10 New England Towns & Locations Mentioned on ‘Seinfeld’
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"Hello, New England..."
25 years ago this week, Jerry Seinfeld announced his eponymous show would end at the end of its ninth season.
While Seinfeld is the quintessential New York City sitcom, it has several New England ties, both real and fictional (including one that, in the end, wound up being crucial).
Long before he played George Costanza, Jason Alexander attended Boston University. However, in a move similar to his Seinfeld counterpart, Alexander left the school after just one year (though these days, George would probably get his wish to be a Major League General Manager with the Red Sox).
Larry David is known to vacation on Martha’s Vineyard in the summertime, and even shot a movie set there for HBO, called Clear History. More famously, though, David made news when he got into a shouting match at a grocery market with attorney Alan Dershowitz (he should’ve hired Jackie Chiles).
John “J. Peterman” O’Hurley hails from Kittery, Maine, and attended Providence College. He is also a diehard Boston Red Sox fan and has been spotted several times at Fenway Park.
Seinfeld writer Dan O’Keefe struck gold - gold! - when he cowrote the episode “The Strike,” which marked the mainstream introduction to his father’s bizarre secular holiday Festivus. O’Keefe was one of a few Seinfeld writers to attend Harvard University.
What’s odd, however, is that many forget that Seinfeld actually ended in Massachusetts, in the fictional town of Latham.
(SPOILER) In the show’s finale, written by David, the show’s four main characters are sentenced to prison following their violation of the “Good Samaritan Law.”
However, there were also several real New England towns and locations mentioned throughout the show’s nine-season run.