The Story Behind The "Seinfeld" Theme Song Can Now Be Told

Submitted by: rumham 1 year ago in

Great Big Story: Whether you’re a “Seinfeld” devotee or not, the iconic synth-bass sounds of the sitcom’s theme music are unmistakable. And the man behind the improvised riff is just as original. Meet composer Jonathan Wolff; he’s responsible for writing the theme songs to more than 44 television shows, including "Saved by the Bell: The College Years," "Will & Grace," and most famously, "Seinfeld." Here’s how he created a theme song about nothing, that changed every show.
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Interesting background story. Time and again, when something good makes its way onto television, you later hear a story of how network executives nearly killed it. If it isn't the usual insipid junk, it stands out, and the network executives' instinct is to grab a hammer.