"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
“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.