The 6-day run will climax with “The Contest”
Want to feel old? “Seinfeld” debuted 25 years ago.
TBS will celebrate the silver anniversary of “Seinfeld” with a week-long run featuring the 25 most popular and acclaimed episodes. The celebration will take place Monday, June 30 to Saturday, July 5, with four episodes each weeknight, beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday has five episodes starting at 5:30.
The list was created using a broad range of criteria, including past performance on TBS and the frequency of quoted lines and other references in pop culture, on fan sites and in social media. TBS's “Seinfeld” anniversary celebration will climax on Saturday, the 25th anniversary of the first “Seinfeld” telecast, with five episodes widely considered to be the most memorable.
Here is the full lineup:
Monday, June 30
6 p.m. – “The Pen” – Jerry accepts a gift his parents wanted him to refuse.
6:30 p.m. – “The Bizzaro Jerry” - Elaine's soon-to-be former beau has two friends who resemble George and Kramer.
7 p.m. - ”The Jimmy” - Jerry suspects his dentist and hygienist are living out their fantasies at his expense.
7:30 p.m. – “Shower Head” - Jerry jokes about his uncle on television; Elaine fails a drug test. Guest-starring Jay Leno.
Tuesday, July 1
6 p.m. – “The Sponge” - Elaine considers intimacy with her new boyfriend (guest star Scott Patterson).
6:30 p.m. – “The Chinese Restaurant” - Jerry, Elaine and George need reservations at a Chinese restaurant.
7 p.m. – “The Serenity Now” - Jerry's new girlfriend (guest star Lori Loughlin) encourages him to express his emotions.
7:30 p.m. – “The Implant” - Elaine says Jerry's girlfriend (guest star Teri Hatcher) has implants, so he dumps her.
Wednesday, July 2
6 p.m. – “The Hamptons” - Jerry's girlfriend sees George naked during a weekend at the beach.
6:30 p.m. – “The Opposite” - George learns success lies in doing the opposite of what he would normally do. Guest-starring Dedee Pfeiffer, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford and French Stewart.
7 p.m. – “The Bubble Boy” - Jerry gets lost en route to visiting a sick fan. Guest-starring Jessica Lundy.
7:30 p.m. – “The Pez Dispenser” - George worries about gaining the upper hand in his current romance.
Thursday, July 3
6 p.m. – “The Strike” - George's father invents a new holiday, and Kramer returns to work at the bagel shop.
6:30 p.m. – “The Little Kicks” - Kramer's friend forces Jerry to perform an illegal activity.
7 p.m. – “The Soup Nazi” - Jerry's favorite soup vendor won't serve his new girlfriend (guest star Alexandra Wentworth).
7:30 p.m. – “The Merv Griffin Show” - Jerry dates a toy collector, and Kramer thinks he's found a talk show's furniture set.
Friday, July 4
6 p.m. – “The Boyfriend (Part 1)” - Jerry and Elaine vie for time with his new friend, baseball player Keith Hernandez.
6:30 p.m. – “The Boyfriend (Part 2)” - Jerry and Elaine vie for time with his new friend, baseball player Keith Hernandez.
7 p.m. – “The Fusilli Jerry” - A mechanic pal (Patrick Warburton) uses Jerry's romantic techniques on Elaine.
7:30 p.m. – “The Marine Biologist” - George poses as a marine biologist. Guest-starring Carol Kane.
Saturday, July 5
5:30 p.m. – “The Contest” - Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine compete over self-denial. Guest-starring Estelle Harris and Jane Leeves.
6 p.m. – “The Outing” - Jerry tries to refute reports that he and George are lovers. Guest-starring Paula Marshall.
6:30 p.m. – “The Junior Mint” - Visitors Kramer and Jerry think they have killed a surgery patient. Guest-starring Susan Walters.
7 p.m. – “The Puffy Shirt” - Jerry appears on Today wearing a silly shirt. Guest-starring Bryant Gumbel.
7:30 p.m. – “The Yada Yada” - George realizes his girlfriend's slang may leave out vital information.