Following the misadventures of Jerry and his friends George, Elaine, and Kramer, Seinfeld was notable for its focus on the mundane, but relatable, aspects of life. It’s no wonder it’s been described as a “show about nothing.” But within these stories of life’s tribulations were many memorable scenes, hilarious quotes, and great moments. And though the show created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld might have ended in 1998, it remains as popular as ever thanks to TV reruns and streaming availability. We think you’ll have no problem thinking up a few funny Seinfeld trivia team names at your next pub trivia night. But if you need a little inspiration, here are 20 of our favorites.
The 20 Best Seinfeld Trivia Team Names
1. Just a Salad
When Jerry goes on a date to a steakhouse, he orders “just a salad” in his effort to be more healthy. His order shocks both his date and the waiter, and Jerry is filled with regret, haunted by the words: “Just a salad.” If you see no shame in wanting to eat healthy, this Seinfeld trivia team name is for you.
2. The Double Dippers
Double dipping – fair or foul? According to George, this is a perfectly acceptable action, even at a funeral. His girlfriend’s brother thinks differently though: “You double dipped the chip! You dipped the chip, you took a bite, and you dipped again…That’s like putting your whole mouth right in the dip!”
3. The Lesser Babkas
While on their way to a dinner party, Jerry and Elaine stop at Royal Bakery to purchase one of their famed chocolate babkas. However, they forget to take a number and a couple on their way to the same party get ahead of them in line and proceed to purchase the last chocolate babka. Jerry and Elaine have no other option but to purchase a cinnamon babka, which Elaine considers a “lesser babka.”
4. Masters of Trivia Domain
How do you talk about a not-suitable-for-primetime-television topic in an episode of your primetime TV show? Come up with a series of euphemisms to describe it! “Master of my domain” quickly entered public lexion after the episode, “The Contest”, and helped illustrate the smart writing of the show. This trivia team name plays off of that quote and will surely get some laughs from the other bar patrons.
5. The Puffy Shirts
The image below says it all.
6. Little Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry: “Is that your chicken making all that noise?”
Kramer: “Oh, Jerry loves the morning.”
Kramer:” Little Jerry Seinfeld. I named my chicken after you.”
Jerry: “Thanks, that’s very sweet, but that is not a chicken.”
Kramer: “Of course it is. I picked it out myself.”
Jerry: “Well, you picked out a rooster.”
Kramer: “Well, that would explain Little Jerry’s poor egg production.”
7. No Soup for You
It’s perhaps the show’s most famous quote. Jerry and crew visit a new soup stand that is all the rage. Despite telling George that the owner, known as the “Soup Nazi”, has strict rules for odering, George still complains about not getting any bread with his meal. After pressing the issue, the owner eventually yells, “No soup for you!” and George’s order is taken away and his money returned.
8. The Junior Mints
Elaine goes to visit her ex-boyfriend Roy in the hospital and Kramer and Jerry come along, watching Roy’s splenectomy from the hospital’s operating theater. Kramer tries to offer Jerry some Junior Mints, which he refuses. This leads to Kramer trying to force them on Jerry, and a Junior Mint accidentally drops down from the viewing gallery into Roy’s body, shocking them both.
9. The Van Buren Boys
The Van Buren Boys were the New York City street gang that tried to mug Kramer. However, Kramer was able to save himself by accidentally flashing their gang sign – the number 8. It turned out, this hardcore group of gangsters had a strong admiration for Martin Van Buren, America’s 8th president. Do you love old Van Buren as well? Then this is the trivia team name for you.
10. Yada Yada Yada
In season 8, George’s girlfriend Marcy tells him that her ex-boyfriend had visited her the night before “and yada yada yada, I’m really tired today”. The fact she seemingly glazed over important details upsets and confuses George. “Yada yada yada” can be used as an interjection when recounting a story that is dull or predictable and not worth repeating, just don’t try using it to get out of paying your bar tab.
11. Jon Voight’s Car
George is set to by a new car, but the salesman talks him into buying a 1989 LeBaron convertible instead, telling George it was previously owned by actor Jon Voight. George brags about this to everyone, there’s just one problem:
Jerry: “Let’s check out the glove box. (Opens the glove compartment, takes out a pencil) Ah. Pencil.”
George: “Hey…you don’t think…sure, that’s Jon Voight’s pencil!”
Jerry: “With Jon Voight’s teeth marks. (Looks at the owner’s manual) Owner’s manual…you know what? This car was owned by Jon Voight.”
George: “Ah! See? I told ya.”
Jerry: “Except Jon is spelled with an ‘H’. J-O-H-N.”
Jerry: “Doesn’t Jon Voight spell his name J-O-N?”
George: “(Pulls over) So, what are you saying?”
Jerry: “Nothing. I’m sure ‘Jon’ probably misspelled his own name. I know sometimes I spell Jerry with a G…and an I!”
12. Kramerica Industries
Kramerica Industries is Kramer’s fictional corporation, serving as the umbrella company for many of Kramer’s wild ideas, including:
- a make-your-own-pie pizza restaurant
- an oil bladder system
- ketchup & mustard in the same bottle
- a restaurant that only serves peanut butter & jelly sandwiches
- a coffee table book about coffee table
13. Real and Spectacular
Jerry dumps his girlfriend Sidra after Elaine convinces him that she’s had some…enhancements…made to her body. When Elaine realizes she was mistaken, Jerry gets back together with Sidra, but the damage had already been done. Sidra, who was played by Teri Hatcher, finds out about it all and dumps Jerry, delivering one of the shows more classic lines in the process: “And, by the way, they’re real… and they are spectacular!”
14. The Rabid Anti-Dentites
Kramer: “Those people, listen to yourself.”
Kramer: “You think that dentists are so different from me and you? They came to this country just like everybody else, in search of a dream.”
Jerry: “Kramer, he’s just a dentist.”
Kramer: “Yeah, and you’re an anti-dentite.”
Jerry: “I am not an anti-dentite!”
Kramer: “You’re a rabid anti-dentite! Oh, it starts with a few jokes and some slurs. ‘Hey, denty!’ Next thing you know you’re saying they should have their own schools.”
Jerry: “They do have their own schools!”
15. The Moops
In the episode “The Bubble Boy”, George plays a game of Trivial Pursuit with Donald, one of Jerry’s fans who lives in a plastic bubble. George starts to become irritated by Donald’s constant taunting during the game, leading George to dispute the answer to the question:“Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?” Donald correctly answers, “the Moors”, but George refuses to give him credit, as a misprint on the card actually read “the Moops”. This leads to a big argument, and Donald’s bubble eventually gets punctured and depressurizes, causing him to collapse.
16. The Schmoopies
Sheila was Jerry’s girlfiend in the famous “The Soup Nazi” episode, and is best remembered for the many terms of endearment she came up with for Jerry. One name in particular, “Schmoopie”, really disgusted those around them. Sheila’s PDA would ultimately be her undoing. After visiting the soup shop, Soup Nazi scolds her public affection. When she wants to leave, Jerry must decide between his soup or Sheila. Soup wins.
17. Art Vandelay
Art Vandelay is a fictional character that George invents when in a job interview, and the name pops up as a recurring joke throughout the series. While the popular careers tied to this alias include author, importer-exporter, and latex manufacturer, “Art Vandelay” is a name that can be used in just about any situation, including while at a pub trivia show.
18. The Dingo Ate Your Baby
Taking from a pop culture reference, this quote from the show is memorable simply because of the way Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine) delivers the line.
Pretentious Woman: “I wonder what happened to my fiance. I know he’s here somewhere. Ellen? Have you seen my fiance?”
Ellen: “He’s upstairs.”
Pretentious Woman: “Are you going upstairs? Tell my fiance I’m looking for him. I have
lost my fiance, the poor baby.”
Elaine: “Maybe the dingo ate your baby.”
Pretentious Woman: “What?”
Elaine: “The dingo ate your baby!”
19. It’s a Festivus Miracle!
Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23rd as an alternative to the commercialism of the Christmas season. It was popularized by Seinfeld in the episode, “The Strike.” Included in celebrations of Festivus on the show are a Festivus dinner, an unadorned Festivus pole, and calling easily explained events “Festivus miracles.” Did your team win at trivia? It truly is a Festivus miracle!
20. The Trivia Show About Nothing
We said it in the introduction to this post that Seinfeld is famously considered a “show about nothing.” If you’re looking for the perfect Seinfeld trivia team name, how about giving this one a shot? It’s a reference everyone will get, and ties in directly to your pub trivia show. Although, if you’re a true fan of the show, you know it’s definitely about something.
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