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Fans Think This Seinfeld Episode Is One Of The Most Relatable

The popular NBC sitcom "Seinfeld", created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, has been ironically characterized by most of it's large fanbase as a show about nothing. The notion feels pretty accurate, and despite the dull description, the series still proves to be an entertaining affair from start to finish. The narrative is very grounded in reality, and while some of the shenanigans the main characters experience are truly something else, many find several of the entries quite relatable, some more so than others.

The "Seinfeld" franchise continues to be a powerhouse on the small screen, so many years after the credits rolled on the finale, and it's no surprise given the series' extensive list of incredible accomplishments. Overall, the show earned 10 Primetime Emmy Awards and exceptional scores on Rotten Tomatoes. It has also been rightfully regarded as one of the best shows on television by Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, the Writers Guild of America, and TV Guide (via CBS News). In fact, with the help of streaming services like Netflix, fans continue to rewatch every worthwhile chapter of the massively successful sitcom.

During the show's network run, many noteworthy episodes were released that are revered as the best of the best, like "The Soup Nazi" or "The Comeback." But some fans believe one entry to be one of the most relatable installments that "Seinfeld" has ever released.

The Pen episode is one of Seinfeld's best

There are many reasons "Seinfeld" fans love Season 3, Episode 3 ("The Pen"). Whether it's Elaine yelling out "Stella!" or any of the jokes revolving around the titular writing utensil, this entry is rated high on IMDb for a reason. The one episode to not feature George Costanza (Jason Alexander) and one of two episodes that doesn't feature Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) has Jerry Seinfeld and Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) visiting Morty and Helen Seinfeld (Barney Martin and Liz Sheridan), Jerry's parents at their senior citizen community in sunny Florida.

In a thread on the r/Seinfeld subreddit, u/JammyJacketPotato stated how much they love this particular entry. In fact, this user even quoted Elaine's hilarious line, "Mrs. Seinfeld, I'm begging you.....put the air conditioning on!" after she emerges from sleeping on the uncomfortable sofa with the bar. Poor Elaine was unable to stand upright and was suffering the effects of a hot house with no AC running. The response from Jerry's parents either pertains to not knowing how to work the device or not wanting to waste the money on a new sofa. Given the comments the post received, it is safe to say plenty of fans have been in similar situations. For many users, u/MoreBlu put it best, writing, "Growing up with extremely cheap parents, this is so relatable."

Everyone has those family members, whether parents, grandparents, or in-laws, that are always trying to save a buck, even at the expense of comfort. Like most from the series, this episode finds a side-splitting way to illustrate the very real struggle. It's no shock that so many fans of "Seinfeld" find the episode "The Pen" so relatable.