In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles where, a year later, he wrote the first Seinfeld freelance episode, “The Apartment.” Over the run of the show, Mehlman rose to executive producer and coined such Seinfeld-isms as “Yada Yada” “spongeworthy,” “shrinkage” and “double-dipping.”
In 1997, Mehlman joined DreamWorks and created “It’s like, you know...” a lovingly harsh look at Los Angeles. In recent years, he has written screenplays and hoards of humor pieces for NPR, Esquire, The New York Times, Washington Post and LA Times while also appearing on-camera for TNT Sports and the Webby nominated “Pete Mehlman’s Narrow World of Sports."
Peter also writes for numerous national publications including the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Esquire, etc.
In the Seinfeld writers room Peter Mehlman's mind would wander. And it hasn't stopped. Long time colleague Stephanie Kennedy met Peter while working as key costumer on Seinfeld.
Now they're back together to bring Peter's doodles to life in this collection of art and other items for the creative mind and long time Seinfeld fans.