Your favorite SEINFELD line

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  1. Rex Bachmann

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    I'm boooored. So, here's an idea for a topic that's extra light and fluffy (and, hopefully, fun). I haven't found this in a search of the tv-section, so I'll presume it hasn't been done before (although I can't imagine why not).

    My favorite sitcom is Seinfeld, natch. One of its comedic strengths was its use of catchwords and phrases that captured in language the everyday irony of life or, sometimes, just skillfully euphemized a forbidden topic ("yada yada", "sponge-worthy", "master of one's domain", etc.).

    Here I'd like to engage all fans of the show to name their favorite Seinfeld line.

    Most of these probably shouldn't need a lot of background or exposition to them, if yours needs some, please give it in brief form. If you feel you need to include surrounding dialog, please highlight the line in question. At the risk of stealing someone's thunder, I give an example.

     
  2. Steve Elias

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    I'll grab one of the most obvious lines, only because I used it earlier today: "No soup for you!" (from The Soup Nazi). I am sorely tempted to use a line from The Contest, but as I'm only allowed one, I'll stick with "No soup for you!"
    -Steve
     
  3. Gary King

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    "I'm out!"

    The Contest
     
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    "Lemme finish my breakfast before I watch them slice this fat bastard up"
    - Jerry as he covers his face with a coffee cup

    ("The Junior Mint")
     
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    "Was it a Titleist?"

    (from The Marine Biologist)
     
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    "Delores!"

    from The Junior Mint
     
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    "Hands off Jimmy, dont touch Jimmy. Let GOOO of Jimmy".
     
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    One quote, this is not an easy task, however...

    Setting: Kramer calling Jerry from a payphone because he is lost in Downtown NYC

    Jerry "What street are you on?"
    Kramer "I'm on First and First. How can the same street intersect with itself? I must be at the nexus of the universe!"

    The Maid


    Great Poll idea [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    DarrenH
     
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    "That's a Shame"
    I use this one at least every day.
     
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    "Hello, JERRY."

    "Hello, NEWMAN."
     
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    One that gets me everytime is in, I believe it was "The Mimbo" Where George and Kramer go rock climbing with the Dan Cortese Character and he fall. Then later in Jerry's apartment. Forgive any inexactness

    Kramer: Well, that all depends on what you mean by.."accident"

    Elaine: Did anything happen to his face.

    George: Well when he fell, his face kind of hit..aaaaa...Kramer

    Kramer: (no hesitation) Rock!

    George: yeah

    And then earlier in that episode

    Kramer: You loovvvveeee him
     
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    When somebody has B.O., the "O" usually stays with the "B". Once the "B" leaves, the "O" goes with it. - Jerry in The Smelly Car.
     
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    George: You're giving me the 'it's not you it's me' routine. I invented 'it's not you it's me'. Nobody tells me it's not them it's me. If it's anybody, it's me.
    Girlfriend: Alright, George, it's you.
    George: You're damn right it's me.
     
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    That was one magic lougi.
     
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    "It was like a full body dry heave...set to music."
     
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    Tim, that line is great. Man, I want to put a couple but.....

    "You don't understand, there was shrinkage."- The Hamptons
     
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    Jerry: You feel the need to use a lot of obscenities at the dentist's office?
    Kramer: Hehe, when they pull that needle out, I let the expletives fly!

    - The Jimmy (probably the best episode)

    The way Michael Richards said that line was comic gold, I laugh at it every time without fail.
     

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