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SEIN OF THE TIMES

As a nerd who’s been taping Seinfeld episodes since its first season, I cannot begin to express my joy at your ”Ultimate Seinfeld Viewer’s Guide” (#381, May 30)! It’s about time somebody created an episode companion for the finest sitcom since I Love Lucy.
Jeff Wincze
Brighton, Mass.

Your Seinfeld issue is a genuine collector’s item. Thanks for this true keeper. You neglected to include one very important bit of trivia: In the pilot, Kramer’s name was actually Kessler!
Frank Piantini
New York City

I wanted to let you know that I have been loyally reading EW for a number of years, and I have never enjoyed reading anything as much as your profile of Seinfeld. The issue was flawless (except for the harsh grading of certain classic episodes), and I hope that you continue to do more of these profiles, and thanks again for a great issue.
Michael Caine
Needham, Mass.

As an obsessive-compulsive Seinfeld viewer, I was thrilled to see Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer on the cover of EW when I pulled it out of the mailbox. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, there’s a play-by-play of every episode! As far as I’m concerned, ”The Seinfeld Chronicles” gets an A+.
Nanci Traynor
Windsor, Ontario

Congratulations, EW, on crafting my favorite issue of your magazine ever (not just for Seinfeld but also for the terrific pieces on the Wizard of Oz/Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon connection, Swingers, etc.).
Shalin Patel
Canton, Mass.

I absolutely loved your Seinfeld episode guide just as I loved your similar guide for The X-Files. The only frustrating thing is wanting to see such classics as ”The Contest” again! Keep up the good work.
Larry Phillips
Burbank

In all the years that I have been in business, I have been called many things: mad financial wizard, flinty, maniacal, tightwad, crafty, loony, finicky, selfish, idiosyncratic, childish, Hitlerish, Snickerish, and, on occasion, pompous. But EW took the cake when you referred to me as a Seinfeld Bit Player.
Ian Abercrombie A.K.A. Mr. Pitt
Los Angeles

RENT CHECK

I’m writing to thank you for Jess Cagle’s extremely complimentary review (”One Singular Sensation”) of the recently published Rent book. I would, however, be remiss if I didn’t state that while I was indeed the art director, Naomi Mizusaki and Rymn Massand were the principal designers on the project.
Drew Hodges President, Spot Design
New York City

CORRECTIONS: The character of Jake Jarmel first appeared in episode #65 of Seinfeld (Cover). The online game The Rogue Market was launched before Hollywood Stock Exchange (Multimedia).