'Seinfeld' and 'Friends' Enthusiasts Vigorously Debate Which Classic Series Is Better

The answer is obvious, and here's a hint: The better series is the one without a character who keeps Stephen King books in his freezer.


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Three decades on from its TV debut, the effects of Seinfeld's inspired take on nothingness remain quite obviously ingrained in the mainstream. Friends, meanwhile, may not be a longstanding critical darling like Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld's creation but similarly remains a heavily watched show in the streaming era.

Now, in the fitting spirit of nothingess, a full-blown debate has erupted in which the two NBC series have been pitted against each other.

OK, let's settle this... 'Friends' Vs 'Seinfeld': Which show is better? pic.twitter.com/a7hLQfwgpY

— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) August 19, 2019

For anyone who wisely follows @Seinfeld2000 on Instagram and/or Twitter, the Seinfeld vs. Friends battle isn't exactly a new thing. 

they put a tv outside of jefrey epsteins cell playing F·R·I·E·N·D·S

— Seinfeld Current Day (@Seinfeld2000) August 17, 2019

Additionally, such a debate hilariously boasts the dual characteristics of having a very obvious answer and an overarching air of ridiculousness given that it's perfectly reasonable to enjoy two different shows at once.

Still, none of that stands a chance at stopping the debate from raging on:

Me opening Twitter to find uncultured people saying friends is better than Seinfeld. pic.twitter.com/tfQM77DNqJ

— Mason Cosper (@Sideofmayo42) August 19, 2019

Anyone who says friends is better than Seinfeld https://t.co/6cpuolbgeo

— kyle (@knicks_tape99) August 19, 2019

Come on comparing Seinfeld to FRIENDS!! Seinfeld is just on another level pic.twitter.com/F2nqXV17qg

— Rosita (@Realrusul) August 19, 2019

When somebody actually suggests that Friends is superior to Seinfeld. pic.twitter.com/a3V3YhEEIz

— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) August 19, 2019

As a Gen Xer watching both in the '90s, I look at it this way.

Friends is who we would like to be!

Seinfeld is who we are!! pic.twitter.com/eQWontzOGz

— AJ 🏎 to🚀 find👽& 🙏☮️🇺🇦 (@VonKlef) August 19, 2019

Seinfeld! Not even close! Best sitcom EVER!

— Smash Mouth (@smashmouth) August 19, 2019

The people saying Friends is better than Seinfeld probably dance like this. pic.twitter.com/gZqXXEuDzo

— Sasa 🍒 (@heartIessqueen) August 19, 2019

There are two types of people in this world.

Seinfeld people and people with bad taste. pic.twitter.com/yIUERTxRib

— 𝕊𝕔𝕠𝕣𝕤𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕓𝕖𝕕 (@AtheismJesus) August 19, 2019

It’s like comparing apples and oranges. both shows have equal merit. Seinfeld has clever writing and was much funnier, but Friends has much greater character depth and development. Both shows have 10/10 casting and acting. Enjoy and respect both like a normal person.

— Christopher (@chrisshill) August 19, 2019

With a sea change ahead for the streaming market, including the impending launch of a new NBCUniversal app, Seinfeld star Jason Alexander recently got filmed being bothered by a TMZ person and was asked for his thoughts on the presumably massive amount of money at play regarding a new home for Costanza and company.

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"None of that goes to me, so . . . May the best man win, but I'm not the best man," Alexander said, adding some additional insight on the still-going-strong impact of the Show About Nothing. "I can't believe it's still out there making people happy, so as long as people can get to it, power to 'em," he said.

Anyway, if you or someoneanyone in your personal circle has even remotely suggested that they consider Friends to be superior to Seinfeld, experts recommend a top-to-bottom overhaul of your entire life.

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