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Ten years ago (it seems like only yesterday) we were simply a small group of experienced yet rather frustrated creative recruiters about to launch a brand new business. RedSofa. We were determined to show the world we could do a better job than the competition: and have fun at the same time.

Our philosophy was very simple only hire the very best and watch them and the business flourish. By 2014 we were proud to be acclaimed Europe's fastest growing and most respected Creative Recruitment Agency. A year later we opened our Berlin office.

Of course there are other elements to our success, passion, creativity and building long-term personal relationships, but working with the very best people will always be at the core of our being.

We now cover almost every area in our sector, ranging from junior art workers to global CEOs. Our expertise in every area is widely regarded as being unequalled. IMPRINT

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FREELANCE Account Manager (12826)

London

Contract, fixed contract, Temporary

£28,000 - £32,000

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We have an opening for a proactive and experienced freelance Account Manager with experience of FMCG brand campaigns (multi channel).

This role is to start October 2020.

3 month contract until end of January 2021.

Salary or day rate TBC:

Salary £28-32k.

Potentially a day rate c£160 per day.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

London creative agency looking for a freelance Account Manager to work on an established chocolate brand. Ideally you will have experience of working on campaigns for leading FMCG brands and some experience of working with international clients.

An integral role within the team, we are looking for the Account Manager to quickly become the day-to-day ‘go to’ for key client contacts and creative teams.

You will have a track record of building client relationships whilst delivering creative work. Ideally you will have experience and a passion for creative, marketing, advertising and strategy and be keen to assist a fun chocolate brand brand deliver effective customer engagement, retail marketing and activation campaigns.

The role is to “hit the ground running”, take ownership of projects from start to finish, champion client relationships and deliver tactical drive to creative campaigns.

 

IDEAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

FMCG brand experience

Multi channel, integrated experience

A critical eye and big attention to detail capabilities

Strong problem-solving skills and can-do attitude

Confidence in communication with internal and client teams

An excellent understanding of agency creative (everything from traditional print to social and digital animation)

An understanding of the creative production process

Experience of working on multiple projects on tight deadlines, remaining super cool, calm and collected as deadlines approach.

High level of self-motivation and well presented.

High energy, outgoing and fun personality

 

You will have frequent contact with:

Clients, to effectively and efficiently manage the assigned account

The Creative Department, to ensure a strong working relationship with this department

Our Suppliers, to maintain a good working relationship with third party suppliers

The Finance Team, to ensure all financial processes and procedures are adhered to at all times

 

 

 

Posted by: Richard Maddox

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Midweight Motion Designer (13538)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £40,000

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-This role is for a Mid-weight/Snr Motion Designer, based in house within a leading advertising agency. The primary role is to design and produce moving image projects coming through the department. The Motion Designer will work on a range of broadcast, online and DOOH campaigns. Must have a keen eye for detail and the ability to confidently execute a range of disciplines and styles. As a wide range of briefs flow through the department, the candidate should be confident with animation and compositing projects, able to prepare both static and video assets, have an eye for layout, typography and design and be competent at short form video editing.
As clients will often be in the department, and projects are worked on collaboratively, the applicant must have confidence to communicate with tact and diplomacy, and be a team player.
Responsibilities
• Attend new briefings and weekly production meetings.
• Designing and executing broadcast, digital, DOOH from initial briefing stage to delivery.
• Complete fast turnaround projects on time, whilst ensuring quality.
• Provide project timing estimates • Collaborate with Account Management and Creative team within the agency.
• Good with recording hours and a solid understanding of video workflows.
• Familiar with agency turn-around times and ways of working – good understanding of the dynamics of agency processes and works well within these parameters
• Develop departmental relationships and be a strong communicator

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital Content Creative (13532)

London

Permanent

£30,000 - £35,000

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Our client produces multi-channel campaigns so knowledge of artworking and print are required, the main focus of this role will be the development and delivery of digital collateral, ranging from video and animation through to digital presentations and websites (front end design).

The agency are tight-knit team so the successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of creative work – from idea generation and concept development through to production and final delivery (yes, afraid that can mean PowerPoint as well).

COVID
This is a full-time role based in their central London office (12 mins walk from Waterloo and London Bridge). The office space is within a co-working building and there are very strict procedures in place to ensure it is a safe place to work (temperature taken at the door, cleaners working all day and offices deep cleaned every evening) so it is currently open for those that want to be there (book in advance to ensure safe numbers) and they are encouraging all team members to be in the office at least twice a week. Our guidance changes in accordance with government guidelines.

In the event of the COVID situation easing the client will still offer flexible working but this role be office based at least 3 days a week.

EXPERIENCE

HND/degree qualification in a creative discipline
At least 3 years’ agency experience – some experience in healthcare would be beneficial but not mandatory
Expert knowledge of Adobe Premier, After Effects, Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
Good MS Office skills including Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of/willingness to learn html, CMS systems (WordPress etc)
Proven experience and interest in building successful client relationships and rapidly earning client trust
Experience of and desire to attend client meetings (currently virtual, but face to face COVID permitting) to present creative work
Exceptional attention to detail and/or experience of quality control
Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
Ability to work within a team
Be prepared to travel, occasionally overseas (COVID permitting)

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

A degree with an affinity for the life sciences, medical/pharmaceutical agency environment experience a plus
Proven understanding of technical editing principles, with prior experience in a similar role
Mac proficiency with a thorough understanding of Microsoft Office, (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Demonstrated ability to meet very short deadlines, to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment and to be a dynamic, proactive team player who can communicate effectively with other team members at all organisational levels
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to provide commentary/support for suggested editorial changes

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Passionate about making a difference through excellent design
Fully bought in to our core value of Active Consideration
Happy to support and lend a helping hand to colleagues when they need it
A true self-starter, your curiosity and keenness means you never have to ask for something to do
Passionate about the work we do and always looking for ways to improve the way we do it
A thoroughly nice person to have around with a decent sense of humour
Honest and straightforward – don’t beat around the bush if something is on your mind!
Willing to go the extra mile and put in the work to ensure the success of the business
A problem-solver who is not easily discouraged
Willing to admit when you’ve made a mistake and become wiser for it
Lead by example ensuring the very best is done on behalf of the business

Posted by: Alistair Kirkby

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Senior Digital Art Director (13513)

Berlin, Berlin (10405), Berlin (10785)

Permanent

£48,000

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Du hast ein Gespür für benutzerorientiertes und anspruchsvolles Design und bist mit den gestalterischen Web-Trends bestens vertraut. Du willst deine Arbeit im Netz sehen und mit jeder Idee besser werden. Bei uns kannst du all das tun, über dich hinauswachsen und mit inspirierenden KollegInnen die Latte jeden Tag noch etwas höher legen.

Dich erwarten spannende Herausforderungen auf großen nationalen und internationalen Marken. Am Ende eines Projektes wirst du auf jeden Fall immer sagen können: „Das hab’ ich gemacht“. Denn du wirst in unserem familiären Team viel Gestaltungsspielraum und Eigenverantwortung bekommen. Mit kurzen Entscheidungswegen und tollen KollegInnen, die dich jederzeit unterstützen.

DEINE AUFGABEN

  • Art Direction auf verschiedenen Kunden im Digitalbereich
  • Konzeption und Gestaltung von digitalen Kommunikationslösungen
  • Entwicklung einzigartiger Konzepte für Social Media Plattformen und andere digitale Touchpoints, die Engagement schaffen und über die gesprochen wird
  • Im Team überzeugen und alle in den Prozess involvierten KollegInnen mitreißen, sowie die fachliche Führung von Junior DesignerInnen
  • Beteiligung an Pitches

 

DEIN PROFIL

  • Du bist ein/e digitale/r Enthusiast/in und liebst es, dich kreativ zu entfalten
  • Du verfügst über ca. 3 Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich Art Direction, Screen Design, Frontend-Entwicklung in Digital-Agenturen
  • Du hast ein Studium im Bereich Kommunikation/Digitale Medien oder eine vergleichbare Ausbildung abgeschlossen
  • Du hast einen ausgeprägten Drive, neue Technologien, Trends und Design-Philosophien in den Bereichen Social Media und Interaction Design zu verstehen
  • Du arbeitest schnell, effizient und sorgfältig und beherrschst die Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects) genauso wie Keynote und PowerPoint
  • Du bringst gute Englischkenntnisse mit und beherrschst Deutsch auf muttersprachlichem Niveau
  • Idealerweise hast du Kenntnisse in der technischen Umsetzung von Layouts in WordPress
  • Deine absoluten Bonus-Skills sind Illustration, Fotografie, Retouching, Filmmaking, Videography, Editorial und HTML

WIR BIETEN

  • Mitarbeit an spannenden und zukunftsorientierten Projekten
  • Hohe Eigenverantwortung, kurze Entscheidungswege, flache Hierarchien
  • Ein tolles Team, ein wunderschönes Büro und regelmäßigen Schabernack

jjordan@redsofaberlin.com

Posted by: Jemima Jordan

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Software Engineer – RoR (13349)

London

Permanent

£35,000 - £50,000

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I am looking for a Software Engineer to join my clients Product and Engineering team to help them build the leading B2B2C SaaS product. You will work on engineering problems around usability, scalability and privacy, working with some of the world’s leading consumer goods brands and retailers. You will build and maintain a dynamic and extensible platform that helps enterprises connect, evidence and surface supply chain information to create delightful and informative shopper-facing experiences.

The Role

Working as a Software Engineer you will.

Build new features throughout the stack, with integrations with blockchain tech and other services
Help to maintain existing features and support the wider team in achieving company goals
Have a good understanding of the various architectures and components of modern, scalable web application stacks
Communicate complex technical concepts and solutions to team mates, customers and our wider engaged community of organisations and individuals
Take a lean, test-driven approach to solving problems
Proactively look for ways to improve our processes, software quality and maintainability
Learn new skills and technologies to improve your knowledge and ability to contribute to the team

About You
Requirements

You’re looking for a role that brings purpose to your day job. You believe in the potential for technology to help solve systemic challenges and enable positive change for people and planet. You have a strong track record of designing and building software systems using agile methodologies.

Here’s what they’re looking for
Skills

Minimum 3 years experience developing software with some or all of the following Ruby on Rails, modern Javascript (vanilla, React, Hapi.js)
Experience designing and architecting scalable, web-based systems that solve real business problems
Good understanding of the various architectures and components of modern, scalable web application stacks
You will need to be able to communicate complex technical concepts and solutions to team-mates, and occasionally customers and our wider engaged community of organisations and individuals
Ability to pick up new ideas, concepts and technologies quickly
Experience working in lean, iterative ways to create software from the ground up
Interest in future-facing technologies and desire to contribute to building a more sustainable future.

Excellent benefits

It would be an advantage to have links to any accounts on GitHub, BitBucket, etc and be able to talk through your code using a computer during the interview.

All candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Full Stack Developer – WordPress (13500)

London

Permanent

£50,000 - £55,000

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I am looking for a Full Stack Developer to join my clients’ incredible team of creative, forward thinking Developers. They are looking for someone with a strong and detailed understanding of both back-end concepts and PHP and front-end development. This is an exciting time to be joining them as they are seeking to rapidly expand their development team.

This is an opportunity that will suit an ambitious professional who relishes the chance to help grow a business, thrives on challenges, and working in a fast-paced international environment.

Purpose of the role
Working directly for the Head of Development and Executive Creative Director within an expanding team, this role works alongside other digital creatives and developers to devise visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications, and e-campaigns. Campaigns that will surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.

You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision and delivers business benefits.

Main responsibilities

  • Considers website development beyond the brief, and extends it to include commercial aspects and business value considerations
  • Works closely with the Technical Director, Executive Creative Director, Head of Development and the agency’s development team to maintain and evolve the development standards of the agency
  • Works as part of a New Business pitch team to sell the capabilities of the development function
  • Develops designs to an excellent creative standard, collaborating with other delivery functions
  • Use various software’s on a daily basis including WordPress, PHP, HTML/CSS3/SASS, Vanilla JS and frameworks e.g. vue.js
  • Demonstrates high levels of attention to detail and standards of accuracy in all code deliverables
  • Shows a clear understanding, adoption, and development of the latest techniques and languages and offers exploratory solutions to development requirements
  • Develops a good ideology for managing maintainable, scalable solutions and blueprint products (re-usable assets)
  • Encourages and inspires excellence in both the development and design teams
  • Records and shares lessons learned with team members to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Ensures development architecture is always current and repositories are set up and maintained correctly

About you
You will be an engaging and forward-thinking Full Stack Developer with a user centred approach to creating brilliant design experiences. You must have HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C, and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web.

Additional requirements

  • 5+ years of development experience
  • Understanding of back-end programming concepts and PHP
  • Extensive experience developing in WordPress
  • Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  • Plugin usages
  • Multi-Site implementation
  • End-to-End Theme Development
  • Demonstrates API and third-party integrations
  • MySQL Development
  • WordPress DevOps Experience
  • Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js
  • Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
  • Positive communication, strong work ethic, ambition, and drive.

You must be able to live and work in the UK.
No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Senior Front End Developer (13499)

London

Permanent

£70,000 - £75,000

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I am looking for a forward-thinking, engaging Frontend Developer with a user centered approach to creating brilliant design experiences. Working directly for the Head of Development and Executive Creative Director within an exciting and expanding team, you will work alongside other digital creatives and developers devising visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications, and e-campaigns that surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.

You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision and delivers business benefit.

You will be hungry to learn and develop, and in return, you will be welcomed into a tight-knit, evolving team that is part of a unique agency with ambitious growth plans.

 

Purpose of the role

Working directly for the Head of Development and Executive Creative Director within an expanding team, this role works alongside other digital creatives and developers to devise visually arresting and engaging websites, mobile applications and e-campaigns. Campaigns that will surprise and delight users, exploiting cutting edge development techniques and methods.

You will live and breathe development and will be able to demonstrate your ability to not only create complex solutions, but also understand how to architect development solutions that uphold the initial vision and delivers business benefits.

Key responsibilities and tasks

  • Work closely with the Executive Creative Director, Head of Development, and other developers to maintain and evolve the development standards of the agency
  • Extends development to include commercial aspects and business value considerations
  • Demonstrates high levels of attention to detail and standards of accuracy in all code deliverables
  • Works as part of a New Business pitch team to sell the capabilities of the development function
  • Develops and progresses opportunities to diversify the development product portfolio, highlighting opportunities to expand the agency capability set
  • Maintains regular day-to-day contact with key internal stakeholders to manage their expectations
  • Motivates colleagues to work together in the most efficient manner including Project Management and Client Services.

About you
We are looking for a hardworking and passionate Frontend developer to contribute to the continuous improvement and growth at the agency. You will have extensive Frontend Development experience and the ability to work in a pressurised environment towards tight deadlines.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Advanced experience with an MV* framework preferably vue.js
  • HTML/CSS3/SASS practices that support responsive design, progressive enhancement, SEO best practices, W3C and accessibility standards across both desktop and mobile web
  • Strong vanilla JS skills and experience with ES6 and jQuery
  • SVG animation experience with Canvas / CSS3 Keyframes / JS animation
  • Understanding of back-end programming concepts and PHP
  • Experience developing in WordPress
  • Experience using Photoshop and/or Sketch in collaboration with UX/UI design
  • Confident communication, both written and verbal – occasional client meetings may be required


You must be able to live and work in the UK.
No sponsorship for this role.

Posted by: Neil Clements

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Interaction UI Designer (11856)

London

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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About the role:

You will be joining our growing digital team, based in London and you will be reporting into our Senior Digital Designer. You will be responsible for designing and developing innovative branded solutions such as website, apps and other digital touchpoints for retail markets with specific contribution across 2D brand communications and digital design within a seamless customer journey. As a Digital Designer, you will be expected to work with Digital Designers, Developers, UX Designers to develop creative concepts across all aspects of digital interaction working with a wider multidisciplinary creative team.

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:

3 year+ digital design experience (Brand, Digital)
A strong knowledge of UI design principles and techniques
Good working knowledge of UX and Interaction Design
Knowledge of Motion / Prototyping
Strong verbal & written communication skills in English and other languages a bonus
Understanding how mobile, web and screen-based content works
Highly proficient graphics and digital software including Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator,

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The majority of time within the role is dedicated to:

Contribute into the development and delivery of effective user interfaces across a range of client websites and mobile apps
Ensure complex information is delivered and displayed in the most compelling way
Proactively developing graphics, digital and website design with other team members
Work with the UX Design team to ensure all client sites and apps deliver the best experience possible
Contributing to brainstorming sessions for creative concepting
Staying current on market trends and research as it relates to digital and retail design, communicating and feeding back to other team.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY WHO:

Have a passion for design
Cares about user experience
Have great attention to details
Delivers
Enjoys working in fast-paced projects
Can work alone and with a team
Curious and innovative

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Digital UI Designer (11828)

Richmond

Permanent

£0 - £45,000

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My client are an ambitious and fast-growing marketing agency, led by award-winning creatives and based in Richmond.

They’re always exploring new ways to tell great stories, through incredible content.

The spec:

We’re looking for a Senior Designer to join a super-talented design team, currently comprised of: 1 Head of Design, 1 Design Director, 1 Senior, 1 Motion Lead, 4 Mid-weights and 3 Creative Artworkers.

We produce a wide variety of work, from branding and identities, websites and interactive to content marketing (videos, ebooks, long-ass web pages… stuff like that); with an emphasis on digital and exciting design innovation.

You’ll be…

Designing content across multiple channels from concept to final deliverables. So, someone hands-on with excellent technical skills who can also provide art direction would be perfect.
Working with our fantastic writing, accounts and web teams to turn briefs
into breakthrough work.
Helping sell in agency ideas and work to clients.

You’ll have…

A book full of amazing thought-provoking ideas, beautifully executed, predominantly in digital formats.
A solid foundation in the principles of design, type and creative direction.
Proven experience of creating and delivering design that works across responsive web packages.
Experience in prototyping and testing design ideas.
Decent branding experience, knowing the value of a powerful identity.
Plenty of passion, not only about how things look, but how they work and feel.
An impressive cultural awareness, strong at producing content for social media.
At least 3 years experience working in a digital creative agency.

And these technical skills…

Highly proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Familiarity with industry standard UX and UI design and prototyping tools; Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD and InVision, Zeplin

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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Mid-weight Motion Designer (11775)

London

Permanent

£25,000 - £33,000

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Design Agency based in Soho are looking for a mid-weight Motion Designer that can work across the following:

After Effects
Cinema 4D (nice to have)
Premiere (editing, colour grading)
Storyboarding

Filming (we have kit, so using a basic setup – we use 3rd parties for larger shoots)

The spec:

First and foremost our motion designers are creative thinkers and problem solvers. Their role is to be a key member of the team, continuously learning from and contributing to projects. They will be taking a greater lead on projects and begin owning some of the small to medium projects. They should be good listeners, not be afraid to air their views, be great team players, have very good mac skills, be enthusiastic and have strong sense of personal responsibility for the work they produce.

A Motion Designer should have a relevant design degree, 3 or 4 years experience (may vary) and an excellent portfolio and/or showreel which demonstrates their ability to think intellectually about design problems and demonstrates their ability to flex their idea, in motion, across the different channels of a brand.

The role:

To help the team produce inspiring digital presentations, social media content, video and motion work for clients

Help develop/challenge/understand briefs, conduct audits, gather information, understand client’s business

Production of original, appropriate and highly creative motion concepts. Ability to present these to the team, explaining your ideas using whatever media best represents your thinking.

To develop and craft yours and others work working closely with the team

Have a strong knowledge of what is possible with existing and emerging digital platforms and devices, motion tools and devices

Be involved in award winning projects

Be inquisitive, ask questions, learn how things work

Be enthusiastic about as much as you can

Make even the seemingly mundane task a challenge and an opportunity to learn

Develop an awareness of 3rd party expertise such as digital designers, animators, 3d specialists, coders and proactively share new ‘finds’ across the consultancy

Keep abreast of what is happening in the motion, social and design industry and share those findings with the wider team

Your ‘team’ includes non designers such as project managers and account handlers, it is important to understand their goals and work closely with them

Begin to take responsibility for smaller projects in the studio

 

Posted by: Amalie Byass

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News

Public Service Announcement: funny stuff on Amazon Prime

Steve Buss 19th August 2020

“Seinfeld” is a ‘90s sitcom that became a huge hit in the States.

Confusingly Jerry Seinfeld himself is a pretty lame stand-up, but just ignore that.

Anyways, it’s back on Amazon Prime so here’s a shortlist of the funniest episodes and some of the most famous comedy episodes of any US TV.

Written by Larry David who moved on to write and star in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Seinfeld is pretty much “Curb Your Enthusiasm: Lighter, Funnier, Better”.

Actually, Seinfeld might as well be called “The Elaine, George and Kramer Show” as Jerry Seinfeld is the weakest link:

Elaine – Jerry’s ex-. Played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus from VEEP. No 1 funny person on the show.

George and his Italian American parents – dad Frank played by Ben Stiller’s dad, Jerry Stiller.

Kramer – the kooky neighbour.

The following episodes are the classics. I watched these during lockdown and they’re still fresh. Most episodes throughout series 4-7 are decent but really you only need to watch these 12 episodes and then move on.

The 12 funniest episodes are:

  • The Contest (season 4)
  • The Hamptons (season 5)
  • The Opposite (season 5)
  • The Pledge Drive (season 6)
  • The Fusilli Jerry (season 6)
  • The Wink (season 7)
  • The Gum (season 7)
  • The Doll (season 7)
  • The Bizarro Jerry (season 8)
  • The Little Kicks (season 8)
  • The Susie (season 8)
  • The Yada Yada (season 8)

Perhaps finish up with “Highlights of a Hundred” (season 6’s clip highlights episode).

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047644297/

Written by Richard Maddox

 

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