Seinfeld

10 Best Episodes of Seinfeld

Seinfeld, the iconic '90s sitcom, is a show that needs no introduction. With its witty banter, relatable characters, and hilarious scenarios, it has captured the hearts of audiences for decades. Whether you're a long-time fan or just discovering the series, there are certain episodes that stand out as the best of the best. From Elaine's iconic dance moves to George's outrageous schemes, Seinfeld never fails to deliver the laughs.

From its premiere in 1989 to its final season in 1998, Seinfeld entertained viewers with its unique blend of observational humor and quirky storylines. Created by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, the show revolves around a group of friends navigating the ups and downs of life in New York City. While the show's premise is famously described as being about "nothing," its episodes are filled with hilarious and relatable moments.

Whether you're looking to revisit your favorite Seinfeld episodes or discover new ones, you're in luck. All ten seasons of the show are available on NBC, allowing you to binge-watch to your heart's content. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and get ready to laugh along with Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer as they navigate the absurdities of everyday life in the Big Apple.

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#15 - The Cheever Letters (Season 4 - Episode 8)

In this classic episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Cheever Letters," Jerry and George dive headfirst into working on the pilot for their new series. However, things take a hilarious turn when Jerry accidentally says the wrong thing while joking around with one of Elaine's co-workers. The resulting chaos will leave you in stitches!

Meanwhile, George and his girlfriend Susan have a tense dinner with her parents. Little do they know, George and Susan's revelation about a cabin fire will send her father spiraling into distress. As the truth behind the fire begins to unravel through saved letters, you won't be able to tear your eyes away from the drama.

And let's not forget about Kramer! Always on a mission, he embarks on a quest to find Cuban cigars. His adventure takes him to the Cuban Embassy, where he strikes a deal that will have you laughing out loud. Don't miss this unforgettable Seinfeld episode that will leave you wanting more!

Don't just take our word for it - fans of the show have been raving about "The Cheever Letters." One viewer even claims it's their favorite episode of all time! With George's awkward dinner, Elaine's antics with her secretary, and Kramer's hilarious escapades, this episode is packed with comedic gold. Plus, keep an eye out for the stunning Cuban receptionist who has captured the hearts of many. And let's not forget about that unexpected ending that caught everyone off guard. Trust us, you won't want to miss this must-see Seinfeld episode!

The episode was rated 8.00 from 793 votes.

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#14 - The Pilot (1) (Season 4 - Episode 23)

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In the pilot episode of Seinfeld, Jerry and George finally get the green light to produce their sitcom, aptly titled "Jerry." However, things quickly get complicated. Russell Dalrimple, the president at NBC, becomes obsessed with Elaine, adding an unexpected twist to the production. Meanwhile, George becomes fixated on a white spot on his lip and a box of raisins taken by the actor playing Kramer. Unfortunately, the real Kramer encounters a plumbing problem that causes him to miss his chance to be a part of the pilot.

As if that weren't enough, Jerry finds himself auditioning for the role of the new "Elaine" opposite a method actress who wants to embody the character in every aspect. The real Elaine, on the other hand, faces a different challenge. She discovers that the coffee shop where they hang out only hires buxom waitresses. Determined to take action, she attempts to get hired and files a report about the unfair hiring practices.

The pilot episode of Seinfeld is filled with hilarious moments and quirky situations. From Elaine's hilarious attempt to brush off Russell's advances to George's bizarre fixation on a white spot and a box of raisins, this episode is sure to keep you entertained. And don't get us started on the new "Elaine" and her peculiar eating habits. Get ready for a wild ride with this two-part episode that sets the stage for the beloved sitcom's iconic humor.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 586 votes.

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#13 - The Jimmy (Season 6 - Episode 19)

In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Jimmy," the gang finds themselves caught up in a series of amusing situations. When they take part in a basketball game with a man who refers to himself in the third person, known as "the Jimmy," things quickly take a comedic turn. George, always on the lookout for investment opportunities, becomes interested in Jimmy's peculiar training shoes. Meanwhile, Jerry stumbles upon an unexpected surprise at the dental office when he discovers Penthouse magazine in the waiting room.

Elaine, on the other hand, finds herself in an awkward encounter at the gym. Hoping to meet a handsome guy, she instead ends up striking up a conversation with none other than "the Jimmy" himself, who shamelessly sets up a date with her. As if that wasn't enough, Jerry suspects that his dentist and hygienist may have acted out a fantasy during his dental appointment, leading him to question the true nature of his experience.

Not to be left out, Kramer has his own dental adventure while under the influence of Novocain. To make matters even more amusing, he ends up wearing a pair of Jimmy's bizarre shoes and unexpectedly lands a seat at the main table of a benefit event. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster of laughter as "The Jimmy" episode unfolds in classic Seinfeld fashion.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 625 votes.

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#12 - The Yada Yada (Season 8 - Episode 19)

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In this episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Yada Yada," George's girlfriend has a peculiar habit of using the phrase "yada yada" excessively. Jerry finds it amusing and appreciates her succinctness. Meanwhile, Jerry's dentist recently converted to Judaism, which leads to uncomfortable jokes that make Jerry uneasy. On the other hand, Kramer and Mickey find themselves in a predicament as they struggle to choose between two women for their double date.

Elaine, on the other hand, finds herself in a difficult situation when she becomes a character reference for a couple looking to adopt. Unfortunately, a story she shares during the interview ends up shattering any hope of adoption. George, ever inquisitive, suspects that his girlfriend is omitting important details when she utilizes the phrase "yada yada" repeatedly. Determined to find out the truth, George persuades her to reveal what she's been hiding, only to discover more than he bargained for.

Meanwhile, amidst all the chaos, Jerry confesses his thoughts about Tim's conversion to a priest. Unbeknownst to him, George unexpectedly drops by during the confession. As the episode unfolds, Kramer accuses Jerry of being an "anti-dentite" after hearing about Jerry's complaints regarding Tim's dental jokes. Additionally, Elaine goes above and beyond to advocate for Beth and Arnie in their quest to adopt, even making a personal sacrifice. As the story progresses, Beth turns to Jerry for support when her marriage falls apart, ultimately revealing a side of her personality previously unknown to him.

"The Yada Yada" is undeniably one of the most hilarious episodes of Seinfeld. Packed with witty banter and unexpected twists, this episode is a fan favorite. So, if you're in the mood for laughs and a healthy dose of yada yada, be sure not to miss this iconic installment of Seinfeld.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 587 votes.

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#11 - The Stall (Season 5 - Episode 12)

In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld titled "The Stall," Elaine finds herself in an awkward bathroom predicament. Desperate for some toilet paper, she asks the woman in the next stall for help, only to be met with a surprising refusal. Little does Elaine know, the woman refusing her is actually Jerry's girlfriend, adding an extra layer of comedic tension to the situation.

But that's not all. Enter Kramer, who recognizes the woman's voice from a telephone sex line. This unexpected revelation takes the episode to new heights of hilarity, as the gang's worlds collide in the most absurd way possible.

Meanwhile, Elaine's boyfriend decides to take George and Kramer on a rock climbing adventure. However, things take a turn for the worse when an accident leaves Elaine unsure if her boyfriend's face will ever be the same. Will their relationship survive this unexpected twist? You'll have to watch the episode to find out!

Fans of Seinfeld will absolutely love "The Stall." With its clever writing, uproarious moments, and a memorable stand-up routine at the end, this episode is a true gem in the show's collection. Get ready to laugh out loud as the gang navigates through the hilariously bizarre situations that only Seinfeld can deliver.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 701 votes.

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#10 - The Switch (Season 6 - Episode 11)

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In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, Elaine finds herself in a sticky situation after loaning Mr. Pitt's prized tennis racket to a potential employer. Little does she know, the borrowed racket ends up causing a major injury that could potentially ruin her chances with the job. With the pressure on, Elaine must figure out a way to retrieve the racket without causing any more damage. Will she be able to salvage her opportunity?

Meanwhile, Jerry is faced with an odd dilemma. His girlfriend never laughs, which leaves him feeling unfulfilled. However, everything changes when he meets her roommate, who has a contagious laughter. Intrigued by this sudden change of events, Jerry contemplates making "the switch" and pursuing a relationship with the roommate instead. Will Jerry find the happiness and laughter he's been craving?

George, on the other hand, finds himself caught in a peculiar situation involving his model girlfriend. Suspecting that she may be bulimic, George goes to extreme lengths to gather evidence. His search leads him to Kramer's mother, who works as a bathroom matron. Little does George know, this encounter will reveal Kramer's first name - Cosmo. As Kramer embraces his true identity, George hatches a plan for a menage a trois. Will his scheme bring him the excitement and satisfaction he desires?

Tune in to this episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Switch," to find out how Elaine, Jerry, George, and Kramer navigate through these comical predicaments. With laughs, surprises, and unexpected twists, this episode is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 700 votes.

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#9 - The Race (Season 6 - Episode 10)

In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Race," Jerry gets caught in a blast from the past when he meets an old rival through his girlfriend, Lois. But things take a surprising turn when the rival accuses Jerry of cheating in a high school race and challenges him to a rematch. Will Jerry be able to prove his innocence and come out on top?

Meanwhile, Elaine finds herself in a sticky situation after being put on a "blacklist" for Chinese food delivery. As if that isn't enough, she also discovers that her boyfriend is a Communist. How will she navigate these unusual circumstances and maintain her sense of humor?

And let's not forget about George, who responds to a personal ad in a Communist newspaper while at work. Little does he know that his actions will catch the attention of none other than Steinbrenner himself. What will happen when George finds himself face to face with his boss?

In the midst of it all, Kramer takes on a new gig as a department store Santa, but things quickly spiral out of control when he starts spouting Communist propaganda. Brace yourself for a wild ride filled with laughter, surprises, and unexpected alliances. Don't miss this unforgettable episode of Seinfeld that will leave you wanting more!

Comments:

- George's interaction with Fidel Castro as Steinbrenner is truly a sight to behold. Prepare for some laugh-out-loud moments!

- Jerry's love for Superman shines through in this episode, and it's a treat to see his love interest sporting a similar haircut to Teri Hatcher, who was starring in Lois and Clark at the time. Get ready for some nostalgic vibes!

The episode was rated 8.06 from 699 votes.

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#8 - The Limo (Season 3 - Episode 19)

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In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Limo," Jerry and George find themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure. When Jerry learns that a passenger he knows didn't make it on a plane, he and George decide to seize the opportunity and hop into the abandoned limo. Little do they know, this impulsive decision will lead them down a wild and unpredictable path.

As the two friends embark on their limo ride, they can't help but get their other pals involved. Jerry and George call up Elaine and Kramer, inviting them to join for an event at Madison Square Garden. However, much to their disappointment, the event turns out to be quite different from what they had anticipated.

Amidst all the chaos and confusion, Kramer comes up with a wild theory about Jerry and George being secret agents in the CIA. This hilarious twist adds another layer of entertainment to the already zany storyline. With unexpected surprises and plenty of laughs, "The Limo" episode of Seinfeld is an absolute must-watch for fans of the show.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 756 votes.

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#7 - The Tape (Season 3 - Episode 8)

In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Tape," George discovers a potential cure for baldness all the way from China. Meanwhile, Jerry stumbles upon a mysterious woman's voice on a tape of his previous night's show, which leads to everyone becoming captivated by her seductive whispers. But little do they know, the voice belongs to none other than Elaine herself! As George learns this juicy secret, he begins to see Elaine in a whole new light. Things take a crazy turn when she starts to play around with him in front of Kramer's new video recorder, driving George to the brink of insanity. And let's not forget about Kramer's side adventure in search of a missing jacket – a hilarious subplot that adds even more laughter to this already side-splitting episode. Trust me, you won't want to miss it!

Fans of Seinfeld have been raving about "The Tape," calling it one of the funniest episodes they've seen so far. And it's easy to see why! The jacket sideplot alone is pure comedic gold, leaving viewers laughing out loud. But that's not all – Kramer's porn parody is another highlight that is nothing short of fantastic. With its clever writing and brilliant performances, this episode is a must-watch for any Seinfeld fan craving a good laugh.

So, if you're in the mood for some light-hearted entertainment, grab your popcorn and settle in for a wild ride with "The Tape." From George's baldness cure obsession to Elaine's sultry secret and Kramer's hilarious antics, it's an episode that will keep you chuckling from start to finish. Don't miss out on the laughter – tune in and enjoy the comedic brilliance of Seinfeld at its finest!

The episode was rated 8.07 from 938 votes.

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#6 - The Hamptons (Season 5 - Episode 21)

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In the latest episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Hamptons," our favorite group of friends takes a trip to the Hamptons for a weekend getaway. But this vacation quickly takes a hilarious turn when George's girlfriend decides to go topless, catching everyone's attention before George even has a chance to react. The awkwardness doesn't stop there as they are greeted by "the baby," which turns out to be the most hideous thing they've ever seen. Get ready for a wild ride of laughter and unexpected surprises.

Meanwhile, Elaine finds herself in an amusing predicament when a handsome doctor refers to her as "breathtaking." However, her confusion grows when she later learns that the same term is used to describe the baby. Will Elaine be able to unravel the mystery behind this unusual comparison?

As if that wasn't enough, Kramer stumbles upon a filled lobster trap, adding another element of chaos to their Hamptons adventure. And to top it all off, Jerry's girlfriend catches a glimpse of George naked, right after he gets out of the pool. Something is definitely not as it should be, and we can only imagine the hilarity that ensues from this unexpected turn of events.

"The Hamptons" episode of Seinfeld is an absolute gem, filled with nakie-nakie jokes that pushed the envelope back in the day. From George's infamous declaration of "I WAS IN THE POOL!" to the classic "there was shrinkage" line, this episode will have you laughing out loud. In fact, many fans consider the final two episodes of season 5, including "The Hamptons," to be the best of the series so far, guaranteeing a belly-full of laughter like never before. Don't miss out on this comedy masterpiece!

The episode was rated 8.13 from 712 votes.

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#5 - The Marine Biologist (Season 5 - Episode 14)

In the episode "The Marine Biologist" of the hit show Seinfeld, Jerry reconnects with an old college classmate who inquires about George's current occupation. Jerry, quick on his feet, responds that George has become a "marine biologist." Little does he know, this innocent white lie will set off a chain of hilarious events.

Meanwhile, the ever-unlucky Elaine finds herself on the receiving end of an unfortunate incident involving an infuriated Russian writer and her electronic organizer. To make matters worse, the incident takes place in a limousine, and the tossed organizer ends up hitting an unsuspecting passerby on the head. Talk about a wild turn of events!

On a completely different note, Kramer finds himself in a battle with his golf swing and the treacherous sand traps. As he struggles to master the game, his comedic antics are sure to keep you entertained.

But perhaps the most memorable moment of the episode comes when George, while strolling along the beach, is unexpectedly called upon to put his supposed marine biology skills to the test. Can he save a whale? Tune in to find out!

With hilarious misunderstandings, unexpected encounters, and a touch of marine biology, "The Marine Biologist" episode is packed with laughter and absurdity that will keep you hooked from start to finish.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 734 votes.

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#4 - The Opposite (Season 5 - Episode 22)

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In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Opposite," George Costanza has an epiphany that turns his life around. Frustrated with his constant bad luck, George decides to do the opposite of everything he would normally do. And surprisingly, it works! Suddenly, George finds himself with a girlfriend, a dream job with the Yankees, and even the opportunity to move out of his parents' house. Talk about a major turnaround!

Meanwhile, things take a turn for the worse for Elaine after she unknowingly buys a box of "Jujyfruits." Little does she know that this innocent candy purchase will lead to the downfall of her job at Pendant Publishing. Talk about a stroke of bad luck! As if that wasn't enough, Elaine later realizes that she and George have essentially traded places, adding another layer of comedy to the mix.

But it's not all doom and gloom in this episode. Kramer manages to steal the spotlight when he appears on the popular talk show, Regis & Kathie Lee, to promote his coffee table book. With his quirky charm and unique perspective on life, Kramer never fails to entertain. Overall, this episode is a fan favorite, receiving rave reviews for its clever plot and hilarious character dynamics. Don't miss out on the laughs and watch "The Opposite" now!

The episode was rated 8.31 from 734 votes.

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#3 - The Outing (Season 4 - Episode 17)

In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld titled "The Outing," Jerry finds himself in an unexpected predicament when a college reporter mistakenly reports that he and George are gay. With Elaine inadvertently causing the mix-up, Jerry has to go to great lengths to prove his straightness. And as the saying goes, "not that there is anything wrong with that," but things quickly spiral out of control when the article gets picked up by the New York Post.

The comedic genius of this episode has left audiences in stitches. Even those who don't usually laugh out loud found themselves unable to contain their laughter for a solid 20 minutes. From Jerry's desperate attempts to prove his heterosexuality to the witty banter that ensues, "The Outing" is easily one of the funniest episodes of Seinfeld to date.

For many fans, this episode takes the cake as the best Seinfeld has to offer. The clever writing and impeccable comedic timing make it a standout in the series. However, some viewers have expressed their reservations about the recurring line, "not that there's anything wrong with that." While the intention may be to dispel any negative connotations, some feel that it detracts from the overall humor. Either way, "The Outing" remains a must-watch for any Seinfeld enthusiast, delivering laughter and entertainment without fail.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 715 votes.

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#2 - The Contest (Season 4 - Episode 11)

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In this iconic episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Contest," George's mother finds herself in a bit of a predicament after catching George in a compromising situation. As a result, she throws her back out, leading George to promise that he'll never engage in that activity again. However, when Jerry challenges him to a contest of self-denial, George can't resist. What follows is a hilarious battle of willpower as Elaine and Kramer also join in on the action, or rather, the lack of it.

Considered by many as the funniest episode of TV ever, "The Contest" holds a special place in the hearts of Seinfeld fans. While there may have been funnier episodes in the series, it's impossible to deny the importance and impact of this particular installment. With its subtle and daring take on a taboo topic, the episode showcases the genius of the sitcom's creators.

Ranked as one of the top five favorite Seinfeld episodes, if not the best one, "The Contest" is a standout moment in television history. With its unforgettable storyline and appearances by John F. Kennedy Jr., this episode lives up to its well-deserved reputation. So, if you're looking for a good laugh and a dose of sitcom brilliance, make sure not to miss "The Contest" in your Seinfeld marathon.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 945 votes.

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#1 - The Soup Nazi (Season 7 - Episode 6)

In this classic episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Soup Nazi," the gang finds themselves in a series of hilarious misadventures. While on their way to get some delicious soup, Elaine becomes infatuated with an antique armoire. However, things take a turn when George makes a mistake while trying to order his soup from the infamous "Soup Nazi."

Meanwhile, Jerry's sweet-talking with his girlfriend, complete with their adorable nickname "Schmoopie," starts to annoy both George and Elaine. As if that wasn't enough, Elaine's plans to move the armoire into her building are thwarted, leading Kramer to offer to watch it for her on the street. But in broad daylight and with Kramer present, two tough guys swoop in and snatch the armoire away.

As the story unfolds, Kramer shares the tale of the armoire with the "Soup Nazi," who surprisingly offers him another one from his basement. Jerry's girlfriend makes a blunder in the "soup place," causing Jerry to distance himself from her embarrassing behavior. George, on the other hand, confronts Jerry and reminds him of their pact.

George and his girlfriend Susan then spot Jerry and his girlfriend at the diner, sparking a competitive streak between the couples. Susan appreciates George finally showing his feelings in public, but the real chaos begins when Elaine decides to thank the "Soup Nazi" and ends up on his bad side once again.

The episode takes a hilarious twist when Jerry discovers that the armoire actually contains the "Soup Nazi"'s secret recipes. Elaine seizes the opportunity to confront him one last time, armed with his beloved recipes. This well-written and superbly executed episode is undoubtedly one of the best in the series, albeit with a regrettable connection to the Nazi era.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 872 votes.

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