Comedy legends never die.
It has been almost 25 years since the final of “Seinfeld,”Younger generations still enjoy the beloved NBC sitcom on Netflix.
The show is being streamed on the site by a big chunk of viewers who weren’t even born when the series originally aired.
“Seinfeld” was part of NBC’s hit “Must See TV” lineup back in the ’90s. The series aired nine seasons from 1989 to 1998.
“The show about nothing” starred creator Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander as New Yorkers and their fast-paced, fast-talking lives.
A Nielsen ratings report released Friday shows that 41% of viewers who saw the show in 2021 was aged 34 or younger. Many of the viewers were either children or not yet born. “Seinfeld”Airplane went out of the air.
It also ranked 14th among 15 shows for most-streamed series acquired by a streamer or in 2021. It was just behind other all time favorites “Criminal Minds,” “Grey’s Anatomy” “Gilmore Girls.”
“Seinfeld”The Netflix lineup added the sitcom Oct. 1, 2013. Viewers were miffed when they realized that the company changed the sitcom’s original 4:3 aspect ratio to a narrower, more modern and cinematic version of 16:9.
Jerry Seinfeld portrays Jerry Seinfeld (left) while Jason Alexander portrays George Costanza in a scene taken from “Seinfeld.”NBCUniversal
Many millennials took to Twitter to express their excitement at watching the sitcom on Netflix for the first time since it was first released. ”It’s so weird seeing people younger than me watch ‘Seinfeld’It was my first time. That feels like a show you should know every episode of just through pure cultural osmosis,” one person wrote.
One compared it to watching HBO’s “The Sopranos.” They chimed in, “It’s similar to watching young people get into ‘The Sopranos.’I almost get to enjoy [‘Seinfeld’]Again, through their experiences. The show speaks to a lot today, I believe. I know on rewatches I still die laughing.“
“I’m 30 and ‘SEINFELD’ reruns after school were just what we did. Baffling that there are people who didn’t watch it all the time in syndication,” a user tweeted.