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Jerry Seinfeld reveals his least-favorite 'Seinfeld' episode

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"Seinfeld" ran from 1989 to 1998.

For a show about nothing, it was really about something. But not all the "Seinfeld" episodes were gems. Jerry Seinfeld appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" Monday night, and host Andy Cohen quizzed him as part of the show's "Plead the Fifth" segment. Cohen convinced the comedian to admit to his least-favorite "Seinfeld" episode.

"There was one where a guy had a stroke, and we were feeding him on the couch," Seinfeld said. "I felt very uncomfortable with that episode ... yeah, it was weird."

While Cohen drew a blank on exactly what episode was being discussed, turns out it was a season-three show called "The Alternate Side." The man in question was Elaine's older writer boyfriend, Owen March, played by Edward Penn, and the episode was better known for the line, "These pretzels are making me thirsty!" (Kramer has the line in a Woody Allen film, and George parrots it often.) It also delivered Jerry's classic customer-service put-down when he explains what a reservation is to a car-rental clerk.

Cohen also got Seinfeld to confess that he had managed to reign as master of his domain for "a reasonable period of time," and that the actresses who played Jerry's girlfriends often had bad breath because they would skip eating out of nervousness about their weight. Cracked fellow guest Matthew Broderick, "So they start to die from within?"

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