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His wildly successful nine-season sitcom (you remember, that show about nothing) gave us a new vocabulary (anti-Dentite, anyone?), and was the PG precursor to co-creator Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm, which staged a Seinfeld reunion last fall. More than a decade after his show's finale, Seinfeld still has the name recognition though unfortunately, he's brought it back to NBC with the questionable Marriage Ref.
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