Parents' Guide to

Seinfeld

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Yadda, yadda, yadda -- a classic for teens and up.

TV NBC , Syndicated Comedy 1989
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 28 parent reviews

age 12+

One of the Funniest comedy ever

Definitely 12+ I wouldn’t watch if you under 12 cause you probably wouldn’t understand the jokes I started watching it with my daughter when she was about 12 or 13 years old we both loved it our favorite episode was Stella and our favorite character was jerry
age 17+

I'm not sure why it's such a classic - so not worth it!

Call me old-fashioned, but joking about sex and hurting and objectifying others is not funny. All too often, the stories start out cute, funny, and lighthearted and turn sexual and demeaning quickly. If you are searching for something with good role models that can help you grow your own character, become a better person, and fill your mind with wholesome and lovely things, this is not the show for you.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (76 ):

While most sitcoms that came before it revolved around families or workplaces, this was one of the first to deal with the relationship between friends and was, famously, a show about "nothing." Seinfeld was created by comedy writer Larry David and stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and the show's characters are based on the two men and their close associates.

The four main characters spend much of their time in Jerry's apartment or at the corner diner complaining, obsessing, and over-analyzing others' behavior. While each character pursues and dates others, the group has a way of unintentionally warding off interlopers and keeping their foursome intact. And somehow, despite each of the four's unpleasant personality characteristics -- no one in the petty, selfish quartet is in any way an ideal role model -- their continuing follies are delightfully appealing.

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