The Evolution of Seinfeld

Seinfeld—a show in which almost nothing seemed to change episode to episode, season to season—actually evolved more than even the most dedicated of viewers might have noticed. In this article on Slate, readers are shown a series of graphs that explain the changes in the show—from pace to secondary characters and even “the rise of Kramer.” A typical episode in the first season contained about 10 scenes, but by the sixth season, they included 20 to 25. For a show about nothing, it very subtly evolved in a big way.