episode, little happens. A girl flies in to New York from Michigan, and that's really about it. Nothing happens - I'm surprised the show got picked up after this episode, but I'm glad it did. There are just so many things different about this episode including Kramer's name in this episode is Kessler, and he has a dog. Monk's Cafe looks COMPLETELY diferent, in fact, it's not even called Monk's in this episode. Definitely a strange episode. Still, it's a decent start for the series.moreless

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  • 8.5

    The pilot (with diffrent theme song!)

    By timboy219, Nov 12, 2007

    This is "The Seinfeld Chronicles" which was of course aired inthe summer of 1989 in what NBC called "Garbage Dump Theatre". I read in the Notes About Nothing that this was NBC's lowest watched program ever. Anyway, it starts with Jerry doing his standup. Then, it moves to Jerry and George eating at Pete's Luncheon (no, not Monk's!). Jerry finds out that his lady friend from Lansing, Michigan was coming to New York and wanted to get together. He attempts to watch a taped Met's game until Kessler (Kramer) walks in and blows the score for him. Jerry and George go to the airport to pick up Jerry's friend and they get back to Jerry's apartment, only to find that Laura is engaged. Kessler/Kramer is classic in ths episode with his dog "Ralph".moreless

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  • 7.2

    Nothing Happened

    By nairhart24, Aug 22, 2007

    Nothing Happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Even though



    I love Seinfeld, I don't love the pilot episode so much .... ... ..... .... .... at all.

    One of their problems is Elaine isn't in it, and Elaine is the funniest character in the series, followed by Kramer, then George, then Jerry.

    I might have laughed, possibly... .... .... .... .... .... no, no, no, i don't think i did

    But don't let the pilot episode make you think that Seinfeld isn't good, because it really really really really really is.

    Especially the episode, The Soup Nazi Yeah, that one was really funny.

    But the pilot episode is just okay.



    You can skip this episode and watch all the others if you want.moreless

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  • 2.0

    Truly Disgusting, almost unwatchable!

    By Frasierbeing, Jul 23, 2007

    This is one episode that gets worse every time you watch it. The plot is oh so very complex: Laura staying with Jerry. Oh no! - Is she in love with him, or does she need a place to stay! And the "blow" at the end? Farcical! There isn't a single funny moment in this episode, probably attributed to the lack of the Elaine Benes character. George and Kramer themselves have bit parts in this episode, which is truly a shame as well.



    It really is a mess. Kramer - I should say Kessler - isn't a character in himself. You really don't know the characters at all, so it's like watching mimes - vocal mimes.



    Just turn off the television for thirty minutes. It'd be better than watching this junk!! I say it was pure luck, PURE LUCK that this show was picked up (Don't get me wrong, that's good!). Such a shame to start of such a beautiful show with this bologna!moreless

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