Celebrate Festivus with Seinfeld quiz

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Festivus, odds are good that you’re a Seinfeld fan. So to celebrate the season, let’s test your knowledge of the hit show.

  1. What was Kramer’s first name?
  2. Who was Jerry’s arch enemy?
  3. George worked at which well-known organization?
  4. Which comic strip hero appeared in every episode?
  5. Who won “The Contest?”
  6. During a blind date with Elaine’s cousin, Jerry was turned off by what physical feature of the woman?
  7. What’s the fictitious name regularly used by Jerry and George?
  8. What was Jerry’s favorite baseball team?
  9. What distasteful act did Elaine do at a company party?
  10. Seinfeld co-creator, Larry David, gained success as the star of his own show. Name it.
  11. Elaine worked at which catalog company?
  12. Which of the following was not part of the Festivus celebration: Airing of grievances, feats of strength, a metal pole, eating broccoli?
  13. When Kramer moved to Los Angeles, he was mistakenly arrested for what?
  14. Who was the voice of late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner?
  15. What was the name of the diner where the gang hung out?
  16. What career professional did George pretend to be?
  17. Kramer was said to have the “kavorka.” What is that?
  18. Which legendary comedian played George’s father?
  19. What was unique about the episode in which Elaine’s friend, Sue Ellen Mischke, was married?
  20. Jerry was unable to kiss his girlfriend, played by Kristin Davis, because she used something that fell in the toilet. What was it?

Bonus: The opening dialog in the first show and the closing dialog in the final episode were about the same topic. Name it.

Answers

  1. Kramer’s first name was Cosmo.
  2. Newman was Jerry’s nemesis.
  3. George worked a number of jobs, most notably for the New York Yankees.
  4. Superman appeared in every episode, usually in the form of a figurine on Jerry’s shelf.
  5. In the final episode, we learn that Jerry won The Contest, when George confessed that he cheated.
  6. Elaine’s cousin had “man hands.”
  7. Jerry and George often referred to the fictitious Art Vandelay. BTW, he has a profile on LinkedIn.
  8. Jerry was a fan of the Mets.
  9. Elaine was a terrible dancer, a fact that George discovered at one of her office parties.
  10. Larry David stars in HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.
  11. Elaine worked at J. Peterman.
  12. Eating  broccoli was not part of the Festivus celebration.
  13. The police thought Kramer was a serial killer.
  14. Larry David provided the voice for George Steinbrenner.
  15. Monks Café was the restaurant’s name.
  16. George pretended to be an architect (as well as a marine biologist).
  17. The kavorka, or the lure of the animal, made him irresistible to women.
  18. George’s father was played by Jerry Stiller (who happens to also be Ben’s father).
  19. The scenes in the Sue Ellen Mischke wedding episode were aired in reverse chronological order.
  20. Kristin Davis’ toothbrush fell in the toilet. She used it before Jerry was able to alert her.

BONUS: The first episode opened, and the last show ended, with Jerry commenting on the placement of a shirt’s buttons.

How did you do?
15 – 20 correct: NBC executive
10-14 correct: Comedy writer
5-9 correct: Network intern
1-4 correct: Kramer

Related post: Good communication no laughing matter for Seinfeld

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  1. #1 by Leslie Harkins on November 17, 2013 - 6:54 pm

    Not only did Elaine’s cousin have “man hands”, the character was an L.L. Bean copy writer.

    • #2 by johnlamb1 on November 17, 2013 - 8:58 pm

      Good memory, Leslie. Bonus points for you!

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