Seinfeld pseudonyms and running gags

Finland
June 7, 2007 10:27am CST
What are your favourite Seinfeld pseudonyms and running gags? I always though H.E. Pennypacker, a wealthy industrialist, philanthropist and bicyclist was hilarious, though Art Vandelay is a classic. Some of my favourite Seinfeldisms or running gags are close-talker, low-talker, "George is getting upset!" and Georges ability to always find the best parking spots. In case you need a refresher course wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive list, just search for Running Gags in Seinfeld.
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@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I think my favorite is Festivus, if I spelled it right! The new holiday that George's father thought up! The tree was hilarious!
• Finland
7 Jun 07
Oh man, how could I forget Festivus. So great.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
7 Jun 07
The "Soup Nazi" and the "Manzere" are some of the most memorable for me. Man that show was funny.
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@mkkid28 (267)
7 Jun 07
One of my favorite moments, is Georges answering machine. And who can forget the prhase "These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty" lol
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@jtr115 (724)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I don't know if this counts as a running gag, but I loved when George's parents would start yelling, especially at each other. Jerry refering to George as "Biff," Jackie Chiles (the Johnnie Cochran-like attorney,) and "Not that there's anything wrong with that."
@jtr115 (724)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Another thing that appears to be a running gag is when George believes he has been slighted or insulted. After the "offender" leaves, George turns to Jerry and says "You see what just happened here?" I remember him saying this after he thought the cafe waitress gave him the finger, and after Elaine thanked his girlfriend for the Big Salad (even though George paid for it.)
@betlynfrnds (2582)
• United States
9 Jun 07
There are so many great moments in that classic show that it's very hard to pick just one. If I do have to choose I would have to say the Soup Nazi. I use the phrase No Soup For You in so many different situations in life that it just gets funnier and funnier.
• United States
8 Jun 07
Every episode except the series finale was great. All the series finale taught me was phone face-offs and cell phone walk and talk.
@Artsimba (1335)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I agree about the funniest for me is "Festivus" for the rest of us. Also, as George put it we have a deal with the pidgeons, we don't have a deal with squirrels and every single pseudonym and gag that came out of Seinfeld because this show is the one show that makes me laugh lately. All the new sit-coms don't even compare. I love "Seinfeld". The running gag that is really funny to me is when George talks about himself in the third person. Don't get me started; I could go on forever. LOL But it's good conversation for family get-togethers when all there is to talk about is the news which is mostly depressing. You lifted my spirits just getting me to think of Seinfeld so thanks. Good luck on MyLot.