Thursday, June 19, 2008

These pretzels are making me thirsty

There are certain questions that really stress me out when asked. Questions like,

  • What are you doing with your life?
  • Why aren't you married yet?
  • How did you get to be so ridiculously good looking?
  • What's your favorite episode of Seinfeld?
It's this last one that I find the most stressful, and it's the one I want to briefly talk about. It's not uncommon for me to say (or think) about any given situation, "this reminds me of that episode of Seinfeld...." and though I haven't watched the show much lately, I know it much better than I care to admit and occasionally try to figure out what my favorite episode is.

My sister Katherine and I have an ongoing conversation about this. We've both seen every episode of the show at least three times - lines from the show flow in and out of our dialogue with ease. They need no explanation - we know exactly what the other means when they say, "these pretzels are making me thirsty" or "I hear thee." Boy...this sounds pathetic now that I see it typed out. Moving on...

We decided that it's impossible to choose one favorite and apparently we take this very seriously, so we came up with our top three. Certain episodes move in and out of the top three, but in case you were wondering, we agree (for now) that our top favorites are:

  1. The frogger (so many great scenes in this one, including the one where Elaine eats the antique cake she finds in Peterman's mini-fridge)
  2. The little Jerry (the one where Kramer buys a chicken that turns out to be a rooster. He names it Little Jerry and enters it in cock fights. This episode also has the "I hear thee" line. It's a classic.)
  3. The chicken roaster (Kramer and Jerry switch apartments and start acting like each other)

Now you know. I'm sure you were wondering, and I'm glad I could answer your unspoken question.


Katherine said...

Oh, man! Those are so classic! Kramer's reaction when he's holding "Leetle Yerrya Seinfeld" is the best! I love it when he walks like the rooster, too. I also love it when Peterman asks Elaine if the cake is still "with her" and says, "That will be punishment enough. Dismissed!" Ah, Peterman.

Sarah "Fran-pom" said...

Ok, my fave has to be the episode (or were there more than one?) where Elaine dances...that's just good stuff! :)

Elizabeth Downie said...

The lil kicks! I love that one too. That's also the one where Kramer and his friend are making bootleg movies (Jerry takes over when he sees the poor quality). That's a great one.

Liz said...

How did you get to be so ridiculously good looking?