Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Festivus!

Happy Festivus!

Yes, today is the day that we observe "Festivus", another way to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its pressures and commercialism...a day that was brought to our attention by the classic TV show, "Seinfeld."

I loved Seinfeld. That was mandatory TV viewing for us - we'd gather up friends, gather around the set, and enjoy the latest adventures of Jerry and his bunch of misfit friends.

Two episodes still stand out to me: The Chinese Restaurant, where Jerry and his friends spend the entire episode waiting for a table in a Chinese restaurant.

The network tried to kill that storyline, as they felt that it was "boring" and the viewers would be uninterested.

Boy, were they wrong. It became a cult favorite and an instant classic.

My other favorite episode was The Parking Garage, where the cast spends the episode trying to find Kramer's car in a multi-level parking garage.

Every person's nightmare - losing their car in a parking garage.

I laughed until I peed.

I miss Seinfeld.

The show may be gone, but Festivus will live forever.

A day to Air our Grievances and to practice Feats of Strength and to enjoy Festivus Miracles.

Festivus for the rest of us...


Did you watch Seinfeld? Did you have a favorite episode? Do you remember the episodes I've mentioned above? Quit lurking and share a comment below....!



Robin said...

Seinfeld is genius and I love the episodes you referenced but for my money... there is NOTHING better than "The Contest".

Drama Queen said...

OMG, Robin - you're right! How could I forget that one??!! That became a running joke in our house for a long time afterwards....!