George Costanza can be upset about this shrinkage, too.

Fans of “Seinfeld” are fuming with Netflix after the present’s new unique streaming service modified the sitcom’s authentic 4:3 facet ratio to the narrower, extra fashionable and cinematic model of 16:9 — actually slicing out jokes within the course of.

And die-hard supporters — who endured a summer time with out streaming the Nineteen Nineties humor of co-creators Larry David, 74, and Jerry Seinfeld, 67, for the reason that present departed from Hulu — have been fast to name out cases the place the brand new ratio’s shrinkage on the highest and backside of the display has precipitated issues.

One of probably the most seen points (or lack thereof) comes within the Season 8 episode “The Pothole,” which at 16:9 has cropped out the precise avenue impediment from the title, Twitter person @Thatoneguy64 pointed out.


Other followers have aired grievances that Jerry’s sneaker assortment — his footwear being a personality of its personal in some ways — has additionally been minimize out from the modern ratio, according to Complex.

On Netflix’s finish, buying your entire collection of “Seinfeld” without delay to start airing on Oct. 1 was a dangerous transfer to start with, co-CEO Ted Sarandos stated in a latest press launch.

“This is the first time we’ve taken a risk of this nature, going all-in on nine seasons at the jump.”

Although these errors may appear insignificant to an untrained eye, they imply all the pieces to the years-long devoted viewers for a present about nothing, with whom Netflix was fast to make waves.


SEINFELD -- Season 6 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer  (Photo by )

SEINFELD — Season 6 — Pictured: (l-r) Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes, Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer  (Photo by )
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“Seinfeld’s in 16:9 on netflix and is therefore unwatchable…bummer.” @Boriskarkov tweeted.

Even media buffs referred to as out Netflix for spending like George Steinbrenner, purchasing the show’s rights for over $500 million, solely to deliver it again in such an unappealing method.

“SO, NETFLIX. YOU SPEND EIGHT SQUILLION ON SEINFELD AND THEN YOU SHOW IT IN THE WRONG RATIO,” Irish Times movie correspondent Donald Clarke posted. His level was reiterated by Twitter user @fivepoisionskid, who added, “it’s psychotic to spend like $500 million on the streaming rights for seinfeld and not show it in the right aspect ratio.”

Similar to the time Jerry robbed an aged lady of her marble rye, different followers have resorted to determined techniques to observe the present correctly.

“Seinfeld”… on DVD within the appropriate facet ratio, ‘cos I don’t need the highest and backside of the picture chopped off.” @kaospheric tweeted.

Along with the facet ratio drama, simply earlier than Netflix launched “Seinfeld,” Seinfeld himself spoke out on episodes he’s wanted to “repair.”

Every episode of 'Seinfeld' is now on Netflix, but some fans are upset about the ratio.

Every episode of ‘Seinfeld’ is now on Netflix, however some followers are upset concerning the ratio.
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“There’s a number of them that I would love to have a crack at, but I don’t really believe, philosophically, in changing or even thinking about the past,” he told reporters at Citi Field on Sept. 29.

“But if you forced me or you gave me a time machine, yeah, there’s a few — I would fix some things,” Seinfeld added with out moving into specifics.