After all of these years, 'Seinfeld" remains best show ever
Steve Eighinger

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How can a conversation begin with "The Walking Dead" and wind up with "Seinfeld" as the focal point?


I was recently discussing favorite television program with a friend, and the more we talked, the more evident it became my all-time No. 1 was "Seinfeld," although "The Walking Dead" definitely earns a podium finish along with "American Idol" (the original, not the rebirth). And if "All in the Family" is not on the podium, it deserves a most honorable mention, especially the program's early years.


What was it that made Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and George so special that we -- or at least I -- would build an entire evening of viewing around a half hour of "Seinfeld"?


Was it the writing? Certainly.


Was it the actors who portrayed the principal elements? Most definitely.


Or is it the way the program has stood the test of time? It's just as funny today as it was during its nine-season, 172-episode NBC run that ended in May 1998.

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