Todays' Friday Tope Five is:
Seinfeld is more than a show. It is part of my DNA. It is a huge contributor to our vernacular, the way we express ourselves. And its funny as, dude.
1) 'The Betrayal'
AKA: The Backwards Episode.
Elaine takes George and Jerry to India for her frenemy Sue Ellen Miscke's wedding. George wont take his boots off. Elaine gets pissed. Kramer stays behind. His lollipop is an awesome prop for the backwars editing. Episode is in reverse. Ends with Jerry moving in eleven years earlier, telling Kramer, 'What's mine is yours' Big Mistake. Huge.
2) 'The Alternate Side'
AKA 'THESE PRETZELS ARE MAKIN ME THIRSTY'
Elaine dates an old guy who has a stroke. George is moving cars. Kramer is in a Woody Allen film- his line is "These pretzels are makin me thirsty'. The line become an answer to any frustrating or nervewracking situation
3) 'The Outing'
AKA Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Jerry and George pretend to be gay to trick an eavesdropper. It snowballs out of hand. It's Jerry's birthday. Elaine gets him Bette Midler CDs and George gets him tickets to 'Guys and Dolls'. "Isn't that a lavish Broadway musical?" "It's Guys and DOlls, not Guys and Guys!" Kramer gets him a piece of crap 2 line phone that makes the whole situation worse.
4) 'The Mom and Pop Store'
AKA Jon Voight's car.
George buys Jon Voight's Le Baron. Tim Whatley has a Thanksgiving Party. Last Stop Pottersville. Jerry's Sneakers are all stolen, leaving him only with cowboy boots. "But I don;t wanna be a cowboy!" Fantastic homage to Midnight Cowboy- Jerry and Kramer in the bus heading off to find stolen sneakers.
5) The Puerto Rican Day.
AKA The flag burning one
All get stuck in a Puerto Rican Day Parade. Elaine re enacts the Poseiden Adventure underneath the bleachers. Kramer stomps on the burning flag and angers the mean gay couple who previously stole Elaine's bureau in 'The Soup Nazi'. George is taunted by a laser pointer guy. Awesome meeting of wealthy industrialists H.E Pennypacker, Art Vandaly (former potential latex salesman) and Kel Varnson in the apartment for rent. 'Who is watching the Saab factory!!!
OK, that was hard, but that was my Top Five Seinfeld Episodes.
What are your favourite Seinfeld episodes. How many Seinfeld references are still in your current vernacular?