Ranker’s Nine Greatest George Steinbrenner Seinfeld Moments
Some of us know George Steinbrenner from Seinfeld and some of us know him as the brave, boisterous and awesome owner of the New York Yankees. When he began getting lampooned on Seinfeld, he reportedly got a kick out of it. Voiced by Larry David, the Steinbrenner from Seinfeld is a caricature that even Steinbrenner admits got it pretty close to the mark. In memory of George Steinbrenner’s passing today, here are the nine greatest Steinbrenner Seinfeld moments.
6. Steinbrenner Commits George
After trying to take the credit for someone else’s work, George’s plan backfires on him when the person who did the work worries Steinbrenner to the point of wanting to help George out… by committing him to a mental institution.
George ends up being taken away while Steinbrenner spits off what is possibly the funniest Steinbrenner rant in Seinfeld history. Not the funniest moment, but definitely the strangest, most memorable rant.
7. The Hot Tub
After another episode of Seinfeld’s Steinbrenner putting George Costanza through the ringer, they end it with what would be a clam, relaxing hot tub for Constanza… if it weren’t for Steinbrenner’s trademark ranting and oversharing.
George was buckling under the pressure of his job due to Steinbrenner, so what was his cure for this? Much like that “fever” Christopher Walken had, it was just more Steinbrenner.
8. Third Person
Ever the proud man, Seinfeld’s Steinbrenner couldn’t fathom the concept of another man using the name George around him, while NOT referring to him.
This caused some problems in the episode where George decided to start referring to himself in the third person.
This was definitely not the year of George.
9. George Gets a Job
George gets a job working under Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, his social worker comes to visit him and Steinbrenner assumes so much of George Costanza that he ends up making a deal for the restaurant George was working in.
Not for, but “in”.
Click here for the top five Seinfeld Steinbrenner moments.