One of the best things that Seinfeld was able to do was they made their minor characters memorable. Even after it’s been off the air for nearly 20 years, we still remember characters like the Soup Nazi, Dr. Tim Whatley and Jackie Chiles even though they were only on a few episodes.

One such character was Elaine’s on-again, off-again boyfriend David Puddy. Played by Patrick Warburton, Puddy was a great character who was the butt of many jokes. One of those jokes was when he went to a Devils/Rangers Stanley Cup Playoff game with Jerry, Kramer and Elaine. To everyone’s shock, Puddy painted his face to support the Devils.

While Puddy stopped painting his face and changed to painting his chest back in the 90s, he apparently went back to painting his face for the Devils. Last night, Warburton reprised his role as Puddy and painted his face for the Devils’ Game 4 loss to the Lightning.

Puddy’s right, gotta “support the team.” Sadly, Puddy’s return to Jersey didn’t get the Devils the win. Tampa Bay took a 3-1 win and thus have a 3-1 lead in the series. But if the Devils get eliminated in this round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it won’t be due to a lack of enthusiasm from a classic Seinfeld character.

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