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The Most Memorable Food References on Seinfeld

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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    Marble Rye Is Here to Teach Us Manners

    In the episode titled simply "The Rye," what happens is less about the food itself and more about the manners surrounding it. It's the basic question: when you bring food over, and no one touches it, do you bring it back home with you? The answer that George learned was an uncompromising no, but this was before the recession. People have probably swung Costanza's way since 1996. 
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    These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty

    In "The Alternate Side," Kramer somehow gets a part in a Woody Allen movie, a part with one line: "These pretzels are making me thirsty." Ultimately, the whole gang gets sucked in on the line until it consumes both pretzels and their very sanity. 
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    A Junior Mint, Descending

    In "The Junior Mint," the eponymous mint/chocolate candy drops from the rafters of a surgical viewing - and it drops into the patient's open stomach. It only gets worse from there. 
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    Muffin Tops Trump Muffin Bottoms

    What's a muffin top? The part of the muffin that breaks free from the pan and "does its own thing." Elaine loves muffin tops in "The Muffin Tops." Of course, it inspires Mr. Lippman to open up a shop behind her back. Hilarity ensues as Elaine attempts to dispose of hundreds of useless muffin bottoms.
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