Season 2 Episode 11

The Chinese Restaurant

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 23, 1991 on NBC

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  • This was always my favorite Seinfeld episode.

    It was a classic. Simple but really defined what the show was about-nothing. Little insignificant events that make up everyday life is what made this show great-and this eppy. Waiting for a table in a restaurant is a universal thing-everyone in America has done it-and knows how annoying it can be. But, on top of that-the thing that makes this episode in particular soooo funny is the characters reactions~esp. George. As he waits for a woman to call the restaurant on the payphone, the maitre'd yells, "Cartwright" instead of Costanza. Classic. The best part of this eppy and one of the greatest moments is George checking to see 'if she called'.