The Incredible Story Behind The ‘Seinfeld’ Theme Song

The Seinfeld theme, made up of noises made by composer Jonathan Wolff played through a synthesizer, is so annoyingly ’90s yet it’s so timeless. But it almost wasn’t meant to be. Creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David loved it, but NBC execs found it distracting and cheap sounding. And then there was the difficulty of fitting the music to Jerry’s different monologue at the beginning of each episode. The solution? Play the theme differently each time to fit the rhythm of Jerry’s jokes. For music that sounds so simple, there was a lot more going on than you’d think. And all is revealed in this informative short from Real Big Story.

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