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George Washington's birthday: 5 TV Georges we love

From left, George (Jason Alexander) consults with Jerry

From left, George (Jason Alexander) consults with Jerry (Seinfeld) to strategize on how to retrieve an arcade game that lists him as the long-standing record-high scorer from a closing pizza parlor, on "Seinfeld." The complete series is now available to watch on Hulu. Credit: NBC

Our first president celebrates his 281st birthday on Friday (yes, kiddies, it used to be a national holiday). And we're celebrating Washington's B-day, too, by looking at five of TV's most famous Georges:

1 GEORGE COSTANZA (Jason Alexander, "Seinfeld") -- Balding, neurotic former employee of the New York Yankees.

2 GEORGE JEFFERSON (Sherman Hemsley, "The Jeffersons") -- Cocky, opinionated dry-cleaning magnate who moved from being Archie Bunker's next-door neighbor to a deluxe apartment in the sky.

3 GEORGE JETSON (Voiced by George O'Hanlon, "The Jetsons") -- 21st century dad, dutifully employed by Spacely Space Sprockets

4 GEORGE STEVENS (Tim Moore, "Amos 'n' Andy") -- The real name (used mostly by his wife) of the scheming, malaprop-spouting Kingfish.

5 GORGEOUS GEORGE (TV wrestling, early 1950s) -- Platinum blonde, flamboyant rassler who became one of early TV's biggest stars.

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