Larry David Revealed The True Story Behind The Legendary ‘Seinfeld’ Episode ‘The Contest’
Hard to believe, but the Seinfeld episode “The Contest” which TV Guide ranked #1 on its 2009 list of “100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time” was once considered to be controversial.
Never mind the fact that Larry David won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Comedy Series for the episode, NBC didn’t think that masturbation was an appropriate topic for prime time television.
Which, in turn, probably made the episode, which originally aired on November 18, 1992, even funnier as Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer used euphemism after euphemism including the still oft-used phrase “master of my domain.”
Who that saw the show will ever forget exchanges like this?
KRAMER: Wait a second, wait a second. Count me in on this. (Clicks his tongue)
JERRY: You’ll be out before we get the check.
JERRY: It’s easier for a woman not to do it than a man.
JERRY: We have to do it. It’s part of our lifestyle. It’s like, uh.. shaving.
ELAINE: Oh, that is such bologna. I shave my legs.
KRAMER: Not everyday.
Classic stuff right there.