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The Idea Jerry Seinfeld Says Is The Funniest He Ever Came Up With For Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld did more than his fair share of writing for "Seinfeld." With over 170 episode writing credits to his name — 17 of which are specifically attributed to him — it's fair to assume that the comedian wrote at least one of your favorite jokes on the sitcom. Not only did he write the jokes, but as a co-creator of the series, he came up with countless ideas that transformed into memorable storylines.

During a Reddit AMA in 2016, Seinfeld noted some of the ideas and jokes he came up with for the show that were his favorites. He mentioned some of the now-famous sayings and ideologies from the sitcom that are special to him. This list includes "yada yada," "real and spectacular," giddy-up," and the idea of regifting something. However, when it comes to the best idea he ever had for the show, the stand-up is especially proud of something he came up with which ended up in one of the best "Seinfeld" episodes ever.

Jerry Seinfeld's best idea for the show landed in The Marine Biologist

In the Reddit AMA, Jerry Seinfeld admitted his favorite idea he ever had for the sitcom was tying together two stories from "The Marine Biologist" (Season 5, Episode 14). Seinfeld said he came up with the idea to bring George and Kramer's vastly different storylines together. "Believe it or not, we were doing both of those stories without seeing any connection that Kramer was gonna hit golf balls at the beach, and George was gonna be pretending to be a marine biologist. And it was in the middle of the week that it suddenly hit me of a way to connect the two stories," Seinfeld said.

Jason Alexander, who played George, admitted on the Inside of You podcast in 2019 that the initial ending of "The Marine Biologist" didn't land well with the live audience. The actor mentioned Larry David being unhappy with their response, so the writers gathered and came up with a new out for the episode, which resulted in George's now-famous monologue. Alexander said the writer's never considered having Kramer's golfing on the beach storyline connecting with George's faux career story until the day of the filming. This seems to be tied to Seinfeld's AMA response, but Alexander never mentions specifically who came up with the idea.

No matter how that huddle went down during the taping of "The Marine Biologist," it's obvious everything worked out exactly how it was supposed to, as the episode ends with one of the funniest "Seinfeld" moments ever.