Have you recently brought home a pooch that requires a unique name? Well, why not name your new four-legged fur buddy after one of the characters or creators of the iconic sitcom comedy Seinfeld? The show ran for nine seasons and left the primetime television on top. Even now, it can be found in syndication reruns on many television stations. The unique humor leaves audiences laughing and lives on in viewers memories. It is considered one of the most influential comedies ever created and is the perfect theme for a name that will make you smile each time you hear it.
Seinfeld Dog Names in Pop Culture
On the fourth episode of season three, Jerry is entrusted with a troublesome canine. The 21st episode is titled ‘The Dog’. It was written by Larry David and aired for the first time on October 9th, 1991. The entire show centers around a dog named Farfel. During the show, the audience hears the dog constantly barking but they never actually see the dog.
The show starts out with Jerry on a plane seated beside a drunk man. The man starts to get sick and asks Jerry to please take care of his dog Farfel because he has to be taken by ambulance to a hospital upon landing. Jerry reluctantly agrees to watch the dog.
Once at Jerry’s apartment, all Farfel does is bark and make messes. Jerry hates the dog and feels like a prisoner in his home because he does not dare leave Farfel alone for fear of the destruction he will cause in Jerry’s home. Elaine and George show up at Jerry’s house and beg him to go with them to see the newest and hottest movie, ‘Prognosis Negative’, but Jerry declines because he has to dog sit Farfel.
Finally, after several days, Jerry calls the hospital to check on Farfel’s owner and discovers the man checked out of the hospital days ago. Jerry becomes upset and wants to take Farfel to the local dog pound but Elaine convinces him to let her relieve Jerry by dog sitting for one night. While dog sitting Farfel, Elaine grows to hate the dog who only wants to bark, make messes, and hump her leg. The dog's owner finally calls and Elaine tells him that he better come get Farfel immediately. The owner shows up and explains he has Bell’s Palsy and finally takes the destructive, loud Farfel away.
The episode truly reveals the comic genius of not just Larry David, but the entire cast. They act around a dog that the audience never sees and only hears. It is a huge mystery. Viewers expect to see the elusive pooch at any time but they never do. However, despite the fact that the canine’s appearance is never revealed it has become one of the most popular and memorable of all the Seinfeld episodes. Fans of Seinfeld who hear the name ‘Farfel’ automatically remember the episode and know that he was the destructive pooch that Jerry was forced to babysit. Audiences can only guess at what kind of dog Farfel was and how large.
Seinfeld Dog Name Considerations
Seinfeld was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld for NBC. The sitcom was first called the Seinfeld Chronicles. The show was designed to revolve around the stand up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his band of misfit friends. It chronicles his everyday life events such as sitting in a diner or doing laundry. The entire show is really about just common life functions and the way that the cast of characters handle things.
The first season of Seinfeld was a bit shaky but it eventually started to grab the attention of viewers and the praise of critics. The sitcom was especially popular with young adult males who regularly tuned in to see Seinfeld, Kramer, George, and Elaine.
Although many fans have hoped that Seinfeld would experience a remake, to date, the cast has not made a return. However, the cast have reunited on Larry David’s HBO show Curb Your Enthusiasm where they pretended to work on a Seinfeld remake.
If you love Seinfeld, then why not bestow a moniker on your pooch that displays that adoration? Seinfeld lovers will adore the fact that you named your dog after one of the cast or characters or show's creator.