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If the seasons in Chicago were 'Seinfeld' characters

Written by
Ryan Nallen

When it comes to the weather, Chicago is known to have its ups and downs. The way the city looks and the behavior of the people living in it is completely dependent on the season. No matter what time of the year it is, Chicago is a wacky, strange and overall goony place. With that, it's hard not to notice the similarities between the four main characters of Seinfeld and the four seasons in Chicago. 

Winter is George Costanza

This is totally a George month as it’s not only cold and downcast, but it’s also full of stress about family get-togethers, spending time with bubble-boys and dragging out the pole for the annual Festivus feats of strength. It’s also the season where your father will yell “Serenity now!” across the dinner table, and when your fiancé is most likely to unexpectedly die after licking Christmas card envelopes.

Summer is Cosmo Kramer

When the heat becomes too much or you end up dropping the Commando 8 air conditioner out the window, the best place to cool off and hide out is in the movie theater chowing down on Junior Mints. Preferably one where you got the movie times by dialing up Moviefone. Summer is the only time of the year when you can swim in the lake, though it's probably not the best idea to go for a dip in the river like Kramer. If all else fails and you can’t make it to the beach this summer, bring the beach to you with a bottle of Kramer’s beach-scented cologne. Giddy up, Chicago, because during the summer everyone's out there and "loving every minute of it."

Spring is Jerry Seinfeld

What’s the deal with the spring? It’s basically turns the city into Bizarro World. There's good and bad things about spring in Chicago, but it always evens itself out—just like Jerry's life. It's like throwing a $20 bill out the window and finding a new one in a spring jacket. The spring is a total tease—it's as if the weather is always "faking it." Also, prepare to spend the majority of your time inside as torrential downpours ravage the city. Not to worry, you’ve got that sweet illegal Russian cable hookup.

Fall is Elaine Benes

Fall has to be the season of Elaine. It’s the perfect time of the year to “yada, yada, yada” or “STELLA!” your way through a line of mimbos at a pumpkin patch during cuffing season. It’s also the time of year when you give up hope that it will ever being warm again, and all of the beauty of summer starts to die (like a bag of dead goldfish after being trapped in a parking garage). In the autumn, you’ll find the possums and raccoons are out in force, which will increase your chances of catching rabies like Elaine (or even Kramer’s friend Bob Sacamano).

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