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The Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes of All Time!

Promotional cover photo featuring the main cast of 'Seinfeld'—Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, George Costanza, and Cosmo Kramer.

Seinfeld, the legendary “show about nothing,” continues to captivate audiences with its unique brand of humor and memorable characters. Created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the show’s nine-season run from 1989 to 1998 produced numerous episodes that have earned a permanent place in television history. In this blog post, we’ll count down the top 10 Seinfeld episodes of all time, complete with IMDb scores and direct link.

Please note that IMDb scores are subject to change as more users rate the episodes.

10. “The Finale” (Season 9, Episode 22)

From Seinfeld "The Finale" (Season 9, Episode 22)

IMDb Score: 7.8/10

“The Finale” marked the end of Seinfeld’s historic run. While it received mixed reviews upon its original broadcast, it’s worth revisiting to see how the show wrapped up its characters’ stories.

9. “The Boyfriend” (Season 3, Episode 17 & 18)

From Seinfeld "The Boyfriend" (Season 3, Episode 17 & 18)

IMDb Score: 8.6/10

This two-part episode features Keith Hernandez and is beloved for its baseball-themed humor and memorable moments.

8. “The Puffy Shirt” (Season 5, Episode 2)

From Seinfeld "The Puffy Shirt" (Season 5, Episode 2)

IMDb Score: 8.9/10

In “The Puffy Shirt,” Jerry’s comedic misadventures ensue when he agrees to wear an outrageous, pirate-like shirt during a television appearance. This episode exemplifies Seinfeld’s talent for turning everyday situations into absurdly funny scenarios.

7. “The Contest” (Season 4, Episode 11)

From Seinfeld "The Contest" (Season 4, Episode 11)

IMDb Score: 9.5/10

“The Contest” is a fan-favorite episode where Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer engage in a contest to see who can go the longest without self-indulgence. The sharp writing and impeccable comedic timing make this episode a classic.

6. “The Yada Yada” (Season 8, Episode 19)

From Seinfeld "The Yada Yada" (Season 8, Episode 19)

IMDb Score: 9.0/10

“The Yada Yada” introduces the catchphrase “yada, yada, yada” as Jerry navigates a relationship filled with vague anecdotes. This episode’s clever humor and witty writing continue to resonate with viewers.

5. “The Hamptons” (Season 5, Episode 21)

From Seinfeld "The Hamptons" (Season 5, Episode 21)

IMDb Score: 9.0/10

“The Hamptons” takes the gang on a weekend trip, resulting in awkward and hilarious situations. This episode is celebrated for its memorable lines and absurd yet relatable scenarios.

4. “The Marine Biologist” (Season 5, Episode 14)

From Seinfeld "The Marine Biologist" (Season 5, Episode 14)

IMDb Score: 9.2/10

In this classic episode, George pretends to be a marine biologist to impress a woman, leading to a climactic and unforgettable comedic moment involving a golf ball and a blowhole.

3. “The Chinese Restaurant” (Season 2, Episode 11)

From Seinfeld "The Chinese Restaurant" (Season 2, Episode 11)

IMDb Score: 9.2/10

“A show about nothing” at its finest, “The Chinese Restaurant” follows Jerry, Elaine, and George as they impatiently wait for a table at a Chinese restaurant. This episode’s simplicity and relatability continue to resonate with fans.

2. “The Soup Nazi” (Season 7, Episode 6)

From Seinfeld "The Soup Nazi" (Season 7, Episode 6)

IMDb Score: 9.5/10

“The Soup Nazi” introduced one of Seinfeld’s most iconic characters and phrases. The strict soup vendor’s legendary status and this episode’s comedic brilliance continue to captivate audiences.

1. “The Opposite” (Season 5, Episode 22)

From Seinfeld "The Opposite" (Season 5, Episode 22)

IMDb Score: 9.5/10

“The Opposite” sees George decide to do the opposite of his instincts, leading to a series of unexpectedly positive life changes. This episode showcases Seinfeld’s brilliant writing and its knack for exploring the quirks of human behavior.

Seinfeld’s enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless humor and clever storytelling. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just discovering the show, these top 10 episodes are a great starting point to experience the brilliance of “a show about nothing.” Grab some popcorn and enjoy the hilarity that is Seinfeld!

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Last modified: September 24, 2023