No matter how many times Seinfeld fans watch each episode, there are always going to be lines that stand out. Jerry, George, and Elaine’s cynical attitudes mean that they’re always frustrated, and Kramer has a sense of optimism that is somehow both confusing and heartwarming.
While there are many classic quotes from the ’90s sitcom, Reddit users are sharing the Seinfeld jokes that they think are hilarious and memorable, whether George is experiencing problems in his professional or dating life or Jerry has a good comeback for a telemarketing call.
10When Gwen Breaks Up With George
Of all of George’s partners on Seinfeld, Gwen might not be the most memorable. But for several viewers, her breakup speech is one of the funniest parts of the sitcom.
Reddit user NoTheOtherNICk loves when Gwen ends her relationship with George and he says “You’re giving me the ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ routine? I invented ‘It’s not you, it’s me’!” She admits that it is in fact him. So many people have used this line at this point, and George knows that it’s awkward and not usually true.
9 When Kramer Tells The Story Of Driving The Bus
Seinfeld fans love the season 5 episode “The Fire” when Kramer tells his friends that he stepped in and drove a bus for a long time during a totally chaotic time.
Reddit user PrinceMD92 loves this storyline, writing, “‘Now I’m driving the bus’ greatest story ever told.” Several fans replied with other lines from the episode, including Jerry asking why Kramer made all the stops. This might not be a surprising story, as Kramer is known to make some odd decisions, but it’s one of his best moments.
8 When George Has A Great Comeback
Everyone knows what it feels like to feel tongue-tied in the moment and then, later on, realize the perfect thing that they could have said.
For George, this happens in the season 8 episode “The Comeback” when a co-worker tells him that he’s eating too much shrimp at a meeting. He thinks of a comeback that he’s obsessed with: “The jerk store called and they’re running out of you!” Reddit user Oblivious_Oblivion loves this joke, and it works perfectly as George is so proud of himself but it’s arguably not a great comeback after all.
7 When Jerry Pokes Fun At George’s Crush
There are many sad aspects of George’s life on Seinfeld, including his relationship status. Even when he’s in a relationship, he’s so worried about keeping his current partner that he manages to mess up. He’s just not confident or sure that anyone wants to be with him.
At times, this is hilarious, like when George has a crush. Reddit user QuantumHamster loves when George says “She’s got a little Marisa Tomei thing goin’ on” and Jerry replies, “Ah, too bad you’ve got a little George Costanza thing goin’ on.”
6 When George Has A Hilarious Answering Machine Message
Reddit user quixotiko loves George’s answering machine in the season 8 episode “The Susie.” He comes up with the perfect thing to say and sings along to The Greatest American Hero’s theme song: “Believe it or not George isn’t at home/Please leave a message at the beep… Believe it or not, I’m not home!”
Of course, George would never have a boring and typical message on his answering machine, and fans appreciate how silly and fun this is.
5 When George Wants To Be Seated At The Restaurant
The Seinfeld episode “The Chinese Restaurant” is full of funny lines, and the entire premise is great, as standing and waiting for a table while starving is such a common and annoying experience.
George is upset that he and his friends aren’t getting a table, and he feels that things should be more “civilized.” For Reddit user aterrizaje, there is one line that stands out among the rest: “I have nearly yelled, ‘We’re living in a society here!’ more times than I can count.”
4 When George Hates That Estelle Is Dating
It’s super awkward anytime that George and his mom Estelle talk, especially when she and Frank split up and she wants to start dating. While George could just say that he doesn’t want her to date anyone and that she and Frank should get back together, he freaks out, in typical George fashion.
Reddit user IM_FABIO loves when George tells his mom, “Because i’m out there, and if I see you out there, there won’t be enough voltage in this world to electroshock me back into coherence!!”
3 When Jerry Jokes Around With A Telemarketer
In the season 4 episode “The Pitch,” Jerry answers the phone and hears a telemarketer begin speaking to him. He jokes that he will phone them back.
One Redditor loves this joke, as Jerry says, “Oh, I’m sorry, I really can’t talk right now, give me your home phone number and I’ll call you later.” When the response isn’t positive, Jerry says that no one wants to be called at home.
2 When Jerry Knows That Newman Dislikes Broccoli
Kramer and Newman can be bad neighbors and yet the fact that Jerry lives so close to Newman results in some hilarious moments that fans will never forget.
Reddit user run_zeno_run loves when Jerry tells Newman in the season 8 episode “The Chicken Roaster,” “Newman, you wouldn’t eat broccoli if it was deep fried in chocolate sauce.” This is so much funnier than just saying that Newman doesn’t like broccoli.
1 When George Doesn’t Want To Be Fired
George always manages to make it, whether he’s unemployed or has talked himself into some kind of job. In the famous episode “The Calzone,” his boss wants him to buy him calzones for lunch. When the restaurant says that George can’t buy food anymore, George is in a tough spot.
Reddit user Super_Zac thinks that it’s funny when George tells Jerry of his boss, “He fires people like it’s a bodily function!” Even though George is nervous and upset, he still manages to make a hilarious joke out of something that is scaring him.