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Sein Off: The Final Days of Seinfeld

Five months after the paralyzing national frenzy known as Seinfeld‘s Last Episode, Jerry & Co. return for one last last look. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly wandered freely about the set during the show’s final weeks, snapping behind-the-scenes images to document, in his words, ”the end of an important chapter of American cultural history.” The cast’s recollections become captions, like Seinfeld‘s weight-of-the-world musings (”I am not a leader of men. I am a comic”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ wry take on arranging her kids’ dinner via cell phone (”While the world fixated on this last episode, I just wanted to get some macaroni and cheese on the table”). Even though there is a group-hug photo, Sein Off: The Final Days of Seinfeld remains as pleasingly unsentimental as the ”no hugging, no learning” sitcom ever was. B+

Sein Off: The Final Days of Seinfeld

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