The George Costanza Quiz You Never Knew You Needed

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The outbursts. The mustache. The...wallet! Test your knowledge of this "short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man" and Jerry's best friend, whose best (and worst) qualities were based on Larry David, the co-creator of "Seinfeld."

What are the first names of George’s parents?

Frank was played by Ben Stiller’s father, Jerry.

What was the name of George’s fiancée?

Susan died licking envelopes.

What holiday did George’s father launch?

The Festivus was “For the Rest of Us.”

In trying to keep getting unemployment, George says he has interviewed at what company?

George gave Jerry’s phone number as Vandelay’s.

George worked as a ______ model.

Like so many things with George, this job was short-lived.

What actor owned George’s car before he purchased it?

Voight starred in "Midnight Cowboy", set in NYC

What does George say he does when asked about his profession?

George does a lot of everything else in this series, just not much in the way of architecture.

What character refers to himself in the third person to George and others?

He tells George, for example, “These are Jimmy’s training shoes.”

What was George’s beef with the Soup Nazi?

The Soup Nazi’s name in the show was Yev Kassem.

What celebrity winds up in the hospital after playing a baseball game?

Bette Midler’s favorite shaved ice: pineapple.

How did George meet Susan?

In the aftermath of her death, Susan's parents, played by former Twin Peaks cast members Warren Frost and Grace Zabriskie, organized a foundation in her honor and appointed George to be on the board, a position he did not relish.

George secures his job with the Yankees by:

Steinbrenner is voiced by co-creator Larry David.

What is the name of the library detective?

Larry David loves to play word games.

Which magazine fills George with an uncontrollable need to pleasure himself?

The pleasuring took place in his parents' living room.

What was George’s ATM code?

Bosco was the bee’s knees in the 50s.

What name does George want to give his first child?

He wants to name his firstborn after Mickey Mantle's jersey number.

Who was on the cover of the TV Guide that Elaine took from George’s dad?

Al Roker was just starting to make a name for himself at the time.

Kramer made a statue of George out of:

Kramer always had a flare for the dramatic.

What is George’s middle name?

There was a conscious decision by the writers not to get too cute when it came to the names of the major characters.

What was the nickname of the attorney George dated to get a visa for someone?

The visa was for Babu.

What was the last name of George’s gym teacher who continually mispronounced his name?

The gym teacher called him “Cantastanja.”

When George and Jerry try to interest the Japanese in their idea for a sitcom, they give them what fruit?

Pitching sitcoms was a common plot-point element in the early episodes of the show.

George says there’s a vegetable that you can eat like an apple. What is it?

He's talking about a particular type of tomatoes, called Hampton tomatoes.

Who does Mr. Morgan look like, according to George?

Sugar Ray Leonard was named after another great boxer, Sugar Ray Robinsons.

George’s character is based on:

Larry David’s reaction to Jason Alexander’s calling George a “schmuck” was the basis of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

What is George’s nickname?

George's nickname given to him by Kruger, after seeing George wave his hands in the air with a monkey in his hand.

One of George’s girlfriends was incarcerated for committing what crime?

The prison was minimum security.

Among the four principals on the show, who initially won the infamous..."contest"? (It's later revealed that he cheated.)

The episode was controversial when broadcast because NBC thought that masturbation was not a topic suitable for prime time television. As a result, the word "masturbation" is never used in the episode.

Which newspaper does George say is his only reason for getting up in the morning?

The newspaper really took off during the run of Seinfeld.

For Elaine’s birthday, how much money did George give her?

Jerry gave her double the money that George did: $182.

What is the name of Frank Costanza’s cousin?

The cousin was “lost.”

Who was responsible for the phrase “yada yada yada”?

When Julia Louis Dreyfuss hosted Saturday Night Live, she did a sketch based on yada yada yada with Larry David.

What high school did George attend?

Jerry also attended that high school.

In "The Movie" episode, over which film do Elaine and George disagree ?

Elaine didn't like it; George did.

George explains the physics of the home run to which two Yankees?

Neither player was much of a home run threat.

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