The iconic and still-relatable Seinfeld famously identified itself as a “show about nothing,” but did you know that Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld envisioned the actual series with a specific focus? Or that Elaine didn’t even appear in the pilot? Giddy up, it’s time for the 19th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which grabs a cup of Monk’s coffee with Seinfeld!

Despite the meta-plotline of Jerry and George pitching a sitcom to NBC, the real Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David had originally sold their pilot as a look into the source of a comedian’s material. This concept was eventually abandoned, though David also famously maintained a “no hugging, no learning” policy to the series, wanting to eschew any sentimentality or growth to the characters.

‘You Think You Know TV?’ is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the worlds of your favorite TV series and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known, as with our other installments for Batman: The Animated Series, House of Cards, Power Rangers, Family Guy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Breaking Bad, True Detective, Empire, The Simpsons, Hannibal, Star Wars Rebels, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, The Flash, Arrow, Mad Men, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Our companion series ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ has already tackled everything from Harry Potter to Inception, but now it’s Seinfeld‘s turn! Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Watch TV and movie installments of ‘You Think You Know’ down below, in addition to our Seinfeld entry above, and let us know what shows we should cover next!

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