The context is the Seinfeld show, in a scene where Kramer proposes the idea of a brassiere for men, that is called a Bro:

JERRY: Boy, that brain never stops working, does it?

KRAMER: I tell you, I'm gonna go noodle with this.

I could not find any bit of information clarifying this phrase on the Internet.


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Based on the context, I think it means, "I'm gonna go crazy with this!" Or, perhaps even better: "I'm gonna go bonkers with this!"

In this case, going crazy (or going bonkers, or going noodle) means to go wild; that is, to not do something in moderation. Kramer is essentially telling Jerry: "I'm telling you, this is going to be huge! This [idea] will catch on like crazy."

NOAD mentions, under its entry for crazy:

like crazy to a great degree : I was laughing like crazy.

  • I would have said, "laughing like a crazy" because that is the translation in English of what we say in Italian. It's good I don't say that in English. :)
    – avpaderno
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 11:35
  • @kiamlaluno: "Laughing like a crazy" would mean, "laughing like a crazy person." It's not idiomatic, but it would be understood. "Laughing like crazy" simply means, "laughing a lot." One can laugh like crazy, eat like crazy, train like crazy, yell like crazy, etc.
    – J.R.
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 13:07
  • Yes, that is what the Italian ridere come un matto/matta would mean. We use the article where English would not use it. :))
    – avpaderno
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 15:33

In this usage, it's a synonym for "fiddle" or "tinker".

per dictionary.com:

to play; toy: to noodle with numbers as a hobby.

It needs to be parsed as (I am going to go) ([and] noodle (with this)).

  • As the OALD says, "In spoken English go can be used with and plus another verb to show purpose or to tell somebody what to do": Go and get me a drink!
    – avpaderno
    Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 21:41
  • @kiamlaluno: You can also leave out the "and" in many cases: Go get me a drink!
    – J.R.
    Commented Jul 20, 2013 at 12:56

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