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HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Big Stein wants an eggplant calzone!

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HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


One of my favorite George moments was when he ties the World Series trophy to his car and drags it around the parking lot while screaming through a megaphone.

Most of the Seinfeld fans I know like Kramer the best. For me, it's all about George.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Notsosubtle posted:

In the early commentaries, Elaine is always commenting on Jerry's lame shirts.

The Strike is also a fantastic episode. You have:

FRANK: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had - but so did another man. As I rained blows opon him, I realized

there had to be another way!

KRAMER: What happened to the doll?

FRANK: It was destroyed. But out of that, a new holiday was born. "A Festivus for the rest of us!"

KRAMER: That musta been some kind of doll.

FRANK: She was.

I love that exchange. And this image is as old as the internet but I love it every time I see it

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Nice game, pretty boy!

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


George is getting upset!

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


One of my favorite Kramer moments I haven't seen mentioned yet was when Elaine was auctioning him off at the bachelor auction, and... well it doesn't do it justice to just describe it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycWfV1AP0dw

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


The still shot of the "George Costanza playing chess" Youtube video could not have captured the essence of George more perfectly

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


I don't particularly like Male Unbonding. For some reason I find The Busboy an uncomfortable episode to watch, same goes with The Opera. Other than those and the clip shows I pretty much find the series flawless, even the Finale.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


kolby posted:

That episode had one of my favorite George/Jerry moments.

GEORGE: Not me! Him! His fault! He betrayed me!
JERRY: (Pleading) George, I'm sorry..
GEORGE: You can stuff your sorries in a sack, Mister!
JERRY: I don't know what that means.

Also, when George is pissed and walks up to Jerry during the flight.

GEORGE: Hello, friend. Enjoying the flight?

JERRY: Coach to India - The only way to go.

GEORGE: Good one. Very funny. You're very funny, Jerry. That's what I always tell people. (Yelling out) Jerry Seinfeld's a funny guy!

JERRY: You all right?

GEORGE: Of course I'm all right. I'm here with my girl. Nina. And what better way to pass the time than gabbing with my best friend.. with whom there are no secrets. (Flashes two intertwined fingers) Like this. Since the fourth grade.

JERRY: Hey, didn't I beat you up in the fourth grade?

GEORGE: Funny guy! (Points to Jerry) Right here!

I laughed out loud a couple times reading this, and it made me realize that most of the really good sitcoms since Seinfeld (The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Always Sunny), as funny as they may be, still don't hold a candle to Seinfeld in terms of pure, hilarious writing.

I guess what I'm saying is that with Seinfeld the scripts elicit more actual laughter and less "oh I see what they did there, that is humorous" from me.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


It's all PIPES, what's the difference?!

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Jerusalem posted:

Izzy Mendelbaum is the best. It's go time!

"How many sessions did my parents pay for?"
"Not enough to make a man out of ya, Daffodil."

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


You know, you got a great "John Houseman" name.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


One of my favorite George outburts was when Susan's parents agree to go to the Hamptons with him.

"Speak now, or we are headed to the Hamptons. It's a two-hour drive.
Once you get in that car, we are going all the way... to the Hamptons...All
right, you wanna get nuts? COME ON! LET'S GET NUTS!"

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Bloody Hedgehog posted:

I loved Georges little spiel about rageaholics and how he completely misses the point.

Jerry: "He took you to Rage-aholics? Why?"
George: "I don't know, probably because this whole Universe is against me!"
Jerry: "You've got a little rage."
George: "I know. And now they want me to bottle it up. It makes me so mad!"

George gets angrier and angrier as the series goes on. I love how it starts with "GEORGE IS GETTIN' UPSET!" I don't remember the episode, but there's one scene that just ends with George yelling to himself "I'M LOSIN' IT!"

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Stuntman Mike posted:

This thread just goes in circles, doesn't it?

Look, I have my system. First I look for the dream spot right in front of the door, then I slowly expand out in concentric circles.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


How about one of Frank Costanza showing Jerry and Elaine the "stop short"

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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Tiny Fistpump posted:

Yes this is when some would have you believe the show had gone downhill. Imagine a scoff so loud it breaks windows.

This is such a totally unfounded claim. I haven't met a Seinfeld fan who thought Seasons 8-9 were worse than Seasons 1-2.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Shimrra Jamaane posted:

Who are all the friends Kramer had that were never actually seen on screen? Bob Saccamano, Lomez and who else?

"My friend Jay Reimenschneider eats horse all the time. He gets it from his butcher!"

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


She scooped the niblets?

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Dibs on the Jerry one. I need a good quote, though.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


I thought of the hamburger quote. Or "Poppy peed on my sofa!"

There's just not very many Jerry outbursts.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Bania: I start out with curls. That's good for the bicep. I do 10 reps, 2 sets.

Jerry: That's fantastic.

Bania: You work out with weights?

Jerry: No I don't.

Bania: You should.

Jerry: Why?

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


I like a good cheek, I need a good cheek.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Kramer: You see I come up with these things, I know they’re gold, but nothing happens. Do you know why?

Jerry: No resources, no skill, no talent, no ability, no brains?

Kramer: No, no. Time! It’s all this meaningless time. Laundry, grocery shopping, coming in here talking to you. Do you have any idea how much time I waste in this apartment?

Jerry: I can ball park it.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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Martytoof posted:

So even though the bloopers are basically almost all "Julia can't not laugh", I still love every single one of them

Although my favourite thing is how Michael Richards looks almost visibly upset half the time they break character. As if he's got something better to be doing with his time.

I seem to recall one of these bloopers where Richards threatened to "beat her over the head with a two-by-four". I think it was during a Van Nostrand scene.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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Lord Hydronium posted:

Kramer actually used "H. E. Pennypacker" in The Puerto Rican Day, rather than the usual Van Nostrand. I think it was the first time he used that one.

I believe he used Pennypacker in The Millennium while trying to re-price the clothing.

The best part was asking if the chips were free right after explaining how wealthy he was.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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That's ok, WoG. Would you like some jello?

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


"I'm out there Jerry and I'm LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT"

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


George: Hey Elaine, your friend never woke up Mr. Morgan.
Elaine: Yeah, well, he was tired. He had some feet in his face.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


shyguy posted:

I'm sorry, the card says Moops

Every time I play Trivial Pursuit I say this at one point in the game even if no one will get it.

And yes I play a lot of Trivial Pursuit . I'm a riot at parties.

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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explosivo posted:



GET IT BACK!

PULP CAN MOVE, BABY!

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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Max22 posted:

That reminds me, there's also this.



This picture is blowing my mind. Jon Voight's pencil! Peterman's old slice of cake!

The Kramer looks more like Zach Braff or something, though

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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Hahaha, is that tuna on toast next to the calzone?

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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What is that thing that looks like a stack of tapes under Kramer's pasta scultpures?

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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WoG posted:

There's an answer key, guys. (too big for waffleimages)

So I guess the thing that looks like a bag of oranges under Jerry is, uh, nothing important...

Edit: Beaten

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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octothorpopus posted:

I heard that a phrase they commonly used during production was "No learning, no hugging." or something like that.

The only other sitcom that really did this at the time was Married With Children. While I respect that part of Married With Children, I never really fully understood its appeal vv

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


Stunning! I can only choose ONE?!

I'll take the one of Frank Costanza. No, not that one, the other one! No, higher...

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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egon_beeblebrox posted:

I actually love this one. It's amazingly bad.



No way man this one's better

HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

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Angry Midwesterner posted:

Aren't there supposed to be 200 odd episodes of this show? I watched it a lot when it was in syndication on Fox in the late 90s, and it seemed like I only ever caught the same forty or so episodes, obviously all the famous poo poo like Soup Nazi and Bubble Boy and the contest, but am I wrong in thinking there's like a trove that got less exposure (possibly by virtue of being not as good)?

I don't know man, but I checked the internet and found a site with a list of Seinfeld episodes in about ten seconds, as luck would have it! Turns out there were about 200 odd episodes of this show.

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HateTheInternet
Dec 19, 2004

He just put the kibosh on me, do you know what the kibosh means, it's a kibosh!


As a diehard fan of the show I never really thought that "classic" episodes such as The Contest or The Soup Nazi were necessarily better or funnier than episodes that fly under that radar, such as The Beard or The Chinese Woman. Just that they had far more memorable subject matter.

Looking at it from the perspective of a casual viewer or someone unfamiliar with the show, I'd say that Seinfeld is a slow and gradual incline in quality over its entire run. You won't be able to tell from one episode to the next, per se, but there's an obvious difference between S1 and S5, and an obvious difference between S5 and S9. Nothing stands out as offensively bad (depending on who you talk to), and even "mediocre" episodes have some aspect about them considered classic and fondly remembered.

Again, as a diehard fan, it's all Seinfeld, man

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