“Seinfeld” fans were in for a treat during this week’s episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
The episode put a “Sunny” spin on the traditional sitcom clip show format when the gang was left with nothing to do while their phones updates. So they reminisced about the good ol’ days. Wednesday’s episode flashed to a scene that’s a near-perfect re-creation of an iconic sequence in the “Seinfeld” episode “The Contest.” (That’s the one where they bet on who can go the longest without masturbating).
In the gang’s version of the memory — which Dennis points out is not actually their memory — Dee is Elaine, Frank is George, Dennis and Mac are Jerry, and Charlie is Kramer (who is — 26-year-old spoiler! — the first to cave in their competition).
One very helpful Reddit user made a side-by-side of the original scene with the “Sunny” version, and we have to admit it’s pretty impressive. The outfits are the same, the apartment is the same, and Charlie mimics Kramer’s infamous entrance spectacularly. You can watch the side-by-side right here.
The episode went on to get more and more absurd, especially when they all realized that while “The Contest” scene wasn’t their own memory, the Seinfeld episode did inspire their own contest — which, we’ll just say, landed them all in the hospital. But Dennis pointed out that memory is off, too. Remembering things is hard, you guys. And that’s probably why we have clip shows.
Watch the clip above.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FXX.