Originally posted by FishyJoe:
But what about Kramer? He doesn't do anything, and he lives in an apartment just as fancy as Jerry's. And the situations that they always got into were nowhere near realistic.
Kramer was based on real-life person Kenny Kramer who stills lives out of a similar apartment and lives a similar lifestlye to our Cosmo Kramer.
Many of the situations were based on the real-life experiences of Larry David.
If you're after over-rated sitcoms look no further than the afore-mentioned Fawlty Towers. Yeah, it's funny but it's certainly not the greatest.
Originally posted by Stuart:
So I still don't understand why Seinfeld's so popular - were Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld very famous before it started? I thought Jerry Seinfeld presented Saturday Night Live (although I might be wrong).
It's popular because it's incredibly funny. And why would it matter if they they were famous before it started? People might watch something if there's someone famous in it, but if it's crap overall they soon work it out and leave it well alone. Numerous star-vehicle sitcoms have gone this route.
Larry David was also a stand-up comedian's stand-up comedian, meaning audiences didn't laugh but other comics loved him.