8 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About 'Seinfeld'

Although Seinfeld has been off the air for over two decades, it's hard to escape its influence. From Festivus to "No soup for you!" it's a staple of pop culture.

Read more for an inside peek to what it was like behind the scenes of this iconic sitcom.

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George Costanza's fiance Susan was killed off because the cast didn't like working with the actress. Jason Alexander said her comedic sensibilities diSource: Emmy TV Legends

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The theme song was different every episode. Jonathan Wolff re-recorded the song to match Seinfeld's monologue. And that slap bass was actually a synthSource: Vice

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Elaine's dad was supposed to be a reoccurring character, but the actor scared the cast. Julia Louis-Dreyfus called Lawrence Tierney a total nutjob. Source: DVD Extras

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Broadway-trained singer Jason Alexander spent about three hours recording George Costanzas' answering machine jingle, trying to get it to sound bad. CSource: The Crimson

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Jerry Seinfeld kept many things from the set. From his character's apartment, he has the couch, blue stools, table, chairs, and the door... complete wSource: Esquire

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The actor who played The Soup Nazi was nominated for an Emmy, after he paid the $100 application fee himself. He was still working as a bail bondsman.Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Seinfeld was never pitched as a show about nothing. It was pitched as a show about how a comedian gets his material. CRACKED.COM Source: Reddit AMA

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TBS speeds up reruns OF Seinfeld by 5% to fit in two more minutes Of ad time. CRACKED.COM Source: The Tech Times