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(c) Columbia TriStar Television/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.