Seinfeld

Seinfeld (1990)

33 mistakes in season 1

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Season 1 generally

Continuity mistake: Jerry's apartment in the first episode was on the fourth floor. Then in the next bunch of episodes it was 3A. It then changes to 5A for the remainder of the series.

The Stakeout - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the video store, when Jerry shows Elaine the adult video, he holds it with both hands with his right hand fingers under the box. In the next shot, he's holding it with only one hand, with his right hand holding it by the side.

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Suggested correction: You can see lights reflected on the coffee pots, but there is nothing to indicate they are stage lights as opposed to the diner's lighting.

The Stock Tip - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Up in Vermont, Jerry is beginning to have a rather tense conversation with Vanessa. In the close-up after the watch comment (when he is thinking of the delightful drive home ahead) Seinfeld is all smiles, but in the shot before and after he is staring with a tense expression. (00:17:20)

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The Stock Tip - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Elaine comes out of the bathroom sniffling and with a big stripe of toilet paper. She rubs her left side of the nose when she asks "Didn't work, huh?" In the next shot with George answering with a burst of nervous laughter, Elaine's hand is in a different position, and George himself is clutching a tissue to his chest. (00:16:25)

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The Stock Tip - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Kramer runs off to meet the girl he just spotted through the binoculars, and George walks through the door and crashes on The Couch. The pillow is straight-ish, very angled and straight again during the conversation, with George's hand changing position between shots. (00:15:45)

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The Stock Tip - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: The scene with Elaine on The Couch plotting the demise of the cats begins with a nasal spray on the kitchen counter. There's no trace of it after that initial shot, and it reappears only when Elaine comes closer for her cup of coffee. (00:13:00)

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The Stock Tip - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Jerry says that he wants to suggest to his current girlfriend, Vanessa, to go away for a couple days. George starts saying "No no no" and before the cut he raises his arm and lowers his head as to express concern. But in the new shot there's no trace of that change in posture. (00:02:45)

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The Stock Tip - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During the initial conversation, George keeps playing with the paper sleeve of a straw in certain shots, while his hand is in another position in the reverse shots (noticeable for instance when he says "Guys with cats...I don't know..." (00:02:30)

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The Robbery - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: During the initial conversation when the camera is on Elaine there's a chair prominently featured in the background, with a jacket on the back. The chair turns around between shots - in particular, when Jerry proudly proclaims himself "Master Packer" it is positioned at the desk instead of facing towards the camera. (00:01:10)

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The Robbery - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: George is chatting with Elaine as he is waiting for Jerry. Elaine splits an Oreo cookie. When he mentions her "price range", she is not seen fully but her left hand is in frame and she brings it up. When George turns around to address Jerry though, it's her right hand to be raised. (00:03:20)

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Kramer: It's a write off for them.
Jerry: Write it off what?
Kramer: They just write it off.
Jerry: You don't even know what a write off is, do you?
Kramer: Do you?
Jerry: No, I don't.
Kramer. Well they do, and they're the ones writing it off.
Jerry: I wish I had the last 20 seconds of my life back.

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Trivia: No matter who the characters in Seinfeld call, they never have to look up the phone number in the phone book. They have the phone numbers to every restaurant, hotel, and business memorised.

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Show generally

Question: During one episode, Jerry is dating a woman who's name he can't remember, but it rhymes with the name of a part of a woman's body. At the end he yells out the name to her down on the street. What is the name?

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Answer: The name is Delores. He shouts that name at the end of the episode. Then in a later episode, "The Foundation", he runs into her. And he repeatedly calls her Delores.

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