Seinfeld

Seinfeld (1990)

17 mistakes in season 4

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The Pitch - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In this episode, George asks Russell if his last name contains a "y" and Russel answers that it doesn't. However, Russel is credited in this and subsequent episodes as "Russell Dalrymple."

The Outing - S4-E17

Factual error: Kramer gives Jerry a two-line phone for his birthday, which Jerry plugs in and immediately uses. But a two-line phone requires the installation of an actual additional phone line. What Jerry was using when the NYU reporter overheard him "admitting" he was gay was simply call-waiting.

The Handicap Spot - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: When they initially pull into the handicapped parking space, George is driving a large yellow Cadillac. When they return to see the car destroyed, it is now a much smaller blue car.

The Airport - S4-E12

Factual error: In the episode where Jerry is upgraded to first class while Elaine struggles in coach, the scene changes to show a plane flying with the colors of Southwest Airlines, and you can make out the name "Southwest" written on the tail if you pause as it's landing. Anyone who has flown them knows that there is no first class on Southwest.

The Junior Mint - S4-E20

Audio problem: As the doctor is explaining how he thinks there were other factors at play to stave off the infection, when he says "something perhaps..." his mouth/lips do not move.

AngryBird

The Implant - S4-E19

Continuity mistake: During the wake for Betsy's aunt, George puts snacks on his plate while talking to the reverend. He puts at least 6 pieces on his plate while the next shot of his plate shows only 2. (00:14:15)

The Old Man - S4-E18

Revealing mistake: After The Old Man's dentures are destroyed in the garbage disposal, he shouts that his dentist is "downtown." There is sibilance audible in his production of the T sound (after the stop release). Sibilance is high frequency noise cause by turbulent airflow directed at the front teeth vibrating randomly in a small space; if he had no front teeth, there should be no sibilance. (00:14:35)

Mechanic1c

The Airport - S4-E12

Deliberate mistake: In this episode Elaine angers the bag man and he puts her bag on a plane to Honolulu. When Jerry and Elaine arrive in New York and are waiting for their bags, it cuts to the "Hawaii" airport and shows Elaine's bag coming out to the baggage claim belt. This was a deliberate mistake as there is no way Elaine's bag could have gotten to Hawaii at the same time Jerry and Elaine are waiting for their bags in New York, since they only left from Missouri.

kmal1128

The Voice - S9-E2

Kramer: They're redoing the Cloud Club.
Jerry: Oh, that restaurant on top of the Chrysler Building? Yeah, that's a good idea.
Kramer: Of course it is. It's my idea.
Jerry: Which part? The renovating the restaurant you don't own part, or the spending the two hundred million you don't have part?

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Answer: Composer Jonathan Wolff used a synthesizer, although in seasons 7-9, a real bass is used in addition. Wolff also recorded himself making hundreds of mouth noises, pops, and slaps to add to the synthesized bass licks so that each episode has a different theme. The only real "back-story" is Jerry Seinfeld was having trouble coming up with a theme song and talked to a friend who happened to know Wolff. They wanted to avoid that cheesy late 80's sit-com theme song and Wolff came up with what we enjoy now. Jonathan Wolff has also talked about this further in interviews, recently Reed Dunela interviewed him, so for a fuller account of his story; check out "The Wolff of 116th street".

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