Season 4 Episode 11

The Contest

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 1992 on NBC

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  • You'll never see something like this on TV again...

    The Contest, called the most controversial and one of the greatest episodes of Seinfeld, manages to cram a very unique storyline, tons of catchphrases and loads of comedy into 22 minutes of airtime. There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already, but the idea to go ahead and put something like this on the air is just awesome.

    Notable (underrated) scenes:

    - George throwing his mom a box of tic-tacs as she complains that she's hungry.
    - Jerry and George snapping at each other because they're cracking under the pressure ("Those are MY socks!")
    - Kramer pleading with Jerry not to tell the naked woman across the street to put the shades down.
    - Elaine losing the contest and George's reaction ("I thought you'd cruise through spring, at least.")

    All in all, classic episode. If you haven't seen it, where the hell have you been? It's been playing in reruns since 1992.