Seinfeld: Season 8, Episode 9

The Abstinence (21 Nov. 1996)

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Abstinence allows George to become a genius, but it turns Elaine into an idiot. Jerry gets bumped from career day at his old Jr. High School. Kramer turns his apartment into a smoking lounge and all the smoke disfigures his face.

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When George's new girlfriend gets mononucleosis, he's told there'll be no sex for at least six weeks. Frustrated, he begins to realize he has interests in science and history. Jerry says the lack of sex has made him smarter as he's now concentrating on his brain. For Elaine however, the lack of sex is having the opposite effect. Jerry is supposed to speak at career day at his old junior high but is continually being bumped first by someone who goes over his time and then by a fire drill. Kramer doesn't like having to go outside the restaurant to smoke and seeing there are many in the same boat, decides to turn his apartment into a smoker's lounge. It all has a serious effect on his looks and turns to lawyer Jackie Chiles to get justice. Written by garykmcd

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Throughout his scenes at the diner, "smart George" is seen carrying around the textbook "Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science". See more »

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During the business with the lettuce it is 'stalk up' when seen over Gerry's shoulder but not when seen from the front. See more »

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George Costanza: Guys, hitting is not about muscle. It's simple physics. Calculate the velocity V in relation to the trajectory T in which G gravity, of course, remains a constant.
[Hits a home run]
George Costanza: It's not complicated.
Bernie Williams: Are you the guy who put us in that Ramada in Milwaukee?
George Costanza: Do you want to talk about hotels or do you want to win some ball games?
Derek Jeter: We won the World Series.
George Costanza: In six games.
[Hits another home run]
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Funny episode.
11 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Plot: George has to stop having sex with his girlfriend, and it turns him into a genius. Elaine stops having sex also, but it has the reverse effect. Jerry gets bumped from career day at his old Jr. high school. Instead, he has a two hour assembly.

The Abstinence is a very funny episode. The funniest part about this episode is Elaine. Watching Elaine acts stupid is funny. In this episode, she turns really, really stupid. She looks at a spinning tire and is amazed. She thinks Winnie the Pooh is funny. I also liked what happens with Jerry at the middle school. The abstinence is a great,great episode.


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