Aug 27, 2010

Perhaps you'd like to keep the tape

Look at the height, Jerry, the extension! Now watch the tuck. Handstand, half-turn, giant into a straddle, back into another handstand. Nice kip. Reverse hecht. Oh, nice leg extension, good form! Now, here comes the big dismount. Look at the rotation, full in, double back, and she sticks the landing! (silence) Perhaps you'd like to keep the tape? (silence) Well, I'll take that as a yes.

I don't know too many monkeys who can take apart a fuel injector

Uncle Leo!?

Aug 19, 2010

George's Brother

Though never seen, George has mentioned his brother in two episodes, both in season three:

"The Parking Space"
George: I don't know, I just can't. Nobody in my family can pay for parking, it's a sickness. My father never paid for parking; my mother, my brother, nobody. We can't do it.

"The Suicide"
RULA (psychic): Who’s Pauline?
GEORGE: Pauline?...Wait a minute. I got it. My brother once impregnated a woman named Pauline.

Aug 3, 2010

Jul 13, 2010

RIP Steinbrenner

In honor of the passing of George Steinbrenner, below are a couple lesser known Big Stein facts:

At one point George describes Steinbrenner by saying, "No one knows what this guy's capable of; he fires people like it's a bodily function!" Nevertheless, the real Steinbrenner maintained that he was a fan of the show and that "Costanza is always welcome back." In one episode ("The Wink"), the Steinbrenner character mentions all of the people he fired, saying Billy Martin four times, and mentions then-current manager Buck Showalter, but then quickly swears George to silence. Though intended as a joke, the comment proved prophetic: just weeks after the episode aired, Steinbrenner did not bring back Showalter as Yankees manager and replaced him with Joe Torre.

The real Steinbrenner had filmed three scenes for the Seinfeld season 7 finale, "The Invitations", but they were edited out when the time of the original episode ran higher than the allowed time, and when Steinbrenner expressed disapproval of the plot about Susan's death (they can be seen in full on the Seinfeld Season 7 DVD Disc 4).

A few clips:

Seinbrenner sitting with the Costanzas
Best of rants, Part I
Best of rants, Part II

Jun 23, 2010

Jun 22, 2010

Top 10 sports episodes

What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for?!?

Click for article

Jun 21, 2010

Killin mofos

In "The Masseuse" (1993), Elaine suggests that her boyfriend change his name from Joel Rifkin to "O.J." Rifkin (after O.J. Simpson) to avoid being confused with Joel Rifkin, the famous serial killer. Ironically, seven months later, O.J. Simpson was accused of murder and became one of the most famous alleged murderers in US history.

thanks to joeshea for inspiration

Jun 3, 2010

Frantic calls

When George was in an especially bad situation, he would call Jerry with a frantic string of ridiculous issues, always eliciting the same response from Jerry. Below are a few examples, including Jerry getting a taste of it himself from Elaine.

George: Jerry! The Japanese guys had sake in the hot-tub! You gotta get 'em outta the drawers and get 'em down here, or I don't have a focus group to sell the pilot to Japanese TV!
Jerry: Uncle Leo?
George: Jerry!!

George: Jerry, I'm trapped under my desk. Steinbrenner is in the room. You got to help me!
Jerry: Who is this?
George: Jerry!!

George: Jerry! Jerry, my-my hair dryer ruined the picture! An' I need another one or I can't get back into the forbidden city!
Jerry: Who is this?
George: Jerry!!

Jerry: Elaine, you’ve got to get back down to the dealer. Puddy is screwin’ me on this car, which is YELLOW now!
Elaine: Who is this?
Jerry: Elaine!!

May 1, 2010

Evil Kramer

While it's true that Kramer carried out a number of wacky schemes (bladder system for oil tankers, filling his mailbox with bricks), he also came up with a few truly sinister and malicious plots as well. A few that come to mind:

- Breaking steam valve to sabotage his former employer H&H Bagels
- Marking down prices at Putamayo ... and when that didn't work:
- Removing desicants from clothing pockets at Putamayo
- Scratching serial number off engine block and abandoning car
- Mail fraud involving Jerry's home stereo and the Post Office "write off"
- Filling laundrymat washing machine with concrete

Apr 29, 2010

Apr 15, 2010

Mar 17, 2010

Seinfeld March Madness

Fill out your bracket... personally I don't know how Mulva got a 1 seed, the selection committee seems a little suspect.

(click image for larger version)

Thanks to Erik B. for this awesome one.

Mar 10, 2010

Mar 2, 2010

The Clip Shows

Sort of little greatest hits episodes - in all there were 4 clip shows: the first two marking the show's 100th and 101st episodes, and the second two which aired the two weeks before the final episodes. Click episode names below for descriptions:

The Highlights of 100 - 1995 - Season 6
The Clip Show - 1998 - Season 9

Feb 23, 2010

Well, TIMMY...

I don't dip that way.

Feb 18, 2010

Two Parters

A select few episodes were broken into two part episodes, almost creating mini Seinfeld movies. The 6 pairs below aired a week apart - click episode names for show breakdown:

The Trip - 1992 (Season 4)
The Pilot - 1993 (Season 4)
The Raincoats - 1994 (Season 5)
The Cadillac - 1996 (Season 7)
The Bottle Deposit - 1996 (Season 7)
The Finale - 1998 (Season 9)

Jan 19, 2010


A secondary character that doesn't always get his due, Jerry's Uncle Leo appeared in 15 total episodes. His name is never revealed, only referred to as simply Uncle Leo. In an episode where Leo signs for a package of Jerry's, he actually signs it "Uncle Leo". In another episode, Jerry mentions Leo to Kramer. Kramer is initially confused, but upon remembering he says, "Oh, yeah. Right. Uncle Leo. Forgot his first name." He often brags about his son Jeffrey who works in the parks department (and is never actually seen on the show). When talking to people, he has a tendency to grab the person's arm and pull them in close - one of his many uncomfortable mannerisms.

(thanks to joeshea for inspiration)

Jan 5, 2010

Best ever?

George: The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli. I got about fifty feet out and suddenly the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence, he let out a great bellow. I said, "Easy, big fella!" And then, as I watched him struggling, I realized that something was obstructing its breathing. From where I was standing, I could see directly into the eye of the great fish.

Jerry: Mammal.

George: Whatever.

Kramer: Well, what did you do next?

George: Well then, from out of nowhere, a huge tidal wave lifted me, tossed me like a cork, and I found myself right on top of him - face to face with the blowhole. I could barely see from the waves crashing down upon me but I knew something was there. So I reached my hand in, felt around, and pulled out the obstruction.

Kramer: What is that, a Titleist? ... hole in one, huh?