flagged – (related terms: Brentano’s) 1. a book that has been taken into a bathroom at a bookstore. 2. quote: “Well, I’ve to every Brentano’s. This thing’s flagged in every database in town!” – George. 3. episode: The Bookstore
funeral hello – (related terms: Alec Berg) 1. a non-verbal hello when greeted at a funeral. 2. may involve an extremely understated nod of the head. 3. quote: “Well, people never give a good hello at a funeral. I mean, they go like this (small nod of the head) That’s the biggest.” — George 4. episode: The Face Painter
face painter – (related terms: chest painter) 1. to paint one’s face in preparation for a sporting event. 2. shows that you support the team, especially during the playoffs. 3. quote: “You know, support the team…Hey, you gotta let them know you’re out there, this is the playoffs.” — Puddy 4. episode: The Face Painter
feats of strength – (related terms: festivus) 1. the final tradition in the celebration of festivus 2. until the head of household is pinned festivus is not over 3. usually ends with George crying. 4. quote: “until you pin me, George, Festivus is not over!…Oh, please, somebody, stop this!” — Frank Costanza and George Costanza 5. episode: The Strike
festivus – (related terms: airing of grievances, feats of strength, the human fund, see also: the real festivus) 1. invented by Frank Costanza, “who hated all the commercial and religious aspects of Christmas, so he made up his own holiday” 2. instead of tree with distracting tinsel, a pole stored in the crawl space is used. 3. the pole made from aluminum, requires no decoration, as well as having “a very high strength-to-weight ratio.” 4. a traditional festivus dinner is celebrated on December 23rd, and starts with the airing of grievances 5. quote: “at the festivus dinner, you gather your family around, and you tell them all the ways they have disappointed you over the past year” — Frank Costanza 6. quote: “as festivus rolls on, we come to the feats of strength”— Frank Costanza 7. festivus is not over until Frank Costanza is pinned. 8. episode: The Strike 9. see video below 10.
“Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had – but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!…but out of that, a new holiday was born. A festivus for the rest of us” — Frank Costanza
“I don’t really celebrate Christmas. I, um, I celebrate Festivus…And, uh, I was afraid that I would be persecuted for my beliefs. They drove my family out of Bayside, Sir! — George Costanza