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Emptiness is the dark heart of 'Seinfeld'

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New York City has never felt so desolate

There's no doubt that a dark current ran through Seinfeld, one of the funniest and most successful sitcoms of all time. The soundtrack and antics of Kramer and George gave it a lighthearted face, and many of the plot points were entirely absurd — but at its core, the show was a tale of four dysfunctional, unhappy residents of the modern age. A new Seinfeld-based supercut exposes that core in a rather unexpected way — "Nothing" is a 6-minute cut of clips from Seinfeld showing an empty, somewhat desolate New York City, accompanied only by the show's bobbing soundtrack and the cruel, callous sound of the laugh track. It's a video that transcends Seinfeld — anyone who has lived in a big city can relate to the conceit of being isolated in a city, despite being surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people.