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The best episode of ''Seinfeld''? -? Hollywood?s elite weigh in with their choices

The best episode of ”Seinfeld”? -? Hollywood?s elite weigh in with their choices

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MATT DAMON
”The one [about a woman] who could contort herself in any position, and then they went to the circus and Kramer was afraid of clowns.” (”The Gymnast,” 88)

GEOFFREY RUSH
(Shine)
”I’m trying to think of a definitive moment that captures the show. I think being lost in the parking lot [‘The Parking Garage,’ 23] is emblematic of a show that’s presumably about nothing, and yet it’s about everything.”

FRENCH STEWART
(3rd Rock From the Sun)
”When they’re stuck in the parking lot. Also when they gave Jerry the lie detector test to see if he’s seen Melrose Place [‘The Beard,’ 96]. A classic.”

PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
(director, Boogie Nights)
”The one with Philip Baker Hall [‘The Library,’ 22], because Hall is the greatest American ever.”

MARGARET CHO
(Face/Off)
”Elaine reveals to Jerry that she never had an orgasm with him.” (”The Mango,” 62)

ANDY RICHTER
(Late Night With Conan O’Brien)
”Kramer puts a screen door on his apartment and turns into a grumpy old man [‘The Serenity Now,’ 151]. That episode makes me laugh hardest.”

RAY ROMANO
(Everybody Loves Raymond)
”The one where George reverses whatever his instinct is because nothing ever works [‘The Opposite,’ 82]. It was super-neurotic and hit a level of loserdom I can relate to.”

JODIE FOSTER
”The soup guy one was pretty damn good.”

STEVEN BOCHCO
(exec producer, NYPD Blue)
”An episode called ‘pig boy’ or something [‘The Bris,’ 66]. It was just the wackiest thing I’ve ever seen. I wrote Larry David a note the next day. I think he’s a genius.”

RICHARD BELZER
(Homicide: Life on the Street)
”’The Contest [49],’ with ‘master of my domain.’ Larry David and I started [in stand-up] together, and that’s based on a true story he did with some friends.”

LEILA KENZLE
(Mad About You)
”’The Contest.’ I never laughed so hard as when Kramer came in and said, ‘I’m out!”’

BENJAMIN BRATT
(Law & Order)
”’Master of my domain.’ I can relate.”

LISA RINNA
(Melrose Place)
”I like the masturbation one. That says a lot about me.”

COLIN QUINN
(Saturday Night Live)
”The one where George had sex in his parents’ bed and they find out [‘The Cigar Store Indian,’ 71]. Just this horrible moment in a painful relationship.”

MARY TYLER MOORE
”Probably ‘The Yada Yada.”’ (145)

COURTNEY THORNE-SMITH
(Ally McBeal)
”When Kramer turns his peephole around — that sounds almost dirty, doesn’t it?” (”The Reverse Peephole,” 160)

GREG KINNEAR
(As Good as It Gets)
”The one when Kramer runs for the head of Mr. Seinfeld’s condominium board.” (”The Wizard,” 163)

JENNA ELFMAN
(Dharma & Greg)
”’The Soup Nazi [110].’ My friend Larry Thomas played [him], so I’m biased.”

MEL BROOKS
”I love them all, but the Soup Nazi is very special. I’ve never been to the [real] guy, I’ve been afraid ever since that episode.”

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