There has been a ton of arguments over the years about what shows are the best, which drama, which sitcom, which teen series, and then once those are gone over the question typically turns to a question what show is the best of the best. (empireonline) While there’s not much of an argument about The Simpsons being in consideration for the greatest, especially having made it 25 years on air while still being every bit as fun and funny as the day it premiered, it’s a bit of an anomaly, so much so that it almost transcends the conversation as there’s no way any live action show will ever come close to touching their run. (thecelebritycafe) When I think of the greatest shows, outside of The Simpsons, the one thing I look too most is the success of the show not only during their run on television but also after the show ended it’s run and went into syndication, there’s one show on that list that reigns supreme. (straightdope) There are many ways to test a shows success, everything from pop culture references to characters that are seen as icons in the television landscape, and of course the thing that Americans use most when it comes to testing success, money. (starpulse)
Seinfeld ended it’s run as a new show just over a decade and a half ago, yet the show has lived on in syndication, generating new viewers while also keeping the attention of those who watched while the show still putting out new episodes. (businessweek) Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld created a monster when they brought Seinfeld to the masses, in nine seasons it created some of the greatest pop culture moments and sayings that have ever existed, it’s still amazing that a show about nothing was able to become something so spectacular. (youtube) Seinfeld has to be seen as one of the most successful shows in television history, if not the absolute most successful, not only for the memories and moments created but also for the massive amount of money generated in syndication. (nypost) As a result of the financial success of Seinfeld in reruns Jerry Seinfeld is now seen as the richest actor in Hollywood, the man has more money than any of us would ever know what to do with, even in a hundred lifetimes. (huffingtonpost) While The Simpsons reigns supreme, and shows like Breaking Bad and Star Trek rule their respective genres, Seinfeld has to be seen as the closest thing to The Simpsons in regard to the greatest show of all time. (whatculture) What does it say about a show when it’s been off the air for over fifteen years and still creates a massive stir with a short commercial during the Super Bowl just based on pictures of two of the former stars walking down the streets of New York City? (hollywoodlife) I’d say it proves that even today Seinfeld is still the master of their own domain.