‘Seinfeld’ fans upset that Netflix reduced the picture ratio of the original episodes

The comedy series starred Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards

The show about nothing still has everyone talking.

“Seinfeld” debuted on NBC over 30 years on July 5, 1989, and is heading to Netflix on Oct. 1 where fans can stream all 180 episodes of the comedy series.

Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, “Seinfeld” follows four friends living in Manhattan. The sitcom was nominated for 68 Emmys, won 10, and is widely regarded as one of the best comedies made to date.

The cast has since stayed in the spotlight and landed other major roles, even racking up a few more awards. 

Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld played Jerry on ’Seinfeld.’
Jerry Seinfeld played Jerry on ’Seinfeld.’ (Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

After playing a version of himself on “Seinfeld,” the comedian returned to his stand-up roots and released an HBO special in 1998 then waited over two decades to release his next special on Netflix titled “Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill” in 2020.

Seinfeld returned to the screen in 2012 when he created the short-form interview series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” where he combined his love for cars, talking, and comedy. The show premiered on Netflix in 2016 and ended in 2019.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Elaine on ’Seinfeld.’
Julia Louis-Dreyfus played Elaine on ’Seinfeld.’ (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

The star’s acting career only took off after playing Elaine Benes. In 2006, Louis-Dreyfus starred in CBS’ “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” The show ran for five seasons and she picked up another Emmy award.

But her most successful role might arguably be as Selina Meyer in the HBO comedy series “Veep.” Louis-Dreyfus won six Emmy awards as the vice president turned president. The series ran for seven seasons.

She also made the transition into movies. Louis-Dreyfus has starred in comedies “Downhill” and “Enough Said” and in 2021 became part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander played George on ’Seinfeld.’
Jason Alexander played George on ’Seinfeld.’ (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

His best-known role is as the loveable but infuriating George Costanza. Since “Seinfeld” ended in 1998, Alexander has found success on other TV projects. 

He’s had roles on “Franklin & Bash,” “Criminal Minds,” and “Mike & Molly.” Recently, he had a guest spot on the popular “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Young Sheldon.”

Alexander also found success on Broadway. In 1989, he starred in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, for which he won a Tony Award and a Grammy Award. 

Michael Richards

Michael Richards played Kramer on ’Seinfeld.’
Michael Richards played Kramer on ’Seinfeld.’ (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Richards made millions laugh as Jerry’s quirky next-door neighbor, Cosmo Kramer. He won three Emmys for the role and when the show ended tried his hand at his own sitcom, “The Michael Richards Show,” which was canceled after 2 months.

Richards returned to stand-up comedy but found himself in hot water in 2006 when he allegedly used racist slurs during a set. He apologized, retired from stand-up, and has since led a more private life.

In 2013, he played Frank in Kirstie Alley’s sitcom, “Kirstie,” but it was canceled after one season. 

Larry David 

Larry David co-created, produced, and wrote for ’Seinfeld.’
Larry David co-created, produced, and wrote for ’Seinfeld.’ (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni )

David played several minor characters on the hit series he co-created — most notably the voice of George’s boss, George Steinbrenner. After winning two Emmys for “Seinfeld,” the writer/producer developed his new comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 2000.  He’s credited as the creator, writer, producer, and star. 

In 2015, he hit the “Saturday Night Live” stage as Senator Bernie Sanders to much acclaim. 

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