‘Seinfeld’ at 25: Five reasons nothing is everything

Updated 10:37 AM EDT, Sat July 5, 2014

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"The Seinfeld Chronicles," the "Seinfeld" pilot, aired July 5, 1989

Sitcom routinely broke with convention

Show is considered one of best sitcoms in TV history

(CNN) —  

“Seinfeld” had nothing to say – and that was its genius.

Other groundbreaking series make a point of stressing their inventiveness, practically shouting, “Look at me!” “Seinfeld,” on the other hand, blissfully took a Festivus pole to sitcom conventions, with unsympathetic characters, defiantly provincial New York interests and intricate plotting mechanisms – and never called attention to itself.