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10 Best Episodes of Seinfeld - Season 4

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 22, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

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Seinfeld - S4E9

#15 - The Opera (Season 4 - Episode 9)

"Crazy" Joe leaves Jerry a message saying he will put the "kibosh" on him. Kramer has tickets for the opera, Pagliacci, and everyone is going including Elaine and her boyfriend "Crazy" Joe. Elaine drops in on Joe's apartment and is she surprised by what she discovers, so she maces him with cherry Binaca and ends their relationship. Susan can't attend, so George tries to scalp her ticket. Joe, a big fan of Pagliacci, comes to the opera in clown garb; Elaine and Jerry attend together not realizing their different estranged relationships with Joe.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 740 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E16

#14 - The Shoes (Season 4 - Episode 16)

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Jerry and George struggle to keep their idea for a TV series alive, one of their problems is they don't know how to do the Elaine character. Jerry meets an old girlfriend he never could kiss, later Kramer gets the opportunity. The ex-girlfriend talks about Elaine's shoes, mainly because she wants them. George is caught staring at the cleavage of the daughter of the NBC executive who is approving their script. Elaine's cleavage provides a means to turn the tables on him.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 708 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E21

#13 - The Smelly Car (Season 4 - Episode 21)

The strong body odor of a valet is left in Jerry's car. George can't believe it when he spots Susan holding hands with another woman. Elaine loses her current boyfriend and Jerry is forced to try to sell the car, because the odor has taken a life of its own and permeated everything. George is turned by Susan's new outlook on life. Susan's friend is swayed to heterosexuality by Kramer, though later turned back off by a whiff of a jacket that Kramer borrowed from Jerry. When the car can't be sold, Jerry winds up leaving it and the keys out on the street.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 659 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E22

#12 - The Handicap Spot (Season 4 - Episode 22)

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Going out to buy an engagement party present for "The Drake," George parks his father's car in a handicap parking spot, after taking Kramer's advice. An angry mob trashes the vehicle when a disabled woman gets injured, because of the illegal parking. While visiting the woman at the hospital, Kramer falls in love and feels compelled to replace the wheelchair. George becomes his father's butler after his father gets arrested for parking in the spot.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 638 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E19

#11 - The Implant (Season 4 - Episode 19)

Jerry dumps his girlfriend after Elaine says her figure is the result of implants. Kramer claims to have seen Salman Rushdie at the health club. By accident Elaine later discovers the breasts are real. George accompanies his current girlfriend to Detroit for her aunt's wake. While there he tries to get a copy of her death certificate so he can get a 50% discount on the airfare.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 655 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E3

#10 - The Pitch (Season 4 - Episode 3)

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NBC executives ask Jerry to come up with an idea for a TV series. George decides he can be a sitcom writer and comes up with "nothing." Kramer trades a radar detector for a helmet, later Newman gets a speeding ticket. While waiting to meet the NBC executives, George and Jerry meet Joe Davola, a writer and "a total nut" who goes to the same shrink as Elaine. Jerry searching for conversation, mentions Kramer's party, whereto Joe wasn't invited. While discussing the disaster of the meeting with NBC, George focuses on starting a relationship with the female NBC executive. Kramer shows his approval by throwing up on her. The helmet saves Kramer from an attack by "Crazy" Joe Davola. While all this is going on Elaine is in Europe with her shrink.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 752 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E24

#9 - The Pilot (2) (Season 4 - Episode 24)

Rehearsals for the pilot begin. Russell's obsession with Elaine begins to affect his work. George asks TV Kramer about the raisins. The real Kramer might be forced to work on his plumbing problem by using the "dreaded apparatus." Elaine gets an investigation started on the owner of the diner. George gets the results of the biopsy of his white spot. At the taping of the pilot, Elaine sneaks in disguised and "Crazy" Joe jumps out of the audience. Elaine finds Morty's wallet in Jerry's couch. Everyone from the past season comments on the pilot as it's broadcast, they all think it's great. When Russell disappears, the fate of the pilot is in the hands of the new president, a person convinced that Jerry can't act.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 352 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E20

#8 - The Junior Mint (Season 4 - Episode 20)

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Jerry has a date with a woman whose name he has forgotten, but it "rhymes with a female body part." Could it be "Mulva"? Elaine visits an old boyfriend who's in the hospital for an operation; he was once fat, thin she's interested again. Kramer gets an opportunity to witness the operation and he drags Jerry along, while watching they have an accident with a "Junior Mint."

The episode was rated 7.94 from 697 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E7

#7 - The Bubble Boy (Season 4 - Episode 7)

Jerry's girlfriend, Naomi has a laugh that sounds like "Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer," and when she hears George's message to Jerry, she breaks up with him. So instead, Jerry asks Elaine to accompany him on a trip to a cabin in the mountain with George and Susan. Kramer isn't invited. Jerry agrees to a side trip to visit a sick fan, a "Bubble Boy." George gets into a fight with the "Bubble Boy" over the correct answer to a Trivial Pursuit question. Kramer and Naomi also make the trip to the cabin and get the fire started.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 780 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E13

#6 - The Pick (Season 4 - Episode 13)

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In the hilarious Seinfeld episode "The Pick," Elaine finds herself in an embarrassing situation when she accidentally reveals a bit too much in her Christmas card photo. As if that wasn't enough, she had already sent the photo to everyone she knows! Talk about a holiday mishap. Meanwhile, Jerry's romantic prospects take a hit when the model he meets on a plane ends things because of "The Pick." Will Jerry be able to salvage his love life?

On the other side of the spectrum, George attempts to reignite his relationship with Susan, but soon realizes it was a mistake. Desperate to find a way out, he resorts to "The Pick." Will George's unconventional tactic lead to a happy ending or more complications? Only time will tell.

And of course, we can't forget about Kramer. In his own unique style, he pays a visit to Calvin Klein to voice his grievances about the fragrance "The Ocean" that he claims the company stole from him. Little does he know that this visit will lead to an unexpected opportunity. Brace yourself for some risquΓ© moments when Kramer is asked to pose for a daring underwear advertisement. With four perfectly intertwined storylines and surprising connections, "The Pick" is an episode you won't want to miss. And remember, despite what some may say, there was no pick involved!

The episode was rated 7.99 from 730 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E12

#5 - The Airport (Season 4 - Episode 12)

In this underrated episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Airport," Jerry and Elaine find themselves in a bit of a predicament when their flight home gets canceled. Determined to make it back, they manage to snag seats on another flight. However, while Jerry finds himself living it up in first class with a stunning model, poor Elaine is crammed into coach. Talk about a stark contrast!

Meanwhile, George and Kramer take on the role of airport heroes as they shuttle back and forth between JFK and La Guardia to pick up their stranded friends. But as if that wasn't enough excitement, George unexpectedly crosses paths with a convict during their airport adventure. And to add to the chaos, Kramer has a chance encounter with a man who owes him a whopping $240 from years ago. Can you say unexpected reunion?

This episode of Seinfeld truly showcases the brilliance of the show's writing. The way the various storylines intertwine is simply beautiful. From the stark differences in Jerry and Elaine's experiences on the flight, to George's unlikely encounter with a convict, and Kramer's unexpected run-in with a debtor, "The Airport" is a masterclass in comedic storytelling. So buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the world of Seinfeld!

The episode was rated 8.00 from 759 votes.

Seinfeld - S4E8

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

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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.

Seinfeld - S4E23

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

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.

Seinfeld - S4E17

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

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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.

Seinfeld - S4E11

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

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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