180 episodes of gut-busting laughs are joining Netflix next month.

The show I'm referring to is Seinfeld, the legendary sitcom starring comedian Jerry Seinfeld, and his iconic gang of friends Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), George (Jason Alexander) and Kramer (Michael Richards). The show is coming to Netflix on October 1, 2021, and will hopefully be available for the foreseeable future.

This is a fantastic acquisition for Netflix, a service that has been bereft of classic sitcoms since The Office, Parks and Recreation and Cheers all bolted for other services. As much as I love New Girl and Community, Seinfeld takes Netflix's selection to the next level, and helps me tie up a loose end that I've been waiting to complete for months.

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If you're one of the more regular listeners of "The Drive", then you may remember that I was binge-watching Seinfeld a few months ago. Let me tell you, I was COOKING through episodes. I would return home from doing our show, make dinner, and watch Seinfeld while perusing the night's sports action. I was nearly through the show's nine-season, 180 episode run before Hulu removed the show from their service.

Needless to say, I was devastated.

I searched high and low for the next service on which Seinfeld would appear, only to be left with no answers. Then, my girlfriend Taylor sends me this tweet...

Just like that, my life has meaning again. I can once again immerse myself in the hilarious chatter from the coffee shop, ride the rollercoaster of emotions that accompany Jerry's trials and tribulations with dating, and yes, finally watch The Merv Griffin Show episode. I never reached that one.

As it turns out, Seinfeld's debut was among a number of exciting announcements by the streaming service, including but not limited to Season 3 of "You" dropping later that month, as well.

So, as the warm summer days turn to chilly fall nights, Netflix subscribers will be left entertained for hours.

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