TBS pays tribute to SU alum Jerry Stiller with ‘Seinfeld’ marathon

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TBS is paying tribute to late Syracuse University alumnus Jerry Stiller today with a “Seinfeld” marathon featuring his Emmy-nominated character Frank Costanza.

SlashFilm reports TBS will air “The Best of Frank Costanza: In Memory of Jerry Stiller” from 4-9 p.m. ET/PT on Saturday, May 16. Every episode will feature Stiller playing George Costanza’s father delivering classic lines like “serenity now” and the airing of grievances on Festivus (“I’ve got a lot of problems with you people!”)

Stiller, who died Monday of natural causes at age 92, graduated from Syracuse University in 1950 and was honored with a star on the Syracuse Walk of Stars outside the Landmark Theatre. His credits included “The King of Queens,” “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” “Hairspray,” “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and many of his son Ben Stiller’s works, including “Dodgeball,” “There’s Soemthing About Mary,” “Meet the Parents,” “Zoolander” and the Oscar-nominated short “Shoeshine.”

Here’s the “Seinfeld” schedule and description of episodes:

Saturday, May 16 on TBS:

4:00 PM ET / PT – “The Cigar Store Indian”

Jerry’s gift to Elaine offends Elaine’s friend.

4:30 PM ET / PT – “The Chinese Woman”

George’s crossed phone lines acquaint the gang with a woman who isn’t what she seems.

5:00 PM ET / PT – “The Doorman”

“The bro!” A doorman tries to cause trouble for Jerry. Kramer develops a male undergarment.

5:30 PM ET / PT – “The Fusilli Jerry”

A mechanic pal uses Jerry’s romantic techniques on Elaine.

6:00 PM ET / PT – “The Rye”

George’s and Susan’s parents have dinner together for the first time.

6:30 PM ET / PT – “The Caddy”

Kramer befriends a caddy who helps him improve his golf game.

7:00 PM ET / PT – “The Shower Head”

Jerry jokes about his uncle on television. Elaine fails a drug test.

7:30 PM ET / PT – “The Fatigues”

Jerry’s new girlfriend has a mentor; Elaine must fire a troubled employee.

8:00 PM ET / PT – “The Serenity Now”

Jerry’s new girlfriend encourages him to express his emotions.

8:30 PM ET / PT – “The Strike”

The Festivus episode! George’s father invents a new holiday; Kramer returns to work at the bagel shop.

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