Four Classic Episodes of Seinfeld That Might Help You Forget That Trump Is President For A Couple Minutes


“The Contest”
This episode is full of classic Seinfeld hijinks, starting from the opening scene where Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer decide to see can go the longest without masturbating. Luckily, at no point over the course of the episode is Donald Trump, the office of the president, or even the concept of an election ever mentioned. This, in combination with some funny scenes where Jerry tries not to be aroused by his virginal girlfriend, might just be enough to let you forget that the current president of the United States is a KKK-endorsed sex offender for a minute or two. Unfortunately, a number of appearances by John F. Kennedy, Jr. will likely trigger a domino effect in your mind to remind you of the cruel reality you live in.

“The Betrayal”
Colloquially known as “The Backwards Episode,” this Harold Pinter-inspired episode of Seinfeld is chronologically reversed, just like you wish your life was so you could go back to a time when Barack Obama was still president. The hilarious closing scene where Jerry tells Kramer “what’s mine is yours” may be just enough of a distraction to keep Trump’s travel ban off your mind for a second.

“The One With The Embryos”
Now, I know what you’re thinking: “That’s an episode of Friends, a different successful ‘90s sitcom!” And you’re right! However, the time you spent reaching that conclusion was time you spent not thinking about Trump’s decision to prevent NGOs that receive federal funding from performing or promoting abortion. Congratulations!

“The Finale”
The final episode of Seinfeld is one of the most controversial episodes of television in history, making the show’s viewership almost as divided as the populace of the United States. However, you’ll probably have a better time watching it with friends than you might think. You may not necessarily enjoy the episode itself, but you could debate for hours about whether or not Larry David made the right decision to send Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer to prison. And those are hours you wouldn’t have to spent thinking about the billions of dollars Trump will spend on a wall between the US and Mexico.