What does it say about society that Seinfeld ended up being much more popular than Mad About You?

These two shows about neurotic new yorkers stumbling into elaborate schemes to avoid discomfort and inconvenience began around the same time, ended around the same time, and canonically took place in the same universe (with crossovers & shared locations).

The cast of Seinfeld, as famously shown in the last episode, are bad people. They are constantly screwing other people over with their egocentrism. The famous statistic about the number of women George Costanza slept with is because every member of the core cast is dating and…

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John Ohno

Resident hypertext crank. Author of Big and Small Computing: Trajectories for the Future of Software. http://www.lord-enki.net