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99 Seinfeld References

UPDATE: It’s been a long time coming, but there are T-SHIRTS!

Also, Gallery 1988 is now selling small prints of these for only $10!!  Check ‘em out HERE

So as any die-hard Seinfeld fan knows, references to the show can be made to just about anything.  Since I find myself practicing Seinfeldology almost daily, I decided to take a sampling of these and throw them into a giant heap.  Here’s piece #2 that I created for Gallery 1988′s Idiot Box, a group show all about cult TV classics, (with object key below)..  Serenity NOW!

P.S.  There are a few extra items hidden in the piece for BIGTIME fans.


97 Comments »

  1. Comment by Carlos
    March 24, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    Amazing!!!
    Well done!!!

  2. Comment by Ryan
    March 24, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    hah, “but i don’t wanna be a pirate,” yes!

  3. Comment by Pat
    March 25, 2009 @ 12:48 pm

    I want one!!!!!! Please make prints available. PLEASE!!!!!

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  5. Comment by Tom
    March 25, 2009 @ 10:48 pm

    This is wicked cool

  6. Comment by Hezi
    March 26, 2009 @ 4:38 am

    LOVE IT!!! it simply ROCKS!

  7. Comment by matt
    March 26, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    make a print and i will buy it.

  8. March 26, 2009 @ 8:04 pm

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  9. Comment by Wiley
    March 27, 2009 @ 11:18 am

    TWIIIIIXXXXXX!!!!!!
    :)

  10. Comment by Mark
    March 28, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    I have money in hand when these(hopefully) come available!

  11. Comment by Christine
    March 28, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

    I would love to have a print of this!

  12. Comment by Whitney
    March 29, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    Put it on a tshirt! :-D

  13. Comment by jmp478
    March 29, 2009 @ 12:51 am

    There are a couple of errors in the key.

    29. Apple Pie (Made by Poppy and his unwashed hands)
    – The apple pie was from the coffee shop. Poppy made a pizza at his restaurant with his dirty hands that Jerry refused to eat.

    54. Elaine’s goldfish (that almost die while lost in the parking garage)
    – The fish did actually die. When Kramer finally found his car after looking for his air conditioner, he asked Elaine what happened to her gold fish. Jerry made a “no” head and hand action, indicating that Elaine was upset that her fish died in the plastic bag.

  14. Comment by jani
    March 29, 2009 @ 4:32 am

    Wow, simply amazing.

    I would buy a T-shirt of this in an instant.

  15. March 29, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    Shirt of tomorrow: Seinfeld references…

    This piece of artwork would make for an incredibly cool T-Shirt. Some people love Seinfeld, for others it’s a hate relationship… but there’s no denying this is a great piece of design. It contains 99 references to Seinfeld episodes……

  16. Comment by alan
    March 29, 2009 @ 8:56 am

    Where’s the defective wheelchair that lands Kramer’s girlfriend in the hospital? “She’s got everything I want in a woman – except for the walking.”

  17. Comment by Rodd Lucier
    March 29, 2009 @ 9:03 am

    Is there a larger version of this image? Would you consent to my use of this image and answer key in a slideshow as an icebreaker activity for an education workshop?

    Great work!

  18. Comment by Mark
    March 29, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    I love it !! My friend and I reference Seinfeld to real life situations all the time . I wont look at the key until I have at least 99 . TWIIIIIIIIXXXX !

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  20. Comment by Mark
    March 29, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    I should have read all comments before making the twix reference , hence , “serenity today , insanity tomorrow .

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  22. Comment by plunge
    March 30, 2009 @ 6:24 am

    I’d totally buy a framed version or poster of this. Please email me if you make one!

  23. March 30, 2009 @ 10:07 am

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  25. Comment by mikhail
    March 30, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    it’s actually one hundred references. the bag of oranges is there but not listed in the key. (you’ve been living in america too long, you forgot what it’s like to have no oranges)

  26. Comment by Steve
    March 30, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

    jmp478 don’t make comments if you don’t know what’s going on. The apple pie was in the coffee shop as well as Poppy’s. The whole point is that she ate the pie at Poppy’s but not at Monks.

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  28. Comment by jack davis
    March 30, 2009 @ 1:43 pm

    i need one to hang in my house please sell them!!!!!!

  29. Comment by mike X
    March 30, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    Careful that the real Mrs. Seinfeld doesn’t “simultaneously” think of this idea “first,” like she did her cookbook.

  30. Comment by Michael Whitlow
    March 30, 2009 @ 2:12 pm

    Love the idea of making this available. (What a copyright nightmare!) Great concept and execution. Hope you can go with some of the great ideas above. Particularly the high calling of meeting icebreaker – who knew?

  31. Comment by William
    March 30, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

    Good form. Well played!

  32. Comment by Jay Philips
    March 30, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    Very cool – great work

  33. Comment by Jonny
    March 30, 2009 @ 3:51 pm

    Fun, but I call a few shenanigans.

    - Baby blue looks like a pillow from the couch
    -”The Kramer” – Kramer’s portrait wasn’t mentioned in the list
    -There are apples or tomatoes (Mikhail says oranges) between Jerry’s legs that are not listed (I think they are the tomatoes from the roadside stand that George gets pelted w/ as revenge for the lobster in the eggs, which were revenge for the “Shrinkage”)
    - Black dress the mannequin is wearing looks like the dress Elaine was tricked into buying cuz she left the store to avoid the trick mirrors
    -Anything w/ writing was too small for me to make out, The Human Fund, cereal boxes (which were stacked on side like books), Tropic of Cancer was under the Rascal, the ticket stub w/ Uma’s #
    - and then there’s the double counting (red dot & cashmere sweater, pee-stained couch). Only reason the cashmere sweater is defective (and noteworthy) is cuz of the red dot.

  34. Comment by Wiley
    March 30, 2009 @ 4:01 pm

    -uh, the “Kramer” painting IS mentioned.. #60.

    -and the posting also says that there are “a few extra items hidden” for fans.. such as the bag of oranges..etc.

    -that black dress doesnt look like the one Elaine tried on.. that one had long sleeves.

    -im sure the smallness of the items cant be helped.. unless the painting was life size.. GEEEZ.

  35. Comment by David
    March 30, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    Who is Seinfeld?

  36. Comment by germ
    March 30, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    were this a page out of a “where’s waldo” style book, i would agree with all the nitpicks and criticisms, but it’s not. it’s just a fun piece of art. relax.

    grape job, k!

  37. Comment by Sanjeev White
    March 30, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

    PLEASE LINK ME TO WHERE I CAN BUY THIS!!!!

  38. Comment by Kuzzie
    March 30, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

    Where’s the Festivis pole??

  39. Comment by Jeccia L.
    March 30, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

    It’s #66, behind the Rascal, under the “Executive”!

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  41. Comment by rick
    March 31, 2009 @ 12:05 am

    i want a poster of this. honestly. email me if its possible.

  42. Comment by randy
    March 31, 2009 @ 12:58 am

    Did anyone find out where to get this?

  43. Comment by Barry
    March 31, 2009 @ 4:43 am

    I live in brooklyn like Essenpreis. I wonder if our geological coordinates ever coincide… I also used to live on first and first too… can’t expect her to put everything in there… almost half the stuff though…

    that being said, what’s the thing above the Estelle doll’s head? It has a contour on the legend, and is green with two red specks on the color version.

    what’s the deal with airline food

  44. Comment by stevo
    March 31, 2009 @ 5:14 am

    is there a poster of this that people can buy?

  45. Comment by Michael W
    March 31, 2009 @ 7:54 am

    Printing it to this giant color plotter here at work RIGHT NOW – thing prints great posters! This will definitely be in my basement/bar area! Brilliant!

  46. Comment by Janis Krums
    March 31, 2009 @ 8:54 am

    Love this… when will it be on a t-shirt?

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  48. Comment by Gilbert Marquez
    March 31, 2009 @ 8:58 am

    Need a copy of the print/T-shirt

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  50. Comment by Gerard
    March 31, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    YOU STOLE MY JESUS FISH!!!

  51. Comment by Palko
    March 31, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    How about the hatchet on the cigar store indian, could have been the hatchet used to get the chinese guys out of the dresser drawers.

    Also, the blue cushion on the rascal could be Jerry’s couch cushion that Kramer takes to guard the armoire.

    Great Work!

  52. Comment by sean q
    March 31, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

    I am willing to get this tattooed on my body

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  55. Comment by Nielsz
    April 1, 2009 @ 10:57 am

    I miss The Soup Nazi :(

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  60. Comment by Diogo
    April 11, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

    Great job!
    Since you wanted to close a number it’s ok.
    I was looking and i missed only the another piece, “timeless art of seduction” and the orodent..
    Seinfeld rocks!
    Congrats

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  62. Comment by matt
    April 20, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    please let me know when the prints and tshirts are availalble! great work!

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    May 8, 2009 @ 1:38 am

    emm… luv it.

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  69. June 10, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    Haha! So funny and clever. It’s like a little challenge to decipher what all the images are. Some are quite obvious (I dont wanna be a pirate!) others take some thinking. Very funny. I wonder how the sale at the gallery went…

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  71. Comment by Josh Straub
    August 4, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    This got over 3,300 Diggs 2 days ago!!
    http://digg.com/comics_animation/Seinfeld_summed_up_in_one_picture_and_quite_well_actually

    Incredible idea, brilliant references. Well done.

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  73. Comment by Eric
    September 13, 2009 @ 2:22 am

    Next to the indian there is a green object with a sheen on it. Could it be something plastic like the hot tub or an inflatable that Kramer wore while swimming in the East River?

  74. Comment by Art Vandelay
    September 26, 2009 @ 12:04 am

    I stopped counting at 112.
    Several items are multi-referential, including the mango!
    The cigars are the PERUVIANS, Kramer is smoking a Cuban that itself refers to at least 3 episodes.
    MOOPS!!! MOOPS!!!

  75. November 12, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    Next to the indian there is a green object with a sheen on it. Could it be something plastic like the hot tub or an inflatable that Kramer wore while swimming in the East River?

  76. November 12, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    Haha! So funny and clever. It’s like a little challenge to decipher what all the images are. Some are quite obvious (I dont wanna be a pirate!) others take some thinking. Very funny. I wonder how the sale at the gallery went…

  77. Comment by marty
    December 28, 2009 @ 1:06 am

    Anyone get their hands on one of these? I just saw it last night for the first time and am dying to get one!

    if you know if or where i can find one, please contact me at martywhitlow@gmail.com

  78. Comment by manny
    December 29, 2009 @ 12:26 am

    nice … the marble rye really makes the whole thing work

  79. Comment by Malta Holidays
    July 15, 2010 @ 6:28 am

    Wow your stuff is great, you must have worked for hours if not days putting that all together.

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  82. August 11, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    it was really good. paintings has the gots to put in public.

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  84. August 15, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    On the surface level of my work, one can see a shifting of dimension and distance within colors and fields, which seem representational of various places in nature. Under this surface though, in my eyes, a painting is a center point, a culminating nexus where all the pieces of a life, in all its complexity and experience, become focused and connected. I paint in an attempt to get myself to release the hold I have on what I consider reality for a moment and be reminded of something more, a place in or outside of time and movement within memory and collective cultural ideas. My work is not landscape; I don’t see my paintings as places although the work does carry a sense of place. Rather, I see the movements left by my hand, which in turn came from those experiences I carried with me to the canvas at that place.

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    August 24, 2010 @ 12:33 pm

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  88. January 27, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    This piece of artwork would make for an incredibly cool T-Shirt. Some people love Seinfeld, for others it’s a hate relationship… but there’s no denying this is a great piece of design.

  89. Comment by alex morgan
    July 25, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    If anybody has this print and has decided not to frame it or use it could you please contact me mauibarber@hotmail.com I am very interested in purchasing it.

  90. August 4, 2011 @ 11:08 pm

    Good post, very impressive writing. I love reading. Thanks for sharing.

  91. Comment by wenger backpack
    August 4, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Very impressive post. Great. Thanks buddy.

  92. Comment by alex morgan
    September 6, 2011 @ 3:48 am

    Still looking for one of these. If anybody has one for sale I am VERY INTERESTED in purchasing. mauibarber@hotmail.com

  93. Comment by Scott D
    December 7, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    I know I’m way late in the game here, but does anyone know if this “99 Seinfeld References” picture is available for purchase or download? Love it. Would like one with substantial resolution so it could be framed. Thanks.

  94. Comment by Donation Thanks
    December 28, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    This piece of artwork would make for an incredibly cool T-Shirt. Some people love Seinfeld, for others it’s a hate relationship

  95. Comment by ケムサーチ
    June 4, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing your stuff on blog. It is doubtless that we have similar interests. Something are very helpful to me.

  96. Comment by Lets Nurture
    July 29, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Hey…this giant color plotter here at work RIGHT NOW – thing prints great posters! This will definitely be in my basement/bar area! Brilliant!

  97. Comment by Joey
    August 15, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    PLEASE SELL POSTERS OF THIS!!!

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