Welcome To The Hardest George Costanza Quiz
When the television series, Seinfeld, first aired in 1989, there weren’t many people that had confidence in how well it would do with audiences. It was unlike any other sitcom on television since there really wasn’t a storyline with the characters. Little did the Peacock Network know that the “show about nothing” would become their benchmark sitcom for the next decade, redefining primetime comedy in the process.
Without the character of George Costanza, Seinfeld would not be the same. Who doesn’t remember “It’s the shrinkage! It’s the shrinkage!” George Costanza of the ’90s hit sitcom series “Seinfeld” has some of the best lines from a sitcom that produced hundreds of great one-liners. The comedic elements his character adds to “the show about nothing” are essential.
George is the bumbling, bald and overweight guy who sometimes succeeds with women and somehow lands a job with arguably baseball’s greatest franchise. But, did you know that George’s character was actually based on a real person? If you give it some thought, you might be able to figure out who that is.
George grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he attended public school. He and Jerry were junior high school friends and continued to be afterwards. George was frequently picked on by his gym teacher, Mr. Heyman, who would make fun of his name by changing it to “Can’t Stand Ya.”
While in high school, George and Jerry would frequent a pizzeria called Mario’s Pizzas. There they would play an arcade game called Frogger. George held the high score on Frogger under the label “GLC”, and this score remained until the closing of the store in their adulthood.
As Jerry Seinfeld’s best friend, George creates a long list of schemes, ploys and silly antics which land him in trouble. Whether it’s women or work, even when handed to him, George seems to make a mess of things. After all, most people have lied on a resume, but George brought it to a new level with his fake company.
So, step into George’s shoes for a few minutes and take this quiz to see if you are the “Seinfeld” fan you think you are! How well do you know George? Take this quiz and see if you can score more than 40.
The Hardest George Costanza Quiz