Netflix is now streaming a 4K remastered version of Seinfeld, but the 16:9 aspect ratio it selected has cropped out some visual gags, Rolling Stone reports.
Netflix nabbed the global streaming rights to the 90s classic in 2019 for over $500 million. But for a show that deals with the mundane, human problems of its time, it’s now dealing with technological problems of the present.
Seinfeld originally aired in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which was standard for TVs in the 90s. Much like Hulu’s presentation before it, Netflix’s 4K remaster of the show opts for a 16:9 aspect ratio, which can trim footage from the top or bottom of a shot. As a result, some details may be missing, like Jerry’s sneakers or jokes like those spotted by Twitter users: