Picking your favourite moments from all time great sitcom Seinfield has to be one of the hardest tasks on Earth given that almost every episode is a classic, here though – in no particular order – are our favourites.
The Contest — Episode 49 (11/18/92)
George’s mother catches him in a compromising position with an issue of Glamour magazine, leading the gang to enter into a contest to see who can remain master of his or her domain the longest.
The Parking Garage — Episode 23 (10/30/91)
The gang spends this episode trying to find Kramer’s car in a shopping mall parking lot. Kramer is handicapped by the air conditioner he is lugging around. Public urination, and Jerry and George’s arrest for same, ensues.
The Chinese Restaurant — Episode 16 (05/23/91)
Talk about nothing: Jerry, Elaine, and George wait to be seated at a Chinese restaurant. That’s it. Filmed in real time.
The Soup Nazi — Episode 110 (11/02/95)
Jerry takes the gang to a soup stand for the world’s best soup, though the proprietor has fascist tendencies. Elaine leaves her new armoire on the street with Kramer, and he is robbed by a pair of flamboyant gay thugs.
The Junior Mint — Episode 58 (03/18/93)
Jerry dates a woman whose name rhymes with a female body part—but he can’t remember which one. (Mulva?) Elaine’s ex-boyfriend gets an operation, and Kramer watches from the gallery, only to drop a Junior Mint in the artist’s surgically opened abdominal cavity. George, anticipating the artist’s death, buys some of his paintings as an investment.
The Bubble Boy — Episode 45 (10/07/92)
George’s girlfriend, Susan, invites the gang to her father’s woodsy cabin, but on the way Jerry must visit a sick “bubble boy.” Unfortunately, George gets to the bubble boy’s house first, and nearly kills him during an argument over a Trivial Pursuit question. Kramer, who gets to Susan’s father’s cabin first, accidentally burns it down.
The Note — Episode 18 (09/18/91)
George’s massage by a male massage therapist leaves him in a state of homophobic panic because, as George himself puts it, “It moved.”
The Tape — Episode 25 (11/13/91)
Elaine, disguising her voice, leaves an X-rated message on the tape Jerry uses to record his act. He wants to date the mystery woman, but when Elaine confesses to George, he suddenly sees her in a whole new light. Meanwhile, George orders a Chinese tonic that allegedly promotes hair growth.
The Puffy Shirt — Episode 63 (09/23/93)
Jerry inadvertently agrees to wear Kramer’s mumbling designer girlfriend’s “puffy shirt” during his appearance on the Today show—much to Bryant Gumbel’s amusement. George, broke and living with his parents, finds his calling as a hand model, until his “smooth, creamy, delicate yet masculine” hands are injured in Jerry’s Today show dressing room.
The Implant — Episode 57 (02/25/93)
Is Jerry’s new flame, Sidra (Teri Hatcher), a fake? That’s what Elaine says, until she trips in the health club sauna and has her fall broken by Sidra’s supposedly silicone endowments. George, hoping to score big points, goes to a funeral with his new girlfriend, but ends up fighting with her brother Timmy after he’s caught double-dipping.
The Cheever Letters — Episode 46 (10/28/92)
Jerry gets Elaine’s secretary fired, then winds up in bed with her, where his attempts to match her dirty pillow talk cause her to flee the scene. George and Susan tell her parents that Kramer burned down their cabin, and an insurance investigator returns from the scene of the fire with a strong box containing John Cheever’s love letters to Susan’s father.
The Fusilli Jerry — Episode 101 (04/27/95)
Jerry’s mechanic, Puddy, starts dating Elaine, but he goes too far when he uses Jerry’s bedroom “move” on her. George tries the move too, but he can’t remember it without consulting his notes. Kramer creates a statue of Jerry out of fusilli pasta, and gets the wrong plates from the DMV—they read “Assman.” When George’s father falls on Fusilli Jerry and must visit the proctologist, the mystery of the license plates is solved.
The Yada Yada — Episode 145 (04/24/97)
Jerry’s dentist converts to Judaism, but Jerry suspects it’s merely a ploy so he can tell Jewish jokes. Kramer and his friend Mickey go on a double date, but can’t decide who’s with who. George dates a woman who uses the phrase “yada yada yada,” which temporarily becomes a catch phrase for the gang.
The Cigar Store Indian — Episode 71 (12/09/93)
Jerry buys Elaine a cigar store Indian, offending her Native American friend Winona, whom he’d hoped to impress. George is grounded for having sex in his parents’ bed. Kramer sells his idea for a coffee table book about coffee tables. Elaine takes Mr. Costanza’s new TV Guide, not realizing that he has saved every issue.
The Bizarro Jerry — Episode 129 (10/03/96)
Jerry’s world turns upside-down when Kramer gets a job in an investment office, George figures out how to date supermodels, and Elaine starts hanging out with ex-boyfriend Kevin and his pals Gene and Feldman.
The Couch — Episode 87 (10/27/94)
George joins a book club to impress his new girlfriend, but he can’t get through Breakfast at Tiffany’s, so he decides to rent the movie. When he finds out it’s checked out of the video store, he invites himself over to watch with the African American family that has rented it. Elaine falls in love with the moving man who delivers Jerry’s new couch, only to find out he’s not pro-choice.
The Invitations — Episode 126 (05/16/96)
George’s impending wedding makes Jerry fear eternal bachelorhood, and he decides to marry his latest girlfriend (Janeane Garofalo), who is a female version of himself. George chooses the cheapest wedding invitations he can find, and his fiancée, Susan, is fatally poisoned by the glue on the envelopes.
The Chinese Woman — Episode 86 (10/13/94)
Kramer switches from briefs to boxers after learning his sperm count is low: “There’s nothing holding me in place!” George’s phone lines are crossed with Donna Chang’s, and Jerry, who assumes she’s Chinese, asks her out. Meanwhile, Ms. Chang’s sage advice reunites the separated Costanzas. Turns out she’s a Jewish girl from Long Island (it’s short for Changstein), much to Mrs. Costanza’s dismay: “I was duped!” But why is Mr. Costanza hanging out with a man in a cape?