Hard to believe it’s been two decades now since Seinfeld went off the air. That’s 20 years of no new episodes, which could easily be the point of blame for why depression in America has never had higher rates in the last 25 years.
Demonstrated using 20 hilarious GIFs, we’re connecting the dots between the Fab Four and the highest rates of mental illness (namely depression and anxiety) amongst Americans in the last 20-plus years. While these ’90s reruns, covering hot-button issues like living with your parents, quitting your job yet still somehow paying rent in New York, slipping your boss a Mickey, and dating women who eat their peas one at a time, still hold up better than most new TV today, it’s nothing we haven’t already seen. That is unless, of course, you don’t own the banned episode, “Puerto-Rican Day Parade,” a personal favorite.
So if you’re wondering why your life is particularly pathetic and near unredeemable, it could very well be a lack of Jerry and the gang in your life. Then again, there probably wasn’t much hope for you to begin with. So check out all these Seinfeld gifs below.