The 9 Best Elaine Moments from Seinfeld

Larry David, comic genius that he is, has satisfied people's craving for a Seinfeld reunion by doing the reuninon on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty pretty good thinking. As Elaine is my favorite character on Seinfeld, I decided to compile some of my favorite Elaine moments.

  • The Pen
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    Highlights from this episode: Julia Louis-Dreyfus displays her talents at physical comedy when she flips and tosses and turns in the uncomfortable sofa bed she sleeps on at Jerry's parents' place in Florida.
  • The Bris
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    "Could you do me a favor? Could you tape the Pig Men and women who love them conversation, and I'll listen to it later?"
    George gets a great parking spot that becomes a target. Kramer thinks that he has stumbled on the product of a genetic engineering experiment, a "pig man." Elaine and Jerry are nervous about the religious duties they must do when they agree to become godparents to a couple's newborn, including getting the Mohel and holding the baby for the circumcision.
  • The Stand-In
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    "He out"
    "He took what out?"
    "He took it out"
  • The Glasses
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    One of my favorite Seinfeld images is the scene after Elaine gets bit by a dog, and they are walking out of the Glasses store, and Elaine is hunched over holding her hurt ankle, and opening the door for Jerry, who shows no concern for her ankle.

    Also, another shining demonstration of Julia's talent as a comedian is her portrayal of a possible rabies victim.
  • The Subway
    Video: YouTube
    This is one of the Elaine moments that makes me realize I'm more like Elaine then I'd like to admit, because my brain does this same irrational spiral down to the worst possible scenario when I'm in a situation I have no control over. I think of this whenever I'm stuck in traffic.
  • The Soup
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    "It's a salad, only bigger, and there's more stuff in it"

    I quote this line (in my head) anytime someone orders a "big salad".
    Elaine brings over a man she met in England and he turns out to be a real bounder. Jerry accepts an Armani suit from an obnoxious comedian, the only condition, he must treat him to a meal at a restaurant; however, what makes up a meal. George goes for a walk with a waitress from Monk's and manure in the path sums up his relationship with her. After his kidney stone, Kramer decides to eat only fresh foods.