This was a pivotal year for Seinfeld with nearly 34 million viewers tuning in weekly ! This placed Seinfeld in the #2 rating slot of the season. Season Seven has everything from love, engagements, death, secret ATM codes, the soup Nazi, Marisa Tomei and more! This hilarious DVD is packed with all new special features created in partnership of Jerry Seinfeld.
For a show about nothing, this show has many complex plots, sub-plots, and is very well written and put together. Interestingly, until the public caught onto the series, the television critics were responsible for helping to keep it alive. The critics went on and made the series victorious in every category it was eligible for in the 1st Annual American Television Awards. Seinfeld has won a few Emmy Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award in 1992 and more. Thank God for that because here we are in the 7th Season with many top notch episodes.
Certainly, “The Soup Nazi” will go down as an all-time classic in the history of American Television. However they are all great episodes.
Here is a quick episode breakdown:
Oh and just to mention *these episodes are the original (1-2 minutes longer) NBC Network versions, not seen since their original broadcast runs*
Disc One – The Engagement, The postponement, The maestro, The Wink, The Hot Tub, The Soup Nazi
Disc Two – The Secret Code, The Pool Guy, The Sponge, The Gum, The Rye, The Caddy
Disc Three – The Seven, The Cadillac Parts 1&2, The Shower Head, The Doll, The Friar’s Club
Disc Four – The Wig Master, The Calzone, The Bottle Deposit Parts 1&2, The Wait Out, The Invitations
– SEINFELD REALLY GOES ALL OUT FOR THE FANS — TONS OF BONUS ExTRA’S
Approximately 13 hours of exclusive special features from the creative talents behind the show, including all new interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and more
*SEIN-IMATION: See Classic Seinfeld scenes re-imagined in this new feature
*NOT THAT THERE’S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT:
Never before seen outtakes and Bloopers
*LARRY DAVID’S FAREWELL: Behind the seen reasons as to why Larry David left Seinfeld
*WHERE’S LARRY? – Behind-the-scenes look at Larry David – Seinfelds secret guest star
*QUEEN OF THE CASTLE: THE ELAINE BENES STORY – an in-depth look at Julia’s Character
*INSIDE LOOK: Mini “Making of Documentaries” where the cast and creators lend information behind the scenes of certain episodes
*NOTES ABOUT NOTHING: Behind-the-scenes scoop and the production notes
*IN THE VAULT: From the Cutting Room Floor All new Deleted Scenes
*YADA YADA YADA: Cast and Creator Audio Commentaries
Wow ~* I can harldy wait for my box set to enjoy these classic episodes as they were meant to be seen — unedited and in chronological order with TONS of behind the scene features !! Enjoy ~*
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Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards deliver another heavy dose of laughter in “Seinfeld: The Complete Seventh Season”. “Seinfeld” follows the funny misadventures of stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld (Himself) and his close group of eccentric friends going through everyday life in New York City. In this hilarious season, Jerry’s thoughtful gift lands his father under investigation for embezzling funds. George proposes to his former girlfriend Susan and desperately tries to postpone the engagement. Elaine adjusts her screening process to find worthy boyfriends when her method of birth control goes off the market. Kramer sues a gourmet coffee franchise over burns he suffered from sneaking hot coffee into a movie theater. “Seinfeld” was the popular creation of producer Larry David and stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld. In its seventh season, the NBC comedy sitcom continued to draw big ratings and become the top comedy sitcom on television. The episodes have some fun storylines, terrific humor and memorable recurring secondary characters. The seventh season features such standout episodes as “The Sponge”, “The Soup Nazi” and the two-parter “The Cadillac”.
Like the previous volumes, Sony puts a lot of effort into “Seinfeld: The Complete Seventh Season”. All 22 episodes are presented in their original full screen format. The 4-disc box set contains a well enhanced picture quality and a clear 2.0 Dolby Digital sound. The DVD menus are creative and appealing. Among its special features, it includes “Queen of the Castle” featurette, interviews with cast members, exclusive stand-up comedy footage, production notes, hilarious outtakes, deleted scenes and audio commentaries by the show’s cast and creators on 10 episodes. Overall, “Seinfeld: The Complete Seventh Season” gets an “A”.
Here we are, almost 11 years after Seinfeld’s 7th season first aired, and it’s as fresh and as vibrant as ever.
This is Larry David’s last season as a producer/writer for the series, and what a ride he gives us as a farewell gift! I think it’s fair to say that Seinfeld’s 7th year rivals the 4th in the race for Best Season.
It doesn’t have the amateurish charme of the first two, neither does it have the great blossoming of all the characters like season 3, nor has it moments of pure genius like in season 4.
But the great merit of this one is that it’s as consistently funny as maybe no other season. It feels like watching a single 8 hours episode, and this is just great.
Plus, season 7 has an arc, which is just as huge and ambitious as the one from season 4. Honestly, when George uttered the line “Will you marry me?”, I was a little worried, but my fears were proven unjustified.
After the pretty outlandish, almost cartoon- like storylines from season 6, I was a little worried that the engagement- storyline wouldn’t be taken serious enough, but I was surprised: it was handled with such sensitivity that the result is Seinfeld’s most mature, yet hilarious, season. I realised how different this season was going to be right in “The Engagement”, when George is sitting at the beach, watching other married couples being happy, and I suddenly felt this enormous burst of honest compassion for him. Or when George yells “Please! I have so little!” in “The Seven”.
This refreshing maturity also is the consequence of centering the entire season around George, who is clearly the most complex and developed character.
Jerry always was almost exclusively there to function as a springboard for stories, to sum them up and deliver the terse comedic punch. You base an arc on him, you get exactly the same, only stretched over an entire season. Exactly that was season 4, the creation of the Jerry show was a springboard for all kind of stories.
But basing an arc on George is different. His character is purely based on his psychology, his way of thinking, so putting him in the centerfold very much affects the writing and the storylines. The consequence is that over the course of season 7, his paranoia and cynicism becomes the spirit of the show; and obviously this was so successful that it stayed like this.
And that also meant a return to the down-to-earth tone of seasons 1-4, which is very much a contrast to the sometimes silly edgyness of seasons 6 and parts of season 5.
The difference is that earlier years were about “nothing”, and season 7 is about “nothing, the way you see it when you’re engaged”. Who could forget the “worlds colliding” episode? “They’re KILLING Independent George!”
Of course the other characters are still there and very much alive. Elaine is now working for the J. Peterman catalogue, and Jerry, as usual, is just there to give the storylines a certain drive. His stellar moments are again the face-to-face conversations with George.
Kramer is Kramer, what else can you say? But it’s worth noting that his “action” storylines are becoming alot more elaborate, like in “The Secret Code”, where he’s becoming a fireman.
Another character change happens with Newman. He used to be there as some sort of device for a “quick kill”, a sort of comedic sidekick to Kramer or a deus ex machina (like in “The Raincoats”). Here he’s often used as a parody on the godfather or generally a funny fat version of a mafia boss.
Generally, let me say that the writers were at that point very aware that the show was famous for its merciless cynicism and its selfish characters. And they took full advantage of that. The show became snappier than ever. Seinfeld’s final two season could have also been as great as season 7, but their fatal mistake was that they had snappiness for the snappiness’ sake, but the stories themselves weren’t snappy.
When George says “So what?” and Jerry answers “You’re right, I forget who I’m talking to”, the show parodises itself.
But season 7 is brilliant, it’s Seinfeld’s last truly great year, and yadda yadda yadda, make sure you pick it up!