‘Seinfeld’ is still famous for one-liners, memorable supporting characters and wild antics. But through the course of the show, many different romantic relationships were introduced…and then promptly crushed. The series is still rich in reasons to break up with someone — lots of them incredibly petty.
Elaine, Jerry, George and Kramer had their fair share of partners over the years. And time and time again, these partners proved to be completely disposable — but almost always good for a few laughs.
- Elaine’s most ridiculous breakup came after she found “the perfect man.” This relationship soured very quickly when the perfect guy didn’t add an exclamation point to one of her phone messages. In another episode, Elaine once told Jerry she broke up with a guy for not offering her pie.
- Jerry found lots of silly reasons to ditch his girlfriends over the years. One of the best breakups occurred when he was dating a masseuse. When she wouldn’t give him a massage, it drove him crazy and he drove her away.
- Another girl probably had no hang-ups about massaging Jerry, but she did have a very strange habit: eating her peas one at a time. Clearly this is intolerable, so Jerry had to call it quits.
- At least those other women had legitimately weird quirks. Another lady love simply liked the wrong television. Following a conversation about a particular Dockers commercial, Jerry realized their love just wasn’t going to work out well for either of them.
- Christine Taylor guest starred in one of the most memorable “Seinfeld” episodes. She was pretty, smart, funny and Jerry had a great time with her. This is why it was all so confusing when her friends treated her like the loser of the group and Jerry’s friends didn’t like her at all. Finally he had to fly his parents in from Florida so they could get a look at her. When they absolutely loved her, Jerry knew he had to ditch her.
Breaking Up Isn’t So Hard to Do
On the show, breakups were pretty short and sweet This was true unless it was George who was trying to break up; he struggled with that throughout the series. But in reality, breakups can be very messy and very painful. Like “Seinfeld,” however, they do sometimes occur for the pettiest of reasons. Laughing about it makes love a little easier to survive.