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Mount Rushmore of Seinfeld Episodes

March 4, 2009

The Mount Rushmore of Seinfeld episodes, you ask? Yeah, we don’t really know what it means either. But here’s our list:

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Soup Nazi


Yes, we know it’s an obvious pick. But no one can argue the episode’s importance to the show and really, society as a whole. It truly showed how a catch phrase can be born, loved, hated, kind of make a comeback, then retire into the night. That and the episode was hilarious. Mmmmm… Jambalaya!!

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Chinese Restaurant

A truly revolutionary episode. At the time, no other show would have dared to spend the entire episode in one set. It epitomized the tone of the series about nothing. Waiting for a table. That was the entire story. To get 23 minutes of funny out of that is pretty incredible.

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Shrinkage


Another “pushing the envelope” episode. Remember when this was considered “pushing the envelope”? Sadly, man could no longer use the “I was in the pool” excuse after it aired.

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Kenny Roger’s Roasters


The funniest episode in the series. It made the monument based solely on that. Jerry and Kramer switching personalities is genius. It also involves one of the best characters in the series: Bob Sacamano. And who among us has not had broccoli, spit it out, and yelled, “VILE WEED!!!”

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Not on the monument is “The Caddy”, in which George locks his keys in the car at work. The episode is one of the best, but not in the top four. It is worth mentioning, however, because it has one of the funniest lines in the history of television:
“Jerry, it’s Frank Costanza. Mr. Steinbrenner’s here. George is
dead. Call me back.”
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