NBC 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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The Contest is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 18 1992 "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 ...more

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The Opposite is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 19 1994 "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 ...more

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The Marine Biologist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Feb 10 1994 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 ...more

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The Soup Nazi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 02 1995 "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 ...more

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The Hamptons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 12 1994 "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 ...more

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The Junior Mint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Mar 18 1993 Jerry has a date with a woman whose name he has forgotten, but it "rhymes with a female body part." Could it be "Mulva"? Elaine visits an old boyfriend who's in the hospital ...more

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The Puffy Shirt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Sep 23 1993 "The Puffy Shirt" is the second episode of the fifth season of the American NBC sitcom Seinfeld. It was the 66th episode and originally aired on September 23, 1993. Larry David, the ...more

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The Merv Griffin Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 06 1997 After Kramer finds the set of the old Merv Griffin Show in a dumpster, he begins to treat his entire life like a talk show. Jerry's new girlfriend has a priceless toy collection that she won't ...more

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The Serenity Now is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 09 1997 "The Serenity Now" is the 159th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the third episode of the ninth and final season. It aired in the U.S. on October 9, 1997.

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The Bubble Boy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 07 1992 Jerry's girlfriend, Naomi has a laugh that sounds like "Elmer Fudd sitting on a juicer," and when she hears George's message to Jerry, she breaks up with him. So instead, Jerry asks ...more

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The Yada Yada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Apr 24 1997 George's girlfriend is big on using the phrase "yada yada"; Jerry says at least she is succinct. Jerry's dentist just became Jewish and he is already making jokes that make Jerry ...more

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The Chinese Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 23 1991 Jerry, Elaine and George stop for a quick Chinese dinner before a showing of Plan 9 From Outer Space on the big screen. However, while waiting a really long time to get a table, Jerry sees a ...more

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The Fire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 05 1994 Kramer is dating one of Elaine's co-workers, a woman who drives her crazy. Kramer brings her to one of Jerry's shows, where she heckles him relentlessly; unfortunately there is a national ...more

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The Fusilli Jerry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Apr 27 1995 "The Fusilli Jerry" is the 107th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 21st episode of the sixth season. It aired on April 27, 1995. Working titles for this episode were ...more

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The Little Kicks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 10 1996 "The Little Kicks" is the 138th episode of the American television sitcom Seinfeld. This was the fourth episode for the eighth season. It was originally broadcast on the NBC network on ...more

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The Lip Reader is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 28 1993 Jerry is smitten with a line judge at the US Open, but after he gets her attention, he finds out she is deaf. Elaine has a problem not communicating with a limo driver. George wants to use ...more

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The Jimmy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Mar 16 1995 The guys play a game of basketball with "the Jimmy," a man who talks about himself in the third person. Jimmy sells odd shaped training shoes and George is an interested investor. ...more

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The Calzone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Apr 25 1996 "The Calzone" is the 130th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. This was the 20th episode of the seventh season. It aired on April 25, 1996.

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The Dinner Party is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Feb 03 1994 The gang struggles to find gifts for a dinner party. Jerry and Elaine stop at a bakery to get a cake, but they forget to take a number and lose the chocolate pastry and the one they get has a ...more

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The Implant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Feb 25 1993 "The Implant" is the 59th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. It is the 19th episode of the fourth season, and first aired on February 25, 1993.

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The Chicken Roaster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 14 1996 "The Chicken Roaster" is the 142nd episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. This was the eighth episode for the eighth season. It aired on November 14, 1996.

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The Library is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 16 1991 The library asks Jerry about a book he checked out in 1971 and never returned, so Jerry looks up an old girlfriend for his defense against a library cop. George thinks the homeless man he'd seen ...more

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The Stall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Jan 16 1994 "The Stall" is the 76th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. It is the 12th episode of the fifth season, and first aired on January 6, 1994.

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The Pez Dispenser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Jan 15 1992 "The Pez Dispenser" is the 31st episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. The episode was the fourteenth episode of the show's third season. It aired on January 15, 1992. The episode was written ...more

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The Race is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Dec 15 1994 "The Race" is the 96th episode of the American sitcom Seinfeld, the tenth episode of the sixth season. The episode first aired on December 15, 1994. The story follows Jerry as he meets ...more

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The Parking Garage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 30 1991 "The Parking Garage" is the 23rd episode of the situation comedy Seinfeld. The episode was the sixth episode of the show's third season. It aired on October 30, 1991 on National ...more

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The Pen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 02 1991 "The Pen" is the 20th episode of Seinfeld, the third episode of the third season. It aired on October 2, 1991. This is the only episode in which George does not appear, and one of only ...more

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The Non-Fat Yogurt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 04 1993 When they begin to gain weight, Jerry and Elaine suspect that Kramer has made a bad investment in a non-fat yogurt shop. Jerry inadvertently uses the "F" word, as a result so does ...more

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The Summer of George is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 15 1997 George discovers he has a severance package from the Yankees that should last him about 3 months and he decides that he is going to take the summer off. Jerry is going to the Tony Awards and so ...more

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The Bizarro Jerry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 03 1996 Kramer uses a bathroom in an office building and just begins working there. He is "TCB." Elaine sets Jerry up with a friend who is very beautiful, but she has "man hands." ...more

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The Red Dot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
alexray111413 added Dec 11 1991 Jerry is the unwitting cause of Elaine's boyfriend falling off the wagon. Elaine gets George a job, so he buys her a gift, an $85 cashmere sweater. The sweater has a little red dot on it; hence ...more

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The Muffin Tops is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 08 1997 George watches a bag for a tourist who never comes back, so he starts wearing some of the clothes. Elaine tells Kramer that the stories he sold to Peterman were put into the book. Kramer goes to ...more

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The Bris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 14 1993 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 ...more

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The Shower Head is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Feb 15 1996 Elaine gets a physical for a pending trip with Peterman to Africa. Her physical test results show positive for opium, so Peterman fires her. Jerry's parent are in seclusion in New York while ...more

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The Glasses is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Sep 30 1993 George's glasses are stolen and he needs a new pair, so he goes to see Kramer's friend to get a thirty percent discount; all Elaine gets is bitten by a dog and then she becomes afraid of them. ...more

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The Hot Tub is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 26 1995 George picks up a bad habit from some visiting baseball officials. During the time of the New York City Marathon, Elaine has an out of country runner as her house guest. The runner had overslept ...more

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The Dealership is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Jan 08 1998 Jerry plans to buy a new car with an insider deal from Puddy, who's been promoted to a car salesman. Jerry ends up bargaining with Puddy and Elaine to get them back together so he can get a ...more

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The Smelly Car is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Apr 15 1993 The strong body odor of a valet is left in Jerry's car. George can't believe it when he spots Susan holding hands with another woman. Elaine loses her current boyfriend and Jerry is forced to ...more

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The Cigar Store Indian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Dec 09 1993 Jerry helps George out with a coffee table stain and makes Elaine take the subway home and gives her Mr. Costanza's TV Guide to read. While on the train, Elaine meets a strange man obsessed with ...more

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The Parking Space is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Feb 04 1992 "The Parking Space" is the 39th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. The episode was the 22nd episode of the third season. It aired on April 22, 1992. The story of the parking confrontation ...more

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The Wink is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Oct 12 1995 Elaine gets a blind date with the guy from her wake-up service; however, he likes dogs. A bit of grapefruit pulp, from Jerry's healthy breakfast, gets into George's eye and causes problems for ...more

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The Cheever Letters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
alexray111413 added Oct 28 1992 Jerry and George begin to work on the pilot for the series they pitched to NBC. Jerry says the wrong thing while "messing" around with one of Elaine's co-workers. George & Susan ...more

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The Tape is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 13 1991 George is excited about a new potential baldness cure that was discovered in China. While listening to a tape of his previous nights show, Jerry hears the voice of a mysterious woman who talks ...more

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The Big Salad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Sep 29 1994 Elaine's boss wants a special mechanical pencil, so Elaine tries to get one from a stationary store where the clerk has a thing for her. George and his girlfriend pick up a "big salad" ...more

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The Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Feb 12 1992 Jerry meets Keith Hernandez and wants to make a good impression. Meanwhile, George is out of time on his unemployment and he works harder than ever on his scheme to get a 13 week extension. He ...more

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The Conversion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Dec 16 1993 "The Conversion" is the 75th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld. It is the 11th episode of the fifth season, and first aired on December 16, 1993.

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The Handicap Spot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 13 1993 "The Handicap Spot" is the 22nd episode of the fourth season and the 62nd overall episode of Seinfeld. It aired on May 13, 1993.

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The Opera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Nov 04 1992 "The Opera" is the 49th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. It is the ninth episode of the fourth season. It aired on November 4, 1992.

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The Switch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
Jan 05 1995 Elaine lets a potential employer borrow Mr. Pitt's tennis racket, but the injury suffered may ruin her chances, especially when she must get his racket back. Jerry's girlfriend never laughs, but ...more

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The Bottle Deposit, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Seinfeld Episodes of All Time
May 02 1996 Wilhelm is delighted with the job George did on the project; however, he has no idea what he did or how he did it. The detective on the case thinks he's found Jerry's car, damaged beyond ...more