The puffy shirt. The sponge. The Bubble Boy. Soup Nazi. These are things that Seinfeld fans are well familiar with. Believe it or not, this year marks the 25th anniversary of the beloved sitcom's premiere. TBS isn't letting the occasion go uncelebrated either, as the network is set to air Seinfeld's "25 best episodes" over the course of next week. The episodes they've selected focus on some of the more memorable shenanigans and obsessions of Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards), from "The Pen" to "The Yada Yada."
TBS will roll out 4 of the Top 25 Seinfeld episodes a night during the week, starting Monday, June 30 during their usual Seinfeld block (6-8 p.m.). Yada, yada, yada, the (almost) week-long run of episodes will build up to July 5th, which marks the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld's first telecast. Here's the full breakdown of episodes that will air over the course of the week...
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.
So it seems we'll get to see Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine attempt to be masters of their domain on Saturday. Not that there's anything wrong with that. Grab your junior mints and put on your puffy shirt! There's a celebration in order, yada, yada, yada, Seinfeld turns 25!