Across nine television seasons, Seinfeld’s biggest quality constant is the sheer strength of its core cast, both individually and in the way they play each other. Although the show bears Jerry Seinfeld’s name and puts the stand-up comedian at the forefront and at the center of most of the storylines, the show wouldn’t have worked without his perfectly balanced ensemble. Between Jerry and George’s banter about seemingly mundane topics like button placement, Elaine’s sardonic wit, and Kramer’s off-the-wall insights, “Seinfeld” works best when it brings this quartet together on screen.
Each member of the Seinfeld cast is funny enough on their own, but working in tandem, they’re better than the sum of their parts. Their rapid-fire dialogue flows seamlessly into each other, each line perfectly in sync and naturally interacting with each other in a given scene. The reason why the scenes set in Jerry’s apartment and the Monk’s cafe are so memorable is not because of the set itself, but because it was in those scenes that the actors worked together most often and effectively.