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Seinfeld Fans Think This Moment Was Incredibly Unfair To Jerry And Elaine

When it comes to what's fair and unfair in television shows, the characters of "Seinfeld" almost always fall into the category of "you deserve everything that's happening to you." But for one brief moment during Season 6, viewers actually had reasons to feel sorry for the "Seinfeld" gang — especially Jerry and Elaine.

The sympathy came from the sitcom's fanbase in 1995 (via IMDb) and is still floating around to this day following the show's October 2021 release on Netflix and previous run on Hulu, according to Insider Reviews. "Seinfeld" first aired in 1989 and ran for nine seasons on NBC. The series starred Jerry Seinfeld as a fictionalized version of himself, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, and Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer (via IMDb). It covered all the intricacies and hilarious situations that people often find themselves in during their day-to-day lives, such as dealing with a building doorman — which is exactly what happened in the episode that left viewers feeling Jerry and Elaine had been wronged completely.

Fans can't stand how Jerry and Elaine are treated in The Doorman

It's an episode that has been ticking people off for years, with "Seinfeld" viewers taking it to social media in recent months — after the show's debut on Netflix — to blast 1995's "The Doorman" from Season 6 and everything that goes down with Jerry and Elaine during it, per IMDb. One Reddit post in particular, which asked fans to list out moments that seemed the most unfair, has a comment in the reply section with over 500 upvotes.

"The doorman who constantly antagonized Jerry and then left his post to go get drunk (and left Jerry in charge)," shared user gulag_123452. "Jerry and Elaine having to pay for a replacement couch was also extremely unfair." Many fellow Redditors agreed. Another Redditor added: "A doorman's job is to secure the lobby, and Jerrlaine have to pay for him abandoning his post. That part always gets me." A third person admitted: "I actually can't stand this episode, and will often skip it when I re-watch the series."

While actor Larry Miller may have played a perfect rival to Jerry and a vengeful doorman (via IMDb), he was actually one of Seinfeld's close friends and a longtime stand-up comedian, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "For the first four years of our career, we would spend the whole day walking around Manhattan laughing," Seinfeld said in a 1992 interview with the newspaper. "We're blood brothers."