At the age of 92, legendary actor Jerry Stiller has passed away – remembered by many for his long list of roles in movies, TV shows, and more, but here at EFTM we remember him most as Frank Costanza – father of George – in Seinfeld.
Along with my good mate and fellow Seinfeld fanatic Stephen Fenech from Techguide.com.au – we’ve put together our list of top 13 Frank Costanza moments and episodes.
Fortunately, every single episode of Seinfeld is available to watch on Stan – so, get on it folks.
George is dead
(The Caddy Season 7, Episode 12)
Mr Steinbrenner comes to see Frank and Estelle – he tells them George is dead. Frank takes the opportunity to shout at Steinbrenner for his poor player choices at the Yankees. Frank also makes a memorable call to Jerry, leaving a message on his answering machine saying only “Mr. Steinbrenner’s here, George is dead, call me back!”
George gets a job at the Yankees
(The Opposite Season 5, Episode 21)
Georgie boy moves out of home – Frank has some wise words and a slap on the head for George – “Be Nice”
Spending the Inheritance
(The Money Season 8, Episode 12)
Taking advice from Kramer, Frank informs George they plan to spend up his inheritance, saying “you can drop a grand at Disneyworld like THAT”
Frank’s silver dollar.
(The Puffy Shirt Season 5, Episode 2)
George is out of work, down on his luck. He goes to dinner with his parents, discusses possibly becoming a postman. His Dad shows him a Silver Dollar with meaning.
(The Doorman Season 6, Episode 17)
Do we need to say more?
George at the police station
(The Little Kicks Season 8, Episode 4)
One of the most iconic clips, and the best blooper too – Frank having to visit the police station where George is in trouble. He ends up coming to blows with Elaine!
Moving to Florida to SPITE Jerry’s Parents
(The Shower Head Season 7, Episode 15)
They’re not doing it because they want to – they’re doing it because Jerry’s parents don’t want them to!
(The Chinese Woman Season 6, Episode 4)
During the iconic “The Chinese Woman” episode, George tells Frank that Jerry saw him in the City – Frank simply wonders “how could Jerry Not say Hello?”
(The Strike Season 9, Episode 10)
Again – is there a more iconic episode?
(The Serenity Now Season 9, Episode 3)
Selling computers for his Father, George is up against Lloyd Braun and Frank’s method of calming is to shout “Serenity now”
The Pool Room
(The Doll Season 7, Episode 17)
Converting Geroge’s old room to a Pool Room? Classic Frank. Playing without pants – Classic Frank.
The TV Guide
(The Cigar Store Indian- Season 5, Episode 10)
Elaine hands over Frank’s TV Guide on the Subway, Frank is not happy!
(The Fusilli Jerry – Season 6, Episode 21)
What was Kramer thinking with Mrs Costanza? Frank is NOT HAPPY!