Seinfeld's 25 greatest episodes

by dwgbarrie | created - 10 Jul 2014 | updated - 21 Oct 2014 | Public

My list of the 25 best Seinfeld episodes, in recognition of the series' 25th anniversary (2014).

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1. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Contest (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George's mother throws her back out when she falls down after catching George performing a personal act; the gang partakes in a contest of self-denial.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 3,827

2. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Opposite (1994)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

George decides to turn his life around by doing the exact opposite of what he would usually do. Elaine is having a lot of bad luck. Jerry keeps breaking even. Kramer gets the coffee table book published.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,748

3. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Soup Nazi (1995)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

A soup stand owner obsesses about his customers' ordering procedure, but his soup is so good that people line up down the block for it anyway.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 3,336

4. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Fusilli Jerry (1995)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Frank has an unfortunate accident involving one of Kramer's pasta sculptures; Kramer gets the wrong license plates; Jerry becomes disturbed when he finds out that his mechanic used his personal sex move on Elaine.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,596

5. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Bubble Boy (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

On their way to the family cabin, George and Susan visit a boy who lives in a bubble; Kramer and Naomi start a fire that ends up burning down the cabin.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,038

6. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Puffy Shirt (1993)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Kramer and his soft-spoken friend Leslie start a new line of clothing and Jerry accidentally agrees to wear it on the Today show.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,967

7. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Marine Biologist (1994)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

George starts dating a woman who (told by Jerry) thinks George is a marine biologist. Elaine's electronic organizer injures a person after being launched from a limo by a Russian novelist. Kramer decides to golf on the beach.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,358

8. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Rye (1996)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

After George's parents take back the bread they gifted to Susan's parents, George makes Jerry find another loaf and tries to appease Susan's parents by taking them on Kramer's Manhattan horse tours, to disastrous consequences.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,602

9. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Boyfriend Part 1 (1992)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Jerry meets Keith Hernandez and wants to make a good impression, but after being introduced to Elaine, Keith breaks his date with Jerry to make one with her.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,925

10. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Boyfriend Part 2 (1992)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Jerry becomes increasingly jealous of Elaine's relationship with Keith Hernandez. The unemployed George Constanza schemes to collect unemployment checks, while the illustrated JFK "second spitter theory" is further investigated.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,514

11. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Bizarro Jerry (1996)

PG | 24 min | Comedy

George uses Susan's death to pick up women. Elaine's new friend is Jerry's exact opposite. Jerry's new girlfriend has manly hands. Kramer pretends to work for an upscale firm.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,953

12. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Outing (1993)

PG | 22 min | Comedy

A prank by Elaine leads a newspaper journalist to think that Jerry and George are gay.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,535

13. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Hamptons (1994)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

The gang goes to the Hamptons for the weekend to visit Elaine's friends' new baby.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,995

14. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Implant (1993)

PG | 22 min | Comedy

Jerry insists that his new girlfriend has implants. But she keeps insisting that they're "real and spectacular". The mystery goes even deeper when Elaine meets her in the sauna and trips and lands on her breasts.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,421

15. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Merv Griffin Show (1997)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

George runs over a flock of pigeons. Jerry's girlfriend has a vintage toy collection she won't let him touch. A new co-worker is freaking Elaine out. Kramer rebuilds the set of "The Merv Griffin Show" in his apartment.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,949

16. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Chinese Restaurant (1991)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Jerry, Elaine and George stop for a quick Chinese dinner before seeing "Plan 9 From Outer Space," but circumstances at the eatery make them miss the movie.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,005

17. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Strike (1997)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Jerry goes out with a woman who is beautiful one day and ugly the next. Kramer goes back to work at H&H Bagels. George makes up a charity. Elaine gives a fake number to a man.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,717

18. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Junior Mint (1993)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Elaine decides to visit her former boyfriend, who is in the hospital for a serious operation; Kramer and Jerry have an accident with a Junior Mint; Jerry had a date with a woman whose name rhymes with a female body part.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,812

19. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Parking Garage (1991)

PG | 22 min | Comedy

The four get stuck in a parking garage for hours when they forget where they parked.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 2,070

20. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Lip Reader (1993)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

George decides to use Jerry's girlfriend to spy on his friends by having her read their lips. Kramer claims he can also read lips and tries to prove it.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,315

21. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Jimmy (1995)

PG | 24 min | Comedy

Elaine dates a man whose habit of speaking in third person causes a wide array of confusion; George is blamed for the theft of Yankees' sports equipment.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,878

22. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Subway (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Everyone has an uncommon experience while going their separate ways on the subway; Kramer overheard a hot tip on a horse on his way to pay a traffic violation.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,854

23. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Pez Dispenser (1992)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Jerry's Pez dispenser makes Elaine laugh during George's girlfriend's piano recital and puts their relationship in jeopardy; Kramer joins the Polar Bear Club.

Director: Tom Cherones | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,494

24. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Shower Head (1996)

PG | 23 min | Comedy

Peterman wants Elaine to go to Africa, but when Elaine tests positive for Opium in her physical, that means no dice. George tries to convince his parents to move to Florida so that he ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Votes: 1,111

25. Seinfeld (1989–1998)
Episode: The Betrayal (1997)

PG | 24 min | Comedy

Elaine and the gang head to India to attend a wedding; Jerry betrays George by sleeping with his prospective girlfriend; Kramer grapples with a malignant wish.

Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld

Votes: 2,063



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