List of Seinfeld DVD releases

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All seasons of Seinfeld have been released on DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Unlike some other 1990s sitcom DVD releases, they contain quite comprehensive extras, including bloopers (labeled "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That"), a trivia track for every episode("Notes about Nothing"); and short featurettes ("Inside Looks"), audio commentaries ("Yada Yada Yada"), and animatics ("Sein-imations" by Eric Yahnker) for select episodes. The seasons have been sorted into 'volumes' for their DVD release, with seasons 1 and 2 forming 'Volume 1' (a total of 18 episodes) and each subsequent season was released in a single volume.

While the box sets listed below are the predominant retail versions, variations have occurred:

  • Seasons 1, 2 & 3 were available in a gift set which came with a script, salt and pepper shakers and a napkin dispenser. In Australia, it was only available with season 4.[1]
  • Seasons 5 & 6 were available in a combined box set, which also included a miniature replica "puffy shirt".[2]
  • In Australia, some retailers provided a bonus Seinfeld soup flask with the Season 7 set,[3] in reference to "The Soup Nazi" episode.

The show is rated  PG  for Parental Guidance in Australia and  PG  in New Zealand for coarse language.

Volume 1: Seasons 1 & 2 (1989–91)[edit]

(DVD case background - Jerry's living room)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's living room)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - the Chinese restaurant interior)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - hospital room)
    • "The Heart Attack" - Deleted Scenes, Commentary (Larry Charles)
    • "The Revenge" - Original Version, Syndication Version, Inside Look, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards)
    • "The Deal" - Inside Look, Commentary (Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David)
  • Bonus Features
    • "How It Began" - Making-of Documentary on how Seinfeld came to be
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • Two versions of the pilot episode
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Master of His Domain" (Exclusive Stand-Up Material)
    • "Sponsored by Vandelay Industries" (NBC Promos and TV spots)
    • "The Tonight Show" TV Appearances
    • Introduction on "The Stake Out"
    • Introduction on "The Stranded"
    • Photo Gallery
    • Web Links

Volume 2: Season 3 (1991–92)[edit]

(DVD case background - Monk's Cafe interior)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's apartment interior)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - subway car interior)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - parking garage interior)
  • Bonus Features
    • "Kramer vs Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo" (Featurette) — A short about the strained relationship between actor Michael Richards (who played Cosmo Kramer) and Kenny Kramer, the real-life inspiration for the character.[4]
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Master of His Domain" (Exclusive Stand-Up Material)
    • "Sponsored by Vandelay Industries" (NBC Promos and TV spots)
    • Introduction on "The Boyfriend"
    • Photo Gallery
    • Web Links

Volume 3: Season 4 (1992–93)[edit]

(DVD case background - Jerry's building exterior)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's apartment interior)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - airplane interior)
    • "The Airport" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Alternate Ending, Commentary (Larry Charles)
    • "The Pick" - Inside Look, Deleted Scenes
    • "The Visa" - Inside Look
    • "The Movie" - Deleted Scene
    • "The Outing" - Inside Look, Deleted Scenes, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards)
    • "The Shoes"
  • Disc 4 (main menu - the smelly car interior)
  • Bonus Features
    • "The Breakthrough Season" (Documentary)
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Master of His Domain" (Exclusive Stand-Up Material)
    • "Sponsored by Vandelay Industries" (NBC Promos and TV spots)
    • "Regis & Kathie Lee Parody" (Featurette)
    • Introduction on "The Handicap Spot" (Original Version)
    • Photo Gallery
    • Web Links

Volume 4: Season 5 (1993–94)[edit]

(DVD case background - Jerry's kitchen)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's apartment interior)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
    • "The Lip Reader" - Inside Look, Commentary (Peter Mehlman and Carol Leifer)
    • "The Non-Fat Yogurt" - Original Version, Alternate Version, Inside Look, Deleted Scenes, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards)
    • "The Barber" - Inside Look
    • "The Masseuse" - Commentary (Peter Mehlman and Carol Leifer)
    • "The Cigar Store Indian" - Commentary (Tom Gammill & Max Pross)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - the Costanzas' living room)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - the Hamptons beach house deck)
  • Bonus Features
    • "Jason + Larry = George" (Featurette)
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Master of His Domain" (Exclusive Stand-Up Material)
    • "Sponsored by Vandelay Industries" (NBC Promos and TV spots)
    • Web Links

Volume 5: Season 6 (1994–95)[edit]

(DVD case background - the Costanzas' living room)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's living room)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
    • "The Mom & Pop Store" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Commentary (Tom Gammill & Max Pross)
    • "The Soup" - Inside Look, Deleted Scenes
    • "The Secretary"
    • "The Switch" - Inside Look, Deleted Scenes
    • "The Race" - Sein-Imation, Inside Look, Deleted Scenes, Commentary (Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Ackerman)
    • "The Label Maker" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Commentary (Alec Berg & Jeff Schaffer)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - George's apartment interior)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - softball field)
  • Bonus Features
    • "Running With the Egg: Making A SEINFELD" (Documentary)
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Master of His Domain" (Exclusive Stand-Up Material)
    • "Sein-Imation"
    • Web Links

Volume 6: Season 7 (1995–96)[edit]

(DVD case background - the Soup Nazi's soup kitchen interior)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - the Soup Nazi's soup kitchen interior)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Alex Movie Theater interior)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - street)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - Jerry's apartment interior)
  • Bonus Features
    • "Queen of the Castle: The Elaine Benes Story" (Featurette)
    • "Larry David's Farewell" (Featurette)
    • "Where's Larry? Seinfeld's Secret Guest Star" (Featurette)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Master of His Domain" (Exclusive Stand-Up Material)
    • "Sein-Imation"
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • Web Links

Volume 7: Season 8 (1996–97)[edit]

(DVD case background - the street with the pothole)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's living room)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - the street with the pothole)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - hospital lobby)
    • "The Nap" - Inside Look, Deleted Scenes, Commentary (Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin)
    • "The Yada Yada" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Peter Mehlman)
    • "The Millennium" - Deleted Scenes
    • "The Muffin Tops" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Spike Feresten)
    • "The Summer of George" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Commentary (Jeff Schaffer & Alec Berg)
  • Bonus Features
    • "Jerry Seinfeld: Submarine Captain" (Documentary)
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Sein-Imation"
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • Web Links

Volume 8: Season 9 (1997–98)[edit]

(DVD case background - the courtroom)

  • Disc 1 (main menu - Jerry's living room)
  • Disc 2 (main menu - Monk's Cafe interior)
    • "The Slicer" - Commentary (Darin Henry, Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin)
    • "The Betrayal" - Original Version, Back-to-Front Version, Inside Look, Deleted Scenes, Commentary (David Mandel and Peter Mehlman)
    • "The Apology"
    • "The Strike" - Inside Look, Deleted Scene, Commentary (Jerry Seinfeld, Andy Ackerman and Dan O'Keefe)
    • "The Dealership" - Deleted Scene, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Patrick Warburton and Andy Ackerman)
    • "The Reverse Peephole" - Deleted Scene, Commentary (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, Patrick Warburton and Spike Feresten)
  • Disc 3 (main menu - the street with the van, rickshaw and Frogger)
  • Disc 4 (main menu - the courtroom's witness stand)
  • Bonus Features
    • "The Last Lap" (Featurette)
    • Scenes from "The Roundtable"
    • "Inside Looks" (Retrospective Featurettes)
    • "Not That There's Anything Wrong With That" (Bloopers)
    • "In the Vault" (Deleted Scenes)
    • "Yada, Yada, Yada" (Audio Commentaries)
    • "Sein-Imation"
    • "Notes About Nothing" (Trivia Track)
    • "The Betrayal" Back-to-Front
    • Web Links

Sein-Imation summary[edit]

  • Season 6
    • Disc 2: "The Big Race" - audio from episode "The Race"
    • Disc 3: "Seinfeld Noir" - audio from episode "The Doorman"
    • Disc 4: "Kramer vs. Monkey" - audio from episode "The Face Painter"
  • Season 7
    • Disc 1: "Dr. Cosmo on Marriage & Family" - audio from episode "The Engagement"
    • Disc 2: "George & The Whale" - audio from episode "The Marine Biologist"
  • Season 8
    • Disc 2: "The Del Boca Vista Express" - audio from episode "The Pony Remark"
    • Disc 3: "Pinky Toe's Wild Ride" - audio from episode "The Fire"
  • Season 9
    • Disc 1: "Thy Voice of Thee" - audio from episode "The Voice"
    • Disc 2: "The Waiting Game" - audio from episode "The Ex-Girlfriend"
    • Disc 3: "Circus or Zoo?" - audio from episode "The Bizarro Jerry"
    • Disc 4: "Conquering the Van Wyck" (Easter Egg) - audio from episode "The Busboy"

Easter Eggs[edit]

  • Volume 1: Seasons 1 & 2
    • Disc 1 - In the Extras menu, highlight the Commentary feature. Press Up twice to select the chili magnet. This will play three minutes of camera tests for lighting and coloring of the apartment once the show was picked up after the pilot. The audio is a voiceover by Tom Cherones and Tom Azzari.
    • Disc 3 - In the Inside Looks menu, highlight 'Play All'. Press Left to select the fortune cookie. This will play an Inside Look on a discarded episode "The Bet".
    • Disc 4 - In the Set Up menu, highlight 'Episodes'. Press up to select the stain from George's hospital food. This will play a comparison of Seinfeld unrestored vs. remastered
  • Volume 3: Season 4
    • Disc 1 - In the Extras menu, highlight 'Inside Looks'. Press down to select the birthday cake. This will play a short clip of the four stars singing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow".
    • Disc 2 - In the 'In the Vault' menu, highlight 'The Virgin'. Press Right to select the piece of cheese. This will play a clip with "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser and Michael Richards as Kramer
    • Disc 3 - In the 'Extras' menu, highlight 'Episodes'. Press up to select illustration on the waste bin. This will play a segment called "Much Ado About Nothing," about the Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tom Arnold parking space incident
    • Disc 4 - In the 'Episodes' menu, highlight 'Extras'. Press Up to select the Oil symbol. This will play a blooper of Larry David, Larry Charles, and Bob Balaban as Greenpeace workers getting violently splashed by water while pretending to be on a raft in the ocean
  • Volume 4: Season 5
    • Disc 3
      • Easter Egg 1 - In the 'Extras' menu, highlight 'Setup'. Press right to select the zig-zagging lifeline. This will play a clip of the Seinfeld cast discussing the 1994 Northridge earthquake
      • Easter Egg 2 - In the episode menu for 'The Pie', highlight the 'Play' button. Press left to select the "TV Listings" logo. This will play an outtake of the final scene from the episode involving the Elaine mannequin.
    • Disc 4 - In the 'Setup' menu, highlight 'Subtitles'. Press Left to select the heart symbol on the baby mobile. This will play a suggested camera angle of the ugly baby scene.
  • Volume 5: Season 6
    • Disc 1
      • Easter Egg 1 - In the 'Setup' menu, highlight 'Main Menu'. Press 'Left' to select the Enter key on the keyboard. This will play a clip of the Seinfeld cast talking about the Rob Reiner tribute
      • Easter Egg 2 - In the 'Extras' menu, highlight 'Running With The Egg: Part 1' press Up to select the poison spray can. This will show Sein-imation character design concept sketches.
    • Disc 2 - In the 'Extras' menu, highlight 'Setup'. Press Right to select the pecan. This will play a small clip featuring Jerry Seinfeld talking about the little things in the show
    • Disc 3 - In the 'Extras' menu, highlight 'Episodes'. Press Left to select the pencil. This will play a clip of Jerry Seinfeld talking about the Dark Side
    • Disc 4 - In the 'Extras' menu, highlight 'Sein-imation: Kramer vs. Monkey'. Press Up to select the hot dog. This will play a clip of Jerry discussing the pain he caused on the show
  • Volume 6: Season 7
    • Disc 1 - In the episode menu for 'The Engagement', highlight "Deleted Scenes". Press Right twice to select the ring. This will play a deleted scene at the movie theater.
    • Disc 2 - In the 'Episodes' menu, highlight 'Setup'. Press Down twice to select Elaine's lost button. This will start a 15 minute segment called "Hey, Aren't You?" including stories from the entire cast. This feature is also available on a bonus disc released as part of the Fifth Season set.
  • Volume 7: Season 8
    • Disc 1 - In the episode menu for 'The Foundation', highlight 'Main Menu'. Press Down to select the upper-left fill-out form. This will play an excerpt of the Barmitzvah of Robert Padnick, the son of Castle Rock Entertainment executive Glenn Padnick. It was included on his request.
    • Disc 2 - In the Extras menu, highlight 'Sein-imation: The Del Boca Vista Express'. Press Left twice to select the 'No Smoking' symbol. This will play a 15 minute segment called "The Bench: Life Before Seinfeld." Some of the cast & crew members and some of the guest stars explain what they did before Seinfeld came into existence.
  • Volume 8: Season 9
    • Disc 1 - In the episode menu for 'The Blood', highlight 'Play Episode' and press Right to select the key icon. Or, highlight 'Main Menu' and press Right to select the fleur-di-lis. These Easter Eggs each show a different scene involving key grip Pete Papinickolas standing in for Lloyd Bridges (Izzy Mandelbaum).
    • Disc 3 - In the episode menu for 'The Cartoon', highlight 'Episodes'. Press Down to select the head of the joystick. This will show Elaine's pig cartoon.
    • Disc 4
      • Easter Egg 1 - In the episode menu for 'The Finale', highlight 'Main Menu'. Press down to select one of the fingerprints. This will play an alternate, happier ending to the episode.
      • Easter Egg 2 - In the Extras menu, highlight 'Scenes from the Roundtable'. Press Right to select the "Exhibit A" sticker. This will play a rough, uncompleted Sein-Imation (see above).

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