Was It Seinfeld or Friends?


By: Becky Stigall

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Friends and Seinfeld were two sitcoms which aired on NBC in the 1990s. Friends revolved around a group of six friends living in Manhattan and followed them throughout both their romantic and professional ventures. Seinfeld is centered around a man named Seinfeld living in Manhattan and follows him as he goes through life and the interactions with his friends and acquaintances. Ever since the two shows aired, they have always been compared and although they are different, they share many of the same themes, the most important of which are the punchlines and laugh-out-loud moments. 

When it comes to the two shows, Seinfeld has won more Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations, but when it comes to ratings and fan following Friends takes the cake. Some people have even gone as far as comparing the numbers and how many people tuned into watching the season finales. 

If you are a fan of both of these shows then this is the perfect quiz for you. If you were given a few scenarios as well as few sayings, would you be able to tell which character from which show it came from? Take this quiz to find out if you can differentiate between Friends and Seinfeld. 

Pat the ceramic dog.

Joey and Chandler roll into the apartment on a white ceramic dog. Monica: "If it falls off the truck, it wouldn't be the worst thing."


The bet about spending time alone.

Kramer takes a loss when they all bet on who can avoid spending time alone. Kramer: "It was that woman across the street. You know, you better be careful, buddy, she’s gonna get you next."


Fighting for a seat on the subway.

Kramer spazzes out to get to a seat before anyone else on a crowded train. No luck, though.


It's rude to eat someone else's sandwich.

Monica makes the best leftover turkey sandwiches and Ross took one to work. Someone ate it. Ross: "You threw my sandwich away! MY SANDWICH?"


Eating mints during a surgery can result in bad news for the patient.

Kramer and Jerry are responsible for losing a mint in a surgical patient. Jerry: "Because it’s a little mint… it’s a Junior Mint."


Poker is a hard game to learn.

Joey, Ross and Chandler try to teach Rachel, Monica and Phoebe how to play poker. Chandler: "Rach, Rach, we gotta settle." Rachel: "Settle what?"


The soup nazi.

George wants free bread, but the owner won't give it to him. Soup Nazi: "No soup for you!"


An explanation of the holiday of Festivus.

Jerry tells Elaine the story about the time George's father made up an entire holiday. Jerry: "When George was growing up, his father hated all the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas, so he made up his own holiday."


Low-flow shower heads are the worst.

When your apartment building installs new water-saving shower heads, you might need to buy a stronger replacement. Kramer: "Well that's what we want, the Commando 450." Salesman: "Nah, believe me. It's only used in the circus. For elephants."


It's hard to keep your ATM code to yourself.

Kramer tries to guess George's ATM password. Kramer: "You're weak, spineless, a man of temptations, but what tempts you? You're a portly fellow, a bit long in the waistband. So what's your pleasure?"


Being the recipient of spit at a baseball game sucks.

Someone spit on Kramer. But who did it? Kramer: "He spit on us, and I screamed out, 'I'm hit!'"


When someone helps you move a couch.

Remember the couch episode? Ross: "Pivot, pivot, pivot!" Chandler: "Shut up, shut up, shut up!"


How NOT to pitch a television show.

George and Jerry turn a television show pitch into a conversation about... ? George: "Who says you gotta have a story? Remember when we were waiting for, for that table in that Chinese restaurant that time? That could be a TV show."


Lying to the unemployment office to keep the checks coming.

George ran to Jerry's house to cover his tracks. Jerry: "I'm going to hire you as my latex salesman?" George: "Right." Jerry: "Why would I do that?" George: "Because I asked you to."


When your friend's girl accidentally sees you naked.

During a weekend trip, Jerry's girlfriend accidentally sees George in the buff. George: "I just got back from swimming in the pool, and the water was cold."


Making fun of a growling stomach.

Jerry's new girlfriend has a talkative digestive system. Jerry: "No, it’s not you. It’s your stomach, he's talking with this funny, booming, jovial voice. HELLO-O-O-O!"


Whew, you're not really a serial killer.

Kramer is jailed on suspicion of being a serial killer. Kramer: "I'm free because the murderer struck again!"


The Kenny Rogers Roaster switch.

Jerry and Kramer switch apartments and begin to act like one another. Jerry: "Can't you shut the shades?" Kramer: "They are shut."


When you wear someone else's clothes.

Joey puts on a bunch of Chandler's clothes. Joey: "Hi, my name is Chandler. Could I BE wearing any more clothes?"


Dancing should not be a spaz out.

Elaine's dancing at a Christmas party leaves a bit to be desired. George: "Sweet fancy Moses!"


Why you shouldn't eat lobster.

Phoebe explains that lobsters have feelings. Phoebe: "Come on, you guys. It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life."


The red sweater proves he's the daddy.

The red sweater is a setup, and Ross falls for it. Ross: "Hey, my sweater! I’ve been looking for this for, like, a month!"


Doing a favor for a friend results in wearing the worst shirt ever.

Remember the puffy shirt episode? Kramer's new girlfriend talks so quietly that Jerry doesn't realize he's been roped into wearing one of her shirt designs. Elaine: "I didn't hear anything." Jerry: "Of course not! Nobody can hear anything when this woman speaks!"


Watching the prom video.

Rachel was almost stood up at the prom, and Ross was going to bail her out. Phoebe: "See, he's her lobster."


When you tell your friends that someone is pregnant.

Ross reveals the truth about Rachel's pregnancy. Phoebe: "That is brand new information!"


Wearing a turkey might not be what Butterball had in mind.

Monica dances with a turkey on her head to cheer up Chandler. Monica: "You said you love me, I can't believe this!" Chandler: "No, I didn't!"


Saying "I'm over you" is closure.

Rachel calls Ross while she's on a date. Ross: "You're over me? When were you under me?"


Avoiding a breakup by screening calls.

George doesn't want to hear the bad news. George: "If she can’t find me, she can’t break up with me!"


When a girl proposes to a boy.

Monica proposes to Chandler, and he says yes. Monica: "I knew you were likely to take a wife!"


There is a system for remembering the days of the week.

Joey explains to Chandler how to remember the days of the week. Joey: "Thursday! Look, if you need help remembering, just think of it like this: The third day. All right? Monday, one day. Tuesday, two day. Wednesday, when? Huh? What day? Thursday! The third day! Okay?"


Bachelorette parties don't always go as planned.

Phoebe's stripper is not what the gang expected. Stripper: "What, you never saw a 50-year-old stripper cry before?"


Losing a baby and flipping a coin.

Joey explains to Chandler how to do heads and tails with a duck. Chandler: "What kind of scary clowns came to your birthday?"


The tables are turned on a telemarketer.

A telemarketer gets a taste of his own medicine when Jerry asks for his home number so he can call back later. Jerry: "Oh, I guess you don’t want people calling you at home?" Telemarketer: "... No." Jerry: "Well, now you know how I feel."


Speaking French is hard.

Joey has to speak French for a part. Joey: "Me poo poo."


The holiday armadillo.

It's two days before Christmas and there are no Santa suits left at the costume store. Ross: "That's right, Ben. I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states."


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