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Not the assassination itself, but Oliver Stone's JFK, which had recently come out. I couldn't help but laugh when I realized they were parodying the movie.
Also the fact that Wayne Knight was in "JFK", and in that very scene.
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Also the fact that Wayne Knight was in "JFK", and in that very scene.
"Back ... and to the left!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th-s3dbboJQ
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Me too; all the time. Don't get me started on the mention of ponies, pirates, muffins and a myriad of other things.
I had pony. My sister had pony. My cousin had pony.

STELLAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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"The Voice"

The one that centers around Jerry making a character out of his stomach.

"Helllooo.." Can't remember the details but I remember it being so annoying that Jerry's girlfriend of the week wound up leaving him for over it. (Because he couldn't stop doing the voice.)
The voice irritated his girlfriend so much because he was mocking her navel when she was asleep. He had to choose between her and the voice, and he chose the voice.
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The show was never intended to be 'about nothing'. It's a misconception that's become deeply established.
It sure seemed to me that it was about nothing....

Funny as hell, but never really about anything!
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The final season got skimpy. I'd say the New Yorker cartoon one where they just ignored the fact that the cartoons aren't like that, and are often very funny. Desperate.
"The pig says 'My wife is a slut'?!?"

I was looking at a bunch of New Yorker cartoons the other day. Didn't laugh at any of them.
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"The pig says 'My wife is a slut'?!?"

I was looking at a bunch of New Yorker cartoons the other day. Didn't laugh at any of them.
There's one in every crowd.

OK I'll give you one of my all time favorites; A little girl and little Boy are playing. She says: "Ok We can play Doctor. You be the Doctor and I'll be the Secretary of Health and Human Services."

The caption contest in the back is often hilarious too.

Did that experience make you a fan of the final season?
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There's one in every crowd.

OK I'll give you one of my all time favorites; A little girl and little Boy are playing. She says: "Ok We can play Doctor. You be the Doctor and I'll be the Secretary of Health and Human Services."

The caption contest in the back is often hilarious too.

Did that experience make you a fan of the final season?
I could tell they were running out of steam in the final season, but that line about the pig never fails to make me laugh!

Your joke is pretty good, but can you explain the one about the interoffice e-mails for me?
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My nominee for worst episode is the one with Michael Chiklis as Jerry's "friend". I think it was the first season, which has very few highlights.

ETA: Nope, it was Season 3, The Stranded.
I went through the same thought process ("This episode is a clunker from the first season -- nope, it's from season 3") when I considered the episode "The Fix-Up" (where Elaine and Jerry set up George on a blind date with Janice from "Friends").
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The voice irritated his girlfriend so much because he was mocking her navel when she was asleep. He had to choose between her and the voice, and he chose the voice.
And the funniest part was after Jerry chose the voice, his friends were tired of the voice. So he lost the girl and the gag.

YouTube video of Jerry breaking up with her by using the voice, then his friends being tired of it: https://youtu.be/bjmgzLVuWLU?t=134

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Not "worst" in terms of quality (it gave us "shrinkage", after all), but the one episode that offended me personally was The Hamptons, where George tricks a Jewish girl into eating lobster.

I'm not Jewish, and I loves me some lobster, but to me this went way beyond normal gang jerkishness.
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I could tell they were running out of steam in the final season, but that line about the pig never fails to make me laugh!

Your joke is pretty good, but can you explain the one about the interoffice e-mails for me?
I don't know that one. But I just can't help putting this one in too. It's from the competition. (It had no caption before a reader provided it)

A drum majorette is in full regalia and twirling a baton, in the middle of the desert, followed by two suitably dehydrated men crawling. One says "Love the Pomp. Not crazy about the circumstance"
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I don't know that one. But I just can't help putting this one in too. It's from the competition. (It had no caption before a reader provided it)

A drum majorette is in full regalia and twirling a baton, in the middle of the desert, followed by two suitably dehydrated men crawling. One says "Love the Pomp. Not crazy about the circumstance"
That's on the "Ziggy BYOB" level.
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YouTube video of Jerry breaking up with her by using the voice, then his friends being tired of it: https://youtu.be/bjmgzLVuWLU?t=134
Thanks. I had a tough day, and now I can't stop chortling.
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Me too; all the time. Don't get me started on the mention of ponies, pirates, muffins and a myriad of other things.
Who leaves a country packed with ponies to move to a non-pony country?....
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