The goal is to rewatch the entire series chronologically to see what truly worked, what still holds up today, what feels just a bit dated and yada, yada, yada it will be a great time. So settle into your couch with the cushions flipped over, grab a Snapple and enjoy the ride! I have to go with Jerry here. Elaine almost nabbed it because of how flawless she was throughout the Marla stuff, but Jerry made me laugh out loud throughout as he has gotten really damn good at nailing his quick wit zingers.
Nod of appreciated to George too for his scheming and great switch in attitude after Susan got fired, going from empathetic to ecstatic to depressed all in under two minutes. Of course as soon as he has a girlfriend he is immediately filled with a regret that tears him apart inside.
He can devise all the David Letterman plans he wants, but all it takes is one of his countless moments of insensitivity to set his world right. Our world is set right when the two women laugh in his face when he brags about being a sitcom writer. The diaphragm story is her most well-known contribution here, and it deserves all the attention it gets, but her later scene with Marla is the one that gets me.
Elaine is the best. I love when everyone is solid, but it makes this part of the writeup more difficult. I think in a close race, I give it to Jerry this time out. Elaine was a close second, and George and Kramer were perfectly fine.
But I think Jerry plays well off everyone here. Jerry and George have been golden together for a while now, but he has chemistry with Marla, the NBC execs, and of course Elaine and Kramer. George does get the pick for best moment, when he showed Jerry how easily he could lie his way out of the meeting.
George trying to dump Susan will become a running on and off story for a while, so it was great to see it in its infancy here. All she does is love. All George does is destroy. Jerry hates that butler idea and of course the execs love it. Their lazy writing has been a great through line which intersected nicely with George trying to pawn off Susan on Dave. That certainly has the most dramatic tension, with George trying to scheme his way out of the relationship without losing the network deal in the process.
George wanting to use his title as a writer to get dates, despite having a girlfriend. Just a nice story throughout that involves some classic George scheming and a typical Costanza ending. Ethical Dilemma of the Week Justin: Should Elaine really have had to apologized for talking about her diaphragm in front of Marla?
I guess you could say she was embarrassed, but how would Elaine possibly have known? Give me a break! Do we really need someone to organize our closets??? For every filibuster about a lack of jobs there seems to be a closet organize or a guy outside the strip club enticing you to come in. I know how to organize my closet!!!! I can put on my own pants!!! Should Susan have gotten fired for dating George? Relationship Scale Scale Justin: George and Susan continue to dominate the season and the hits just keep on coming.
Can their love survive? And go get her, Jerry. Show her the way. She gets vomited on, has her family cabin burned down, finds out her father was a homosexual and loses her job at NBC. As for Susan, she probably should have taken the hint after her firing and never seen George again.
George and Susan have a sad ending, though things will get much sadder down the road. One of the things Seinfeld always does well is spell out the rules for social situations. George trying to sell his back injury or the loss of a loved one has always made me laugh.
Also, the execs were right: As I mentioned earlier, I love Elaine in this episode; she is so cheerfully jaded, and I admire her willingness to tell the diaphragm story to a complete stranger.
George scheming to pawn Susan off on Letterman was pretty good, and the look on her face when she hears his name is fantastic. I enjoyed the opening scene, with the introduction routine, Jerry giving George the wing man signal, and the absurd Berlin Wall lie. Really good focus on relationships here, as I like Jerry grilling George about dates and what is in his apartments, coming to the conclusion that he IS, in fact, in a relationship. Kramer and the TV was a nice way to keep Kramer involved, and I liked him bursting into the apartment when Jerry called him.
His line about not wanting a big flat noodle was really funny, even if it was just random. Marla then asking Jerry if he wanted to leave his own apartment was funny. George was great in NBC: George continues to disrespect the wonderful Susan; Jerry and Marla making out was really awkward looking Aaron: I never really liked the Snapple bit.
Was it product placement? I wish there had been more Elaine and Kramer in this one and the episode suffers a little for it. Maybe that goofy cameo necklace thing is scaring guys off. Is there any Tampax in your house? Here you have a job that can get you girls. But, you also have a relationship. But if you try and get rid of the relationship so you can get the girls, you lose the job.
You see the irony? Now that costs me thirty-five dollars to see Havana. And my diaphragm goes flying out. So I just froze, you know, ahh! Staring at my diaphragm. So then, this woman, the one who sold me this hair thing, she grabbed it before the guy noticed, so. I mean, big deal, right? You know, they always remember the first time.
I wanna be forgotten. There is no way that he can pay me. So the judge decrees that he becomes my butler. You drag me into the sewer with you. You know how fast word spreads in show business? This is incredible, he fired her. Russell found out, he fired her over the phone. Finally, my stupidity pays off! She comes from a broken home, and I mean that literally. A tree fell on her roof and cracked the whole structure. Her parents got along beautifully, but her house was in bad shape.
Yeah, they had a real good thing going. This episode felt a bit hacked together. Like they had a whole bunch of different random story ideas and just mashed them into one episode. That said, the dialogue and delivery completely saved and carried it from potential mess to very good. I really enjoyed Jerry as the center of all the madness, dashing out one liners like a bitter narrator. This is the type of episode that would have crashed a couple of seasons ago, but thanks to the strength and comfort of the cast, it ended being pretty damn good.
I was hoping for classic going in here and what I got was a very solid episode which has some funny moments but nothing that would rocket it to legendary status.
Perhaps this is the first step climbing away from Karate Clown Joe Davola. But those two Elaine scenes always stay with me. I really did dig George at NBC though.