Seinfeld: Season 4

After waiting ages for the greatest sitcom of all time to get the DVD treatment, it's almost overwhelming to have four seasons available in only six months. There's a reason why it took Jerry and company so long to open the vaults: they wanted to give fans the greatest package possible. And on this third collection, they've continued to do so. It's no secret that Seinfeld took a few seasons to find its legs, which is how it is with many sitcoms, but in the fourth season it went from modest cult status to Emmy award winner. The show about nothing hit its stride in 1992, which is one of the best (if not the best) seasons for the show. The episodes are all classics: "The Trip," where Kramer is framed for murder; the masturbatory, censor dodging "The Contest"; and the series-defining "The Pilot," where Jerry and George get their shot at a television program. While each episode's hilarious comedy is vividly intact, it's the surplus of extras that's the gold. Commentaries by the team of Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jason Alexander, Seinfeld and writer Larry Charles offer great moments like the critique of their fashion and that the revelation of the name "Delores" was an audience member's idea. "Notes About Nothing" are included for each episode, noting everything from the fact that Seth Green auditioned for the bubble boy role to an ongoing "Kramer Entrance" and "Girlfriend Counter." A documentary visits the story behind the show's breakthrough, pointing out how it was now acceptable for crazy to become sane. Bloopers, outtakes and some deleted scenes provide more classic moments, but the piece de resistance is the exclusive footage of Jerry's stand-up routine. You know you need this. Plus: promo ads and trailers, behind the scenes. (Columbia/Sony)