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  • In an ad, Crash Bandicoot takes swimming lessons from world champion swimmer Mark Spitz, and complains of shrinkage, referencing "The Hamptons".

    Comic Strips 
  • Sherman's Lagoon: In this strip, Sherman admits to Megan that his family has a recessive flounder gene after their son Herman's eyes suddenly shift to one side of his head. Megan asks what other secrets Sherman has, to which Sherman admits that he never thought Seinfeld was funny.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In the Broad City episode "What a Wonderful World," Lincoln tries to hype Abbi and Ilana's drumming and rapping by saying, "They just need time to find an audience, you know? The first season of Seinfeld, not that many people saw that show, but it got time to grow."
  • On Ken Jennings' 75th game on season 21 of Jeopardy!, the first round categories were titled, "No Soup For You", "Festivus", "The Contest", "Yada Yada Yada", "A Category About Nothing", & "Some Brainteasers About Seinfeld". Oddly enough, Jerry, Elaine, George & Kramer in that category gave clues & clips about the show. This was in honor of the DVD release of volumes 1 & 2 of said show at the time.

    Puppet Shows 
  • In the Muppets Tonight episode with Sandra Bullock, as a result of tapes of Muppet Babies (1984) and Seinfeld being tangled together, a show called Seinfeld Babies gets created, featuring Muppet infant versions of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer. The sketch parodies the Seinfeld episode, "The Contest" by having the Seinfeld babies see which one of them can go the longest without a diaper change. Baby Kramer is the first to lose.

    Video Games 
  • In Stay Tooned!, the channel surfing portion at the beginning of the game has a parody of Seinfeld called Whinefeld, which depicts caricatures of Jerry, George, and Kramer communicating through unintelligible noises.

    Web Animation 
  • The main premise of Minilife TV is a show about everything, which sounds like the opposite of Seinfeld's premise, a show about nothing. In fact, Ian even jokes about it in "The Late Night Snowball ft. Chris & Ian".
    • In SPIKE.MOV, the Seinfeld theme plays during the credits.
    • In PARTY.MOV, Lyra Heartstrings says that she plans on naming her twins Snoopy and Prickly Pete - the names that George Costanza gave to two imaginary horses in "The Wizard.”
  • The Annoying Orange: In the webisode, "Seinfood", the gang parodies Seinfeld with Pear as Jerry, Midget Apple as George, Passion as Elaine, Orange as Kramer, and Grapefruit as Newman.

    Web Original 
  • In The Nostalgia Critic's review of Fox Kids, when the Critic gets to reviewing Tiny Toon Adventures, he plays a clip from "The Contest" where Jerry watches Tiny Toons on Nickelodeon and sings "Wheels on the Bus". When Tamara and Malcolm ask why he did that, the Critic points out that that scene always bothered him, since Tiny Toons aired on Fox Kids at the time (it didn't air on Nickelodeon until 1995), and the Tiny Toons never sang "Wheels on the Bus" on the show.
    • In his review of North, the Critic recognizes that the title character's parents are played by Jason Alexander (George) and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Elaine), leading to jokes about Art Vandelay and wondering if a character is "sponge-worthy."
  • Two episodes of Binging with Babish focus on recreating Seinfeld's unique foods; the first episode featured the Soup Nazi's mushroom soup, Elaine's poppyseed muffin tops, and both chocolate and cinnamon babka (the host ends up agreeing with Jerry that the cinnamon is better); the second episode features Pudding Skin Singles, marble rye, and lobster scrambled eggs.
  • Jake and Amir:
    • In "April Fools II," Amir loses Jake's aunt's car in a parking garage and comments that it's just like the Seinfeld episode "with the jerking off," to which Jake comments that he got the wrong episode.
    • In "Soup Kitchen" Amir tries to "No soup for you!" a homeless man while volunteering at a soup kitchen, which doesn't amuse Jake.

    Western Animation 
  • In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius episode "Broadcast Blues", when discussing what could make good TV:
    Sheen: It's a show about nothing!...Nothing but puppets!
  • One episode of Ed, Edd n Eddy reveals that Ed likes to eat pudding skins, just like George Costanza in "The Blood."
  • Family Guy
    • In "Death Has a Shadow", Peter hires a jester that turns out to be Jerry Seinfeld, going through a stand-up routine about how New England is hardly new.
    • In "Road to Europe", Brian and Stewie are bugged on an airplane flight by Jerry Seinfeld, Dennis Miller and Andy Dick.
    • In "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein", Brian watches an episode about George Costanza and Jerry discussing a woman being a tickler, and not being a "stickler for a tickler."
    • In "Jungle Love", Peter has a South American tribe reenact "The Contest".
    • In "Go, Stewie, Go!", a Seinfeld bass sting plays when Meg catches Lois trying to rape her boyfriend.
    • In "Brian's Play", Stewie's points out that one of the lines Brian's play came from Seinfeld, to which he says "I never saw that episode!".
  • The Fairly OddParents: In "Power Mad", Cosmo and Wanda distract Vicky by acting out TV shows on the Turners' set, including Cosmo.
    Cosmo: It's a show about nothing! ...How do we know when it's over?
    Vicky: I do! (changes the channel)
  • House of Mouse: In the short "Donald's Goofy World", Donald dreams that he's in a world where everybody's Goofy and watches various Goofy-fied shows, including Goofeld.
    Goofy: What's the deal with Donald's house? It looks like a boat, but it's not a boat.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "A Star is Burns", Patty and Selma propose that Springfield change its name to "Seinfeld" to attract more tourists.
    • The chalkboard gag for "Natural Born Kissers" (which aired three days after Seinfeld's final episode) has Bart writing "I was not the inspiration for 'Kramer'."
    • In "Day of the Jackanapes", network executives keep harrassing Krusty behind the scenes of a live taping of his show. One of their suggestions is that one of his sketches be set in the diner from Seinfeld instead of an Italian restaurant.
    • In "The Bart Wants What it Wants", Principal Skinner epically fails at stand-up comedy. During the scene at the comedy club and the end of the episode, musical riffs similar to the show's scenes of Jerry doing his stand-up bits are heard.
    • In "That '90s Show", Homer watches Seinfeld on TV, wondering "Oh Elaine, will you ever find someone who's sponge-worthy?" and tells Marge "No soup for you, Newman!" (in the usual Jerry Seinfeld entuation).
  • We Bare Bears: In "Panda 2", among the shows Baby Panda views when he discovers TV for the first time is a Chinese parody of Seinfeld.
  • Animaniacs: In "Acquaintances", after the Warners get kicked out of Monica's Apartment, they meet Jerry with Elaine and George inside Tom's Restaurant. And tell him that they decide to invade his business for a while.
    Jerry: What's the deal with the kids with the big red noses?
    Dot: We thought we'd stick our big red noses in your business for a while.
    Yakko: Yeah! With friends like you, who needs Acquaintances?
  • Freakazoid!: In the episode, "Dexter's Date", inside the CBN Network (which is a play on NBC), the control room people watch an episode of Seinfeld, only for The Lobe to tell them that for the next 60 minutes, he is in control. While his henchmen were setting up his Video-Sapper (which later made Freakazoid, himself pop into different celebrities, rendering him unable to change back into his alter-ego), The Lobe watches the same episode, in which he states that the key to the whole show is Newman.
    Newman (On TV): Come on, Kramer! Give me the donut!
    Kramer (On TV): Never!
    The Lobe: (Laughs) The key to the whole show is Newman.
  • Earthworm Jim: The cold opening to the episode, "Hyper Psy-Crow" parodies the show in which Jim, himself tells jokes to the audience like Jerry would. The theme is also parodied as well.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: In the episode of the TV Series "Inventors Only", the only inventor in Swallow Falls other than Flint, Hector Evilman, shows his experimentation on rats on a TV. It shows rat versions of Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer, complete with a parody of the theme song and a laugh track, which ends up becoming a running gag throughout the episode.

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