That Time ‘Seinfeld’ Gave North Dakota a Shoutout
'Seinfeld' will forever be known as one of the most iconic sitcoms of all-time. In one episode, in particular, they even took time to give a shoutout to North Dakota.
I absolutely love 'Seinfeld.' The show is my personal favorite of any sitcom ever. It might be the show I quote the most on any given day. It also paved the way for some of the better comedic sitcoms in the past 20+ years.
Despite the fact that I've seen every episode numerous times (yes, even the not-so-well-received finale, but that's a discussion for another time), I could not believe the fact that I missed that time they mentioned North Dakota. In the 25 months that I've lived here, I've seen this episode multiple times on reruns and never thought about it somehow.
Before we explore the scene in which the mention of North Dakota took place, we should first discuss the context of such which happens in an episode known as 'The Maestro':
Kramer's friend, The Maestro (also known as Bob Cobb), is bragging to Jerry about the fact he has a house in Tuscany, Italy. Jerry mentions in passing that he hears that it's beautiful there and The Maestro quickly tells him there are no properties available in Tuscany if Jerry were to attempt to obtain a place there. Jerry has no intention of doing so, but he's very annoyed that The Maestro may be purposely trying to keep him out of Tuscany. Jerry and George would later have this discussion:
And there you have it. 'Seinfeld', one of the greatest sitcoms in television history, gave a shoutout to North Dakota when 'The Maestro' first aired on NBC on October 5th, 1995.