Essay by andrew MorganCollege, UndergraduateF, March 1997

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It was a warm September Thursday night in 1991. I was engaged in my favorite past time of 'channel surfing' when a light appeared at the end of the tunnel. Displayed on my favorite, '20 inch friend', (also known as my usual Saturday night date), appeared a remarkable treasure. There before my eyes was a sitcom called Seinfeld. From that moment on I was astounded to find that not even great sitcom's such as my beloved Mash and I Love Lucy were as captivating or enthralling. There is only one show that could have started Must See TV, only one show that could be the anchor for new sitcoms year after year while continuing to hold it's position of number one in the rating wars, only one sitcom is this grand, this superior, and this notable, Seinfeld. The zenith of television sitcoms. Season after season, Seinfeld has provided non-stop laughing, excellent acting and original scripts mirroring real life.

One of the major factors contributing to the overwhelming success of the show is its cast of unstererotypical characters. The main characters refereed to as the 'Fab Four', consist of Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, George Costanza and Cosmo Kramer. Jerry Seinfeld, known by his own name on the program, is the central figure of the sitcom and the catalyst for almost everything that happens. He is involved in the antics revolving around Kramer, George and Elaine. On one episode George, Kramer and Jerry are spying on the naked lady across the street all day to see who can win a bet. The twist at the end of the show is when we see George and Jerry peering through the window and gasping, ' Is that Kramer in her apartment? Wow he is naked!' Another episode involves Jerry who is...