Best ‘Seinfeld’ Episodes: ‘The Contest’

“The Contest” is Peak Seinfeld. It’s flawless. It’s the rare time when all four characters share one overarching storyline (though each is on his or her own unique journey through it, as ever). This has everything a classic Seinfeld has:...

Best ‘Seinfeld’ Episodes: ‘The Junior Mint’

The writers and producers of Seinfeld knew they’d reached a turning point in the show when they made “The Junior Mint,” the 20th episode of season 4. They’d gone from a show no one watched to a show everyone watched in earlier seasons; with...

Best ‘Seinfeld’ Episodes: ‘The Chinese Restaurant’

I’m blogging the best episodes of the shows I’ve written books about—The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Seinfeld—since they’re both available in their entirety for streaming on Hulu. Seinfeld is a surprisingly slow starter that doesn’t hit its...
Seinfeldia Lives: New Jersey Devils’ Puddy Bobbleheads

Seinfeldia Lives: New Jersey Devils’ Puddy Bobbleheads

The New Jersey Devils will give away Puddy bobbleheads to the first 9,000 fans who come to the February 19 game. It’s part of a 1990s theme night, so there’s a slightly better chance of fans of a certain age showing up and getting the Seinfeld joke about...
Grindfeld Adds to the ‘Music About Nothing’ Canon

Grindfeld Adds to the ‘Music About Nothing’ Canon

First there was Wale, now there’s Grindfeld. Ten years after rapper Wale dropped the Seinfeld-themed Mixtape About Nothing, a metal band called Grindfeld is releasing its 5 Songs About Nothing EP. The first single, “The Contest,” is out now....
‘Seinfeld’ Panel in NYC Sunday

‘Seinfeld’ Panel in NYC Sunday

Join me and my co-host Matt Beckhoff for a night of talking Seinfeld with Richard Herd (Mr. Wilhelm), Angela Dohrmann (Donna Chang), Kenny Kramer (the real-life Kramer, of course!), and Seinfeld writer Tom Leopold, at 7 p.m. at the Triad Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23....