Favourite Seinfeld moments

Rob at work has asked me to share my thoughts on my favourite Seinfeld moments. Originally, the request was for favourite episodes, but I have a lot of difficulty tying together the various storylines, and the currency I use in Seinfeld-related banter is the thread rather than the episode: the one where George suffered shrinkage, the one where Kramer swam in the East River, the one where Kramer burst through Jerry’s door. Ah, maybe not.

Anyway, I’ve found this tricky, but here are my thoughts. I’d welcome comments from all, and indeed sundry.

Others will spring to mind, and as they do, I will add via comments.


4 Responses to “Favourite Seinfeld moments”

  1. Rob A on September 14th, 2006 04:37

    Marvellous. Nice choices. Here are just some of mine then:

    “Here’s to feeling good, all the time” Kramer pretending to be ‘hip to the whole scene’ of his accountant, who is simply allergic to his sweater.

    Girl: “Must everyone like you?”
    George: “Yes! Everyone must like me! I must be liked”!

    George: “I happen to dress based on mood”
    Jerry: But you basically wear the same thing all the time
    George: seemingly, but within that basic framework there are many subtle variations only discernible to an acute observer that reflect the many moods, the many shades, the many sides of George Costanza.”
    Jerry: “And what mood is this?”
    George: “This is morning mist.”

    Jerry, on seeing George’s girlfriend topless: “Boutros Boutros Ghali”.

    Newman: “I’m a United States Postal Worker”
    Jerry: “Arent those the guys who go crazy and come back with a gun and shoot everyone”
    Newman: “Sometimes…”

    Sheer genius.

  2. Rob on September 19th, 2006 12:31

    I have to say, most of Seinfeld is utter gold… it’s just too hard. If I remember (highly unlikely) then next time it puts us in stitches will write it down.

    BTW, “The one with…” is a Friends term. Pah!

  3. Jenny on July 20th, 2010 23:19

    Ooh fun game.
    – “I told you this city would eat you alive” George pretends to be an out of towner to his date and misfortunes befall him.

    Elaine’s anti birthday work rant and eating the 200 yr old cake

    Elaine uses too many exclamation marks Elaine: You wanted to see me, Mr. Lippman?

    Lippman: I was just going over the Jake Jarmel book and I understand you worked with him very closely.

    Elaine: Yes, krhm, yes I did.

    Lippman: And, anyway I was just reading your final edit, um, there seems to be an inordinate number of exclamation points.

    Elaine: Well, I felt that the writing lacked certain emotion and intensity.

    Lippman: Oh, “It was damp and chilly afternoon, so I decided to put on my sweatshirt!”

  4. Jenny on July 20th, 2010 23:22

    Oh and finally, Jerry’s large handed date and his remark about dumping a woman who spears individual peas on her fork “but I’ve seen her eat sweetcorn- SHE SHOVELS”

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