Monday, April 24, 2023

TV Quote of the Day (‘Seinfeld,’ As George and Susan Hotly Dispute the Name of Their Future Child)

George Costanza [played by Jason Alexander]: “I got a great name for our kids. A real original. You wanna hear what it is? Huh, you ready?”

Susan Ross [played by Heidi Swedberg]: “Yeah.”

[George uses his finger to draw a number 7 in the air, accompanying the strokes of his digit with a two-tone whistle.]

Susan: “What is that? Sign language?”

George: “No, Seven.”

Susan: “Seven Costanza? You're serious?”

George: “Yeah. It's a beautiful name for a boy or a girl...”

[Susan scoffs.]

George: “...especially a girl. Or a boy.”

Susan: “I don't think so.”

George: “What, you don't like the name?”

Susan: “It's not a name. It's a number.”

George: “I know. It's Mickey Mantle's number. So not only is it an all-around beautiful name, it is also a living tribute.”

Susan: “It's awful. I hate it!”

George (angry): “Well, that's the name!”

Susan (also angry): “Oh no it is not! No child of mine is ever going to be named Seven!”

George (yelling): “Awright, let's just stay calm here! Don't get all crazy on me!”—Seinfeld, Season 7, Episode 13, “The Seven,” original air date Feb. 1, 1996, teleplay by Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer, directed by Andy Ackerman

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