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Old 12-23-2005, 01:31 AM   #21
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While not an official element of the holiday or its celebration, the phenomenon of the Festivus Miracle should not be overlooked. When, at one point in the episode, two sleazy betting-window guys from the off track betting parlor call H&H Bagels (Elaine'* fake phone number) for Elaine Benes, and Kramer (who was on strike against H&H, but went inside the store because he had to use the bathroom) answers the phone. Kramer explains that he is about to see Elaine and invites the bookies to join him for Festivus. Kramer enthusiastically declares "It'* a Festivus miracle!".

Kramer reports another Festivus Miracle when Gwen finds Jerry at the Costanza home, despite Kramer'* previous directions to Gwen. At best, a "Festivus miracle" is a coincidence rather than a genuine miracle.
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While not an official element of the holiday or its celebration, the phenomenon of the Festivus Miracle should not be overlooked. When, at one point in the episode, two sleazy betting-window guys from the off track betting parlor call H&H Bagels (Elaine'* fake phone number) for Elaine Benes, and Kramer (who was on strike against H&H, but went inside the store because he had to use the bathroom) answers the phone. Kramer explains that he is about to see Elaine and invites the bookies to join him for Festivus. Kramer enthusiastically declares "It'* a Festivus miracle!".

Kramer reports another Festivus Miracle when Gwen finds Jerry at the Costanza home, despite Kramer'* previous directions to Gwen. At best, a "Festivus miracle" is a coincidence rather than a genuine miracle.
Although I'm down with festivus like the rest of us, that still doesn't explain what festivus is.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus

This pretty much somes it up!

Happy Festivus to the rest of us.

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Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.
Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?
Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born . . . a Festivus for the rest of us!
Cosmo Kramer: That must've been some kind of doll.
Frank Costanza: She was.
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I still don't see wtf is going on. A make believe holiday? Why?
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Well Chris, the episode aired in 1997, you're 15 now...so...8 years ago, you were 7 making this whole Festivus/Seinfeld thing before your time.

Did you read the Wikipedia link? its all there.
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Well Chris, the episode aired in 1997, you're 15 now...so...8 years ago, you were 7 making this whole Festivus/Seinfeld thing before your time.

Did you read the Wikipedia link? its all there.
I read the Wikipedia, but I still think it'* all stupid.
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Well Chris, the episode aired in 1997, you're 15 now...so...8 years ago, you were 7 making this whole Festivus/Seinfeld thing before your time.

Did you read the Wikipedia link? its all there.
I read the Wikipedia, but I still think it'* all stupid.
Guess you need to appreciate the show to know why we are talking about this...
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Thats being a good sport about the whole thing...simple comedic gems can't please everyone
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OH HELL YES!
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