George Steinbrenner, a Seinfeld legend

A screenshot from the episode of Seinfeld called ‘The Nap’

Mr. Steinbrenner was one of my favorite characters on Seinfeld. As with the show, Mr. Steinbrenner will be missed.

10. The Nap

George Costanza is tired, so takes a nap under his desk. Steinbrenner comes in looking for Costanza to tell him he has finally figured out the lyrics to “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar and decides to remain in Costanza’s office until he returns. Costanza calls Jerry Seinfeld and asks him to phone in a bomb threat, causing Steinbrenner to hide under the desk and finding Costanza. The Boss becomes convinced Costanza has ESP and knew a bomb threat would be called in. He puts Costanza in charge of Seinfeld’s demand of fitted hat day for every fan, much to Costanza’s chagrin as he now has to find what hat size every attendee wears.

“You climbed under that desk because you have ESP. George, what’s on my mind? … Meatballs! Huh. Unbelievable. Anyway this terrorist had a specific demand. Not more cheap adjustable hats on hat day. He wants fitted hats just like the players wear.” — Steinbrenner to Costanza


#1 Hamerhead on 07.14.10 at 5:29 am

The Steinbrenner episodes of Seinfeld are classics.

#2 l3wis on 07.14.10 at 5:33 am

“Big Stein wants an eggplant calzone.”

Did Jerry play Steinbrenner’s voice?

#3 Hamerhead on 07.14.10 at 7:29 am

Larry David did the voice of Steinbrenner.