Seinfeld is number one for a lot of reasons but the biggest reason I ranked the sitcom at number one is their hockey episode is one of my favorite TV episodes of all time. It’s called “The Face Painter”.
The Face Painter is the 109th episode of Seinfeld and the 23rd episode for their sixth season. In the episode Jerry, Elaine, Kramer and Elaine’s boyfriend David Puddy go to two Stanley Cup playoff games between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Puddy is a Devils fan and he brought his passion to both games.
Puddy painted his face for the first game and he behaved very rowdy behind the glass. Afterward a car almost ran into him when they were walking home and a priest happened to be driving the car, and Puddy scared him to the point where the priest thought he saw the devil.
Elaine didn’t like that he painted his face and Puddy’s reasoning was this:
“Well ya know, support the team.”
The second game, Puddy was a man of his word. He didn’t paint his face but opted for body paint instead. He and his buddies spelled out Devils at the game and the unfortunate part for Jerry and Kramer is that they had to partake in it to just to go to the game.
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