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How Long Would It Take To Binge Every Seinfeld Episode Back To Back?

Binge-watching every episode of a TV show has become a commonplace habit thanks, in part, to streaming platforms that encourage the practice by making it easier than ever to just hit play and let the episodes roll on. But some of us were binging back when the word mainly referred to overeating, in the glorious days of back-to-back-to-back-to-back "Seinfeld" reruns and DVD boxsets.

Perhaps in your idle moments, you've wondered whether it might be possible to watch the entirety of "Seinfeld," all 180 episodes of it, in one disgusting Costanzian triumph of excessive consumption. Not even George Costanza (Jason Alexander), with his studied respect for the art of decompression, would ever contemplate such a momentous project without the proper preparation. So if you're considering devoting a significant portion of your life to a continuous "Seinfeld" binge, it's important to know exactly how significant a portion we're talking about here.

It's a good thing, then, that there is now a way to determine how long it takes to watch a TV show in its entirety.

Even without any breaks, Seinfeld contains almost three days worth of comedy

Thanks to the website Bingeclock, you can tabulate your most pressing binge-watch ambitions — including every episode of "Seinfeld" — in an easy-to-understand format. As you can see, the Bingeclock clearly indicates that watching the entire long arc of Elaine's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) hair throughout the series will take a total of two days, 18 hours, and 22 minutes without commercials.

If you're interested in making it through the entire series even quicker, there are a few ways to turbo-charge your binge. You can reclaim a few hours of non-"Seinfeld" reality by cutting out the credits, although given the show's minimalist approach to credit sequences, you don't actually gain too much time that way at all, bringing the total down to two days, 15 hours, and 21 minutes.

Why not try skipping all of Kramer's (Michael Richards) entrances into Jerry's (Jerry Seinfeld) apartment, which would no doubt shave a couple more hours off the total time. Or maybe you don't care for the stand-up comedy stylings of Jerry Seinfeld, which could really subtract some time from the total clock. And if any binge-watching purists ask you why you're taking shortcuts on something as frivolous as watching a TV show, remember the words of George Costanza when he was asked a similar question: "Because I'm a cheater!"