10 Best Episodes of Seinfeld - Season 5

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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Seinfeld - S5E13

#15 - The Dinner Party (Season 5 - Episode 13)

The gang struggles to find gifts for a dinner party. Jerry and Elaine stop at a bakery to get a cake, but they forget to take a number and lose the chocolate pastry and the one they get has a hair on it. Kramer and George try to get the wine but must get change for a $100 dollar bill and wait for a double-parker to return to his car.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 690 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E4

#14 - The Sniffing Accountant (Season 5 - Episode 4)


George's father gets him an interview as a bra salesman. Evidence points to Jerry's accountant being a drug user. So Jerry, Kramer and Newman set out to find out the truth. Elaine's new boyfriend is perfect except for his use of an exclamation point.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 795 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E19

#13 - The Raincoats (2) (Season 5 - Episode 19)

Jerry and his girlfriend get some time alone with each other at a movie, Schindler's List, they don't see it; however, Newman sees it and them. A delay in the shipment of the raincoats will make the Seinfelds miss their flight to France, George uses this as an opportunity to get his "little" brother back to his father. The Seinfelds manage to avoid meeting the Costanzas in New York City.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 374 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E6

#12 - The Lip Reader (Season 5 - Episode 6)


Jerry is smitten with a line judge at the US Open, but after he gets her attention, he finds out she is deaf. Elaine has a problem not communicating with a limo driver. George wants to use Jerry's girlfriend to read the lips of his ex-girlfriend to find out what she is saying about him. While she is reading the lips, Kramer does the translation, that gets George in more trouble. Kramer becomes a ball man at the Open, when Monica Seles returns to tennis.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 713 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E15

#11 - The Pie (Season 5 - Episode 15)

Jerry can't believe that his girlfriend won't share a piece of pie with him. There is a mannequin at a store that looks like Elaine and she wants to know where it came from. George is interested in a suit that he makes an enemy over. Kramer has an itch. George's new suit makes a noise.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 718 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E8

#10 - The Barber (Season 5 - Episode 8)


George is uncertain about whether his job interview was successful or not, so he decides to go into the office and act like an employee while the boss is on vacation. Jerry is reluctant to dump his old barber even when he is given a real bad haircut. Kramer arranges to get him a clandestine haircut at the apartment of his barber. Newman is charged by Jerry's barber to get a sample of Jerry's hair when he suspects foul play.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 722 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E10

#9 - The Cigar Store Indian (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Jerry helps George out with a coffee table stain and makes Elaine take the subway home and gives her Mr. Costanza's TV Guide to read. While on the train, Elaine meets a strange man obsessed with television. George meets a woman at a refinishing store who he brings back to his parent's home and passes it off as his. A female Native American that he is interested in thinks Jerry is racially insensitive when he presents Elaine with a cigar-store Indian as a peace offering. George gets grounded when his parents return from vacation and find a prophylactic wrapper in their bed and a missing TV Guide. Kramer has an idea for a coffee table book on coffee tables that Elaine doesn't like but Mr. Lippman does.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 734 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E20

#8 - The Fire (Season 5 - Episode 20)


Kramer is dating one of Elaine's co-workers, a woman who drives her crazy. Kramer brings her to one of Jerry's shows, where she heckles him relentlessly; unfortunately there is a national magazine critic in the audience. George panics when there is a fire at his girlfriend's apartment, during her son's birthday party. Jerry decides to get revenge by heckling the woman where she works. She runs out of the office onto the street and loses her pinkie toe. Kramer finds the toe, takes a bus to the hospital and saves the passengers from a gunman. Inspired by Kramer's tale, George tries to confront his feelings of cowardice.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 664 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E18

#7 - The Raincoats (1) (Season 5 - Episode 18)

Jerry's parents are staying with him while they wait to take their trip to Paris and he's just returned from three weeks on the road can't get anytime alone with his girlfriend. George tries to get out of the big brother program, just after he gets talked into it. The Seinfelds avoid the Costanza's dinner invitation. Elaine's latest boyfriend, who's a "close talker," becomes unusually fixated on Jerry's parents and shows them New York City. Kramer makes a deal with Jerry's father to sell belt-less raincoats to a secondhand shop and George sells his father's moth-ridden cabana style clothing, right before they plan a cruise.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 600 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E1

#6 - The Mango (Season 5 - Episode 1)


George tells Jerry about his lack of confidence below "the equator." Jerry begs Elaine for another chance when he finds out she faked her orgasms. Kramer gets banned from his favorite fruit shop.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 870 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E2

#5 - The Puffy Shirt (Season 5 - Episode 2)

In this hilarious episode of Seinfeld, titled "The Puffy Shirt," life takes some unexpected turns for our beloved characters. George finds himself in a rather awkward situation when he's forced to move back in with his parents. But that's not all – he also stumbles upon a new job opportunity as a hand model. Suddenly, George becomes overly cautious about protecting his precious hands, leading to some side-splitting moments.

Meanwhile, Kramer's girlfriend, known for her unique fashion sense and deep voice, approaches Jerry with an unusual request. Without thinking much, Jerry agrees to wear one of her eccentric puffy pirate shirts during his appearance on the Today Show. Little does he know, this decision will have far-reaching consequences that will keep you laughing throughout the episode.

"The Puffy Shirt" is a prime example of Seinfeld's ability to weave together bizarre plotlines and eccentric characters, creating comedy gold that has stood the test of time. Get ready for a non-stop laughter ride as George navigates his hand modeling career and Jerry finds himself caught in a fashion disaster on national television. Don't miss this classic Seinfeld episode that will leave you in stitches!

The episode was rated 7.97 from 811 votes.

Seinfeld - S5E12

#4 - 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.

Seinfeld - S5E21

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

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.

Seinfeld - S5E14

#2 - 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.

Seinfeld - S5E22

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

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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