If you’re like me and planning to spend the day after Thanksgiving eating leftovers and avoiding holiday-shopping-madness at all costs, you might want to check out TBS as they’re set to air a Seinfeld marathon all day. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day!
While Festivus isn’t technically acknowledged until late December, TBS is honoring the “holiday” with a Seinfeld: Happy Festivus marathon. If you're unfamiliar with "Festivus," or need a refresher course, this video does a nice job of laying out the origins of George's father's holiday of choice as it was introduced to us in Seinfeld years ago. The episode in question is included in the marathon though, so you might want to wait and check it out next week.
And, here’s the episode list for TBS’ Seinfeld: Happy Festivus marathon, which airs Friday, November 26th.
11 a.m. - “The Contest” – Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine vie over self-denial in an episode frequently cited by fans as the series’ best.
11:30 a.m. - “The Label Maker” – Jerry and Elaine are suspicious of a friend’s gifts.
Noon - “The Soup Nazi” – Jerry’s favorite soup vendor won’t serve his new girlfriend (Alexandra Wentworth).
12:30 p.m. - “The Pool Guy” – The pool man at Jerry’s health club wants to be his best friend.
1 p.m. - “The Gum” – Kramer complicates Jerry’s quest to locate a special brand of Chinese gum.
1:30 p.m. - “The Seven” – Jerry’s girlfriend (Lisa Deanne) wears the same dress, and Elaine loses a bike to Kramer.
2 p.m. - “The Wait Out” – Jerry and Elaine anticipate dating soon-to-be-single friends (Cary Elwes and Debra Messing).
2:30 p.m. - “The Comeback” – Jerry joins a tennis club, and a co-worker’s insults push George to the limit.
3 p.m. - “The Susie” – Elaine creates an alternate persona at work as George tries to keep his girlfriend.
3:30 p.m. - “The Muffin Tops” – Elaine becomes a partner in a muffin business. And Jerry shaves his chest.
4 p.m. - “The Summer of George” – George plans a vacation, and Elaine critiques a co-worker. Molly Shannon and Raquel Welch guest-star.
4:30 p.m. - “The Apology” – Jerry’s girlfriend teaches him some naked truths. And George anticipates an apology.
5 p.m. - “The Burning” – George seeks timely exits. And Elaine learns Puddy (Patrick Warburton) is religious.
5:30 p.m. - “The Cartoon” – Susan (Heidi Swedburg) learns a friend is a big success with a one-woman show about Jerry.
6 p.m. - “The Dealership” – Jerry seeks a good deal on a new car from Elaine’s boyfriend, Puddy.
6:30 p.m. - “The Reverse Peephole” – Puddy wears a fur coat; Jerry doesn’t use a wallet; Newman may face eviction.
7 p.m. - “The Strongbox” – Kramer hides his strongbox key at Jerry’s place; a neighbor feuds with Jerry.
7:30 p.m. - “The Strike” – George’s father introduces Festivus as Kramer returns to work at the bagel shop.