TBS honors George Steinbrenner with Seinfeld classics


The late George Steinbrenner was a major character on the top-rated series, “Seinfeld,” although he actually appeared in only one episode. Mostly he was played by Larry David, but never photographed face-on, as the legendary New York Yankees owner in numerous episodes.

TBS announced that it will celebrate the life of George Steinbrenner with a full week of classic “Seinfeld” episodes featuring his character. The 10-episode collection will air Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 23, at 7 and 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  The week will kick off with “The Opposite,” the fifth-season finale in which George Costanza (Jason Alexander) lands a job with the Yankees.  The tribute will close out with “The Muffin Tops” episode, in which George loses his job when Steinbrenner trades him for new chicken concessions at Yankee Stadium.


Monday, July 19
7 p.m. – “The Opposite” – George convinces Steinbrenner to give him a job.
7:30 p.m. – “The Secretary” – George finds out Steinbrenner’s secretary makes more than he does.

Tuesday, July 20
7 p.m. – “The Race” – George heads to Cuba to recruit baseball players for Steinbrenner.
7:30 p.m. – “The Wink” – Steinbrenner lists all the people he’s fired over the years.

Wednesday, July 21
7 p.m. – “The Hot Tub” – Steinbrenner convinces George that a hot tub is the perfect way to relieve stress.
7:30 p.m. – “The Caddy” – George’s father (Jerry Stiller) confronts Steinbrenner about a traded player.

Thursday, July 22
7 p.m. – “The Calzone” – Steinbrenner gets the idea to put Yankees clothes in a pizza oven.
7:30 p.m. – “The Nap” – George’s napping habits at work lead Steinbrenner to think he has ESP.

Friday, July 23
7 p.m. – “The Millennium” – George does everything he can to get fired, but Steinbrenner loves what he does.
7:30 p.m. – “The Muffin Tops” – George’s relationship with the Yankees finally ends when Steinbrenner trades him.

Interestingly, the one episode with the real Steinbrenner, “The Invitations,” is not included.

“Seinfeld,” created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, aired for nine seasons on NBC. It now airs in cable reruns on TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, available in 100.1 million households.