If you analyze the characters in “Seinfeld,” there is a pattern of selfishness and almost sociopathic behavior that is discovered in many of them. In many of the situations they face, the characters choose a choice that only benefits their needs, even if it is to the detriment of others.
Jerry, for example, puts his own pleasure needs ahead of those with whom he is related. On “The Voice,” he continues to make unwanted jokes about his girlfriend’s stomach, even though she’s obviously embarrassed. In the episode “The Merv Griffin Show” he gets a woman drunk so he can play with her late father’s vintage toy collection while she passes out. To make matters worse, he does this repeatedly so both George (Jason Alexander) and Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) can help take advantage of the situation. Jerry’s numerous moral lapses also include arresting George for shoplifting, making out with his girlfriend at the theater during “Schindler’s List”, stealing a loaf of marble rye bread from an elderly woman, and digging up his neighbor’s dead parrot from a pet cemetery. We could go on and on.
Elaine is no better, proving that lazy behavior and a flawed moral compass aren’t something the show dedicates solely to the male characters. To cite just a few examples, she has knowingly made the workplace a terrible environment for an anti-germ co-worker (“The Apology”), and she constantly abuses her power and privilege while at the helm of the J. Peterman catalog .
George is the most neurotic and compulsively lies to everyone throughout the show’s nine seasons. These lies are often used to make him appear more successful to strangers or old acquaintances, but are sometimes used as a means to cover up a plan.