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Seinfeld: 4 very special friends

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Seinfeld, the mother of all comedies turns 25. With the absurdity of Woody Allen comedy and steps akin to Abbott and Costello, the series based on the relationship of 4 friends broke all records

What a better time that the friend day to highlight the success of a series that made history and was a cult of friendship. Although Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld have said it was a series "about nothing", Seinfeld was a comedy that got into heated debates, quite openly and based on the friendship of their individual characters. Along with Jerry Seinfeld, his friends Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), were the center of a comedy in which the relationship between them led them to life situations everyday they became amazing.

Surely many viewers around the world were reflected, although the show had Manhattan as stage. Seinfeld's greatest attribute is that the antipathy of his characters was not free. While Jerry and George ever they did a comedy about nothing, the program is an acute social neurosis radiograph said. In the midst of all this, Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine, four social outsiders who did not work in any other logic that was not their own living environment air situations Woody Allen movies. With the recreation of everyday situations, the comedy brought to light the absurdity of a culture that encourages the development of individualistic traits such as selfishness, envy and the cult of personality, but at the same time seeks to hide under the guise of a harmony collective. With a keen eye to detect the hidden tensions in social rituals, Seinfeld addressed all the issues.

Are memorable chapters in which small annoyances are climbing to purchase catastrophic proportions, as the pain produced by speakers too low, the wait for a table at a restaurant or finding a lost car in a parking lot. But the episodes that definitely left an impression were those in which the quartet tackled taboo subjects in our society, such as the Holocaust, illegal immigrants, masturbation (male and female), impotence, abortion, euthanasia and more on their 180 chapters.

Seinfeld 25 years later became a TV legend. The legendary American comedy broke records and became a landmark of world television.

The importance of Seinfeld could also be explained through their ratings. After nine seasons of growing success, 76 million viewers watched the final chapter in the United States in 1998, making it overcame closing Friends (52 million), The Sopranos (11 million) and even Breaking bad, the TV sensation of recent times (10.3 million).

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