Close Talkers and Double Dippers: 15 Phrases 'Seinfeld' SpawnedShrinkage, spongeworthy, serenity now: check out the memorable terms that the popular sitcom have embedded into the culture
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Seinfeld's pilot episode aired 25 years ago, on July 5th, 1989, yet it continues to be the most influential sitcom in TV history — not only for changing how we watched television and rewriting the playbook for every comedy that followed it, but also how this "show about nothing" expanded our vocabulary.
Nearly every episode of Seinfeld contains one word or phrase that we still weave into our day-to-day interactions. These are 15 of the best instances of how the show left a lasting mark on our lexicon. By Daniel Kreps
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