Holiday Scenes That I Love: Festivus Dinner From Seinfeld (NBC, 1997)


Again, Happy Festivus!

This scene is from The Strike episode of Seinfeld.  Believe it or not, it is based on a true story.  Scriptwriter Dan O’Keefe, who wrote this episode, grew up celebrating Festivus, a holiday that was created by his father.  In the real Festivus, the aluminum pole was replaced by a clock that O’Keefe’s father would put in a bag and nail to a wall.  To quote O’Keefe:

“The real symbol of the holiday was a clock that my dad put in a bag and nailed to the wall every year…I don’t know why, I don’t know what it means, he would never tell me. He would always say, ‘That’s not for you to know.'”

Enjoy!

One response to “Holiday Scenes That I Love: Festivus Dinner From Seinfeld (NBC, 1997)

  1. Finally! … after almost twenty years of searching for the real, deeper meaning of Festivus, your article has made everything perfectly clear! Knowing that the original Festivus involved a clock in a bag nailed to a wall makes perfect sense, much more so than the very confusing aluminum pole.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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