Seinfeld is one of the most popular TV shows of all time. Although the finale ran over 25 years ago, it’s still one of the most watched series on Netflix. Most true fans have watched the show through countless times because it’s such a good program.
Attempting to narrow down the top Seinfeld episodes is a challenging task as it’s undeniable that you’ll leave some episodes out. Regardless, some stand out from the rest. Here are 15 of the best Seinfeld episodes, in no particular order, that warrant multiple viewings.
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The Chicken Roaster
What happens when Jerry and Kramer swap apartments and personalities? It’s pure gold, Jerry.
We also get to see Elaine pleading with J. Peterman for help and George being over the top desperate.
It’s not until Jerry discovers Kramer’s addiction to Kenny Rogers Roasters chicken that things return back to normal.
Not only does George constantly fail, he also knows his vast shortcomings.
That’s the premise of The Opposite. We get to see him join the front office of the Yankees largely due to him doing the opposite of what his instincts tell him. If only it worked that way for the rest of us.
The Marine Biologist
Perhaps my favorite episode, The Marine Biologist has it all. Physical antics from Kramer, Jerry’s hijinks, George being George, and Elaine getting in hot water.
The sea was angry that day, my friend. It gets me every time.
Arguably the top episode to watch, The Contest sticks out with one simple quote – “I’m Out!”
We see this play out all the way to the finale.
One of the hallmarks of Seinfeld was to talk about something explicit, without saying something explicit. That’s front and center in this episode.
However, it does give you a different understanding for the word breathtaking.
Rarely do we see George as a romantic. We do in this episode, albeit for largely selfish reasons.
Watching him deal with his parents on his conversion is well worth watching the episode again and again. Kramer luring a would-be nun with his Kavorka is merely icing on top.
Despite some fans saying the series needed to stop after season 8, season 9 has quite a few good episodes. The Voice is one of those.
We get to see Jerry at the height of selfishness and the hopeful growth of Kramerica Industries. Sadly, for Darren, he’s going away for a long, long time.
In this episode we get to see Jerry realize what we can assume is a dream of dating a woman named Lois.
Watching Elaine trying to dress up her communist leaning boyfriend is well worth a watch.
Another season 9 fan favorite, no one can deny the intrigue of Festivus. This episode is classic Seinfeld in all of the right ways.
If you need something to do on December 23, celebrate Festivus with this episode.
Do libraries have cops? In Seinfeld they do. Philip Baker Hall as the library cop in this Season 3 winner is always worth watching.
Just don’t give Mr. Bookman any grief. He can spy it a mile away.
The Parking Garage
Part of what makes Seinfeld so enjoyable is how they turn mundane tasks into comedy gold. Most of the characters are battling against the clock, in humorous ways.
Worse yet, once they do finally get back to the car it won’t start. It’s claimed that was actually an accident and not a part of the script.
The Soup Nazi
The Soup Nazi is arguably the most recognized guest role.
We see Jerry choose soup over his girlfriend and the introduction of Cedric and Bob. They plague Kramer and Elaine alike.
The Merv Griffin Show
Another Season 9 winner, it’s difficult not to love The Merv Griffin Show. Watching Kramer trying to pull off a talk show in his apartment is always worthy of a watch.
Jerry seemingly has a new girlfriend in every episode, particularly the later we get into the series. In this season six classic, we get to see Jerry and George spend countless hours trying to determine how Jerry can effectively make the roommate switch.
It works, but not as Jerry might have hoped.
However, this episode stands out for one nugget of information. We get to learn Kramer’s first name thanks to his, obviously, eccentric mother played by Sheree North.
Any true Seinfeld fan fondly remembers The Boyfriend. The two-parter introduces Keith Hernandez to Elaine and they develop into a relationship, which causes some issues between her and Jerry.
However, just as memorable is the magic loogie theory we see Jerry recount in a parody of JFK. The episode is also our first introduction to Vandelay Industries.
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