For a lot of people, me included, “Seinfeld” rises above the plethora of other sitcoms in TV history. It’s really hard for me to be channel surfing, see that an episode of “Seinfeld” is on, and not stop to watch it. And after lots and lots of really important thinking, here are my 10 favorite episodes during its run from 1989 – 1998. This wasn’t easy either. I’m leaving out a ton of great episodes and I might change my mind a thousand times about this list.
#10 The Engagement (1995)
Okay, I know most people probably wouldn’t have this episode rated so high. The main reason I like it so much is Kramer explaining his theory of marriage to Jerry. Based on the strength of that alone, it just cracks the top 10.
#9 The Little Kicks (1996)
Elaine dancing. That’s really all you need to know about why this made my top 10.
In this 1998 interview, Julia Louis-Dreyfus teaches the dance to Katie Couric.
#8 The Junior Mint (1993)
Kramer and Jerry drop a Junior Mint into the body of patient during surgery. Hilarity ensues.
“How could they not notice it?!”
“Because it’s a little mint. It’s a junior mint.”
This is also the “Mulva” episode.
#7 The Implant (1993)
Everybody knows this episode just by the line “And by the way, they’re real and they’re spectacular.” Reportedly, Teri Hatcher ad-libbed the phrase “… and they’re spectacular.”
That’s a great line. But actually, my favorite line from the episode is “I don’t want your boys down there.”
#6 The Puffy Shirt (1993)
Jerry accidentally agrees to wear the worst shirt ever on television. “But I don’t wanna be a pirate!”
By the way, the puffy shirt used on the show is now in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.