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The Most Memorable Food References on Seinfeld

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A list of the most infamous edible incidents on Seinfeld, a TV show that loves food. The series about nothing is largely about food, from the Soup Nazi to Kenny Rogers Roasters. Seinfeld's comedy consistently comes from the acquisition, the eating, the desire and, yes, the resentment of different kinds of foods. It's all Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer ever seem to talk about. 

And what's not to like? If you find yourself with a killer risotto that gives you a bodily reaction, it's something worth talking about, right? It's certainly not something worth feeling jealous and inadequate over, George. Lobster is a lovely thing to eat, unless you're kosher, and it certainly shouldn't be used as revenge for a perceived slight, Costanza.

This list has some of the most hilarious bits from Seinfeld revolving around food, whether it's the eternal wait for a table at a Chinese restaurant or the crazed confluence of events that results in a Junior Mint ending up in the body cavity of a surgical patient. It's all happening on Seinfeld - check out what we've got for you on the list and vote up your favorites!
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    The Saga of the Soup Nazi

    Really, it's the one Seinfeld reference that just about every American is pretty much guaranteed to know. In "The Soup Nazi," the 116th episode of the series, a simple shout of, "No soup for you! One month!" led to a seemingly permanent fixture in the pop-culture vocabulary.
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    Deli Meats and Slicers

    Deli Meats and Slicers
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    Who knows how Kramer could afford it, but the purchase of a slicer for that perfect cold cut results in Elaine using it to slice off her high heels in "The Slicer." And it helps her deal with the hungry animal next door, slicing so thin that she and Kramer can slide cold cuts underneath her neighbor's door.
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    Chips and/or Dip

    In "The Implant," George travels to his girlfriend's aunt's wake, and promptly gets caught for the "double-dip," which is now less of a cultural term and now just a thing we all know about, even if it's so common and obvious we can't remember where we originally heard it. 
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    No, You Will Never Be Called T-Bone, George

    No, You Will Never Be Called T-Bone, George
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    No, it won't happen. No matter who much you want to be known by a cool nickname around the office, you're just not a T-Bone. You will be called Koko the Monkey in "The Maid." Someone cooler than you will be called T-Bone. 
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