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vr0om wrote at 2006-12-01 15:57:14
I'm pretty sure "Krelbow" was made up by "Joey" on an episode of Blossom, and had nothing to do with Seinfeld.  But yes, it was meant to be the inner part of your elbow.

Doit wrote at 2007-04-23 14:34:07

I am fairly certain that krelbow was not mentioned in Sienfeld, but was a Mike and 'Boner" story line on Growing Pains.  

foucault wrote at 2007-06-12 19:08:57
krelbow isn't from seinfeld, it's from an episode of blossom.

Scotty Aloicious wrote at 2007-07-06 19:03:17
Hi everyone... I have had the phrase 'Krelbow' in my vocabulary for many years! It does indeed refer to the inside elbow! The furthest back I remember hearing this was from an episode of Blossom ('80s American sitcom) in which Blossoms brother Joey uses the phrase. So although the word is ficticious, it does exist in fond '80s memories! Hope this helps.

Scotty Aloicious

Regifter wrote at 2007-08-02 20:11:56
Are you possibly referring to the tennis elbow injury sustained by the interviewer of Elaine for the publishing company - the woman that told Elaine that she doesn't have grace and later borrow Mr. Pitt's raquet.  She injured some long word muscle/tendon in her elbow when she jumped over the net in playing tennis with her brother with Mr. Pitt's raquet.  Cold this be what you are referring to?  

Another option would be when George pretended to have an elbow injury in front of Lloyd Braun in "The Non-Fat Yogurt".

dani wrote at 2009-03-30 01:39:50
The word "krelbow," which is also in the Urban Dictionary, comes (to my knowledge) from an episode of Blossom called "You Can't Go Home."  During the teaser, Joey and Blossom play Scrabble, and Joey spells out the word, insisting that it is the other side of one's elbow.  Anthony walks into the house and uses the term, too.

JewJewBee wrote at 2009-05-19 12:48:07
"Krelbow" came from an episode of Blossom...  Her brother Joey calls it a krelbow, and then her older brother, Anothony, (who is an EMT) confirms that Joey is right...

Mike H wrote at 2009-06-05 03:07:44
I remember it being from an episode of Blossom.  Her brother Joey was trying to convince the rest of them that it was the name for it.

htownbrown wrote at 2012-11-17 13:37:47
i actually heard the term "krelbow" on an episode of charles in charge during the mid-80s, which was before any of the shows mentioned here. who knows where it actually came from. maybe it's like "that's what she said" in that the roots are almost impossible to trace (i think it's rediculous when people actually think it came from the office tv show).  

godsbigbrother wrote at 2016-10-14 16:04:35
Krelbow first appeared in CHARLES IN CHARGE.  It was used as a "call back" joke.  Early in the episode Willie Amse's character uses the word "krelbow" and Charles doesn't believe it is a real word.  Near the end of the episode a different character talks about being hit "right in the krelbow". Validating the word as real and getting a laugh.

I think I have only seen the show twice and both times it was this episode.  


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