On this very special Festivus, one man makes it possible to celebrate with 'Seinfeld'
As Festivus revelers around the nation gather today to air their grievances and engage in feats of strength, we can all commemorate the Frank Costanza-founded holiday the way pop culture intended: by watching a broadcast rerun of the "Seinfeld" episode "The Strike."
Apparently a Fox employee in Sacramento recently realized his affiliate was not airing the Festivus episode of "Seinfeld" on Dec. 23, which is Festivus Day. Like any rational human being, he deemed this unacceptable.
"I said, 'I'm feeling that my religious beliefs are being compromised here. There is no Festivus episode scheduled, and that's blasphemy,'" Fox40 employee Greg Saunders told a representative from Sony, according to a report from, well, Fox40. (Look, it's a slow news day and journalism is dying. Network staffers apparently now have to make their own news, as well as cover it.)
As a result of Saunders's bold action, the Festivus episode will air in syndication in the 200 markets that carry the Show About Nothing. That includes WTTG, our Fox affiliate here in Washington, by the way.
So there's at least one grievance to remove from your list. While you wait for the broadcast to begin, feel free to enjoy this "Seinfeld" montage, which explains the origins of Festivus.
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| December 23, 2010; 3:24 PM ET
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