I Saw The Seinfeld In this game we put our VIPs, The Milk Carton Kids, on the same team. Kenneth describes famous Seinfeld catchphrases to Joey, who must guess the line.

I Saw The Seinfeld

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It's time to play game with our very important puzzlers. Let's bring back The Milk Carton Kids.



EISENBERG: Are you guys excited for your game?

PATTENGALE: I'm nervous, I guess.

EISENBERG: No, you shouldn't be nervous. Joey are you nervous?

JOEY RYAN: Terrified.


EISENBERG: Now, right now Joey, you live in LA, but Kenneth, you live in New York and Nashville?

PATTENGALE: Yeah, here - yeah, here in New York.

EISENBERG: How does that work for collaborating and rehearsing and working together? Do you do it over Skype, or...

PATTENGALE: No. We're just on tour a lot so it's a nice break from one another when we go to our - it's like retreating to our separate corners.

EISENBERG: (Laughter). Being in a duo is a delicate dance. So how do you work out the collaboration, the credit, the veto power?

PATTENGALE: I think different duos, or couples even, have different styles of relating to each other. We have a very antagonistic style, and we've allowed a no holds barred approach to, you know, our creativity. And we've also granted each other mutual veto power over all decisions - creative and business. So there's a lot of filibustering.


EISENBERG: Things rarely move forward, or do they always move forward?

PATTENGALE: We are pretty productive fighters.

EISENBERG: And when you're on tour amusing yourselves in between shows, do you guys play games in the tour van, hotels?




PATTENGALE: We do. One time, Joey's wife came on tour with us. She flew to Montreal, and we had to drive from Montreal to Toronto. And Joey and I argued about telephone poles for six hours.


EISENBERG: How much is there to argue about?

PATTENGALE: Six hours' worth.

RYAN: You Canadians have different telephone poles. The ones that were along the highway that we were driving on seemed to be composed of some sort of synthetic material or, like, metal or, like, carbon fiber even. Whereas ours are - just look like trees with the branches chopped off.


RYAN: And I was saying, look, those - they have more - they even have more advanced telephone poles here. And Kenneth said, those aren't more advanced.


JONATHAN COULTON, BYLINE: That took six hours?


PATTENGALE: I'm a slow speaker.


RYAN: You would think that would be all there is to say on the topic.

PATTENGALE: You know, structurally, they're sort of the same thing.


PATTENGALE: They achieve the same purpose.

EISENBERG: I totally understand how time flies by when you guys are on the road.


EISENBERG: Joey you told us that you're really into "Seinfeld."

RYAN: Kenneth told you that I'm an expert in "Seinfeld," but really, I'm just into "Seinfeld."



EISENBERG: OK, well, one of you is in luck. Kenneth how much do you know about "Seinfeld?"



PATTENGALE: Well, not nothing. It's just - invariably, most conversations end with Joey telling a "Seinfeld" story.


PATTENGALE: So I sort of know it haphazardly.

EISENBERG: (Laughter) OK. So we're going to give you a list of famous "Seinfeld" catchphrases.


EISENBERG: You have to describe them to Joey. He has to guess the phrase. And the catch in this is that you can't say any of the big words in the phrase. So if the phrase is puffy shirt, you can't say the words puffy or shirt. If...

PATTENGALE: Now, is there a time limit here?

EISENBERG: Yeah, you're going to have two minutes, and if you get stuck, you can pass...

PATTENGALE: I can pass.

EISENBERG: ...And just go to the next one.


EISENBERG: Yeah. So two minutes on the clock. You ready?


EISENBERG: All right.

PATTENGALE: ...I think so.

EISENBERG: Let's go.

PATTENGALE: You can't have the thing that you like to eat for lunch because I am a angry dude.

RYAN: No soup for you.


PATTENGALE: (Laughter). I am an expert of the place in which I live.

RYAN: Master of my domain.


PATTENGALE: This person who would be filthy and smelly is probably one who would be - if they needed a bath, and you - and you use these thing, they would be one who was capable of being...

RYAN: Sponge-worthy?




PATTENGALE: A person who, not once, but twice would put their vegetables in...

RYAN: A double dipper.



PATTENGALE: How do you do this one?


PATTENGALE: And this, and this, and this.

RYAN: Yada, yada, yada.




EISENBERG: That was - I mean, I've got to tell you, we weren't sure how it was going to work out with one person, the other person maybe - but it worked out amazing.

PATTENGALE: That was very good.

EISENBERG: That was fantastic.


EISENBERG: And before we release you we would really love you to play one more song for us.


THE MILK CARTON KIDS: (Singing) On a city train headed down the line, and faces of the strangers show the passing of the time. History is hanging as a picture in a frame. Everywhere we go, we are the child of where we came. Itty-bitty little baby, cry with all your might. Darkened by the daytime in a city full of lights. Blind to insurrection but in battle all the same. Everywhere we go, we are the child of where we came. Everywhere we go, we are the child of where we came. Everywhere we go, we are the child of where we came.


EISENBERG: One more time for The Milk Carton Kids.


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