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#1 of 215 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted March 22 2003 - 04:55 PM

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.

[quote] "He took it out."
. . . . .
"How can that be?"
"Ohhhhh, it be." [quote]
("The Stand-In")

This is an example that's marginal. It could've included just the line itself, but I went ahead and included some of the subsequent dialog as well. Fans of the show won't---or shouldn't---need further explanation or details than what's here.

Please identify the episode from which your line is drawn. To help yourself do this, I suggest searching with key word relevant to the episode at either the S.O.B. (i.e., Steven O'Brien's) Seinfeld episode guide page or at the tvtome.com guide to Seinfeld.

To start this off on the right foot, my own all-time favorite Seinfeld line (delivered with the characteristic Seinfeld whine):

"Why would a person from a pony-country move to a NON-pony country?"

("The Pony Remark")

'Nuff said?

guideline: Finally, please, given the (assumed) popularity of this topic, only ONE LINE per customer. Give others a chance. If your line has been taken, you may comment on it and choose another one---ONE!---that hasn't yet been used. If, after a couple of days, the participation in the thread hasn't gone through the roof and you have a second line you'd like to throw in, THEN and ONLY THEN come back with it, in fairness to others.
"Delenda est . . . . "


#2 of 215 OFFLINE   Steve Elias

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Posted March 22 2003 - 06:23 PM

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!"

#3 of 215 OFFLINE   Gary King

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Posted March 22 2003 - 07:06 PM

"I'm out!"

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#4 of 215 OFFLINE   Steve_Knutzen



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Posted March 22 2003 - 07:33 PM

"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")
"Oh I can hold my breath for a long, long time!"


#5 of 215 OFFLINE   Brian Perry

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Posted March 22 2003 - 10:52 PM

"Was it a Titleist?" (from The Marine Biologist)

#6 of 215 OFFLINE   Jordan_E



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Posted March 23 2003 - 02:37 AM

"Maybe the dingo ate your baby."
And you believe, at heart, everyone's a killer...

#7 of 215 OFFLINE   Richard Kim

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Posted March 23 2003 - 02:42 AM

"Delores!" from The Junior Mint

#8 of 215 OFFLINE   Scott Thomas

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Posted March 23 2003 - 03:48 AM

"Hands off Jimmy, dont touch Jimmy. Let GOOO of Jimmy".

#9 of 215 OFFLINE   DarrenH



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Posted March 23 2003 - 04:03 AM

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!"

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#10 of 215 OFFLINE   Richard Travale

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Posted March 23 2003 - 04:03 AM

"That's a Shame" I use this one at least every day.
 "Cock your hat - angles are attitudes. "
- Frank Sinatra 

#11 of 215 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted March 23 2003 - 06:31 AM

"Hello, JERRY." "Hello, NEWMAN."
"I was born to ramble, born to rove
Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
-Tom Waits-

#12 of 215 OFFLINE   Brad Porter

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Posted March 23 2003 - 07:14 AM

[quote] "...and you want to be my latex salesman." [quote]
This line is from the end of part 1 of "The Boyfried" and is spoken by Jerry to George while the latter gentleman is lying on the floor with his pants around his ankles.

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#13 of 215 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted March 23 2003 - 07:47 AM

"I'm not a lesbian. I hate men, but I'm not a lesbian."

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#14 of 215 OFFLINE   WillG



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Posted March 23 2003 - 08:09 AM

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
STOP HIM! He's supposed to die!

#15 of 215 OFFLINE   John Thomas

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Posted March 23 2003 - 08:14 AM

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.

#16 of 215 OFFLINE   Tim Markley

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Posted March 23 2003 - 08:18 AM

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.

#17 of 215 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

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Posted March 23 2003 - 08:20 AM

That was one magic lougi.

#18 of 215 OFFLINE   Jordan_E



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Posted March 23 2003 - 09:04 AM

"It was like a full body dry heave...set to music."
And you believe, at heart, everyone's a killer...

#19 of 215 OFFLINE   Jeremiah



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Posted March 23 2003 - 09:25 AM

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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#20 of 215 OFFLINE   Rob Speicher

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Posted March 23 2003 - 10:07 AM

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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