Kentucky Derby 2011: 15 Best Made-Up Horse Names Based on 'Seinfeld'

Adam Hirshfield@ahirshfieldFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2011

Kentucky Derby 2011: 15 Best Made-Up Horse Names Based on 'Seinfeld'

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05:  Actor/comedians Larry David (R) and Jerry Seinfeld attend the match between Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia on day ten of the 2007 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2007 in the
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    The 2011 Kentucky Derby is slated for Saturday, May 7.

    As a casual fan of horse racing, one of the best parts of the sport is obviously the funny names of horses. This year's crop is solid, featuring monikers like Uncle Mo, Archarcharch, Pants on Fire and Midnight Interlude.

    Not bad.

    But a popular hashtag popped up on Twitter on Tuesday: #seinfeldderbyhorsenames 

    So what are the 15 best potential horse names based on the greatest sitcom of all time?

15. Summer of George

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    After some typically frustrating times, George Costanza made a promise to turn his life around.

    "It's time to taste the fruits and let the juices drip down my chin!" he exclaimed, before proclaiming the coming months "the summer of George."

    Would definitely work as an equine name, too.

14. Not That There's Anything Wrong with That

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    "Not that there's anything wrong with that" became the politically correct disclaimer with which each Seinfeld character would attempt to diffuse issues or questions about gay people.

    For example, when George and Jerry were thought to be a gay couple, they vehemently denied it before offering up the line.

    It's a bit wordy for a horse's name, but it's a classic reference nonetheless.

13. It's Moops

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    "Alright, Bubble Boy," George tells his Trivial Pursuit opponent. "Who invaded Spain in the eighth century?"

    Bubble Boy correctly says that the answer is the Moors, but thanks to a typo on the playing card, George contends that it was, in fact, the "Moops."

    Hilarity ensues.

12. Man Hands

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    Jerry couldn't get over how a date of his had enormous "man hands."

    Still, the name would be perfect for a 1,500-pound, four-legged beast roaring down the stretch.

11. Fusilli Jerry

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    For some reason, Kramer decided to make a model of Jerry out of fusilli pasta.

    "Why fusilli?" he was asked.

    "Because you're silly!"

    Makes perfect sense.

    Kramer was working on a pasta model of George, too, but as he said, he was using ravioli.

10. I Was in the Pool

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    After a particularly chilling dip in the pool, a woman walks in on George while he's changing. Making an excuse for his obvious...ahem..."shrinkage," George screams this repeatedly to make sure she gets the point.

9. Puffy Shirt

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    In this clip, Jerry agrees to wear a very stylish, pirate-themed shirt onto a late-night talk show, all because of Kramer's low-talking date.

8. Yadda Yadda Yadda

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    "We went back to my place, and yadda, yadda, yadda, I never heard from him again," Elaine states in this memorable clip.

    Since you can effectively yadda, yadda, yadda the first half of most horse races, this would be particularly applicable as a horse name.

7. Serenity Now

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    One of the better lines in show history, it was uttered repeatedly by Frank Costanza, George's father.

    It'd make a great name for a horse, too.

6. No Soup for You!

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    One of the most hilarious recurring roles and story lines on the show, the Soup Nazi and his Mulligatawny became the stuff of legend.

5. Marble Rye

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    Continuing the food theme, Jerry caught a lot of flak for stealing a marble rye from an old lady on the street.

    Definitely works as a Kentucky Derby contestant as well.

4. Master of His Domain

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    During an intriguing contest, Jerry gets a bit cranky at his lack of fun.

    Can't you hear it now? "Master of His Domain, barreling down the stretch, ahead by three lengths..."

3. Spongeworthy

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    Due to a line of women's products being discontinued, Elaine gets very protective of the remaining products she has.

    "Spongeworthy" definitely works as a horse's name, too.

2. Mulva

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    Jerry had the darndest time remembering the name of one of his dates. But he did remember that it rhymed with a part of the female anatomy.

    "Mulva? Gipple?"

    No Jerry, it was Dolores.

    Still, Mulva would be a terrific name for a horse, dog or any other pet.

1. Uncle Leo

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    Uncle Leo, played by Len Lesser, was one of the more beloved characters in Seinfeld history.

    Known for his trademark, "HELLOOO!!!" his name would be perfect for a Kentucky Derby contestant.

    Sadly, Uncle Leo died on Feb. 16, 2011, so this would be a particularly fitting year to include him in the race.

    Still, feel free to respond in the comments section with your suggestions for horse names.