Top 10 Embarrassing Moments of George Costanza

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Seinfeld was not just a sitcom about nothing, it was a show about norm that were different from the ones we see in real life. The series was a 22-minute weekly discourse on the unwritten rules that guide social interaction. Some topics of interaction were: After how many dates are you obligated to break up? Which calls are too important to be made on cell phone? How to dip a chip? How long can you abstain from from having sex? How old do you have to be to work in a theater.

Seinfeld‘s depiction of reality was frequently controversial, and that is already an understatement. The same can be said of behavioral science research, as with the dozens of studies that have documented bystander apathy during emergencies. Being in a hurry, being distracted, being in the presence of other people whom we assume will take care of our issues… there is a wide range of circumstances that render individuals-yes, you and me included-less likely to get involved in the affairs of others.

So it goes on Seinfeld as well. From George knocking down a grandmother in a walker to escape a house fire  to Kramer, Jerry, and Elaine trying to force-feed crackers into a man’s mouth when he is passed out, causing him to have a stroke, the show’s characters repeatedly epitomize humanity’s ability to perform below expectation just when the stakes are too high. While the series finale was critiqued by many, it was quite fitting that the last plotline of the show would hinge on the quartet’s brazen indifference to a carjacking, once again focusing on the darker side of human nature.

Who is George Costanza?

George Louis Costanza is my favourte fictional character on the United States-based television sitcom, Seinfeld (1989-1998), and was played by by the famous Jason Alexander (not to be confused with the guy who married Britney Spears). He has variously been described as a “short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man” (by Elaine Marie Benes and himself), “Lord of the Idiots” (by Costanza himself), and as “the greatest sitcom character of all time”.

He is crazy, self-loathing, and is frequently pressured by his parents, Frank and Estelle. He has been best friends with Jerry Seinfeld since their middle school years, and that has led them down a path, that shall not ever be taken – by anyone.

Cannot forget the countless negative character traits he displayed; among them stinginess, dishonesty, insecurity, and neurosis. Many of these traits form the basis of the show -“about nothing”. Episode plots frequently feature George manufacturing elaborate deceptions at work or in his relationships in order to gain or maintain some small or imagined advantage. George appears in every single episode except for “The Pen” in the third season.


1. George Costanza – the social suicide machine

George Costanza eats like a pig


2. George Costanza loses his balance on the Stairmaster.

George Costanza at Gym


3. George Costanza’s life can be summed up in 3 words. 

George Costanza life in 3 words


4. George Costanza caught with a stolen marble rye.

George Costanza and the stolen marble rye


5. George Costanza wants to become a gigolo.

George Costanza wants to become a gigolo


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