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‘Seinfeld’: Elaine’s Most Iconic Moments, Ranked


Elaine Benes in 'The Pen' for 'Seinfeld' bending over laughing in red blazer
Elaine Benes in ‘The Pen’ for ‘Seinfeld’ | Gino Mifsud/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The ‘Gold Medal Run’ monologue in ‘The Busboy’ (Season 2, Episode 12)

In “The Busboy,” Elaine’s boyfriend is visiting from out of town. Elaine is at first thrilled to have her new guest but quickly comes to despise him. She can not wait to get rid of him. On the day of her boyfriend’s departure, they oversleep and rush to the airport. Her boyfriend tries to persuade her to catch a flight the next day, but Elaine rejects the idea.

The episode became well known for Elaine’s ending monologue. Still dressed in her nightgown and sporting unruly hair, Elaine has a fervent and glazed expression. While standing in the middle of Jerry’s (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, she explains she has never driven so fast in her life, but it all seemed to go in slow motion. She was weaving through traffic until she hit the Van Wyck expressway. No one has beaten it, but Elaine claims she was close.

Elaine screams ‘Stella!’ in ‘Seinfeld’ (Season 3, Episode 3)

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Seinfeld is easily one of the most recognized sitcoms in American television history. It is about a group of friends living their ordinary yet comical lives in New York City. The 1989 sitcom’s leading characters became pop culture phenomenons. Elaine Benes, played by Emmy award-winning Julia Louis-Dreyfus, became an icon with her go-getter attitude, unique outlook on love, and somewhat clinical persona.

There is no denying that Elaine had some memorable moments that defined her in the sitcom’s nine seasons on the air. Fans can not forget her bizarre dance style and her hatred for misuse of exclamation points. Out of Elaine’s iconic scenes, one takes the cake as they are ranked from best to greatest of all time.

Elaine Benes in ‘The Pen’ for ‘Seinfeld’ | Gino Mifsud/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty ImagesThe ‘Gold Medal Run’ monologue in ‘The Busboy’ (Season 2, Episode 12)

In “The Busboy,” Elaine’s boyfriend is visiting from out of town. Elaine is at first thrilled to have her new guest but quickly comes to despise him. She can not wait to get rid of him. On the day of her boyfriend’s departure, they oversleep and rush to the airport. Her boyfriend tries to persuade her to catch a flight the next day, but Elaine rejects the idea.

The episode became well known for Elaine’s ending monologue. Still dressed in her nightgown and sporting unruly hair, Elaine has a fervent and glazed expression. While standing in the middle of Jerry’s (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, she explains she has never driven so fast in her life, but it all seemed to go in slow motion. She was weaving through traffic until she hit the Van Wyck expressway. No one has beaten it, but Elaine claims she was close.

Elaine screams ‘Stella!’ in ‘Seinfeld’ (Season 3, Episode 3)

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One of Elain’s iconic moments in Seinfeld was turned into a popular meme. Elaine accompanies Jerry as he visits his parents in Florida. The only problem is that Jerry’s parents do not have a spare bedroom for Elaine. She is left sleeping on a foldout couch. By the end of the episode, Elaine strains her back and takes muscle relaxers before going to an award ceremony for Jerry’s father.

The scene developed into a meme is when Elaine screams, “Stella!” Elaine’s scene is comical to witness without knowing why she is screaming the particular name. The circumstances around the scene are what make it memorable. For those who may not know, Elaine’s “Stella!” is about A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando. Brando’s character yells at his wife, whose name is Stella.

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