The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time

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List of the best Seinfeld episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Seinfeld episodes of all time are. Fans of Seinfeld are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list is made up of many different episodes, including "The Marine Biologist" and "The Soup Nazi." What is the best Seinfeld episode of all time? Look below and find out on this list of Seinfeld episodes.
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    940 VOTES
    "The Soup Nazi" is the 116th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, which was the sixth episode of the seventh season. It first aired in the United States on November 2, 1995. The Soup Nazi is also the nickname of the eponymous character played by Larry Thomas. The term "Nazi" is used as an exaggeration of the excessively strict regimentation he constantly demands of his patrons.
    • Original Airing: November 02, 1995
    • Season: Seinfeld - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Series: Seinfeld
    940 votes
  • The Opposite
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    833 VOTES
    "The Opposite" is the 86th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, which was also the 22nd episode of the fifth season. It aired on May 19, 1994. This was the first episode shot for Season 5, but it was intended to be the season finale. This is the last episode Tom Cherones directed. Andy Ackerman would take over as the primary director for the remaining seasons.
    • Original Airing: May 19, 1994
    • Season: Seinfeld - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 22
    • Series: Seinfeld
    833 votes
  • The Marine Biologist
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    Jerry meets an old college classmate who asked about George, whom Jerry says is now a "marine biologist." An infuriated Russian writer tosses an electronic organizer belonging to Elaine out of a limousine that hits a passerby on the head. Kramer struggles with his golf swing and sand. While walking along the beach, George is called on to use his marine biology skills to save a whale.
    • Original Airing: February 10, 1994
    • Season: Seinfeld - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Series: Seinfeld
    988 votes
  • The Contest
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    1,026 VOTES
    "The Contest" is the 51st episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. The 11th episode of the fourth season, it aired on November 18, 1992. In the episode, George Costanza tells Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, and Kramer that his mother caught him unaware while he was masturbating. The conversation results in George, Jerry, Elaine, and Kramer entering into a contest to determine who can go for the longest period of time without masturbating. The episode was controversial when broadcast because NBC thought that masturbation was not a topic suitable for prime time television. As a result, the word "masturbation" is never used in the episode. Instead, the subject is described using a series of ...more
    • Original Airing: November 18, 1992
    • Season: Seinfeld Season 4
    • Episode Number: 11
    • Series: Seinfeld
    1,026 votes
  • The Hamptons
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    773 VOTES
    "The Hamptons" is the 85th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 21st episode for the fifth season. It aired on May 12, 1994. This was the final produced episode of the fifth season, although it aired as the penultimate episode of the season.
    • Original Airing: May 12, 1994
    • Season: Seinfeld - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 21
    773 votes
  • The Rye
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    158 VOTES
    Elaine is dating a jazz saxophonist who's sponge-worthy but "he doesn't really like to do everything." Jerry tells one of the members of his band that the saxophonist and Elaine are "hot and heavy." Kramer stocks up on supplies, including 50 cans of "Beef-A-Reeno". Susan's parents meet and have dinner with the Costanza's for the first time. Both families obsess over a loaf of rye bread that wasn't served with the meal, which Frank takes back home. Elaine's boyfriend writes a song about "their relationship," which later has a big impact on his career. Kramer takes over a friend's horse-drawn carriage for a week and helps George out with his scheme to replace the rye bread. Unfortunately, he ...more
    • Original Airing: January 04, 1996
    • Season: Seinfeld - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 11
    158 votes