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These Seinfeld Throwback Pics Are Hilarious History

The very funny friends are now on Netflix.

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Jerry and his friends were far from perfect, but that just made them so much funnier. Now that Seinfeld is on Netflix, here’s how the cast has changed since the show’s premiere.

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His name may be in the title, but Jerry Seinfeld saw Seinfeld as a group effort. “These people are funnier than I am — and they can all act,” the comedian told Bob Costas in 1990.


From 2012 to 2019, Seinfeld drove around and chatted with his fellow funny people, including Eddie Murphy, Kate McKinnon, and John Mulaney, for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus was an SNL alum before starring as Elaine Benes — but her role on Seinfeld almost didn’t exist. Elaine was actually added after the original pilot was shot.

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Louis-Dreyfus’ post-Seinfeld career includes a record-setting six consecutive Emmy wins for her starring role on Veep, plus a recent foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Before starring as the ever-quotable George Costanza, Jason Alexander was a Tony Award-winning Broadway actor, and he once proved his musical chops to the world on David Letterman.

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Alexander remains a familiar face in comedy. He recently joined The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and starred in 2020’s Faith Based, a satirical spin on religious films.


Kramer brought chaotic energy to Seinfeld. “The task for me was to get out of [Kramer’s] way,” Michael Richards told Oprah of his approach to the character in 2004.

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Richards has reunited with his Seinfeld family several times, appearing on both Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Beyond a few cameos, David never appeared much on Seinfeld — but you’ve probably seen him on Curb Your Enthusiasm or recently serving as SNL’s go-to Bernie Sanders.

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