The "Seinfeld" Club

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  1. Azzurri

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    OK, let's talk about the best show ever.

    favorite character:
    favorite episode:

    what is it about the show that you loved?

    I have to say George made the show (Kramer was a close second). While Kramer was an oddball and the things he said and did made him hilarious, it was George's inner demons that made that show. Does anyone know someone like George..my answer would be yes. There are lot's of GC running around and the show tapped into the inner workings of a pained human being (I guess the real life Larry David).

    My favorite eposide (tough to call) may be "the opposite" where George does and says the opposite of what he would nromally do. Here is a clip..enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjXUgxR4Z10
     
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    George: I have relationship George, but I also have independent George. That's the George you know, the George you grew up with: movie George, coffee shop George, liar George, bawdy George.
    Jerry: I love that George.
    George: Me too, and he's dying, Jerry! If relationship George walks through that door, he will kill independent George. A George divided against itself cannot stand!
     
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  3. kimbahpnam

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    i love seinfeld and talking about it. i have all the seasons on dvd, minus season 1/2 which i don't care for much. i have seen every episode multiple times. and this is all not having gotten into it until a couple years ago. i think the middle seasons were the best 4-7 or so. it's currently the GOAT of sitcoms

    the opposite is a good one..especially when he tells his parents how much he will miss him and jerry says to kramer "opposite" lol

    i agree george makes the show...his neurotic mannerisms are hilarious. jerry said in the commentaries how they didn't want to center the show around him

    i still have to say "the contest" is the greatest episode. never once said the word 'masterbation' but you knew what they were talking about the whole time.

    honorable mention:
    'shrinkage' episode
    big salad
    laser pointer
    rye bread from shnitzers
    kramer smoking
    george stop having sex (leading to his ingenuity)
    the big race
    marine biologist
    "JFK" episode
    bootlegger episode
    roommate switch
    deaf tennis ballgirl
    fusilli jerry

    almost all episodes featuring NEWMAN are awesome
     
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    Best show of all time - though Curb is getting there.

    For me Jerry was the best character simply because he has my sense of humour, George made for the best situations however.

    Newman in his appearances definitely stole the episodes he was in though, the most diabolical character of all time and I know someone like Newman as well which makes it even funnier.

    As for best episode there are too many good ones to choose from! "The Pez Dispenser", "The Letter", "The Library", "The Junior Mint", and "The Keys" stand out most for me.

    Short clips..

    "The Pez" beginning that starts the madness .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLnl8pQ4_HU

    Maybe the best scene of all time in "the library"

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

    One of Newman's best moments.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MOauy4Bfyc&feature=related#

    The "Keith Hernandez story"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcaq4ElAJrE
     
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    Enjoy the show! Will subscribe to this thread.

    Jerry: You kept stopping?
    Kramer: Well, people kept ringing the bell!

    Only the die hards can quote a two liner in seinfeld and laugh .. even a one liner.

    Jerry: I choose not to run!
    Jerry: Mulva?
    Kramer: Hoochimama!
    George: The jerk store called


    ahh.. I'm laughing now..
     
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    but i gotta admit jerry wasn't the greatest actor. he would crack a smile so many times...kinda like jimmy fallon.

    another great newman moment......i absolutely would not be able to hold my composure when he gave his lines.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zG_PN31YJU
     
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    haha the jerkstore line was so lame it was hilarious....."they're running out of YOU!"
     
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    Don't forget his broccoli moment at Kenny's... "Vile weed!!!"
     
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    with Newman there is also David Putty as a great character..."yea that's right"


    the alternate personas that the characters create are hilarious too....george with his 'vandelay' and kramer would impersonate doctors and other figures.
     
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    Kramerica!!!
     
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    "I'm not gay...Not that there's anything wrong with it."
    "SERENITY NOW!!"
    "A Festivus for the rest of us."
    "George is getting upset!"
     
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    "Seinfeld" is one of my all-time favorites, with Jerry being my favorite character. I know both a "Kramer" and a "George" - grew up with them. I've got a tall, goofy buddy who was just like Kramer, and his cousin who couldn't tell the truth, and was always scheming/coniving, just like George.
     
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    Ah speaking in third person ala Jimmy.

    "George likes his kungpow spicy!"

    The best george lines started with "the sea was angry my friend...."
     
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    As a tennis player.. I am partial to the Milos episode.. .

    "Look at the baby! ...."
     
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    "Look at the cookie Elaine, look at the cookie....."
     
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    A Seinfeld club on TW? -Hallelujah!

    I have to say I'm quite new to Seinfeld, having missed most of it to Friends (another great show). But I'm starting to catch up, and I love it so far. Would you guys say the last seasons were not as good as the earlier ones?
     
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    'WORLDS ARE COLLIDING!!!'


    1) Name all the jobs George had??

    2) Name all the 'jobs' Kramer had??
     
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    "I choose not to run"!

    "I don't have a square to spare. I can't spare a square"!

    "Gotta support the team".

    "Big Stein can't be flopping and twitching"!

    Kramer: "Sounds like they're trying to screw with your head".

    Jerry: "Why would a junior high school want to screw with my head"?

    Kramer: Well, why does Radio Shack ask for your phone number when you buy batteries? I don't know".
     
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    off the top of my head......

    1. he worked for real estate. he worked at the place where he got fired for having sex with the cleaning lady (same boss as elaine...can't remember his name). he worked for the yankees (assistant to traveling salesman). he worked for vandelay industries (in latex). he worked for Kruger...
    i feel like i'm missing a couple...
    oh yea, there was the one where he was hired and chose the 'small office' and then joined another firm, but the ceo got indicted...
    i don't know if you count this, but wasn't he the head of the susan ross foundation?
    he worked for his dad's computer company
    he worked moving cars on the street (one of the earlier seasons)
    he worked selling basketball training shoes for "jimmy"
    also, as vandelay, he worked as an architect.
    he was a hand model

    2. kramer had odd jobs here and there and they kinda played it as if he never worked in his life, but he worked as a bagel maker...
    he worked (non officially) somewhere...can't remember...the joke was he never was hired by them.
    he worked as calvin klein model..
    he worked for 'kramerica'
    he worked as a carriage tour guy (the one with the rye bread)
    he impersonated a doctor a couple times


    these are all i can think of now..
     
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    The last two season's storylines (when Larry David left) weren't as good as the first seven seasons but I'd still say they were hilarious. "The Dealership" is one of my favourite episodes of them all.

    There are a lot of classics in there as well such as "The Comeback", "The Serenity Now", "The Yada Yada", "The Chicken Roaster", and several more that have some of the most used quotes and moments of all the seasons.

    And remember: "Twix is the only candy with the cookie crunch".
     
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    george delivered that line so perfectly
     
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    Indeed, everytime I have a Twix or see someone with one I'm reminded of that episode.

    And on your list you forgot the "Play Now" job where he got the bathroom and other advantages because his boss thought he was handicapped, with the famous chase on the scooters and such :lol:
     
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    yeaa...i remember the chase more than anything about that episode haha

    also on the list i forgot to add kramer's job as Santa and working as an actor with mickey....and their job working for the hospital as pretend sick people
     
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    at vandelay...i thought he was suppose to be a latex salesman. lol.
     
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    yes and no...at vandelay industries it was latex, but as Art Vandelay (the person), he claimed to be an architect (as seen in the Big Race episode [at Monks])

    in that scene he claimed to have added the "new addition to the Gugenheim"
     
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    Costanza!

    Remember..."the sea was angry that day my friends...like an old man trying to return soup at a deli...etc.

    Too good!


    Also..."do you ever just get down on your knees and thank God for my dementia!"


    Finally..."it's not a lie, if you believe it".

    Never get sick of that show...
     
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    Oh LOL you guys left one out...
    George once pretended to be a marine biologist to impress some woman, and he was on a beach and he was trying to rescue this beached whale...
    Now I remember why Seinfeld was so funny... :-D
     
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    that was a good line....first i thought it was 'dimension'

    i'm pretty sure there's an "access" in there too...something like "access to my dementia"
     
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    He said..."Cartwright"

    Who's Cartwright?

    I'm Cartwright.

    You're not Cartwright.

    Of course I'm not Cartwright!
     
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    Yeah, my quotes may be paraphrased somewhat...sorry about that. I am usually dying laughing during the whole show!
     
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    Wasn't he also pretending to be a N a z i leader and author
     
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    heyheyhey you got it all wrong..... Kramer worked in that bagel shop that had been on strike all those years, remeber? ;)
     
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    No soup for you!!!!!!!!
     
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    that's what i meant. it's just easier to say bagel maker, but for all the fans who know the show understand what i mean
     
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    Seinfeld as the best show ever? as the GOAT show? I don't think so. It had it's moments but overall it was a decent show, not great. I never bothered to watch an entire episode from beginning to end. Just a few minutes here and there.

    It's not the show about nothing. It's about a bunch of insecure, anal retentive, whiny jerks. That got old for me pretty quick. Southpark, Simpsons, Married... with Children... there are many more shows worthy of GOAT show status.
     
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    Good to know...
     
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    well, you lost all credibility there...although i do like the simpsons
     
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    I should have said: 'Name the jobs (real or imaginary)'

    Nonetheless.. here are a few more:

    George-

    1) As a real estate agent at the beginning of the show.

    2) The Yankees traded him to Tyler Chicken for some sort of alcoholic chicken drink

    Kramer-

    1) As the departnment store Santa.

    2) Acting for med-students along with Mickey.
     
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    Love the Jerk store episode...just love it.:)
     
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    "George is getting upset!"

    you are soooo right. Not one show in television history can so many people say/remember so many lines and laugh out loud just thinking about it. Amazing.
     
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    Larry david left the show mid way through and it did change. Hard to explain because you would really have to watch them in order. While it was still funny, the things they did and situations they were involved in changed. Not as funny. larry david (obvious by his Curb... show) was the genius behind the show.
     
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    1)...are you kidding me?:)

    2.) the donut shop, accountant, owned the bus tour, housekeeper/cleaner(?), fake doctor, model, and that is all I could think of as of now..it's late for me (2 little kids).
     
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    crap...bagel shop. I was thinking donuts. it forgot about the Rickshaw episode w/Neuman...terrific! Reminded me becuase of the carriage (best known for Rusty and his odor from the Beefaroni)
     
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    How could I forget!! He was the stand in and the Gonorhea (spelled wrong) guy..correct??

    Did Kramer not do something with an old movie house?? I know he at that rancid hot dog to prove Braun was not crazy..LOL, classic!
     
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    Married and Simpsons are great shows...never care for Southpark.
     
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    No, it was "Look TO the cookie."




    Best episode was the Kenny Rogers Chicken episode ("The Chicken Roaster"). Hilarious. A close second was "The Hamptons" which, of course, introduced everyone to the term "shrinkage".


    Best one-liner was George when Jerry's menage a trois offer was accepted by his girlfriend and her roommate. George said, "Don't you ever just get down on your knees and thank God that you know me and have access to my dementia?!"

    Of course, he followed it up by saying, "It's like discovering Plutonium by accident!"
     
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    ^^Jerry lived in Kramer's apt. for a while and began to lose his mind..
     
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