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Fans Annoyed That Some Things Are Cropped Out Of Seinfeld On Netflix

Tom Wood

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Fans Annoyed That Some Things Are Cropped Out Of Seinfeld On Netflix

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Fans of the show Seinfeld have been complaining about how the show has been presented on Netflix because it's making some of the show's episodes completely miss the mark.

That is to say, there's an episode of the 90s comedy show called 'The Pothole', which is about - you've guessed it - a pothole in the road, but the cropping means that the titular pothole isn't there in shot.

Kinda makes the whole thing seem a bit pointless, right?

Basically, the whole series just dropped onto Netflix recently, and it's been cropped into 16:9 aspect ratio.

Without getting too far into what exactly that means, the pothole that would otherwise have been at the bottom of the shot now can't be seen, and fans of the show aren't very happy about it.

Seinfeld episode 'The Pothole', sans pothole. Credit: Netflix
Seinfeld episode 'The Pothole', sans pothole. Credit: Netflix

One person wrote: "Seinfeld's in 16:9 on Netflix and is therefore unwatchable...bummer"

Another person then later clarified: "To emphasize, the titular pothole from the season 8 episode The Pothole is cropped out on Netflix."

That tweet has received thousands of replies, many of which are tagging Netflix themselves asking them to sort it out.

If they're looking for a fix, this happened when The Simpsons came to Disney+ a while back, and they just allowed those watching to change the aspect ratio if they wanted, which seems to have placated everyone.

However, not everyone is so happy about Seinfeld appearing on Netflix, given that some of the content of the show is a little - let's say - dated.

Here's what it should look like. Credit: NBC
Here's what it should look like. Credit: NBC

Of course, many shows - such as the aforementioned Simpsons and Friends - have fallen afoul of the changing opinions of 2021, and Seinfeld is no different.

That said, creator and star Jerry Seinfeld has even said that he'd change a few bits if he could.

Of the show, which ran from 1989 until 1998 on NBC, Seinfeld said: "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.

"My philosophy of life is that [it] happened the way it happened, and we're going to go from here. And that's the best way to [...] live."

Jerry Seinfeld and the gang. Credit: NBC
Jerry Seinfeld and the gang. Credit: NBC

He continued: "I think regret is a philosophical position that I disagree with.

"It kind of assumes you could have changed the past, so I wouldn't even think of that.

"But if you forced me or you gave me a time machine, yeah, there's a few - I would fix some things."

Perhaps he could start with the aspect ratio?

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment, Netflix, Weird

Tom Wood
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