The 10 Most Streamworthy Episodes Of ‘Seinfeld’
When people say “they don’t make them like they like used to,” Seinfeld is a great example. The quintessential show about nothing changed the comedy landscape and bucked the conventional trend that a series has to be a “instant hit.” Now as Hulu begins to stream Seinfeld and all of its catch-phrases, colorful nicknames and insane antics bubble back up to the pop culture surface, we wanted to take a look back at the best moments from the iconic series.
Bonus: The Merv Griffen Show
Admittedly as Seinfeld came to a close, it did get more and more outrageous, but there was just something crazy enough about “The Merv Griffin Show” that worked and needed to be on this list. The episode centered on Kramer (for no logical reason) finding the set of the classic Merv Griffin talk show in a dumpster and then re-assembling it in his apartment and channeling the late broadcasting legend.
As Kramer went through “tweaking” his format, Jerry, Elaine and George just went with it as did audiences who learned a long time ago to just watch Kramer be Kramer and enjoy it while it lasts.
Best Quote: “Where are the cameras?” – guest star Jim Fowler
10. The Calzone
Now while “The Calzone” is listed here…any of the episodes with the fictional version of former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner could have been included. Steinbrenner became a recurring character over the years as somehow George Costanza was able to land his dream job working for his favorite baseball team.
While what George actually did (or didn’t do) all those seasons as the travelling secretary never really came into play, what often did was his attempts to please the fictional Steinbrenner. In “The Calzone” he got his boss hooked at the Italian treat, but then got himself banned from the place, which left him no choice but to enlist Newman and eventually Kramer.
The episode’s other plots were also memorable including Elaine’s “boyfriend” Todd Gack and Jerry’s flavor of the week Nicki whose unique skills ensured they end up together by the credits. Overall, it’s a solid episode with a lot going on.
Best Quote: “I’m like a drug dealer. I got the guy hooked. I’m having lunch at his desk every day this week…just him and me. He doesn’t make a move without me.” – George