Best-known episode: "The Lip Reader"
It wouldn't be Seinfeld if it didn't make fun of otherwise-sensitive subjects, so when Oscar-winner Marlee Matlin played Jerry's girlfriend, out came the deaf jokes. Jerry picks up Laura the Lip-Reading Lineswoman at the U.S. Open (a great excuse to get rid of his tennis-themed material in one go) and convinces her to use her lipreading as a party trick, because George wants to know why his girlfriend broke up with him. ("It's a skill, like juggling! She probably enjoys showing it off!") But lipreading is an art, not a science. Laura mistakes "sweep with" for "sleep with," George calls her an idiot, and the gang proves once again why they can't have nice things. CADY DRELL