TV - Movies
The Two Dark
Rules Larry
David Had On The
Set Of Seinfeld
By MIKE BEDARD
"Seinfeld" was famously the show about nothing with a focus on mining the humor out of given situations rather than making a statement about humanity. As such, the only thing expected out of the audience is to laugh their butts off, so it perhaps should come as no surprise to hear what the two prominent rules of the series were.
The show's co-creator, Larry David, had two simple rules when it came to creating "Seinfeld" episodes and that was “no hugging, no learning." It's an ethos you can see in every installment, as there aren't any sentimental moments where the friends come together to hug one another after a misunderstanding.
They also never learn their lessons, often going through a comedy of errors to wind up being the same exact people by the episode's end. At their core, the four friends are awful people who get themselves into bad, albeit, hilarious situations and that ingredient is one of the reasons it went on to become one of the most popular TV shows of its era.