TBS To Mark 25 Years of Seinfeld
TBS knows they have a huge event coming up, the 25 year anniversary of Seinfeld. The classic adult comedy about nothing become a massive hit a couple of seasons after it premiered on July 5th of 1989. Now TBS will be celebrating the show that they have kept on air since it ended 16 years ago. Starting June 30th the network will start airing what they consider to be the 25 best episodes in the normal time slot. This will end on July 5th, the actual day marking the 25th series anniversary. Here are the episodes and when they air.
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.
It looks like they had something for everyone and that is a good thing. I am sure fans will cherish they episodes as they most likely already know about it. This will also be a great for TBS to test the waters to see if a possible reboot or spin-off series could work. With those trends being more common as of late, Seinfeld should be a good option for that.
How do you feel about Seinfeld reaching it’s 25th anniversary?